Saturday, November 17, 2018

A Golden Thread

“I give you the end of a golden thread,
Only wind it into a ball,
     It will lead you in at Heaven's gate
     Built in Jerusalem's wall.”
~ William Blake

What is this “golden thread” that William Blake is speaking about?  Here is a good explanation of it here …

There is a thread you follow. It goes among
Things that change. But it doesn’t change.
People wonder about what you are pursuing.
You have to explain about the thread.
But it is hard for others to see.

While you hold it you can’t get lost.
Tragedies happen; people get hurt
or die; and you suffer and get old.
Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding.
You don’t ever let go of the thread.
~ William Stafford 

My first experience of this “thread” was through the breath.  Watching the breath entering into the body … and out of the body.  Gently turning attention from thoughts and experience … into the flow of the breath.  Thoughts calm … experience unwinds and releases.  Abiding in this comfort … this calm … this peace.  

Some call this place of comfort Holy Spirit, the Heart of God, Christ’s Presence, True Self, Breath of Heaven.   I invite you to take time to sit in contemplative prayer and meditation … feeling and following this golden thread of Presence … drawing us into Heaven’s Gatebuilt in Jerusalem's wall.

A Guided Meditation:  
"Holy Spirit: Breath of Heaven"

Blessings dear One,

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