Saturday, 17 November 2007

Hiding

"Yet it is in this loneliness that the deepest activities begin. It is here that you discover act without motion, labor that is profound repose, vision in obscurity, and beyond all desire, a fulfillment whose limits extend to infinity.

Thomas Merton

As you may remember, I was being gently enticed into the quiet caverns of my soul this week.
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I felt a need to withdraw.
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The golden light of wisdom that shines deep within the cave of my heart ignites the spark of divine life that is buried deep in my soul.
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The knowledge of my ancestry sleeps within my memory.
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I journeyed into the cavern of darkness where I retrieved the treasure of insight and new understanding.
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I meditated, contemplated, and dwelled in quiet reflection.
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I have been finding it difficult to find the time to slow down and experience the tranquility that can facilitate my journey inward.
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I realised that at this stage of purification and growth, it is of the utmost importance to draw my boundaries with care. The essential journey into the recesses of the unconscious facilitates the inner knowledge that will lay the foundation of an enlightened future.
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There are times in our lives, regardless of age, when we must journey into the darkened caverns of the soul in order to heed the call of transition and transformation.
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Inner work undertaken at this time will set the karmic chain of cause and effect in motion for a rewarding future life.
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Ironically, to the extent we resist the invitation to journey within—when that is clearly what is called for—we may experience depression or melancholy.
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Find a quiet place that opens your heart and soul to the beauty within.
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This all-encompassing luminosity is the creative matrix for your new and renewed self.

4 comments:

amy said...

I love this post. I am going to go meditate now. Thanks!

Bohemian Mom said...

"Ironically, to the extent we resist the invitation to journey within—when that is clearly what is called for—we may experience depression or melancholy."

AHH!...that's ME!
I always learn so much from you. I must take the time to digest your words and learn what lessons I'm supposed to.
Missed ya...and you are SO gorgeous!!!

derick said...

in the silence ---wholeness
in the darkness lies the essence
may your inner light shine bright
restoring what was always there
lost in the cacophany of the outside

celebrate your uniqueness and the connection to the whole with each inhalation and exhalation
take care

The Dream said...

Learning from the past ... often they are slow-growing seeds. There are times I need to go in there - not to live in the past, but there is message for me. It's up to me to open myself up to it, no matter how painful. There is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Boundaries ... hmmmm ... yes, I am working on this myself.