My soul, so tired of trudging through the daily routine is feeling empty. The drudgery of facing each day with the same old happenings and no fire in the furnace leaves me hollow. Where can I find a spark? How do I feel the spirit of inspiration?
Today, I stepped into a world of enchantment. I was shocked and overwhelmed at what greeted me at the door. As I entered, I smelled a familiar scent that awakened my other senses. It immediately engaged my mind, asking it to notice and rejoice in the offerings of such a joyful world. The cement that held my eyes tightly closed to the mystical had suddenly been loosened. There, before me, lay intense pigmentations of trees and leaves. The fountain of outpouring tears of happiness cascaded throughout the landscape, giving the sense of hearing a bountiful, flowing treat. As I ventured through this forest of extraordinary beauty, I breathed in a spirit that filled my lungs with life-giving tranquility. It has been said that the breath brings us serenity. I inhaled the miraculous spirit that I seemed to have lost.
My body has been an empty furnace searching for it’s spark. My soul has ached to feel the spirit within. Today I stepped out, into the world and onto the path that I have walked before. I sauntered into a church that I have always known but somehow kept myself away from. Today, I entered the church of nature and I felt life breathed back into my body as if I was being risen from the dead. First came the tiny spark and within moments I felt the flame of spirit within me. At that moment I felt weightless and alive, filled with peace and inspiration. In one tiny moment, it all came back to me.
The truth is that my God has never left me. His spirit is in me. I took life for granted and lost sight of my inner light and with one step into the natural world , my awakened self was restored. All that I long for exists here within.