Thursday, January 8, 2015
My God Box
Someone commented on my last post that they wanted to hear more about my God box....
An artist friend made this box and I bought it at one of her shows several years ago. I place my concerns, my cares...in the form of photographs or written little scraps of notes, into my God box. For me its a symbolic way of letting go and turning them over to my Higher Power. Once I place them in my God box, I don't have to carry those cares and concerns with me anymore. I light a candle while I pray, only to make it a special time....different from any other time, to honor those I am praying for and the One I am praying to.
Letting go, surrendering the determination to do everything my own way, learning how to be still, how to wait and let things unfold, acknowledging that I may not know what is best and that its ok to not have the answers, have been life changing, life giving, lessons for me. It is safe to say that my God box was the beginning of those lessons. Placing things inside of that box and letting go of any control over them was my first step to learning how to live a life of trust vs. frantic efforts at control. My God box opened the door to my first days of living in freedom. Freedom that had been swirling all around me just waiting for me to grab a hold of it and let it carry me where it would. To the unknown land of sanity and peace and serenity....and when I lose my way, because I still do occasionally, I know what to do to find my way back. The land of crazy is no longer a comfortable dwelling place for me. Thank all that is holy!
Much much love to all of us who are finding our way the best we know how to. Our HP see's our efforts and honors them.