God is my Father, and His Son loves Him.
Father, I must return Your Love for me, for getting and receiving are the same, and You have given all your love to me. I must return it, for I want it mine in full awareness, blazing in my mind and keeping it within its kindly light, inviolate, beloved, with fear behind and only peace ahead. How still the way Your loving Son is lead along to You.
Brother, I will find that stillness now. The way is open. Now we follow it in peace together. You have reached your hand to me, and I will never leave you. We are one, and it is but this oneness that we seek, as we accomplish these few final steps which end a journey that was not begun.
Oneness and stillness – the theme continues. After contemplating the first I was forced into the second by the rain that begun minutes before I was due to go out and tackle much in the outside world. Instead of going out, the work came to me, in the form of long phone conversations from people in need of spiritual exchange.
During a conversation with my friend I went out to the shed and saw a snail at eye level beside the bolt to the door. She’s very much into animal symbolism and suggested I looked up what snails symbolises, which I duly did. Snails = slow, steady progress, not overnight success, perseverance, self-sufficiency. Because they carry their homes on their back and can disappear within at any time, they also symbolise carrying our security in our hearts. Happiness is an inside job.
A few minutes after reading this, I had a phone call from the printers to tell me that Betrayed will be sent by courier today and will be with me tomorrow. It gave me a spurt to get on with writing the third novel. Yes, progress has been slow, but now it needs to be steady as well.