A Sacred Gift

“May you experience each day as a sacred gift woven around the heart of wonder.”
― John O’Donohue, Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

Rather than dreading the light of a new day, of fearing its unknowns, and of bemoaning its absences, look instead to rise and great this day with a heart of wonder. Every day is indeed a sacred gift, an opportunity to transform love and truth into vibrant, living expression, to make the invisible visible.

The fact that the world is incomplete, that you can perceive absences, means only that there is still room to give form to the invisible, inner, creative impulses deep within you which long for expression. Just as the painter does not curse the empty canvas, you too must find it in yourself to release your anxiety about the unknown, the unformed, the incomplete, or that which is missing.

That unrelieved tension is preventing you from creating, from being. If you’ve been a frustrated artist in the living of life, you must let go, let yourself be vulnerable to the creative spirit within you, and let yourself be seen in the earth, as you are in heaven!

3 thoughts on “A Sacred Gift

  1. Finding the sacred gift dissipates the unrelieved tension. When our attention is placed on that which is beautiful our hearts are allowed to come to rest. Here the door is opened to the invisible nature of what wonderfully is. Dwelling here we are filled full to overflowing letting the love that is to find expression through living have glorious release.


  2. Joy

    When life is viewed as a sacred gift, the mundane is seen in a whole new light and we tread then upon the earth with reverent steps. Thank you for this lovely consideration Gregg.


  3. Lady Leo

    I’ve realized if I try to fill the space,that feels like emptiness to me, with stuff, people or busyness I retard my own transformation. It is a signal to me that the letting go is a requirement of the heart. It reminds me of a verse that always helps me with the perspective to relax into the maturing that’s is compelling me to change. ” Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it”. Thanks for the post ; it’s a practical consideration.


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