Only in God’s presence is my soul able to rest in silence. I enter God’s chamber where my beloved enfolds me in a warm blanket of divine light. I find no darkness there, only the glory of God. Lost in silence, I gaze upon the beauty of my beloved’s face, the only perfect face.
In God alone, my yearning soul waits in silence. My mind is peaceful with thoughts of only God. I behold the fair beauty of my beloved, gazing into eyes of compassion’s love. My contemplation is undisturbed, becoming one with his divine substance.
I behold God in a vision of the Spirit. She is the same Spirit who danced over the waters of the deep before the earth was there. The divine presence that is with me, was then, and will be in the eternity of all time. But the present moment stills even the sun in its arc. The beloved of my spirit meets me in my all-consuming desire to become entwined, as one being, with God.
My contemplation is whole only in God.
Calvin Wulf is a writer, spiritual director, and retreat facilitator who lives in Colorado with his wife Lisa. He has a passion for Christian spiritual formation drawing from the ancient spiritual traditions of the Apostles, and Christian sages through the ages. He is also a vowed oblate of the contemplative monastic Order of Julian of Norwich.
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