Day Eight

by Grace {illustrated}

Souljourner,

Let’s make Saturday’s

Storytelling

Day

!

Here is Mine.

Welcoming Yours.

*

I will preface my story by saying that I know I have invited you to

explore  places in meditation that you may have never been before.

Let’s call these places – higher places.

Places that lead to a heightened awareness of God.

but

as

Alia Joy

{isn’t that a beautiful name}

reminds me through the title of her blog:

http://narrowpathstohigherplaces.wordpress.com

{You’ll want to visit. See the glory of God she displays}

 the path to these higher places

to this heightened awareness

is narrow.

Narrow

not because of God:

the Unlimited One,

the Universal One,

the Boundless One,

but

Narrow

when  I make a choice

to walk this path

alone

without

 purposely

connecting to the

One Power

One Presence

One Intelligence

that is

all-ways

within

me.

Narrow

because

my

vision

must

be

focused

upon

God

alone

to

reach

the

higher ground

!

To reach

infinite

heights

in

consciousness

!

To

reach

To

abide

in

the

Kingdom

of

Grace

!

This is where I am inviting you to go,

Souljourner.

To this blessed place.

This blessed space.

This higher ground.

Where things of this world do grow strangely dim

in the light of His Glory & Grace

!!!

If you are wondering how you can abide in this Kingdom of Grace

as you go to work each day,

as you consider the bills to pay,

let me remind you that

YOU ARE NOT ALONE

Within

You

Is

Your

Sufficiency

} Grace {

This

dependence

upon

God

is

what

I

invite

you

to

explore

!

Your Oneness With

the

Omnipresence.

Omniscience.

Omnipotence.

of

God

*

Your Oneness with God is what  Sustaineth All

*

Now

to

the

storytelling

!

I love God with all my heart and all my soul.

As a child of eleven,

these were my same sentiments.

 I saw God

as

my

sufficiency

My

vision

was

upon

God

alone

I

trusted

God

completely

My world was found. Formed.  In this higher place!

{ As indicated in the photo, in the Psalms, I chose for my testimony}

Interestingly,

that was the last testimony in my Bible.

At eleven my view of God changed.

Dramatically

Drastically

Why

?

Life

&

Loss

*

No longer did I feel Oneness with God.

No longer did I feel complete Trust.

A cloud of judgement was the raiment I wore.

I was but a child

but I knew what I was experiencing was not of God.

I was lost in these heretofore known feelings of separation.

Of duality.

My path was not known.

I was no longer exalted in height

I truly did not know how to live in a world without Faith.

Without Trust.

Without God.

My heart yearned for at-One-ment

&

this yearning led me upon many paths.

None of which fulfilled my divine nature.

None of which led upward.

All of which fed my separation.

My loneliness

My angst

*

Beneath the desperation.

 The Depression.

there was always the still, calm, voice calling me home.

I heard it,

but I didn’t trust it.

I desired it,

but I didn’t deserve it.

The Prodigal Child’s

heartfelt

desire

was

ALL-WAYS

to

come

home

*

But how

?

What I saw in the world that represented God was what separated me from God years ago.

These were not my beliefs.

This was not my path.

My world

grew

narrower

&

narrower

not

leading

me

upward

but

spiraling

me

downward

into

 a

tail

spin

*

Tales of this tail spin will be told next Saturday

but for today

please

know

Souljourner

that

the

return

home

is

an

amazing

journey

&

upon

the

return

the

beliefs that were yours in the beginning

in childhood

will

not

only

rings true

but

be

embedded

in

your

heart

as

you

go

forward

to

this

higher

place

This

heightened

awareness

of

God

of

Grace

*

Thank you for allowing me to share this journey with you.

This last week has been a tremendous gift to me.

En+Joy

All-Ways

PmB

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