Every so often someone describes something that I have been trying to say for a while. At times, I have been using many words for what could be said in a few. Usually it is a phrase to describe something complex in the area of change or transformation. When the right words click, I know it. I can feel it with my heart as much as I can my mind. My response of saying that it “resonates” reflects something that occurs on the physical level as well as the mental.
Another window that opens new reflections and insights happens when words are put to what cannot be described. The most recent example in this case was a simple phrase describing what happens when one is in a state of connection with God (prayer). The note was practical and without much fanfare; “God’s angel sets up a circle of protection around us while we pray.” (Psalm 34.7)
As I read and reflected, several experiences began to make sense. How or why can the Spirit touch my soul differently when I am in a state of meditation (versus reaching out in the midst of the daily chaos)? Is there a difference between being prayed up and being in a state of prayer? Tilden Edwards’ writings remind me “prayer is more a state of being than an isolated act of doing”. Does something change while I am in the state of being in prayer?
Physically, I think I intuitively knew the answer. However, until David’s observation rested and unfolded in my thinking I did not get it. You may have already figured this out. As I sit in the quietness of a tropical morning I realize I am in a safe spot. Today’s diary does not have many to-dos yet each will require my full attention. My words will need to be clear, compassionate, and candid. Whatever I end up writing will be mine. I know I can use the help Divinity is willing to share with me. In meditation and prayer, I am starting from a good place.