Friday, August 10, 2007

Listen for the music!

A friend e-mailed me the following lovely reflection. I wanted to share it with you.
Dancing With God

When I meditated on the word Guidance,
I kept seeing "dance" at the end of the word.
I remember reading that doing God's will is a lot like dancing.
When two people try to lead, nothing feels right.
The movement doesn't flow with the music,
and everything is quite uncomfortable and jerky.
When one person realizes that, and lets the other lead,
both bodies begin to flow with the music.
One gives gentle cues, perhaps with a nudge to the back
or by pressing Lightly in one direction or another.
It's as if two become one body, moving beautifully.
The dance takes surrender, willingness,
and attentiveness from one person
and gentle guidance and skill from the other.
My eyes drew back to the word Guidance.
When I saw "G": I thought of God, followed by "u" and "i".
"God, "u" and "i" dance."
God, you, and I dance.
As I lowered my head, I became willing to trust
that I would get guidance about my life.
Once again, I became willing to let God lead.
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The friend who sent me this reflection is blind. We don't have to see with our eyes but only with our heart to know when God holds out His hand and says to us: "Would you like to dance?" I love to dance and I very much want Him to lead!

1 comment:

Christine M said...

That is a wonderful way to think about guidance.