December 21, 2020
For Giving Endings
By Amba Gale
Teachings from another time are given:
All is well and “shall be well.”
Live in faith, know deep in heart,
that endings soon
(in their own time)
give rise to new beginnings,
and only with completion can a new beginning start.
And I must rise to the tide of my life’s calling
for giving endings where those endings are now due.
“What must I complete?”
“What endings must I cause?”
I’m called to ask.
Here, the heart can grow and gladden
with Completion’s teaching:
All is Well,
“All shall be well,
and all manner of thing shall be well.”
The Student Inside
all the lessons from the Royale Isle
of Impermanence and Now,
of endings and new starts.
When the wild waves beat
at your shore, and in your heart, when
night lightning strikes
at your feet,
and makes a day shine from the night-darkened
thunder drum shakes the wooden floor,
and you stumble, not seeing, as the wind
blows open all the windows, all the doors,
sweeping your house clean,
you may tumble,
you lose your hold on earth.
Know this in your heart, and let it chime the bell:
“All manner of thing shall be well.”
Breathe in deep, and give it all
the space to be a part
and of Entrance
to new Start.
“All manner of thing shall be well,” Julian of Norwich.