A Surprising Wonder
At APCE last month, I went to the labyrinth to walk it on a whim. I had wanted to earlier in the week, but thought I’d do it “later” when I had time. Then the time came, and I was prompted to go and walk. I did not have any purpose for this walk – no weighty decisions to make, just a vague sense that I might try to let my cares and worries drop away like Autumn leaves, then listen for whatever might be a message for me. I walked in; struck eventually by the flickering lights…there was a message there that was for me – but what was it?
I reached the middle and waited first in the unknown. Then I moved on, asking for guidance from the angelic/divine realms, then finally resting in the Person/People. There! That was it! I must not let the divine light within me flicker and die out because of stress from within a relationship. Instead I would pray for her to be received in the arms of God-reaching out and touching her-and healing me. As I walked out, finding my way on the path without an action in mind to carry out, I thought how could this be?
Perhaps God will respond – perhaps prayer will be answered. Who knows that walking the labyrinth, with nothing really in mind other than release, illumination, and return, would bring me to a place where I can let go, let God, and lean for a moment into the peace that passes all understanding. A surprising wonder, indeed.