Gentle reader, the contents in this book were written during an intense journey of the soul; a wooing, if you will, of the beloved by the Lover. These intimate prayers and dialogues are the result of my soul’s response to the eternal love extended by her Creator. For the most part I have left them in their raw form – exactly the way they were received within me and poured out from pen to paper. This particular journey, though the journey of a soul lasts a lifetime, began in 2004, and birthed these remarkable “children of Light”.
For many years I was hesitant to share these because of their private nature. But as time has passed I feel a nudging me to share them with those who are desperately seeking to survive the journey of the soul – the calling of the Lover to all hearts willing and needing to find Him and experience His love.
This book is for all who are beginning this journey, and for those who have found themselves already immersed in this place of love. Perhaps you have peace in this place, or perhaps you are experiencing many emotions, which leave you with more questions and hungering for the answers. I hope what is written here offers you solace for your soul, comfort for your heart, and perhaps answers to your longings. But remember, each journey is personal, and it requires your utmost attention to your own heart and, most especially, the heart of God.
Each italicized prayer, dialogue, or revelation will be accompanied with contemporary notes that can help you, the beloved, better understand them for your own quest. Though I have written this from a Christian perspective, I believe that this will lighten the journey for all who are seeking the Presence of the Divine, and to understand more fully Its longing to have perfect relationship with us. Sometimes I capitalize the word Love in order to emphasize the love that is unconditional and eternal; the divine love that does not change with the wind, as does the love of ego, but is ever steady in its enduring affection for us.
May your sojourning at each sacred place of your pilgrimage be inspired here, not only to enjoy the wooing when you feel the presence so strongly, but to gain confidence and trust, when you may not always feel God’s presence in the marriage of Love.
For those who have ever experienced the yearning of spirit, for those going through the process of mystical awakening to Love, or for the soul who is curious about its belonging, my prayer is that you find The Gardener of My Soul an enlightening read – it is for all lovers.
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Hello Friends, and welcome to Leisure Lane. I hope your day is full of joy.
The book is coming along, and the February release is looking good. In my last post, I promised to post my Author’s Note, so you could get a better idea of its contents. In January 2016, I will post an excerpt for you. Thank you for joining me here today…wishing all of you a very happy and healthy new year; and until next time, may happy days abound!
Note: The above image is from the original oil painting, Soul Survivor, by Marianne Coyne©1997. The Author’s Note is copyrighted material©2015. All rights reserved.