“YOUR TASK IS NOT TO SEEK FOR LOVE, BUT MERELY TO SEEK AND FIND ALL OF THE BARRIERS WITHIN YOURSELF THAT YOU HAVE BUILT AGAINST IT.” —RUMI

Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book “The Book of Love: Poems of Ecstasy and Longing” by Jalaluddin Rumi.

Today I pray, “Dear God, I care about how I feel. And I focus on feeling good. Thank You for encouraging this in every segment of my life. Amen.”

Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:

“Don’t make the body do what the spirit does best, and don’t put a big load on the spirit that the body could easily carry.”
—JALALUDDIN RUMI

Honestly, when I first read today’s passage, I thought of my intercessory prayer following a prophetic dream I had about my cherished friend last month, in which he came to me in the dream to inform me that he has cancer. As I am an intercessor, I pray for the healing of others — as an act of compassion and support. I then discovered a lump in my breast only 11 days following the prophetic dream, and I wondered if I had manifested the lump as a form of healing — a matter of taking the cancer from him and placing it within my own body. When the lump was injected with a needle and diagnosed a cyst… as the lump disappeared… before my eyes… on the ultrasound video screen — under the caring and compassionate action of two female medical doctors — life became very clear. I suddenly knew why I am here.

And I knew that I do not need to physically heal others in any way other than through prayer. And if my prayers cannot save a life, end a tumor, prevent a war, provide a shelter, feed a starvation, or mend a broken heart, I will not cease from praying. It is through prayer, it is through the loving healing of spirit that I do what I do best. And as for my body? Free hugs. Free hugs all day, every day. Love to you and yours.

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