I got a feeling that it’s time for a healing
My knees I’ve been kneeling I can’t go it alone
Perfects a no-show, gotta take off my halo
Cause that’s nobody I know
The facade has been blown.
I wrote these lyrics a few years back after my father died and I was in the midst of a professional shift. I guess I was feeling disconnected and I was looking for HOME. When we think about going home, we are connecting with the idea of returning to love. With all of life’s ups and downs, sometimes its just nice to anchor down in your own space and cultivate some inner grace.
So if you are looking for a course correction, this one is for you. Is there an area of your life that looks like sickness, suffering, scarcity?
In God, there is no
- secrets or silence
God is a love song that is at any moment looking to seduce you into stillness so that you can hear the harmonies of the Divine. Health, healing, vitality all come from a sincere connection with God. Into eternity where all is well… This is our rightful home.
If we are experiencing sickness, suffering and the rest if it, we can be sure that we have turned our backs on God. The belief in these illusions causes illness. They come from a belief in the absence of God and most times they are well rooted in a good grievance. A good grievance sounds like an oxymoron. We think, “There is no such thing as a good grievance! Good grief?”
But grief can be helpful and should not be ignored. If grief should come to visit, that last thing you will want to do is deny it. Grief gets mighty pissed off when ignored. A small sadness has the ability to bloom into a full-on RAGE if not listened to. So pay attention to your pokey parts. These little-jagged places of grief let us know that this issue is important to you. We can make our grievances good if we use them as a director.
Grief usually stems from a lack of trust in God. The root cause is based on the idea that God did not show up for us, or God was not effective.
So we take our faith in God and give it to the world. The people, places, pills and procedures of the word. These things may bring temporary healing but never eternal. There must be a healing from the core, the first cause. We must return our faith to God.
The world can heal temporarily, but can not heal permanently until we heal the mind. The first step in healing the mind is to let go of the mental malpractice. To really look at the judgmental thoughts that have been running amuck in your mind. This takes a willingness to see that it is not the world that has failed you and it is not God that has failed you, it is only our own lack of trust in God. When we don’t trust God, we take control of the situation and edge God out. We begin to move from a separated spiritual two-year-old frame of thinking, “I’ll do it my way, I don’t need help!”
Once we recognize this, we can return to our right-mindedness. To recognize means “to look again.” The ego does not want you to look again. It wants to be right. To look again infers that you are willing to see this differently. Once you see what you don’t want and you call it by name, you have a better chance of breaking that old belief. The final step is to pour in the constructive opposite. To know and claim that God is for you and nothing is against you and you have everything you need to navigate the world in peace and grace.
These small fractures are often an invitation to become even more well-rooted in God. A call for love. So how do you stay in love? Through engaging in loving actions towards yourself and others.
Today I live in love trusting that everything is working out for the highest good of all.
Maureen Muldoon is a writer, published playwright and author who spent twenty years working in Hollywood as an actress, writer, and director. She is the author of Giant Love Song, a memoir, and the children’s book, The Life Of A Sandcastle. Her poetry, personal essay, fiction, and creative nonfiction have appeared in The Sun, Story Lab, Lit Up, Booby Trap, Story, Actors Access, Voice Box, and Risk. She is a sought-after speaker and teacher and the founder of Voice Box stories, a platform to support storytelling and storytellers. Maureen is also the founder of SpeakEasy Spiritual Community. SpeakEasy is an organization focused on empowering people to live their most authentic and audacious lives through the use of spiritual truths and creativity. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband and children.