Amongst others, there is a certain passage in the Bible that gives me goosebumps…
That seems to whisper something bigger than I can quite put my finger on. It’s in the New Testament Letter to the Ephesians and is talking about being able to approach God with confidence... it goes on to say:
“For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever!”
This stirs something deep inside me: the idea that we’re all joined in Divine love.
That we have divinity - Spirit - in the very core of our beings and that, in this strength, this power at work in us, all is possibility. Beyond what we imagine, beyond what we ask - more than our human minds can grasp.
As a Panentheist, I see Divinity manifested in all things - the earth, the moon, the stars, other human beings, my self... And it is there - it’s here - that immeasurable power is at work - all through being rooted and established in Love, because God - or Goddess - Divinity, is Love.
|'Transformed' painting by Ruth Calder Murphy|
Beyond what I ask
I imagine my soul,
balanced between the rich earth
and the infinite sky,
reaching to eternity;
I imagine the moon in my belly
and the moon bearing me,
in silvered silence
and riding the starry sky
I imagine my spirit,
singing with stars
in spiraling galaxies,
turning towards infinity,
I ask that my song be beautiful
echoing in everything
and belling to Beyond...
Beyond what I ask,
beyond what I imagine...
|'Portal' painting by Ruth Calder Murphy|
Ruth Calder Murphy is a writer, artist, music teacher, wife and mother living in London, UK. Her life is wonderfully full of creativity and low-level chaos. She is the author of one published novel, “The Scream,” several books of poetry and one or two as-yet unpublished novels. She is passionate about celebrating the uniqueness of people, questioning the unquestionable and discovering new perspectives on old wonders. She is learning to ride the waves that come along—peaks and troughs—and is waking up to just how wonderful life really is. You can visit Ruth and view more of her art on her website here, or on her Facebook page. Her latest book is available on Amazon here, and here.
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