“The footsteps of thought, rising above material stand-points, are slow, and portend a long night to the traveler; but the angels of His presence—the spiritual intuitions that tell us when ‘the night is far spent, the day is at hand’—are our guardians in the gloom.” (Science and Health, page 174)
Human thought takes baby steps. Often it seems as if we merely plod along from one idea to another, wondering if we are really even getting anywhere. The traveler who journeys earnestly from a belief in limits to the land of opportunity—the true state of Life in all its fullness and joy—may encounter some long nights of uncertainty and frustration.
But we have companions on the way, and they know we will make it to our destination. Those spiritual intuitions—those angels sent to attend us—are not only our cheerleaders, letting us know we can make it to the higher ground; they are also the very sweet guides who are pointing out the beautiful details on our journey. These divine ideas indicate what we are learning, the gifts we are attaining, and the goodness we are naturally sharing with others we encounter along the way.
These angels of His presence remind us that we are in His presence; that no matter where we may feel we are as we seek out more well-being, peace, happiness, contentment, purpose, we are doing it all in God’s own land. Our trek occurs within God’s Love. We can’t be separate from it, even if we don’t always see its fullness. We are already home as our angels keep reminding us.
Appreciate each thoughtful footstep, slow or fast, expressing God’s certain purpose and feeling His tender grace.
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