When You are Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop…Wait With This….

Today has been a day in which I have been waiting for the other shoe to drop. This sense is not a concrete reference to anything in particular, but rather this nebulous feeling seeming to track me. It was not until I was sitting outside on our patio, when I noticed the colors- the white fence against the green grass, bordered by the red mountains, that I felt enough peace to actually relax and BREATHE… And as the wind traveled through the trees I felt the world breathe with me.

Who knows why I have felt as I did today. Sometimes we are just anxious, sometimes we have perhaps drank one too many Red Bulls. But I always say this prayer when I feel “off” that helps and if you are feeling off today, I hope it helps you as well. It is nice to remember what we truly are.

Spaces We Create

If the God of Love resides within me,
What space within must I create for anger?

If the God of Love resides within me,
What space within must I create for fear?

If the God of Love resides within me,
What space within must I create for loneliness?

If the God of Love resides within me,
What space within must I create for anxiety?

If the God of Love resides within me,
What space must I create for hate?

If the God of Love resides within me,
What space must I create for sadness?

Dear God, You who reside within Me,
on this day, I pray to give up
the false spaces I create to contain
my anger, fatigue, and loneliness.

Let the rearrangement of such
space come to an end, so I may
once again live with my Beloved
within the space of Union.

2 thoughts on “When You are Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop…Wait With This….

  1. THought-provoking. Hmmmm regarding the notion of “false spaces”. Are these really false spaces that we create or just part of the human experience? I wonder if the intent is not to do away with these things but to let love deal with them – i.e. being kind to our anger, our sadness, loneliness and fatigue. And being patient with them knowing they exist and seek to let them have their space while “tending house” to make sure they don’t invade other spaces. I wonder if strong emotions like this really are more like children who only know want and need while other behavioral gifts like kindness, patience, long-suffering, etc are what what give these children balance and order. Just thinkin’ out loud.

    • Excellent comment!! They are of course part of the human experience. Yet, I felt at the time that these were taking up too much “space” within my life. I love the analogy about children who only want and need. Such a beautiful way to express this …thank you.

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