Friday, Dec 15, 2017
Home » Beliefs » Oh Hidden Wisdom: Nature reveals God

Oh Hidden Wisdom: Nature reveals God

How long I have searched for you in ancient temples and pious prayers, in hours of solitude and silence, in acts of service and sacrifice;

Oh Hidden Wisdom: Nature reveals God

Share

How long I have searched for you

in ancient temples and pious prayers,

in hours of solitude and silence,

in acts of service and sacrifice;

I have pursued you far and wide.

In anguish and in longing,

I have sought you in the deep,

only to find you naught.

And when, in exhaustion and despair,

I slumped down in disbelief,

out you came from nowhere,

and yet, all at once, I was conscious

of you present everywhere.

You showed yourself veiled

in the Guise of the Eternal Now.

Each moment you reveal yourself in a new way,

like a firefly that illuminates the dark sky for but a moment.

And I in my temporality want to grasp you

and hang on to you to hold you forever,

to carry you with me in security wherever I go,

but alas, you are the Ineffable One,

and I cannot grasp you in my palm,

for in so doing in my lust for possession,

I kill the fragile spark of Eternal Life

pregnant in each passing moment.

When I stop my grasping

and breathe

a long, slow, deep, breath,

I taste you.

I feel you soak in my bones.

I know you are and always will be.

I exhale in peace

and feel your presence surround me

and penetrate me through

like the intense warmth of a summer sunrise,

as I let go and watch you unfold before me.

Now in this knowing, I realize this Presence

has always been with me.

But I, in my pursuing,

chased you away from my sight,

not perceiving your showings inherent in every moment.

So now, from time to time,

I stop my hustle and just sit

and wait

and soak.

I let your aroma envelop me

like a thousand lilacs in bloom.

I surrender.

You alone are God.

 

Christi Ortiz

About Christi Ortiz

Christi Ortiz is a licensed marriage and family therapist by profession and a poet by passion.  She enjoys trying to put to words to that which is wordless and give voice to the dynamic and wild spiritual journey called life. She lives in Spokane with her husband and two children, Emmanuel and Grace. She loves the outdoors and meditating in the early mornings which gives rise to her poetry.

View All Posts
Share

Comments

comments

Check Also

Ask A Mormon: Can you be baptized after death?

Mormons believe that “God is no respecter of persons” (Acts 10:34). He loves all of his children, regardless of when or where they were born. We also believe that baptism, and the covenants we make at baptism, are stepping stones on the path to salvation and exaltation.

Share