I would like to share my meditation- reflection with a verse from my favorite Psalm 23… “You anoint my head with oil”…
Often problem knock in our doorstep. Family problem, sibling rivalry, business distress, a relationship that will soon come to an end, financial crisis, sickness, death and more predicament to mention.
In a grassland, often, when a sheep encounter the annoying and distracting insects and other winged parasites. Usually, it will bump its head to bushes or tree trunk for it to find relief from the annoying insects. This is very stressful to the sheep. On the other hand, if an attentive shepherd noticed that his sheep is in trouble. He immediately grabs an oil and applies it to the head of his troubled sheep. Because of the anointing of the oil, dramatically, the sheep’s behavior changes and can now enjoy a stress- free rest. Free from all danger and fear. Free from the annoying insects that linger around it’s head.
I believe that you and I have a lot to share about the insects and parasites that fly and crawl “in us” and “with us”. I too am experiencing terrible misfortune from all these distressing events whether in business, family matter, health concern and many more. Fear gripped me and I find myself melancholy most of the time whenever I am in the situation. Very distressing!
Where did I draw my strength and courage facing all these problems simultaneously? As a Catholic- Christian, I draw and equipped myself through prayer and silence. Through prayer and contemplation, I found the answer to my weary heart. We can think with clarity and see ourselves… and in still waters we can find the answer. And he brought me there… alone… I am referring to my sacred space, and we are the one who create such space in the inner recesses of our soul, there you’ll find the divine in you. In your sacred space, you find comfort, healing and rest.
I spent time alone in the Eucharistic Adoration Chapel where I surrender all my cares and gather all the good things in this universe. Oh! Now I have all these good things, the wisdom is, my problem is so little compare to the good things around me. Now, that made sense and make me smile! Well, it’s not a one night process, and it is God’s grace for me to accept, to have faith in his living promises and to take courage that everything will be well. FOR ALL SHALL BE WELL… ALL MATTER AND THINGS SHALL BE WELL!
But God who is all loving is truly amazing! He unloaded all these useless anxiety. He uplifted my heavy heart. And clear my mind that is so clouded. He sanctified me with such grace that soothes the soul.
God speak to us with our body, with life’s occurrences, friends, disaster or even in the simplest things.
As a Christian believer, it’s wisdom to know that everything will be okay if I put my BIG God in the center of my troubled spirit. There is where the anointing comes in. And now that my head is anointed with my shepherd’s oil of comfort, whom shall I be afraid off? No one! For no one is able to harm me, for my Good Shepherd is carrying me in His strong and caring arms ALL THE TIME. No more flying insects that annoy and trouble me. He delighted me with so much love, healing and comfort.
A person who chooses peace, love, and oneness to SELF and the creation, will able to see with a laser- like clarity what really matter in this life because he is “in focus”. And you’ll able to be at focus if you’ll know how to be still. Be still and know God….. be still and discover your divinity….. be still..… be..…
As I end, I picture myself like a warrior facing and conquering all my problems with victory ahead. Honestly, I fear facing them, but I choose not to be controlled by fear. And only God’s grace can make me say… I CAN! I AM CAPABLE! I AM!
Let our Good Shepherd apply to your head His anointing and surely you’ll never be the same again, walking life’s journey with courage, perseverance, harmony and serenity.
I personally took the picture above (Jesus, the Good Shepherd) when I was in the city of Jericho in Jordan. We visited a very small and simple chapel, and I find it very comforting. I hope you’ll like it! Peace to all!
“When flowing water … meets with obstacles on its path, a blockage in its journey, it pauses. It increases in volume and strength, filling up in front of the obstacle and eventually spilling past it…. “Do not turn and run, for there is nowhere worthwhile for you to go. Do not attempt to push ahead into the danger … emulate the example of the water: Pause and build up your strength until the obstacle no longer represents a blockage.”
– from Higher Awareness on “Water wisdom” …..