Maya Angelou has been a point of supreme resonance in the course of my days. She has shared her wisdom. She has stood strongly in the space of freedom. Her words forever imprinted as healing participants and symbols in the world. These words from her poem Our Grandmothers inspires a deeper look into the heart of that which drives us ever forward in the face of adversity to take that next step, to stand up to fear and say what must be said with every ounce of our being:
The Divine upon my right
impels me to pull forever
at the latch on Freedom's gate.
The Holy Spirit upon my left leads my
feet without ceasing into the camp of the
righteous and into the tents of the free.
Onward we march into the truth that never changes. Without ceasing.
When the way seems impossible. When the journey ahead requires every ounce of faith, remember what lies within you is wholly free and lives in perfect peace. You can do what you thought could not be done with love in your heart and justice speaking its truth.
As you extend Love you will realize that you did not make Love and that
you are more than what you have made. You will be a happy learner of
the lesson Love brings because It teaches you release from nothing and
all the works of nothing. The heavy illusions that you project from a
personal mind and that seem to bind you to despair you do not see are
nothing until you extend Love in their place. And then you see your
illusions have disappeared and so they must have been nothing. Because you teach Happiness and Freedom you will see Happiness and Freedom reflected back to you. ACIM
After all of it, after the journey is complete and the surrender has unfolded and the tears are falling and it feels like they might never end, this passage from The Holy Bible: King James Version. 2000 The Revelation of St. John the Divine lights the way for me.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Ome'ga, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.
Love leads the way, the detox in the form of our tears is necessary and when it is written I shall wipe away all tears. It means exactly that. ALL tears are felt and heard and held. This can be your comfort in the wake of whatever befalls your circumstance. Faith is vision beyond what the eyes can see. Take the soft focus of love and step into and through the fires of comfortability into the deeply refreshing air of the truth.
lots of Love,