Holy Saturday at nautilus teachings.

sunrise i miss you
sunrise i miss you

i hear HIS calling
in my soul
and the ocean
calling me
home…
having missed the sunrise
i was still
at peace with it
for there was a
beautiful misty veil
hanging over the ocean
a blanketing
of memories
yet to be revealed…
once more
the reverberation,
the melodic pull
of the ebb and flow of the tide
and the soft hum of HIS calling
caresses my soul
as i pause once more…

amen
amen

this is the stillness
i speak of.
where the inside
of my entire being
slows down
so i can hear
the calling of God.
to pause,
breathe in
and out
and capture this moment
in words
and photographs…
as people
run,
walk
and ride past me
i silently stroll
eyes cast downward
for my thoughts remain
inward…
i love my beach
in the early morning
when its nearly
empty…
straight ahead is the white chapel
that sings about the love
of Jesus
even when the sanctuary
is empty…

unfold
unfold

i feel my body
begin to unfold
my dreams
from last night
and securely
roll them up
in silky strands
knotting the ends
loosely
so tonight as i lay
in slumber
my dreams can be
released once more…
the calling
softens with
each step
closer
towards home.
my mind
begins to pick up
the scattered pieces of
my day head
which lay all around me,
each of them having
a different voice…
yet the deepest calling
is the knowing
in my soul
that in times
when i am overwhelmed,
stuck in traffic,
or running late
that i carry
HIS stillness…
it is at these times
i can breathe in
and out
feeling
release of
stress
and
anxiety
knowing
i
am not
in
control-
God is!

let go and let God
let go and let God

as the warmth
of the sun
comes from behind the clouds
on this hazy, new day
i reach the chapel
pivot
on my left foot,
face the sea,
thank God
for waking me this morning
and
slowly start
my passage
from rest to life…
a flock of seagulls
flies gracefully
over head
as i pause
and wonder
at their gift of flight,
the beauty of their wings,
wishing
i too
was up with them
gliding
across this vast ocean…

fly with me
fly with me

behind me barely a soul
ahead of me
the masses
have begun to descend
upon my beach-
a sign
it’s time for Sheri
to go home…
the morning cool water
kisses my toes
as the tide
begins to come in
but the most important
gift from the sea
today-
from my Father,
for HE
cradles me
into
stillness
grace
light
love
strength
and
courage.