I have just published a book, titled, “Closer than Your Own I. Meditations on Union with God.” The work is now available at Amazon.com. I have previously posted a few of these meditations on this website. Here is another, “Open the Gift”:
Open the gift you are,
To yourself and others,
The gift from God,
Given long before you could ask.
You already are who you long to be,
In ways which only you can discern,
Potential, actual, becoming, being,
All of the above, all at once.
In the seed is already the tree
Waiting to unfold and expand its giftedness
To itself and the yielding forests
Of distinguished otherness.
Untie the bow of being,
Open the box of divine surprises,
Be fully, joyously the one
Who pops up and out.
Seek not to repress, suppress
Or depress the one
You cannot help but be.
Seek not yourself from others;
You have already received you
From the only One who truly matters.
You are the gift God intended you to be.
You just need to unfurl your inner being
With the gentle fingers of faith, hope and love,
For there can be no other you but you,
Which you must choose to be
In the quieting conviction
That God has already blessed you
With you as a sheer gift of grace,
Welcoming you to life.