Master Key Journey: Part 22A, part 2

Part 2- Breaking The Silence

To be unplugged is like sweeping away the cobwebs of distraction, and with the lamplight of your mind and heart searching for inner calm and clarity amongst the dust and debri of the cacophony, the noise, and the whirlwind that life seems to demand. enchantedforestIt is needful, it is necessary for me to be still, to be quiet. And I’m learning for myself it needs to be longer than I would have ever imagined, and it needs to be more often. In fact it has never occurred to me to be apart so dramatically, other than from the need of a daily quiet time with God.  1 Kings 19:11 Elijah in the cave…God is not in the powerful wind that tore into the mountains, not in the earthquake, not in the fire…but in the small still voice…and Elijah heard it and wrapped his face in his mantle and stood in the entrance of the cave.

I'm listening.

 

What strange thing it is-- to totally separate, to unplug from my daily reality of conversation, computer, phone, texting, games, my daily talking routine, and to experience the cloak ofsilentforestchild silence and enjoy Him alone for more than hours, but for days. “For You will light my lamp” (Ps 18:28A)

My first 24 hours was magnificent, I was refreshed and ready for more.  I did not experience unsettled, restless or inconsistent, confused or uncontrollable chatter in my thoughts…I did the second time around. What made the difference? My second 24 hours was just as wonderful, inviting me to extend my separateness, my cloak of silence. This time silence was more difficult to leave. Why? Was my heart mourning something? Am I on the cusp of discovering or knowing something?

My quest into silence will continue.  It is part of my Hero’s journey that we’ve learned so much about through our MKMMA class. silentbridgenatureOthers can encourage me, but I must go alone, no other person may walk into this journey with me.  It is mine to walk and discover alone.

 

 

 

This is a teaser video.  It comes in 12 parts. I’ve made mention of it during my Silence posts previously.  You may find some solace sharing in 5 volunteers as they journey into 8 days of silence.  What do they discover about themselves, about the life they are living, about God, and about being?  What will you DISCOVER when you put on the cloak of SILENCE?

9 thoughts on “Master Key Journey: Part 22A, part 2

  1. So beautifully you weave the descriptors & draw out from the reader the desire to participate, to embark, to find the treasure within. May your quest continue to establish your personal plumbline, your "one thing" as Mark J states with that twinkle in his eye in the short Week 23 video, Genie, my friend.

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    1. Geni

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      Mightyjane-Nancy you are right it has become a quest, with patient persistence and a twinkle in my own eye much wondrous discovery and adventure are at hand!! Love you dear friend.

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  2. Geni, I am so right with you. I couldn't agree more...your re-discovery of the sacredness of Silence is profound. It seems so clear in looking at the Bible how all the prophets and Jesus spent so much time apart in Silence (40 days and 40 nights!). Like you, Geni, I want more. More each day, more each week, and extended retreats perhaps in a monastery....so much delicious depth to explore. Thank you so much for a gorgeously written Blog - again!

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    1. Geni

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      It is so true that the sacredness of silence is profound. It felt like a had draped myself in a cloak of Silence. Mark is a 40 day and 40 night silence on our agenda for the next adventure? Discovering you've stopped by, read and commented on my posts, has me grinning from ear to ear and just makes my day better, thank you!

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  3. I agree with Mark...another "Geni" blog so beautifully rendered. It is wonderful to know how fabulous your silence experience was. I totally enjoyed the visuals as well. I imagine they are like your experiences during your silence...magnificent! Thanks for sharing this experience with us!

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    1. Geni

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      Mary Beth I'm always grinning when I've seen you read and commented on my posts. Your compliments are so sweet and mean so much to me. Thank you sweet MKMMA Friend!

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  4. I actually read your post and got so engrossed watching your interesting video link last week and have realised I forgot to leave a comment as well. Sorry Geni. I love the pictures you have chosen too. So lovely and a reflection of your charm and beauty.

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