Dear Friends, Drodzy Przyjaciele, Cari Amici,
I was talking with someone last night about that wonderful feeling when you Encounter someone (A loved one or a Stranger or an Aspect of Life that you love) and you have that feeling of Joy that Leaps inside of you. She referred to it being like the Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth that Luke describes in his Gospel, like a part of our Heart leaps up in us when we Encounter someone or something we Love. The passage from Scripture reads:
“At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.” (Luke 1: 39-41)
There are thousands of times when I have felt that Beautiful Joy leap in my Heart and last night I spent a long time recounting all the ways I experience Visitations in my daily life and these are just a few of them I came up with:
*When I wake up in the morning and see the breathtaking Icon of the Archangel Gabriel that is hanging on my wall.
*When I see that I have an email from one of you and I am so excited to know what it is you want to say.
*When I go outside and I hear the Sounds of Spring…all the Birds returning and Singing.
*When my phone rings and I see it is a call coming from someone I have been waiting to hear from.
*When I pick a friend up at the Airport and I am standing near the International Arrivals door and suddenly I see him coming through the doors with his suitcase.
*When I see each new Great Niece or Nephew as they are being born into the World and get to hold them for the first time.
*When I am at work and see an elderly client with whom I have already a deep bond of love and compassion for.
*When I come home at night and the Sky is Clear and the Moon and the Stars are shining and ESPECIALLY when the Constellation Orion is in full view!
All these moments and so many others are moments that fill me with Thrill…that kind of Visitation Joy that my friend and I had been talking about last night. It has been an extraordinary discovery that one of the fruits of Conscious Living is that I am Present and Noticing all these Sparks of Joy and these Encounters Come Together throughout my days and weeks, creating a most Spectacular Mosaic of The Face of God mirrored in my daily life.
Wishing you Joyous Visitations! Życząc Wizytacje Radosne! Vi Auguro Visite Gioiosi!
Gabriel Orion Marie
* For those of you who may not know, I have published a series of three books that tell the story of my recovery and healing from profoundly intense physical, sexual and spiritual abuse. These books have dozens of paintings that I did during my process and those paintings are a core form of communication I used in my Healing. These books are available on Amazon. I hope you will read them and pass them on to others !
This White House (Book One), Going Sane (Book Two) and A Spectacular Dawn (Book Three)