walking through the fire at nautilus teachings

 

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sometimes life
is like
walking upon
hot coals…
one foot
in front of the other
as flames burst out
from random spots
in an attempt to
shift your balance…
just when you
are feeling your groove
pop, pop, pop
another flame
startles you
and leaves you feeling
unstable…
i have heard this
called, “being
in and out of grace”
yet the reality is
God always has our back
we are safe
within the palm
of His hand…
we must accept
we have no control over life
or other peoples decisions…
that unexpected
beams of light will
blind us and send us
twirling
spinning in circles
and loose stability
as we splash face down
into choppy waters…
when we are
in the groove
riding that sweet wave
into shore
we feel in favor…

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sure,
we are used to people
dropping in on us,
we know how to bail out
harmoniously…
while walking through
the fire we need to keep our eyes
focused on the light
and rest
in the knowing
faith is our foundation…
the holidays can be filled
with deep cracks
bursts of emotion
and harsh blasts
learning to
pause-think
pause-pray
pause-speak
is necessary
we don’t ever want to hurt
those we hold close
the ones we love the most
but we are imperfect
and the holidays
are filled
invisibly with expectation…

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we want that perfect meal
everyone smiling
sharing memories
we want to feel the pull
that grew inside us
without even being fed
when we were a child
the twinkle,
the glow
the magic…
as we timidly place our
tired old toes
on the cool wood floor
and walk forward
into the arms
and hearts of family
and friends
we
collect
the taste
smell
and feel of each blessing
we are washed with
the simplicity of God’s
greatest gift-
unconditional love…
let His love splash
over your entirety
this holiday
feel His presence
trust Him
in doing this
your faith will
float you
smoothly
over all
eruptions
landing you
safely
upon
the sandy shore
of your beautiful,
blessed
life…

amen
amen