Wonder

In Think by Guest Contributor

By Patrick Wiggins

To open to wonder in this world is to receive God in a way that is uniquely your own.   Wonder lies in that gap between what your wounding tells you is to be feared and what your heart knows is true:  Life can be trusted.

You may find yourself suffering, embittered.  You may look around and declare that nothing makes sense, and that you are powerless in the face of an existence that is mostly pain and eventually wears you away into nothing.  And in that moment you may wonder how any rational person could believe in a higher power.

You might pause to note that, despite being overly impressed by your own miserable circumstances, some part of you remains free to wonder. A part of you is anchored in something deeper than the maps you draw on napkins.  There is a part of you affirming that Life can be trusted because it is happening everywhere: inside you, outside you, and between you and everything else that you think is not you.  In that moment, a part of you knows that Life Itself is aching to flow through your body like a mighty river so that it can be known in you, by you, and as you.

Let it flow.  If you are not sure how, then let yourself wonder.  Acknowledge the river that you feel is distant and then listen: you will hear it from within, calling your name.

Answer gently; this is not the time for a shouting match.  Express gratitude for this moment of liberation from frozen habit.  Gratitude opens you to your own feelings, which in their present state are blocked.  As you continue to wonder in a state of gratitude, you will become aware that within yourself something is moving.  You are becoming unstuck.

There is work to be done here, sacred work.  You are enlivening your soul, your unique channel for the one Self.  You stand at the very edge of all that is precious and good and true in the world: it’s all right there, patiently calling your name, inviting you to serve creation simply by allowing Life to flow through you.  You are about to awaken from the dream of reality.

Let it flow.


Guest Contributor Patrick K. Wiggins is a writer, attorney and certified bioenergetics coach.  He can be reached through his website, pkwigginslaw.com.