I know I’m part of a great family and community. Even as I travel, away from those I love far more than I care to be, I know where home is. Yet there is something that always strikes me as I come back. With time, too many miles, and the crush of life’s chaos, what I knew with my heart slowly but steadily becomes head knowledge. It isn’t that I want to forget or put these things away. It isn’t that my mind drifts, at least not to my knowledge. It is even that there are distractions, though the Evil one does a great job. The challenge is simply my heart loses the immediacy of the experience. As the immediacy changes, so does the way my life experienced the knowledge. What was one thing becomes another.
There are moments of clarity when all becomes clear. It is usually in Carli’s bright hello. If can be found in Whitney’s smile from the heart of her soul. If is experienced in the unlimited ways Cherry cares. It is in these moments that head knowledge becomes heart.
It isn’t just a sense of family and community. Infused with this experience is the longing of one’s heart to be one with Divinity. The longer I go without an emotional encounter the more intellectual God becomes. In the extreme I find myself fighting for God’s cause without heart. In the distance I can see what it is my heart longs for and I know it is true. My head never loses faith but my heart often walks alone.
There is an option open to one and all. We, you and I, can walk in oneness with those we love. We can travel in lockstep with Divinity. Both are possible. Knowledge can be found in our heads and hearts. Even in distance, I can be present. Even in stress, I can find peace. Even in chaos, there is Divine harmony. Look, see; “God, order a peaceful and whole life for us because everything we've done, you've done for us.” (Isaiah 26.12)
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