Good Evening, God!
Look what I stumbled upon! This Thanksgiving holiday I took it into my head to review, sort and donate some of my books. I have a lot of books. It took me all day to empty four book cases, oil them and then fill the largest of them. Then I rested. The books rested on beds, floors and desks. Five bags of books have gone off to our local library. I’m almost done.
But, the reward for me was discovering this book — The Miracle and Power of Blessing — by Maurice Berquist. I got it years ago and loved it. I’m pretty sure that at the time I tried to practice what I learned. But, not much remained!
So, here I am having another chance to absorb and practice the ideas in this book which is based on Psalm 103:1-4.which begins with
Bless the Lord Oh my soul, let all that is within me bless the Lord.
When I worked on blessing You this afternoon, I realized that the effort seemed to be coming from my solar plexus . . . not my mind or my heart. It seemed as if the Part of me that Blesses is Older . . . more Primal.
I am unsettled by that thought, God. Can it be that our Old Reptilian Brain wasn’t just vicious and red of tooth and claw? Could it be that it can Bless as well? That idea really surprises me! And after all the complaining I have done to You about humans having Too Much Old Brain . . . I realize I owe You an apology!!!
So, now I’m going downstairs to “practice” blessing You for a few more minutes. More on this tomorrow!