~ ~ ~ slowly ~ ~ ~ and in silence the mist absorbs
the lakes and the hills . . . trees become indistinct
and distance vanishes . . . . . .
only the flowers and grasses nearby seem to be
on this earth ~ ~ ~ ~ birds fly out of nowhere and
back into nowhere again . . . . . . . .
There is intimacy in the soft air ~ ~ reverence ~
and peace . . . . . . . . the great peace of
a soul that knows that the sun still shines ~ ~ ~
~ ~ that the hills and lakes are just beyond ~
~ ~ ~ where they have always been ~ ~ ~ ~
and ~ knowing these things ~ ~ ~
finds loveliness in the mystic mist . . . . . . . .
I speak to you from the depths of your being.
Hear me saying soothing words of Peace, assuring you of My Love.
Do not listen to voices of accusation, for they are not from Me.
I speak to you in love-tones, lifting you up.
My Spirit convicts cleanly, without crushing words of shame.
Let the Spirit take charge of your mind, combing out tangles of deception.
Be transformed by the truth that I live within you.
The Light of My Presence is shining upon you, in benedictions of Peace.
Let My Light shine in you; don’t dim it with worries or fears.
Holiness is letting Me live through you.
Since I dwell in you, you are fully equipped to be holy.
Pause before responding to people or situations,
giving My Spirit space to act through you.
Hasty words and actions leave no room for Me . . .
I want to inhabit all your moments – gracing your thoughts, word, and behavior.
Come to Me and rest. I am all about you,
to bless and restore. Breathe Me in with
each breath. The way just ahead of you
is very steep. Slow down and cling
tightly to My hand. I am teaching you
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