This morning in meditation I got an image of a cave with a light from the outside at the end of the cave. I knew immediately what the light was referencing. Yesterday a friend called me in despair. She has been someone who has lived spiritually her whole life but she was in fear and not feeling her connection to God. We all have those times that it is hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel when the spot we are walking in feels particularly dark. Even Mother Teresa had difficulty feeling her connection to God. Despite that lack of connection, she continued to move forward in her spiritual work and many were not aware of how deeply she suffered.
As we walk this journey through life, we need to keep in mind what we know about tunnels. Usually with tunnels we have only two directions to go. We can go deeper into the its depth or walk toward the entrance and out into the light. The direction we walk is up to us. We are not always going to feel our connection to God; however, if we keep walking in the right direction we will eventually get to the place we want to be. At those times when we don’t feel the love of the Universe, we may not always understand the purpose for our pain and we may even feel like giving up. It is those times that we need to continue the walk forward and know that God is always near. We may not feel Him but we need to walk forward anyway, sometimes on blind faith. “Darkness” may try to block our connection to God but it can’t prevent us from reaching out to Him. Remember that when we don’t know what else to do, all we have to do is reach in prayer and wait for the the “light” to bring things into focus. ©September 11, 2013, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC