Nan Merrill

Wisdom abides in deep recesses of the heart

Wisdom abides in deep recesses of the heart;
who is at home to receive Her?

~ from LUMEN CHRISTI...HOLY WISDOM by Nan Merrill

Allowing Wisdom to have her way

A holy and disciplined mind turns
from ignorance and falsehood,
ignoring their myriad distractions,
while the soul stands firm, allowing
Wisdom to have her way.

~ from WALKING WITH WISDOM by Nan Merrill
Walking with Wisdom
By Nan Merrill

July-August 1998 (Vol. XI, No. 7)

EVERY BLESSING, friends! May the love you are and share with others ever increase that beauty might flourish. For is it not Beauty that has the potential to break through fears that separate us -- one from another, nation from nation? Like love, beauty is universal. Bask in beauty! Radiate beauty! Live in beauty! Support Beauty!

Blessed are those who have asked for forgiveness

Blessed are those who have confessed
  their erring ways,
  who have asked for forgiveness.
Blessed are those whose burdens
  have been lifted,
  who are able to respond with love.
For the Beloved walks with them and
  speaks to them in the Silence;
With mercy and compassion, they
  are held in Love's heart;
All who are at one with Love will
  live in peace and harmony.

~ from PSALMS FOR PRAYING, 94, by Nan Merrill

Surrender to joy

Surrender to joy and experience light!
~ Nan Merrill (found in one of her notebooks)

Will you abandon me forever

"Will you abandon me forever, and
leave me comfortless in my distress?
Where is your steadfast Love that
made my soul to sing?
Are your promises empty,
that I feel so alone?"

The Power of your Love seems
too much for us;
Your Light unveils the secrets
hidden in our heart;
Can You wonder that we tremble?

Yet, You stand beside us as we walk
through our fears to
the path of wholeness and love,
though our footsteps are unsure.

~ excerpt from Psalm 77 in PSALMS FOR PRAYING, Nan Merrill

Breath deeply!

Breathe deeply amidst the beauties of nature;
absorb vibrations unsullied by
pollution and cosmopolitan ways...
As you breathe in silence,
your ear attunes to Spirit.
You will understand the eagle.
Breathe deeply! Breathe life!

~ from LUMEN CHRISTI...HOLY WISDOM by Nan Merrill

Compassion takes practice

Compassion takes practice to flow freely from the heart.

~ from LUMEN CHRISTI...HOLY WISDOM by Nan Merrill

To love another

To love another is to see the face of the Beloved mirroring your own.

~ from LUMEN CHRISTI...HOLY WISDOM by Nan Merrill

Help us to live in the eternal moment

As spring and summer follow
autumn and winter,
so our lives have their seasons.
Help us to live in the eternal moment,
awaiting your perfect timing
in all things.

~ from #105 in PSALMS FOR PRAYING
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