“I cry to the Source of all life, to the Eternal One whose Plan is Wholeness for all…Help me to live the Oneness we are eternally with Love Consciousness.” –from Psalm 57 in Psalms for Praying by Nan C. Merrill.
Wholeness when brokenness is all I feel;
When shards of regret cut to the quick;
When bad choices of the past shatter the good intentions of the present.
Wholeness, when who I thought I am is in pieces all around me.
Broken walls of the soul scattered on the ground
Exposing the brokenness of a life being worked over by God.
How long until the pieces are crafted into a beautiful mosaic?
How long will I sit here holding the fragments left by surrender?
How long until I feel this wholeness promised by the Master Artisan?
How long, O Love Eternal, till the wounds of brokenness become beautiful scars of the warrior?
How does the soul in shards live the Oneness of Love Eternal?
Who around me will display their brokenness being made whole?
Who will offer to hold the pieces of my brokenness?
Where is the community of broken souls being pieced together into one with the Trinity?
In the midst of grieving the broken pieces can I sense Love Consciousness?
Can I welcome the promises of wholeness even though I don’t understand?
Can I welcome the Presence of the Healer even through the fog of pain?
Through my tears of pain I see the broken body of Jesus embodying wholeness.
I see my broken soul, he sees my beauty.
I feel the sharp pain of the pieces, he feels the pliancy of surrender.
I sense the silent cries for relief, he hears the desire for healing, the longing for wholeness.
Surrounded by the pieces, I invite isolation but he offers the invitation of Oneness.
Love Consciousness pushes away the dust of the pieces to reveal the beautiful mosaic of a broken soul being made whole.
“Help me to live the Oneness we are eternally with Love Consciousness.”