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Still being Still

July 29, 2011


The door clicks shut behind me and the humidity of all our hot steamy summer consumes me. I close behind me: math drills and sentences without capital I’s…I shut out the tears over work which should have been completed yesterday but someone thought I wouldn’t notice…I seal myself off as I walk out into grassy acres. The simple act of clipping herbs, has clipped me off from all that is not still…all that is pulsing and throbbing for attention and wants nothing with the concept of still.

Inside it is for me to still be serving….still be helping…still be slicing off and giving.
In that stillness… there is no Be(ing) Still for me.
This Be Still concept seems laughable….
and then as I clip and cut, thinking of the curd I hung last night in small orbs…now after a night of being still; has turned into a lovely cheese, to be complemented by basil, oregano and chives…I become still.

I slip into a throne room and stand at an alter of trees and monarchs…
I stand at an alter of milkweed and crown vetch…
I stand at an alter in a grassy throne room…and I become still.
I open my eyes and see with each ray of sonlight I become more defined in the light…more of what I will be and a shadow of what I was….as the Light fades I become nothing…

so I stay still and wait…
and wait
and wait till the son shines on me again and I can stand still in the throne room.

This is the way of becoming still.


Please leave a link to your 5minute friday…as the cheese is being made today I would love to pop over and read yours. It is one of my Big Loves of the week! So please try if you have never….please! ~T

13 Comments leave one →
  1. July 29, 2011 12:20 pm

    I love it. I hear ya. Your mention of cheese made me think of a book I just read that you may really enjoy. Check out these reviews and give it a read. 🙂
    http://www.journeymama.com/book-reviews/

    • July 29, 2011 12:41 pm

      why did the cheese make you think of it?
      By the way I love journey mama’s blog she is fab!
      T

  2. July 29, 2011 12:22 pm

    Oops. That was the author I love writing a review on ANOTHER book. This is the blog of the writer of the book Eve Tree which has a cheese maker as a main character. I think you would really like it.
    http://www.journeymama.com/

    • July 29, 2011 12:42 pm

      LOL….oh! I get ya! I had no idea Journeymama’s book was about a cheesemaker! I somehow missed that.
      I will check it out!!!!!
      Thanks,
      T

  3. July 29, 2011 12:33 pm

    Waiting for the son to shine on us to define us in His light – such beautiful imagery in the the pictures and words!

    • July 29, 2011 12:43 pm

      Glad you liked it. It is the truth of what happened just this morning… so it was cool how they both played into each other.
      T

  4. July 29, 2011 1:43 pm

    Beautifully said, beautifully felt. You are an encouragement to me!

  5. July 29, 2011 3:08 pm

    “In that stillness… there is no Be(ing) Still for me.” I get this line! And then the lines that follow about the need and the how of becoming still.
    Thank you for coming by my blog today.

  6. July 29, 2011 3:50 pm

    Talk about delighting in the lord

  7. momma permalink
    July 30, 2011 9:58 am

    to find a place to be “still” in the world is rare and almost a priceless expectation. but be willing to drop OUR agenda and look for HIS we will sail to that place. when Jesus said ,”for those who are willing to lose their life will find it” finding our life in Him in the place of stillness

  8. August 1, 2011 11:01 pm

    Beautiful post. I enjoyed these words “…with each ray of sonlight I become more defined in the light…more of what I will be and a shadow of what I was….as the Light fades I become nothing…” Blessed to come by your place today. Thank you.

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