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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Of Cups and Dreams


I scooped up TWO EMPTY CUPS before leaving that Sacred place... and whispered something to two Franciscan priests...



I woke up and reached playfully inside my pocket to see if I brought them home with me then I wrote Lisa Marie Farfalla about this dream.

Empty...cups...

It was the night before the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The next day, Corinne Rodrigues wrote Half Empty or Half Full? . On the 21st, Savira Gupta wrote something about emptiness: 

"Emptiness or a feeling of void is a phase or a moment of pause. A time to observe, understand and digest what I have experienced. It is when I am nudged into looking or deciphering what is meaningful and what needs to be discarded. A time to ponder or be with myself....No judgments or labeling.... 
Making space for what is about to come"

Yesterday, I came across Andy David's This Cup of Mine .

Symbols, colors, numbers, dreams ~ Each of us had CUP in mind... 

A CUP always represents the "Symbol of Life" and TWO represents a "Witness (another person), testimony, unity, or double portion" ~ Lisa Marie Farfalla


 
but mine was empty... I had several more dreams after that and every time, something new was spoken to me...

Wall...wolves...exam...a score of fifty...a book of rules and last night, death of three close friends...


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The world appeared quiet for sometime.  Even my needs were stilled. I could remember the details of my dreams and I was drawn to spend more time in the real world. 

 It was a moment of surrender...
                       ... a season for relearning... 
                           ... of finding new ways...
     

to listen... to God...
      to reflect... 
            ....to write creatively...
                     ...to play...

...with the child within...


...and with the children outside...

The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist File Folder Game

to make art...


to eat...


    ... to breathe...
        ... to pray...
           ... to talk and share with others...
                 to just live...



"What shall I return to the Lord 
for all His goodness to me?


I will lift up the cup of salvation
and call on the name of the Lord."

~ Psalm 116, 12-13 NIV


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"I have found the cup to be a powerful teacher for my inner life. The ordinariness of the cup reminds me that my personal transformation occurs in the common crevices of each day. The cup is an apt image for the inner process of growth."

Joyce Rupp, The Cup of Our Life






         

                            



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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Be


רָפָה (rapha)

Among the days  that I had in June, today is the best I ever have!


"Being still and doing nothing are two very different things"  
~Mr. Han, Karate Kid 2010

A fever shook me Monday morning and left me on bed for several days. I grew resistant with the antibiotics I was taking for my tooth infection. The pain kept me awake.

Winter breezed in my month of June. 

The season covered my heart with snowflakes and revisited the deep sentiments it held for years.

It was 'forced' rest. The Lord knew how agitated I was. So I worked my way through the little sketches of my nieces and took in a drawing assignment from a French buddy. Then I prepared materials for my Saturday classes.

It was several days after when I heard Rapha. It was the second time I heard Him speaking to me in His language. I heard Him say shub during Lent three years ago. 

I mistook Rapha for Rapha-el. I thought it was my soulmate's name... 

רָפָה (rapha) Melissa!


video
Song of Songs chapter 2
music from DaySpring ecards
voice from BibleGateway.com
image taken by May Christine O.Tandoc 'Bohol 2010'

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