Stillness Fills the Space… Eternal Stillness
Your Sacred Love Heals Me

Whether we are aware or not of our spiritual origins, each has a conscious or unconscious longing for completion. This desire for completion is not of the body but of the spirit. For this reason we eventually learn—and sometimes it takes a lifetime—that what we are missing is, by way of actual inner life experience, an awareness and, in turn, oneness with the very presence of God within. Jesus knew this presence and oneness first hand, explaining it by saying, “I and the Father are one.”  (John 10:30 NIV)

“The Bridal Chamber Song” came out of a similar finding within my own spirit and was written during and after the experience. Read it and see if you don’t find that it describes some part of your own awakening, growing experience during your spiritual maturing process…
 

Stairway to the sun

 

The Bridal Chamber Song

In this moment, when all within me is weary,

I venture inside the chamber of my heart.

Like a golden door, it opens for me to peer inside.

Stillness fills the space…eternal stillness.

Nothing can replace this Peace I feel with You inside.

 

How many times have I come here?

How many times have I looked here inside,

Where there is no pain and the world is not with us,

Where I can rest and only in You do I abide?!

 

In this moment I go deeper as the stairs of time

Lead me further and closer into union with You.

Like the Balm of Gilead, Your sacred love heals me.

Stillness fills this space, eternal stillness.

Nothing can replace this Peace I feel with You inside.

 

How many times have I come here?

How many times have I looked here inside,

Where there is no pain and the world is not with us,

Where I can rest and only in You do I abide?!

 

In this moment, we move toward absolute oneness.

All of life, except for You, fades from my awareness.

Like the bride, embraced by her husband, I am lost in wonder.

Stillness fills this space, eternal stillness.

Nothing can replace this Peace I feel with You inside.

 

How many times have I come here?

How many times have I looked here inside,

Where there is no pain and the world is not with us,

Where I can rest and only in You do I abide?!
 

Philip Burley
The Hum of Heaven, Page ­­­79

Mastery Press

 

The Hum of Heaven

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