Monday spiritual ruminations: the Doorstep

When I was teen, a very popular poster graced the bedrooms of my generation.

[Yes, we hung posters in our bedrooms…]

It said,

“Sometimes I sits and thinks,

and sometimes, I just sits.”

I’ve read a number of posts in the last weeks that speak to summer dreaming, summer fun, summer to-do lists.

Well, I want to just sit.

I want to grace my front step with the presence of a soul seeking rest and peace.

There is great healing power in this type of sitting.

After my body has accustomed itself to this relaxed posture, I will breathe deeply.

Exhaling, inhaling, smiling as I notice how that breath enters and leaves me, tickling my lungs and stretching my belly.

Listening is next–to the bird songs, to the children squealing with joy as they dive into cool pools; to lawn mowers and edgers, to motorcyclists revving their Harleys, and most hopefully, to silence.

In that silence, I simply am.

In that silence,

I sit with God.

In that silence, my body is restored to health, my mind to sanity, my imagination to a full creative stock.

Yes, I shall sit on my doorstep and dream and listen and pray and be.

How about you?


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I am a fabric artist and a professional minister in the Catholic Church. I am married for 40+ years to a most fabulous man. We have 4 adult children, 2 daughter-in-laws ( who we also consider to our children!) and 4 grandbabies. I love to weave, paint silk, sew and design garments for myself; bead, read, write and color. I am also a spiritual Companion/Director and have a special place in my soul for women who are healing and in need of healing from trauma and abuse. I love coffee, quiet reflective prayer time at my kitchen table and long walks to breathe in the Holy Spirit. I would like to learn how to spin yarn and will someday create a spun, hand dyed/painted, beaded, woven fabulous garment of peace!

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