We live in a difficult angry cold world. It is getting more angry and violent each day. There are times when many people wonder what is happening to their souls. Tragedy hits them and they wonder if their souls are scarred. Have they been damaged by what they have just survived or what they survived in their childhood?
No matter what you call God…he/she lives within the inner landscapes of our souls. No matter the trauma that we have endured, God is with us and within us. We face nothing alone. Even when it feels like we are alone, the truth is that we are not. Divinity resides within us and is our strength. The soul is our amazing inner sanctuary. It is a holy place or a Divine Center, an inner voice we can continually return to for strength and for comfort and succor.
“We do not need to search for Heaven, over here or over there, in order to find our eternal Father. In fact we do not even need to speak out loud, for though speak in the smallest whisper or the most fleeting thought, he/she is close enough to hear us.”
—Teresa of Avila
Eternity is at our hearts, pressing upon our time worn lives, warming us with intimations of an astounding destiny, calling us home unto Itself. When we meditate we visit this inner sanctuary. Sometimes people think that if they haven’t been to church, temple or mosque for awhile, or if they haven’t meditated in months, that they can not touch Divinity. This is just not true. We are never far from God/Goddess. It is within. We do not need to hesitate, just turn within and rest in the Divine presence.
Our souls are not fragile, but like wild animals. It is tough, resilient, resourceful, savvy and self-sufficient. It knows how to survive in hard places. Believe in this truth and you will survive also. You can take refuge in the sanctuary of your inner landscape.
“As for God his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is flawless.
He is a shield for all who take refuge in Him.”
No matter the tragedy you might find in your life, the wild soul is tough enough to take it and resilient enough to get you through the event.