Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Dancing and Prayer
Today I had the most remarkable and beautiful of days. I had forgotten that a couple of weeks ago I switched my shift from morning to afternoon and arrived at 10:00 to find that I was there a few hours too early. Having no where else to go and given the stressful nature of the last few weeks I ventured on to the New Skete Monastery. What I found there was just beautiful and peaceful and brought a clarity to my life at the moment. When I first arrived I sat on a bench just watching a beautiful peaceful pond which was so clear you could see to the very bottom. It was such a lovely sight that I was brought to tears by it's beauty and peacefulness even on a late March morning.
I then went into the church on the property. It was a square room with beautiful thronelike chairs. I sat in one of them and prayed for a while. This alone filled me with such peace and tranquility. I walked around the room and saw all these beautiful paintings of Christ and the saints that were painted on the wall above them. I stopped and read beautiful passages that were sitting ont a lecturn as I walked about the room. I was there a while and then decided to go look at the temple which was further along a pathway.
As you opened the temple door a light went on behind the altar and it was a truly magnificent sight. I sat down by a small table which had 3 different prayer books on it. Each one had a post it sticker to relevant passages for today. I read them all and was comforted by the words I read. I sat there for quite a while, so long that the light on the altar turned off by itself.
I then left and saw the most beautiful slate waterfall .As I left I realized just what I needed to do in my life. To make amends, bless and clean out the old and then move on to a new and better life which is more in step with what I wish for my future.
And then I returned to the market and I met the most remarkable woman who happened to believe in reiki and meditation. It was kismet. She wrote a simple chant on a card which I will use to create my new life. She told me it would bring clarity to me. Very lovely woman and our conversation seemed to simply happen by chance as I think we both said things that were relevant to the other's life path. It was really an extraordinary day and I have faith that everything will be fine if I just follow my heart and whatever path it leads to. Blessings to everyone and if you ever happen to be up in the Cambridge area please visit the monastery grounds as it is an experience you will never forget.