Captivated by Story
“What good is it to me if Mary gave birth to the Son of God fourteen hundred years ago
and I do not also give birth to the Son of God in my time and in my culture?
We are all meant to be Mothers of God.” Meister Eckhart
I wish to express my gratitude to those of you who ‘walked’ with me on the road to Santiago.
The journal was my ‘gift’ to share with you.
It can be read in its entirety on my web-site : www.onesingledrop.com under the heading Camino de Santiago or you can go to the journal directly by going to: https://onesingledrop.com/camino-de-santiago/
Now, I will share a story NOT birthed from my pen, yet written countless scores ago.
Added to the narrative will be sketches ‘manifested’ at a time when I was unable to walk.
The images/faces are of persons from the Hebrew Scriptures and The New Testament.
(Some faces are of persons in my life who exemplify the sojourners written into the story.)
I hope you will not STOP reading here—
The Bible has been a book of paradoxes for me throughout my life.
The Story (myths—defined by German Novelist Thomas Mann as “a story about the way things never were, but always are.”) of God changing timelessly…as it continues for me even today—
In a Cosmic Way.
I’ve experienced amazing moments as I broke open the story in sacred venues. Persons of all faiths have been ‘open’ to hearing a message of Transformation—
In the words of Francis of Assisi, “Preach the Gospel at all times and when necessary use words.”
The audience before me—-persons of different religious traditions exuded great excitement—persons of no particular religious tradition savored the faces behind the sketches. (These individuals have changed me and opened me to SEE well beyond my reach)
I hope you will enjoy the forthcoming Thursdays in a NEW way as I share a person of the past through artistry & poetry. Many of the persons are nameless…often women, another reason for the spring inside of me to flow.
It is my hope that when you ‘look’ into the eyes of the persons I’ve sketched you’ll say, “Ah, yes, this is what I envisioned them to look like”— or “This IS nothing I would have imagined!” I hope you’ll read the poetry with a renewal of your mind (Metanoia)—allowing a light to shine in a place you’ve never taken notice allowing YOU to hear something new within yourself.
My hope in the sharing of Story, this story in particular, is that we can see pathways of other traditions intersecting and guiding us to a deeper truth, a renewed consciousness and a life where we all recognize one another as LOVE.
In the Beginning…