But wait, there’s more

I’m introducing something new to my blog, on a semi-regular basis. - I’m calling it “But wait, there’s more.” (Well, it seems to work for every infomercial on TV, so why not?) Let me explain:  For quite a while I have saved quotes, sayings and pieces of wisdom that came to me from a variety of sources; some short, some longer.  For some time I stuck them on a big bulletin board in my office so I could re-read them from time to time. When we moved to Texas we might have upsized our state but we downsized our house, including my office - no room for the quotes etc. 

I’ve had a reading companion for several years. It’s called “Around The Year With Emmet Fox.” It is a book of daily readings taken from his published and unpublished works. This collection of 365 daily meditations captures the essence of a great spiritual leader—one who has influenced millions with his dynamic message of the power of positive thinking. Each devotion in “Around the Year with Emmet Fox” works to remind us that our thoughts shape our reality, and helps us access the strength to overcome sorrows, frustrations, and challenges in our daily lives. His keen insights speak as freshly to the everyday needs of humanity as they did the day Fox first wrote them.

This book, and his others, are available at  Amazon.com  I recommend you check them out.  

Back to my collection of quotes - since I no longer had space to put them on the wall, I took them and inserted one in every page of “Around The Year.”  That way, each day, as I read the daily message, I also read one of the collected gems - as I said, some are short, some quite a bit longer. We’l see how it works out.

Now what I want to share this week:   Recently, while meditating on the word “guidance” I kept seeing “dance” at the end of the word. I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing. When two people both try to lead, nothing feels right. The movement doesn't flow with the music, and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky. When one person realizes that lets the other lead, both bodies begin to flow with the music. One gives gentle cues, perhaps with the nudge to the back or by pressing lightly in one direction or another. It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully. The dance takes surrender, willingness, and attentiveness from one person and gentle guidance and skill from the other.

My eyes drew back to the word “gui-dance.” When I saw “g” I thought of God, followed by “u” and ”i.”  “God, ‘u’ and ‘I’ dance.” God, you and I dance. This statement is what guidance means to me. As I lowered my head, I reaffirmed my willingness to trust that I will always get guidance about my life. Once again, I became willing to let God lead - to let go and let God.  Dance together with God, trusting him to lead and to guide you through each season of your life.

But wait, there’s more.  An affirmation for healing:  Divine Wisdom is at work in every cell of my body renewing, revitalizing and restoring me to perfect health.

t the la     © Dick Caldwell 2012