When I first began a consistent and daily prayer and meditation practice, becoming open and receptive was more of an intellectual concept that I understood. It would take a long time for it to become an actual state of consciousness I could enter into. Even after all of these years there are still times when I do not get to that space of completely allowing. I only realize it after the times that I do. This morning was one of those times.
As I sat on my deck watching the sun rise higher in the morning skies drinking that second cup of coffee, I felt completely at peace. A gentle breeze was moving through the trees, an occasional leaf slowly drifting to the ground as the humming birds flew around the garden. My prayers were wordless, simply a feeling of gratitude, a sensation of opening up that wasn’t physical. From the very depths of my being, I was open and I was receptive. And I was at peace. I knew I wasn’t alone, I never am. I knew I was always held in Divine Love. In that moment of complete allowing, of complete opening up, I knew God and all fears, doubts, concerns dissolved.
It may have only been a moment, but those moments build upon each other. Through the practice of opening up, I, like our co-founder Myrtle Fillmore, “shall rise in the morning filled with energy, radiance, and the power to accomplish whatever I find to do”. For I am never alone. And neither are you.
Love, Light, & Sparkles,
Rev. Carol Moncada