An unexpected outcome of my recent move was finding Jesus. No really, I found Jesus in my new dreamed into reality laundry room (pictured above). He was just waiting patiently for me to discover Him there, sitting on the utility shelf, mixed in with a whole stack of all the appliance information and owners manuals for the house I get the privilege of turning into home.
just as he was found, bit rough around the edges, but perfect!
I love the subtly of this approach. 🙂
“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock:
if any man hear my voice, and open the door,
I will come in to him, and will sup with him,
and he with me.”
On this night of high holy holiday for so many in the world, it is my humble prayer that we all have the courage to open the door of our hearts to the hearing of the voice(s) speaking especially to us. These voices have messages that share something very uniquely ours and also universally for everyone. The names of the knocker will be different and can change for each of us depending on what is in best alignment for us to allow the knowing from (Buddha, Mohammad, Abraham, SM*, etc) .
For me, the voice of the tradition that I was born into was the one called Jesus. Today, His voice continues to speak to me, but I am also delighted to report that His Truth has also expanded and been found to take the form of many other names as well…many names found reading and commenting here on seeingM, too!
But, the big JC Himself, still shows up from time to time in my life, usually with great humor and fun. It is just like Him to be stuck to the back of the specs for the water heater. He always arrives with the perfect reminders of what is important in the living of this life called M.
He now permanently lives blessing every load of laundry I have the privilege of doing in my new home…together, in this sacred space, we hear the knocking, and opening the door, wash our sins away. 🙂 (Or wait, was that the sound of a shoe banging in the dryer?? !! lol )
Wishing a very Merry Christ-mas and a happy 2014 full of cleaning house back to home and lovely smelling linens for everyone! -x.M
(yes, and I did date the organist’s son when I was in high school, but shhhhh, we won’t tell N 🙂 )
*SM -my very favorite newly recognized deity: