The Alchemy of Awareness

Words are unimportant in approaching God

Words are unimportant in approaching God. Instead let us go to God with the same attitude one child had as she sat almost hidden in the midst of a field of waving wheat. When her grandfather went looking for her, from a distance he heard her going through the entire alphabet, softly saying, "A, B, C, D, E ..." Curious, her grandfather asked, "What are you doing?" "I'm praying, Grandpa. But I don't know the right words, so I'm saying all the letters and letting God put them together."

~ from THE ALCHEMY OF AWARENESS by Lorraine Sinkler
The Alchemy of Awareness
By Lorraine Sinkler

The silence of meditation is not the silence of a graveyard

The silence of meditation is not the silence of a graveyard; it is the silence of a garden growing. There is no deadness in a garden, but in that all-pervading silence an intense activity is going on in the ground which will later take form as buds, blossoms and fruit. So, too, in meditation there is not a blankness, but a rhythmic activity of the Spirit. As the mind exhausts itself the Spirit comes through, and we are in the realm of heaven. True, we are still on earth, our feet are solidly on the ground -- the holy ground of spiritual awareness.

~ from THE ALCHEMY OF AWARENESS by Lorraine Sinkler
The Alchemy of Awareness
By Lorraine Sinkler
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