by Nancy Bowers, RScP
“Out beyond ideas of
wrongdoing and rightdoing,
there is a field. I’ll meet you there.
When the soul lies down in that grass,
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase ‘each other’
doesn’t make any sense.”—Rumi
God is all-seeing, all-knowing and created us in perfect love. The things we made up that keep us from experiencing the Peace of God are not reality. They are our blind spots. They are the blocks that keep us from experiencing Truth. The Truth of the Creator is Endless Love, of Perfect Oneness. The Essence of the Creator is Flawless Harmony. The Magnificence of God is Eternal Love, a Love so deep, It is beyond human understanding. We live in a Love so Magnanimous that It bathes us in Its Purity and restores our souls to right action. We have blind spots, but God sees beyond them to the Light.
So in this moment, I pause to remember that those blind spots are not the truth of who I am. They are simply the blocks I’ve erected because I falsely believed they would keep me safe. They are my fears. They are the places calling to be healed. Though I did not insert those blocks knowingly, they are still my responsibility. God will never snatch them from me, but will gently heal them the moment I give them to Him. Do you have blind spots, too? Are there places within you where you cannot see God’s Love because you feel hurt or angry or ashamed? Welcome to the human condition, my friend. Now, let’s go even further. Let’s go to the field.
Beyond ideas of right or wrong, health or sickness, good or bad, there is the perpetual Peace of God. Past notions of wanting things to be other than they are, I find understanding and compassion. I may not always see how the pieces fit, or why things are as they are, but the pulse I return to time and again is the Love of God. So I affirm acceptance in this moment, and in every moment that appears to be less than ideal. I welcome in the Love of the Creator. I allow His Peace to warm my heart. I breathe into surrender. I allow God to lead me. I give up the idea that I know what anything is for. I trust God. I let Him handle the details. I surrender my blind spots to you, Lord. I ask that You shine Your Light into their dark corners and illuminate my mind with Your Peace so that all I experience is Oneness. I savor this place of rest where I need judge nothing. In Oneness, blind spots are dissolved and all I see is Love.
I am so grateful for God’s Grace. I am so grateful to touch the Peace of God, even if I lose it again. At least I know that it exists and that all that is required to return here is my willingness to give up my blind spots. Thank you for these Holy Instants, these precious moments of Love. Thank you, Lord, for Your Never-ending Mercy. Thank you, for filling my heart with Your Goodness. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
I breathe out resistance and release this prayer and with it, my blind spots. It is done and I affirm God’s Grace by saying, And so it is. Amen.