Friday, November 28, 2008


It seems the World is awash with negativity and 'bad vibes', utilizing the vernacular. I feel it within myself each time I get behind the wheel or encounter folks hurried and rushed in the marketplace. Sometimes, these moments of negativity and harshness render my spirit depressed and distressed. At times, the feelings I find difficult to shake.

A few weeks ago, I came to a notion of detachment; whereby, those negative feelings, I pray inwardly to neutralize. That those negative emotions, I send to Mary, ever Virgin, that I wash them in the Blood of the Unspotted Lamb, and offer them to be cleaned by the power of the Holy Spirit. Praying earnestly in my heart, to the Heart, I ask and plead for neutrality and peace within. Perhaps, the feelings may not become positive; yet, the feelings have been neutralized and detached.

Detachment is crucial. Attachment to people, things, places, even memories, leads to grounding in our transitory world. We are of dust and to dust we shall return. We are passing through this world; we are in this world, yet, not of this world. Detachment leads to inner peace and further availability for relationship with others in a deep fashion.

Now, this paradigm works for me. Lately, I have encountered some hard situations which in the past would have supplanted my feeling of peaceful interiority. Applying these above mentioned techniques of prayer and supplication, the hard and negative feelings fled. It was grace which freed me. Grace which healed me. The grace of God which entered me and softened the emotions and allowed detachment and inward quiet to reign ...

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