This morning during a quick break in my busy work day, I opened a facebook message from a friend and was delighted to see this quote, all wrapped up in red and green mistletoe, like a little pre-Christmas gift.
At first I read this quickly and smiled at the reminder of the upcoming Christmas season.
“How lovely“, I thought.
But then the words gave me pause. I read the quote again. And once more. I allowed the words to trickle down from my brain to my heart, then from my heart to my hungry spirit. Within me, I felt that spirit give a full and satisfied sigh and fall gently into a deep relaxation. My soul entered into the rest of a weary traveller who has finally found her way back home; who has once again been able to fold back the sheets of her own familiar bed and sink deep within it`s comfort.
I had been away from this for far too long.
By way of brief explanation, three years ago I left my little church to wander the wilds seeking the Divine on my own. I had a lot of wonderful experiences, and the knowledge I earned during this period has given my spirit a depth that I never experienced before.
But like all travellers, the time came when the journey was over. The path was now leading me home.
I think this is why the quote spoke to me so strongly today. Somehow it seemed this same Divine, who I had so relentlessly sought, whispered to my world-weary soul: “Relax. Stop running. There is no need to keep on searching after Me. I`m right here. Always have been. Always will be. Open the Gift of Me, and receive my Peace.“
Yes, that sounds wonderful. That is wonderful.
And so now, I lunch by a big window, sun streaming over my head, on to the coffee cup and along the paper of my journal.
I feel my body relax.
I breathe in the Peace.
I take claim to this beautiful gift, and I realize —
this is so incredible.