Sometimes it’s like a veil is pulled back and I see things differently. Those are wonderful Epiphany Moments. What have they been like for you? Those moments when you see yourself, or a situation, or the world differently.
I was lying in bed last week in a small cabin in the woods. I’d told a group of people some of my story, a tiny bit of my sad childhood when I felt so alone in the world. Later that night, tucked into my cabin the Spirit gently and graciously pulled back the curtain and showed me a totally different view of my childhood. I was never alone. There was never a moment I was on my own or unloved. There was never an instant in which I was neglected. I was always cherished. Always.
Last week in my blog I shared my increasing awareness that we are one with God. Growing out of that awareness, I was able to grasp on an emotional level that I have never been alone. I am God’s child, one with God. I came from God and will return when I leave this world. There is a huge difference between intellectual understanding and emotional knowing. Epiphany Moments are about emotional knowing. They are life changing.
From that moment in my cabin I have re-written my childhood story. Yes, I may tell of some of the experiential emptiness, but it is no longer the whole story. Nor do I tell the story from that emotional standpoint. I’m so deeply grateful to our wonderful, loving God who graces me with moments of clarity. I no longer see my life through shadowy eyes. Hmmmm …. Is this a spiritual cataract moment?
And what is true for me, I know is true for you …. You are God’s beloved child too. Always loved. Always.
When have you had such a moment? A time when you had a paradigm shift? Your eyes were opened, even for a flickering moment and you KNEW something. Everything changed and came together in a whole new way.
I’d love to hear your stories.
Love and prayers
Mystic in Motion
“Companion on the Way” with Contemplative Fire
Contemplative Fire Canada, Founder
4 thoughts on “Spiritual Cataract Surgery: Re-writing My Story”
Yes … you were always loved, Anne.
Look at the loving person you’ve grown into.
yes! And you too- always loved.
One morning, as a young adult, I was walking through a park on my way to my college work experience.
The sun was shining and the air was warm. The birds were singing. A vine was flourishing on a fence. The beauty of the morning sparked something. I was enveloped in JOY and LOVE! I KNEW that there was a God. I had grown up in a Christian household and rarely missed church, so I knew there was a God. But now I KNEW! I can still visualize that bit of the park.
Yes – that’s what i mean Anne. it’s lovely to hear your experience too.