That is such a curious statement. Be Still and Know. It comes from the bible. I used to think it was a command. Now it seems more like a recipe or maybe a treasure map.
Be still and know that I am God came to mind after my meditation a couple of days ago….because I’d found it…that deep stillness that goes beyond words.
Curious that we’re not told to go to church to know that I am God. Or told to read holy texts to know that I am God. Or kill animals, or make sacrifices, or give away all our money, or any of the other silly things we do to try to connect with that Something larger than ourselves. It says BE STILL and know that I am God. Sounds simple enough.
Sometimes my thoughts are like a big pile of pick up sticks (remember those?). In meditation I seek to get underneath that mess of crosswise thoughts where there is stillness. It’s the getting under there that’s tricky. Those thoughts don’t give up easily. It’s a little like picking through tangled brush. But we can get way better at it…with practice.
Two days ago I woke up and felt like the world was caving in on me. Tears came even before I got out of bed. That is not a good omen for the day. After 30 minutes of meditation, prying my way under the chaos of my crazy thoughts and dipping my toe into that stillness, the world looked entirely different. I’d found it. Ahhhh.
I am utterly grateful to have this experience of being still knowing God/Spirit/All That Is has wisdom to share, grace and love to give, and stillness to be had.