Where Silence Lives
Yesterday it was cloudy and gray in Copenhagen, but Vivi and I wanted to go out for a walk or a drive to the strand (Baltic sea coastline in Denmark). So we drove to one of our favorite hangouts, and went into the Verdens Runt Restauranten for a nice bite of lunch and a hot drink. It did not rain.
She had a turkey sandwich on a large bolle (roll) with a Danish spread and a kaffe latte. I had a turkey and bacon salat with a hot chocolade with whipped cream. It was tasty and took me a while to eat it. Det var deligt! (It was great!). We studied the moody sky and calm seascape from our window seat in the restaurant. There passed a cruise ship and a cargo ship. How prescient!
After this, we took that walk. There was an entrance to a close by forest just a few easy steps across the grass. So, arm in arm, we strolled in tot the cathedral of “skoven”(the woods). The quiet of the day was already in the cool breezy wind, but once we walked into the the bower of trees and low bushes, a silence more profound that in a mausoleum fell on us. We became a part of a hush and a being that transcended the ordinary quiet. It was as if we entered a church or a sacred ceremony and had to be very,very respectful. I felt it. It made me cry. We walked deeply into the interior. Not a word spoke we for a while.
I was so enveloped that I felt like taking off my top and being, at least for the moment, a daughter of nature, breasts free, blended into the bark and the bramble,brown with the dark earth and in contrast to the deeply pronounced greens of the tree tops and flora. Just us together in this hallowed place, blessed. It was mighty awing, and we held hands–perfect halves of a whole, like connecting into the infinite presence of God, hands clasped in prayer.
Here’s your Daily Word:
Be still and know that I am God.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Be still, my child, and know that I am God. I am within you, your life, your intelligence, the very breath of your being. My protecting mantle of love infolds you, and you need have no fear, for I am your eternal and everlasting refuge.
If the flood waters of fear and doubt sweep over your being and you cannot seem to gain a foothold or keep afloat, remember that in the midst of you is an ark of healing silence. Stop struggling, resisting, and fighting; surrender to the stillness of this inner sanctuary. The flood waters will recede, and the dry land (your good) will appear.
In every situation be relaxed and poised in mind and body. Be still and know that I am God. I, within you, am the God with whom all things are possible. I, within you, am the same Spirit that resurrected Jesus. No matter what your needs may be, I am what you seek.
Be still, and know that I am God.—Psalm 46:10