eagle’s flight – The Road Ahead – 1. Home (Rooms and Places I Go Through) – 9/4/16

Here’s my annotated Table of Contents for my book – The Road Ahead

1 Home

(Rooms and Places I Go Through)

I come
exploring
to discover
and know
my home
with Love
with God

I’ve gone through learning I was asking the wrong questions, to expect answers and believing they were answers, to learning to allow the Holy Spirit to tutor[i] me in prayer, and watching God work in people through my prayer as an intercessor on spiritual retreats.[i]  I developed a desire to tour the mansion Jesus said he was creating for me. And now I delight in my explorations and in bringing people alongside on this journey.

And my prayer for this morning:

I come
to the House of the Lord
and enter this house scripture says Jesus is building for me
and am greeted by Jesus (and / or the Holy Spirit)
who takes my hat and coat – which are my way of saving myself when I need rescue and being right when I feel I need to be right
and I feel the weight of my expectations being lifted off me

and I’m given the house hat and coat
which release me to be rescued by the Spirit and to let the “being rightness” also come from the same place

my hat is a light viking helmet with 2 horns which sometimes point up, sometimes down, sometimes one each way not always sure why
and my coat is a long haired, black white and gray shaggy long coat that reaches the floor

“thanks”

<selah>

“So, Jesus, where to today?”

(( Come, follow me and see ))

so we walk up the nice wide wooden stairs
to the balcony above the entry way
and down the hallway to the right

and turn around a pillar out into outer space, where I can see the stars so clearly
and I just remain there
its so quiet and peaceful
and the stars are so sharp and clear
(and I’m a little nervous because this seems a rather extreme introduction to my house)

and next to me there is this elevator, outlined in blue light
and I get in
and I am taken “up” a level
and I know perfectly well there is no “up” in space, but there is no other word that fits here

so at a first level in the heavenliness
the stars look the same
but I am aware of additional presences
of angels and some of the spirit beings talked of through scripture
which I see only dimly
but am aware of the complexities of personalities and purposes of God
that require such a rich diversity of expression.

<selah> – and I just remain, and see and listen to the music, the great dance, the detail I am only beginning to apprehend

and I let the images from Revelation, Ezekiel, Isaiah, and so on come to mind
and sense the Holy Spirit’s presence in this introduction.

“Thank you”

((and Peilush smiles – You weren’t expecting that this morning where you?))

“:-)”

and I breathe

“Thank you for the introduction, and in such a public way too. Are you trying to get me in trouble? 🙂 “

and I return to the elevator, back down to level 0
and find myself back in the house
in the cloister with grass and a fountain. it has no roof and is open to the outside, which is where I thought I was going..

((sit and enjoy this space as long as you want))

<selah>

and I give thanks
for this visit to the House that is being built for me.

Amen

NOTES:
Peilush is my nickname for the Holy Spirit, because “the Holy Spirit” seemed too impersonal
“these are my words addressed to God / Jesus / Peilush”
((these are God’s words back at me))
It took some getting used to, to allow myself to have these conversations with God – you can form your own opinions as to what’s really happening, but I’ve asked God to use whatever means necessary to get me back on track when I “fall off the way”. I figure God’s either big enough to do that, or God needs to find another job because this one is too much for Him 🙂

Yah – let each one make this prayer, there own. Show them around the Mansion you are building for them.

—————-
[i] 1 Corinthians 2:13-15 – Holy Spirit teaches us

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About Clark W Johnson

I am a poet, interested in using poetry to explore my interactions with the spiritual. I find poetry captures tension, paradox and flow well enough so I can hold experiences at arms length and reflect on them from multiple vantage points. As I walk deeper with my God, I'm finding such a record invaluable for myself, and I find that pieces and parts touch others as well. I love and long for more points of contact along those lines.
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