Your days are waiting to be left behind.
So now, before sleep or waking make you forget,
etch in yourself
~ from “Your Days Are Waiting” by Dave Harrity
Tomorrow is the day. The day we begin our 28-day devotional journey through Making Manifest: On Faith, Creativity, and the Kingdom at Hand. “Even in this moment,” Harrity writes, “there’s a space inside you opening, however slowly.”
And I’m waiting to be surprised, to be changed. Maybe to find more of me. Maybe leak a little.
It seems fitting to begin here — now — when the world is opening slowly. When empty, bare spaces are being filled with new life.
It’s time to etch some moments in those spaces.
And perhaps to etch those moments on paper.
I glanced out my window the other day to see an oriole on the birdbath. And this morning, I saw a rose-breasted grosbeak high up in a tree. Spring surprises I’d have missed if I hadn’t lifted my eyes.
Outside, the grape hyacinths are popping, and my peonies are poking their heads through their blankets. Oh, and the rhubarb I planted last summer? It lives!
Harrity goes on, “Here’s something lovely: out of that space, who you are emerges. You — your life — as a work of art, some way forward to a new voice. So these things — these moments you thought were small — aren’t really so small after all: they are the entirety of you. Already in you is God’s living, creating Spirit, a poemia — a workmanship — waiting to transpire.”
I love that word, transpire. It conveys the idea of breathing through, leaking out of, changing, coming to light — making manifest what’s hidden and happening within.
You may not have heard of or read this book. But now you’re here, reading these words. Something brought you to this moment
And I’m wondering, do you sense a space yawning wide in you? Do you feel an itch to etch in yourself this moment? Maybe etch yourself into this moment?
Brianna Van Dyke, Editor-in-Chief of Ruminate Magazine writes this endorsement.
Dave Harrity’s Making Manifest is a lively invitation into writing as a spiritual practice . . . no longer just for the poet-types — this book walks us through poetry’s ability to help us record and remember, take part in creation, and move toward divine mystery. Along the way, Harrity gives practical exercises for the reader to try on their own as well as profound examples of poetry’rs impact in his personal spiritual development. Making Manifest is a special guidebook for all pilgrims who crave the quiet moments of reflection and stillness, as well as the bright moments of creating . . .” (Bolding mine.)
Dave will be in this space tomorrow to start us on this journey. Will you join us?
In the stillness,
Linking today with Holley, Jennifer, Emily, and Lyli