Soularize ExperienceNovember 22, 2022 | Posted by Illuman Admin | Drumbeat, Poetry, Soularize
by John Hamlett
They came by car, bus, train and plane from near and far away.
They came seeking, hungry, hurting, and despairing
Some full of hope some feeling hopeless
They had great expectations, small expectations, and some had no expectations at all
Some came trembling with fear, they could not even begin to hope
Lest they be disappointed again and again.
Some walked boldly with purpose, others softly and quietly not daring even to stir up a breeze.
With great courage they opened their eyes and ears and arms and hearts
They pounded drums and howled at the moon
They shook hands, gave hugs, shared big smiles and warm greetings to old friends and new faces
Some were wide open, others shut down, some very eager, others very cautious
They paused and listened, thought a while, and processed what they heard
The veil became thin and the icy walls around their hearts melted
As the white-hot breath of the spirit blew into their minds and bodies
They shook with excitement and fear, some dazed and confused, others falling yet soaring on the winds
God spoke truth into their souls and rubbed healing balm on their wounds
Mending broken hearts and lives and relationships
For one moment time stood still, there was no regret about the past, no anxiety about the future
They all were fully Present
The love and grace and mercy of the almighty flooded their entire beings
God’s voice could be heard by one and all
“You are my beloved, you are worthy, You are the Gift
“You are my gift to all of creation”
“You are my gift to your family and friends and all those you meet along your journey
Trust my voice and never forget
Wait, what, why, me?
Yes, you my son, you my son, you my son
Their eyes filled with tears as the words they had been waiting to hear
The words I had been waiting to hear, all of my life, finally
These precious words penetrated deep into my soul
A bright light chased away all the darkness and fear and doubt and shame
There was no fog or confusion or distraction, only great clarity of thought and mind
I had heard these words before, quietly, faintly, softly, like a thought or a whisper
But now there was no denying their source or their message
Now these words embraced me and squeezed me and held me tightly and would not let go
Finally, finally, I knew for sure
That God had chosen me, yes even me
And I could rest, I could rest
Ahh! So sweet! Such peace!
I am blessed!