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Fear Not, the Valley of the Shadow of Death

I wanted to share this because it is something I have turned to over the years, and this morning it popped up in my thought after not thinking of it for the past few years.   I know many people right now who feel that they are walking through their own wildernesses and dark, dark places….I’ve been one of those people as well.  It’s the working through and allowing of energies to process that from either this lifetime and or previous ones that have come to the forefront begging to be addressed once and for all….to free all of us to move forward on our paths of our souls journey, even if we are not aware of what that is right now.  I love this Psalm of David that I learned so many years ago in my Sunday school class.   Whether you are religious, spiritual or whatever you want to call it, this is such a comforting and loving affirmation that supports with love and courage in those dark times.  So I send this with love and compassion to all of you, myself included.

Psalm 23, King James Bible, Old Testament

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; he leadeth me beside the still waters,

He resoreth my soul, he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me, thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest  a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, though anointest my head with oil, my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

Saying, feeling and hearing these words/thoughts out loud have much more meaning to me now than ever before, in subtle and not so subtle ways.  It strikes me in the 2nd line; “he maketh me to lie down in green pastures,” now it’s a reference to the healing powers of mother earth, and the power that stillness can bring to those waters that seem so chaotic and frightening at this time to each of us.

Love to all.

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