The Illusion of Being Lost & Found
Poems From The Porch
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Our bodies were designed for our longing that we might hear the call of the One Whom we desire, that we might cry out in the hopes of an answering Melody to guide our way, that we might glimpse the Luminary shedding diamonds to direct our path,
that we might run full out in search of the Sustainer Who nourishes our famished craving, that we might create with our hands our love offerings designed to glorify and entice, that we might feel the absence of that Unconditional Embrace, and experience with all our being the illusion of being lost and found.
Engaging With The Poem
Poetry can be a doorway to the soul and your own creativity. Throughout the ages, the written word has been used as a means to access personal truth and as a vehicle for prayer through the practice of sacred reading (lectio divina). I encourage you to try this beautiful practice and let its fruits be self-evident.
How to Practice Sacred Reading
· READ · REFLECT · RESPOND · REST
Read the passage through slowly more than once, noticing how it feels in your body and the response of your heart.
Reflect: What word resonates with you? What phrase speaks to you? What overall personal meaning comes to you? Allow yourself to follow a tangent.
Respond by making space for the prayer of your heart to manifest. Write down the words and/or phrases that resonate with you and allow them to arrange themselves into your own poem or prayer.
Rest with your eyes closed, perhaps using the word that most resonates with you as your mantra for silent meditation.
May your mind be peaceful and calm, may your body be relaxed and comfortable, and may your heart be filled with love.
Thank you for reading.
Blessings and gratitude, Ani
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