It's been far too long since I've reached out to you, here. Please forgive my absence. I find when I am searching, wanting greater clarity in one area or another of my life, that I often retreat within, attempting to make room for quiet within my spirit amidst the days' responsibilities and deadlines.
I found myself thinking about vision this morning as I took my morning meditation power walk. Last week my newly updated lenses arrived. My prescription is complex, requiring an occupational set of lenses, and every day-all day wear lenses.
I feel a shift occuring, a breaking thru, a rising above, or walking around, but nonetheless, a kind of, "let me squint my eyes just so, so that I may awaken to and clearly see my way to the corner of Clarity & Peace of Mind."
It's difficult for me to rest in the mystery of the unknown, I like things to be neat & tidy, I like knowing what to expect - seeing what's to come. I am, however, being allowed ample opportunity of late to learn to rest in the mystery of the unknown.
Doing so is opening my spirit to a vision beyond what my eyes reveal to me (despite my corrective lenses) - it is trust, implicit trust in, and a daily practice of my faith in God and His plan - His vision for my family, my work, and for me in service to others.
The truth is, we all have a vision. Every one of us has a picture in our mind of our self, our family and our future. The question is: what does your vision reveal? Do you see yourself rising higher, overcoming obstacles, living an abundant life? Do you dare to dream beyond your circumstances?
I am reading her new book,
and imagine some of the stirring that's occurring in my spirit is a result of acknowledging I take many steps around my vulnerability, (just writing this confession causes me to take a deep, calming breath), and that I often get in my own way on my journey to the corner of Clarity & Peace of Mind.
I am ready, yes, I am ready to walk thru the glass walls that I perceive are protecting me (from being truly seen, from being truly known, from being all that God has created me to be).
Today, I am changing my focus, (no occupational or every-day all-day lenses required), I simply need to be vulnerable & trust in the practice of my faith in my own personal journey and allow myself to lift up my eyes beyond what I can see, beyond any circumstances while on my journey to the corner of Clarity & Peace of Mind, where higher dreams are realized, greater vision experienced, and a rich, rewarding, abundant life of significance awaits.
I am so deeply grateful, every day that I have the gift of creativity, and the venue to express and share it with you. I was led to pull a (long ago read) book from the shelf yesterday, and re-read this question with my notes:
Up to now, what have been the two or three great discoveries of your life?
1. my faith
2. my artistic abilities (a latent discovery)
3. my strength.
I shall think on these things, and encourage you to ask this question of yourself. I'd love to hear your thoughts, feel free to share in the comments below.
"the magic of flight occurs when we spread our wings. Lift up."