The TREASURE I have discovered,
The REGRET I have released,
This is not my HOME- it is my journey,
As LOVE becomes the basis of my being,
Any UNCERTAINTY fades into the darkness,
…mysteries unfold before my soul.
Now, which prompt resonates and begs for my attention? Amazingly enough, they all do and they all go together, in my (obvious) opinion. In keeping with the guides of Writing 101, I am forced (drama added) to chose ONE…Yes, I’m going to have to draw for it- I cannot decide.
Drumrollllllll…….it is SECRET! YAY!
What is a secret? Is it something you do not know because it is hidden? Perhaps a secret is a cover-up for something shameful. In the sense of being a noun, a secret could be a place where you go to get away from the craziness of this world.
To me, a secret can be mysterious. Imaginative pictures flood my mind- of a beautiful garden with an elaborately detailed doorway covered in lush vines…Once inside the garden, there is a simple, yet beautiful white victorian bench, perfectly placed where the rays of sunshine are beaming through the amazingly fragrant and brilliant blooms.
This mysteriously and beautifully serene garden births perfection and peace; clarity and vibrancy. Because it is a secret, you will never find me basking on the beautiful white victorian bench…for it is my secret place. Through my journey to finding my secret place, I have learned something which has allowed me to understand why secrets can be so precious once discovered.
As individuals, we have our own lives, lessons and purposes to ascertain- should we accept the mission given us. Each person is tasked differently and to judge one another is a waste of time and energy that we could be issuing to our journeys.
We also have our own secrets: some light and some dark. I am learning to allow light to pierce the darkness of my soul so that my own secrets realized can flourish in the light. Countless books, documentaries and movies have been created- each claiming to expose the many secrets of the universe. Do these entities actually hold the secrets and unlock the hidden places of the deep? Perhaps they do…however, I think the answer is ultimately held by the one who seeks after their own secrets. Only then will a person be able to unlock the mysteries of the universe.
Speaking from a less mystical/mysterious stance, history reveals that it is indeed our own wills which hinder our growth. From brutal rulers who crush entire gene-pools, to philanthropists who seek higher sources for their leadership efforts. (These higher sources being spiritual sources- more specifically, the One True God, who IS.)
One secret in which I am well aware: If a soul isn’t looking for God, he(she) won’t truly find God. This truth will remain a secret (even though I have typed it out into a legible form) if the person reading this doesn’t want to “see” what I am typing. The secret is no longer a secret for those who seek the answers.
“And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness–secret riches. I will do this so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.” Isaiah 45:3 (NLT)
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