Posted by: Zane Maser | July 31, 2017

SPIRITUAL WAITING

 

Go down to Egypt.
There you shed more to wait, wait.
Alone in the dark.

One plateau to next,
the hard, hushed, hidden, holy
un-selfed-ness time.

Weightless, the light grows.
Inner vision sees God’s form.
Our eternal form.

 



 

The dark night of the soul comes just before revelation.
When everything is lost, and all seems darkness,
then comes the new life and all that is needed.
Joseph Campbell

God, who is everywhere, never leaves us. Yet He seems
sometimes to be present, sometimes absent. If we
do not know Him well, we do not realize that He
may be more present to us when he is absent
than when He is present.
Thomas Merton

The Abyss was the place of transformation for
the mystics. In its depths shone the
illumination of the ‘divine dark,’ where
divinity revealed itself. …[One] of the
great mystics, St. John of the Cross, speaks
of the ‘secret stair’ by which one descends
in the dark night to meet the Beloved—the way
the soul journeys into union with God. But
prior to that union of ecstatic rapture with
the Beloved comes the Dark Night of the Soul,
that painful period of privation when one
feels imprisoned in The Abyss.
Linda Schierse Leonard

Only those willing to walk through the dark night
will be able to see the beauty of the moon
and the brilliance of the stars.
Archbishop Socrates Vilegas

 


Other Spiritual Offerings:

• Shrouded in “A Dark Night”

• The River of Grief

• Timeliness

• Fallowness

• An Eclipse Story of Healing

• The Gift of Release


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Haiku poem © by Zane Maser, 2017. Photos gratefully used from Wikimedia Commons. All 2009-2017 rights of Zane Maser and SunnyCat Astrology reserved worldwide.

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My editorial master and technological wizard is Chris Maser, my joyful husband.


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