There is a weave of love and instruction
You have placed upon my life.
Your Son said His yoke was easy and His
burden was light.
Years ago when I first thought of the red thread, and I googled it, there was nothing there but a small reference from the Chinese tradition which states that those who are supposed to meet are connected by an invisible red thread since before birth.
It was given to me in prayer, on the way to a Native American women’s circle being held up a Lake Isabella, as well as at the Delores Huerta Foundation. I was working with Native American Elder Tonantzin Guerra Rennick, who found me through my coloring book and journal, Color of Woman.
After filling hers to the brim, Tonantzin asked the Tribal Taniff for the Bakersfield area to work with me to so that I could come and bring creative journaling to the women. On the way there, I prayed to Our Lady to show me how to identity myself as ‘being of love’, right away, so as the create trust among the women, so we could get to work. The circles were to last but a few short hours, and to make headway into creative journaling and the practice of it I would need to move swiftly into deep territory. Plus I was nervous.
When we cannot see the way through
Give us the courage to continue in faith
When hard times come to our family
Let us gather strength enough to lead
When those around us are falling
Show us the way to stand supportive ground
When we have lost what we have worked for
Cause us to consider there is another way to see it
Your original question was: How can we be at peace, yes?
I have told you. And still you do not believe me. How then is change possible?
Why don’t you just try it? Like you tried today, calling on me?
As you all are so fond of saying: What have you got to lose?
So much of this creation, little one, is set up to work with how
you approach your lives. What you allow yourself to think,
and what stories you choose to cultivate. And the stories you make
about the stories to hold yourself, and others captives. If you all would
stop, just this part, the whole world would be different overnight.
You are the miracles in your midst.
After everything has been said that can be said, Where are the words to create the future? From what rib shall we be pulled by God to create something all together new? Tired of old bones, old stories and pre-prescribed reconciliation for sins committed before we were even a twinkling strand of DNA in God’s…
? Question 9 of 10: We have a hard time making changes even when we know what we need to do, for our health, finances, relationships – we just keep making the same bad choices. Could we schedule a free humanity wide “tele-course?”
p.s. I am grateful for: chocolate. sunshine. the sound of my lover’s voice.
This is the question and the answer all rolled up in one. Lately my family and I have been exploring what happens to us when we intensely commit to God as we understand God, and what happens when we are less committed to our structured God practice, but still loving and living fully, with God. And the findings are not all in yet – but one thing has come up for all of us:
How do we keep our wild creatives spirits flourishing while in the midst of the structure/paradigm presented by the God House instructions.
The sweetness, hope and creativity that has come to me, as a result of calling on you, is beyond what my heart can hold.
What do we have here
that is real and true
if not our love?
I am not speaking of romantic
love, or love of stuff or that
which is on the surface of love.
We need 100 more words for love
and the love I am speaking of
lives at #99 deep on the list of levels.