Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Do you smell a cake cooking around here somewhere?

This morning as I felt a deep sense of calm and peace. I am not even sure what I want to share with you today, but I feel the need to post. I am feeling more and more comfortable in my own skin (literally and spiritually). It may just be a wisdom that comes with aging, or a feeling that comes with acknowledging the need to search quietly within.
So here's the image that comes into my mind. We put all the ingredients into a bowl for making a cake - everything is there for the success of the cake, but without stirring it up, it is just a pile of raw ingredients (we are born with the right stuff). Then comes the mixing and stirring (life works on us and through us). Then things start to come together in a completely new way, smoother and more integrated - a form that can now be poured into a pan (we start to put our life experiences to work for us and others). If we pay attention and cook it for the specified amount of time, we have a delicious treat!
I know, I have a simplistic view of the world most of the time - and that's not something I think is always a drawback, by the way. In working with that spiritual principle of simplicity this week, I have been feeling those cake ingredients getting stirred into a smoother batter. And yum, I am anticipating the smell that cake cooking now . . .


Meg Wolff said...

A deep and wonderful sense of peace, wow. I loved your analogy.

Tamsie said...

Happy Sunday night. Ok, October 14th in your world!
Glad to see your cake batter is getting stirred. I kinda think of my life as a martini. And, with that said, I prefer stirred not shaken!

Fanciful Expressions said...

Deborah I loved your post today.

Love and Hugs

MJ Alexander said...

What a wonderful visual analogy - you have such a smooth and serene way with words.

Thank you for this post - I love your singing bird!

:-) Molly

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