My Beloved Soul
Here I am..... always with you. No matter that you are distracted by the woe’s of the world and your own worries, I am as close as the beating of your heart. You may not feel or sense my presence but that is a lie of the ego. Turn to me.... call my name, “Jesus” ….and you will know there is no distance between us...say my name, “Jesus”.... and you will know that I would never abandon you or leave you to dwell in darkness. I will help you rise from your despair and confusion. My peace I give you, here and now, this moment, this day. I love you. Always.
“I love the Lord because he has heard my voice in supplication, because he has inclined his ear to me the day I called.” Psalm 116: l
MY BELOVED SOUL
Why would you want to be in charge? Why would you want to have to fix everything for everybody? Where is the fun in that. And I can definitely see you are not having fun. Today, give up the job of trying too hard. Put up your feet and let your mind rest in knowing that I am taking care of your loved ones. Give yourself, your sweet soul, your beautiful spirit a vacation. Relax and laugh more today. Leave your worries with me. Put your take charge self aside and go into the quiet. I am there and I long to give you the comfort you need to live in peace.
This is another day, O Lord.....if I am to stand up, help me to stand bravely. If I am to sit still, help me to sit quietly. If I am to lie low, help me to do it patiently. And If I am to do nothing, let me do it gallantly.
Book Of Common Prayer
My Beloved Soul
Will you ever trust that I am taking care of you?
When your thoughts run wildly into fearful places and your prayers seem weak and not at all worthwhile.... when you are not yourself and wonder where that person went... when your worries overwhelm you and your readings seem to bring no comfort.... remember that in all of those places of darkness my gentle voice is whispering words of comfort. Go into the quiet and you will hear me and know I am taking care of you. No matter how your feelings trick you, trying to make you believe you are apart from me, they are lies. You are my beloved soul. Always and everywhere.
“The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom should I fear? The Lord is my life’s refuge; of whom should I be afraid?...........
Though an army encamp against me, my heart will not fear. Though war be waged upon me, even then will I trust.” Psalm 27: 1, 3
MY BELOVED SOUL
How difficult it is for you to see yourself as I see you. I don't see the wounded self, I see the healed self. I don't see the weak self, I see the strong soul at the core of who you are in me. I don't see the questioning spirit, I see the listening spirit, the one whose heart is open to love. I don't see you searching for answers, I see you in search of my truth for you. I am beside you, healing you, giving you strength, guiding you. I see you only as My Beloved Soul.
“We know that God makes all things work together for those who love God and are called according to his decree........What shall we say after that? If God is for us,who can be against us?" Romans 8: 28, 31
My Beloved Soul
Relax. I am with you. You may not feel my presence but your feelings are not always the truth. The truth is that I am never apart from you. The truth is that feelings come and go, put no trust in them. Stay with your prayers. Let them flow and they will bring you out of the darkness. My way, My truth, My light is yours, no matter your feelings.
Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” - John 8:12
Doing good, being kindhearted and compassionate to others is a saintly way of life. But that way of life must be balanced with being good, kindhearted and compassionate with yourself. Stop thinking that saying no once in a while is a selfish act. I am calling you to freedom from all the “shoulds” and “have to’s” that you have allowed into your life. When you can let go of those lies, then and only then will you know what your soul needs for nourishment. I am sending you the grace you will need to discern your truth.
God help us to live slowly: To move simply: To look softly: To allow emptiness: To let the heart create for us. Amen - Prayer by Michael Leunig
Why do you try so hard?
Why do you put so much pressure on yourself about so many things?
The only pressure you need to feel is my loving touch. And that touch is gentle and life giving. I want you to live slower, let your life flow and unfold gracefully. Don’t try to prove yourself perfect.
Take care of yourself, my beloved soul.
“In prayer.....come empty.......do nothing.”
~St. John of the Cross
In every question, in every emotion, in every moment of despair, trust in me. Believe in my guidance. Know that I am the answer in your questions; I am the peace in your emotions; I am your comfort in desperate times. I want you to know that I am guiding you always, even when you can’t let go. Grasp onto my hand and let me show you the way. I will lead you in everything.
“Prayer of Protection”
The light of God surrounds me; The love of God enfolds me; The power of God protects me; The presence of God watches over me. Wherever I am, God is.
Saint James, pray for us that we may be willing to leave everything to follow Jesus as you did. Help us to become special friends of Jesus as you were. Amen