I am Pilgrim After All

in this relocating season, with all parts swirling,

i’m breathing deeply, embracing awareness

into this sorting time

this reminiscing time

this packing time

this cleaning time

this tossing time…

each rhythm inviting new pausing…clear listening…brave responding…

determined releasing…

boxes of history, moments of meaning, connections prompting smiles and tears,

stuff symbolizing seasons…

personal stuff strangely drawing me God-ward…

seems apropos…

somehow the congruence of packing a household while shifting from Lent into Holy Week

deepens sensations

deepens sentiments

deepens expectancy…

i am pilgrim after all…

holding life as cherished gift yet loosely,

opening to Divine rhythms that somehow nourish,

that somehow evoke more Life with each next step…

listening step

following step

sorting, reviewing, packing, tossing,

hope-filled step…

non-arbitrary Paschal invitations nudging adventure,

nudging integration,

nudging trust…

yet more pausing,

yet more listening,

yet more releasing…

i’m breathing deeply, embracing awareness…

new Life unfolds indeed.

 

so be it.

grace and love to you in this good day.

john