Daily reflections based on the daily mass readings, other spiritual readings, and nudgings of the Holy Spirit
Friday, October 3, 2014
Gliding on the breeze...
"If I fly with the wings of dawn and alight beyond the sea,
Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand hold me fast."
My first afternoon on retreat at the Hermitage, I watched a large bird fly overhead. He wasn't flying, really, he was more just gliding along. His wings didn't flap at all, I only watched him glide on the air current. It was a bit breezy that day and I noticed he just moved up and down, catching the current and allowing it to propel him through the air. I decided that I wanted to do the same on retreat. I wanted to just glide along, allowing the current of the Holy Spirit to move me through the days ahead. I didn't want to have an agenda or feel I should be doing this or that. I didn't want to be flapping my wings, trying to make something happen. I just wanted to be free to glide and go where God led me. Interestingly, I felt later I was able to do just that. If the urge to take a walk hit me, that's what I did. If I felt called to climb into and explore the ravine, I did that. If I felt beckoned to go outside in the middle of the night to look at the stars, I did (albeit, a bit reluctantly!) It was an incredible ride, gliding on the Holy Spirit's current! I think I will try to do that more in my everyday life, too. Blessings on your weekend! Love, heidi