Watching a video my daughter sent,* I was transported into a meditative state of spontaneous joy. Yes, it surprised me, too. How can one be both meditative and joyful at the same time?
Perhaps, when thinking back over it – it wasn’t instantaneous or simultaneous, either. I was moved into an unexpected NOW moment, where messages came so quickly from Spirit, that in my receiving those messages – I was immediately joyful.
We are reminded in such moments, that Spirit messages are always available. We receive them in inklings, or urges – sometimes they are even stronger – likened to a cosmic two-by-four of “Hey, are you paying attention?”
The more often we DO pay attention to these messages, the easier they are to recognize – until we are moving through our day-to-day lives on an easily discernible path, following God’s guidance and enjoying things… Even with the “whoops-es” when we run up against a challenge – don’t send us into despair. When we rely on Spirit messages, we believe truly that we’ll come out of it in time and with another lesson in our portfolio of accomplishments. That’s what being in the Flow of Divine Love really is.
God never promised us that we’d have an easy life – besides that would be boring and we’d probably be jumping off the path and into the dark woods around us, just for some excitement.
But God did promise us that He’d take care of us. Many passages throughout the Bible speak to this Loving Care that blesses us each day.
Vernal Falls in Yosemite National Park during the middle of June, 2012 is not as full and as uncontrollable as it was in 2011 – but the wild rush of water is breath-taking and powerful – contained within its environment, but visibly untamed. As it pummels down the cliff, and crashes upon the rocks, it doesn’t slow its course. In fact, it appears to pick up speed as gravity pulls it downstream.
The water’s destiny is being carried in the Flow. The rocks and other obstacles are in the way, but the Flow carries the water over and around – continuing on its chosen pathway. The water is not damaged in any manner by the rocks it encounters, nor is it delayed by their presence. Instead, the water retains its integrity and continues on its way.
If you watch closely at the bottom of the fall – you will see a gift, a promise – a blessing.
I am reminded of a favorite saying of Rev. Dorothy Pierson, a well known Unity minister and writer. “I’m in the flow of – ‘I don’t know’ – but God does.”
*video was posted on YouTube, but appears unavailable at time of publication