FEAR AND INTUITION
Thoughts on Jesus and Where We Find Our Space
Once upon a time, there was a wild woman. The wild woman noticed connections. Life and love and living, they all connected in her mind in mysterious ways. She noticed animals and babies and the sun connecting with her mind, her hopes, and her soul. She thought that she was crazy.
Then one day, she started honoring what she saw. She started listening to the voice of love and connection more than she listened to the voices telling her that she was crazy. She followed love and intuition. She started writing poems and stories because trying to talk about it just flowed as freely as the chaos in her mind. There was no other way to make sense of it.
Sometimes, there is no other way to make sense of things. Sometimes art and poetry and music and animals and babies and the stars have more to teach us than logic and reason and technology and equations. The wild woman realized that there was space for all of it.
There is space for the wild and the mystery.
There is space for love and connection and confusion and chaos.
There is space for you.
Maybe the only way to create is to feel. Maybe life is so hard for our raw and sensitive souls because the world needs poetry, music, art, and compassion. Maybe there is a place for the misfit, bringing light, bringing life from the depths where others are too stuck to tread. Maybe, Jesus was saying, "Bring me your pain, your real, your raw. Bring me your weird, your too much, your not enough. Bring me your broken, your barely getting by, your breath. Give me your creations as I have given you mine. Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid. Do not be afraid."
Do not be afraid.
Thanks to Gwen Weustink for the beautiful and compelling photo via Unsplash.