The Stillness within. The Serenity that is. I finally found mySelf about a year ago. Four months after The SHIFT. I had been feeling this Presence more and more profoundly. What is This? When finally, the Voice spoke up. This is Peace. I “knew” this Feeling. I remembered. It had been so long. Since I was a baby. The continuous distractions thrown at us forces us to forget as we struggle to “keep up” with the reality presented to us. Purifying my body, training my mind, allowed me to remember who I am. So, one day after having come to terms with the Stillness that was always there, lying in bed, I asked the question. THE QUESTION. Who Am I? The response came back with such profound depth and surety. I Am Good. The tears flowed immediately. It was something else that I forgot. I always knew I was good (as a little boy). I grew up and battled “the distractions”, the negatives. Amnesia followed. We have forgotten so much. Meditation is necessary. You need to allow time for your Self. Even if it is just allowing yourself to breathe. A daily connection to You. And Prayer. I am not religious. Spiritual. So, after several months of prayer and meditation I began to Feel something else stirring. When I asked about it the answer I received was…The Deep Faith.
Here it is. My getaway four-day weekend at Canyon Lake while I was stationed in San Antonio almost five years ago now. I had this journal, The Wave, that I had gotten months prior but only used to capture either strange dreams or odd events that transpired around me. Finally, I had a chance to put it to some real good use. A Retreat for Me and to allow words just flow into me without much thought. Reflect on my feelings of the past year in a variety of topics that came to me when they came to me. It’s pretty private and I had never intended to share, BUT after this week everything has shifted into a new gear. Fourteen sections beginning with today’s section.
The Deep Faith
A Heading into Eternity
Forever Now – Time
The Heart Grows Fonder
Captain, Incoming Message
A Story (with Brevity in Mind)
There is no beginning and no end. Hell of a way to start a story. It’s just a Way. My Way. I didn’t intend to write anything. You know how that “Voice” goes though. If you surrendered, then you Always Listen.
The body is Amazing. Trillions of components (actually infinite) all making the whole. It’s the vehicle that makes this physical dimension possible. The body is the key to developing the other aspects of Self. (Spirit/Mind) There are these tremendously appropriate sayings we’ve always heard. You are what you eat. Garbage in Garbage out. So true. I like to think of it as Respect. Do you respect yourSelf. Do you? How can the body even begin to have a chance being in a State of Joy. A statement. Not questioning. Each and every cell, every atom needs nourishment of substance in order to Thrive. This was the Beginning (but not really) for me. It can start anywhere. Mind/Body/Spirit. The goal of which is Harmony. All working together separately and as One. A plan needs to be established for the daily sustenance which enriches the Body. What is, where is this Plan? It is communicated through the Spirit and Intellect. It develops and Grows, and…It is for You. The important thing is to BEGIN to lay a FOUNDATION. Make it SOLID. Continue to Build. Never stop going Up.