Oh, Lord, oh Lord
What a gift to be given
A vision carried
On the wings of Love
Of what I am to become.
Whether you believe in God (choose your term) or not- one of the greatest gifts to receive is a vision- a vision of what you may be. And we all receive these all the time, yet we often choose not to believe.
For it is in the vision that hope first manifests. Perhaps you are in a difficult situation- a tough marriage, unfulfilling job, a sense of aloneness- whatever it may be. Or maybe you simply have big dreams for yourself. You want to write. You want to create and you envision the time and space to do such things.
The sense that something is amiss is not just a sign of you being difficult. It is a sign of vision welcoming something new.
Sometimes we may think it is better to be numb, to just let the marriage or the job be “Ok” and move on with our days. Or we chastise ourselves for dreaming too big, answering everyone around us who points out how great we are with a simple “Who me?”
I believe one of the most profound things we can come to recognize is the power in the vision of what could be. God (or your term) can not swoop in and change it all for us. But what God can do is provide us with the vision of what could possibly become and this vision will, I swear to God, lead you all the way home.
I like this art piece. It shows the vesica pisces (my symbol for God) attached to wings from Heaven, swooping in carrying a vision. I chose to put a cross in the center. This is not necessarily a Christian symbol in this context. I just liked it.