"Whoever you are, no matter how lonely,the world offers itself to your imagination,calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting–over and over announcing your placein the family of things."from Wild Geese by Mary Oliver (in Dream Work, 1986)
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sunday, January 27, 2013
I sat on the beach thinking about my word for 2013: Fearless (more about that soon). I feel like I chose the very word that is going to be the biggest challenge. But God knows exactly the best place to speak to me.... As the salt air blew around me, through me, clearing away some of the confusion and distractions, He began to speak to my fearful nature....
20/1/13I love the way a stormy beach cleanses. The roar of the waves blocking out other sounds, the wind so strong it blows through, washing you.
Just like the waves pounding in, unsettling the sandy sea floor underneath, the events of life roll in, unsettling my inmost being….. Tossing and turning it before it re-settles in different formations. On and on the waves roll constantly shaping me, refining and re-defining me. It doesn't feel like a monotonous or hopeless cycle, but a work beauty. I am being tossed and turned in a process. I must be willing to transform and move, to be and be created into something different and more beautiful.
I might still feel unsettled, sometimes fearful, and unsure. But a couple of days at the beach does wonders for the soul!