Fortifying Faith

“BLUE”  painting on wool flannel, 50″x30″

 

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I haven’t had much to say for awhile and I just let that be rather than trying to push it.

My physical self has been particularly challenged of late which affects my ability to be fully present with anyone or anything.

Letting my consciousness soak in abject body centricity is bordering on hell for me.

This morning as Emma and I rolled downtown I prayed: “God..I miss you.  I haven’t felt you for awhile.  Are you still there?  Can you show me a little something to help me remember I am not alone?  I feel so dry and brittle.”

Just reaching in this way lifts some of the body-centric density and a lightness comes.

I sing to Emma in gratitude.

I practice smiling a bit to see if just that little direction can pull the rest of me forward to meet it.

At the counter to order coffee I meet a lovely young woman..Rita.  Emma loves her without reserve; licking her hand and wagging furiously though we had never met before today.

I tell her she was profusely gifted by Emma’s rare overt love display.

Rita is from Nepal we learn.  I feel her pure and innocent yet courageous heart.

We say goodbye and I settle in to read National Geographic.

My coffee arrives and I am told that Rita has paid for me as a gift before she left.

I drop my head as my heart wells with tears in gratitude for God showing up in the guise of the pure loveliness of a dark haired girl from Nepal.

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13 Responses to “Fortifying Faith”

  1. Jennifer on February 16th, 2017

    I have missed you and dreamed about you and am so grateful you have resurfaced
    Much love to you and Emma

  2. Dennis Chamberlain on February 16th, 2017

    Bravo Dear Cathy! This message speaks wonders to me.

  3. Adele on February 16th, 2017

    Thank you
    So lovely X

  4. Karen on February 16th, 2017

    thanks for the reminder, the sun rises, chance for a new (and better) day . . . you have been missed Cathy

  5. Pam on February 16th, 2017

    Love.

  6. Dominique Mazeaud on February 16th, 2017

    I am so glad you are back. I have missed you too
    dominique

  7. Alexis McNaughton on February 17th, 2017

    tears of solidarity!

  8. gerry harty on February 17th, 2017

    Thank you dear Cathy …sending you some long distance Reiki!!! xoxo

  9. Carole Zoom on February 17th, 2017

    Wonderful connection!

  10. Rita Kindl Myers on February 17th, 2017

    Missed hearing your voice… Thank you for the lovely post

  11. Joan Burnes on February 18th, 2017

    Dearest Cathy – I’ve been remaining silent out of shyness – perhaps awe – but have been taking in your wonderful words like a salve. Your perspective on life is inspiring and I’ve been passing on your words to family and friends who, like me, need a dose of soul soothing now and then. Thank you, thank you, thank you and be well my old KSC friend.

  12. Jann Tenenbaum on September 23rd, 2017

    Dearest one, I loved your insight into you and God. I am left with a picture of Lovely Rita, Coffee Maid and Swett Emma, Dog to God,

  13. Jann Tenenbaum on September 23rd, 2017

    Dearest one, I loved your insight into you and God. I am left with a picture of Lovely Rita, Coffee Maid and Swett Emma, Dog to God,

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