Contemplation Day4

40 Days of Letting Go, Letting God

From Release to Embrace

Rule 4

Intellect and Love are made of different materials. Intellect ties people in knots and risks nothing, but love dissolves all tangles and risks everything. Intellect is always cautious and advises, ‘Beware too much ecstasy,’ whereas Love says, ‘Oh, never mind! Take the plunge!’ Intelligence does not easily break down, whereas Love can effortlessly reduce itself to rubble. But treasures are hidden among ruins. A broken heart hides treasures.


Today’s affirmation:  I let go into the very presence of God’s love
within me, and I am made whole and well and free

As I was contemplating on Rule No1 and today’s Lent message, I realized that …

Following Love instead of Intelligence has been a long and arduous journey for me. 🙂 Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Matt 5:5 I come from a long line of well-educated intellectuals who valued smartness the best amongst attributes. As a result I only sought after endeavours that made me smarter or gave me additional knowledge. 

This is how, at first, I approached spirituality. I thought I would learn about the nature of the Divine and so I will understand myself and others more. It took me a long time to realize that God cannot be known, only experienced.

The intellect is always limited by its fears. Until I approached knowing the Divine with my intellect I could only see what I was taught about God. In my case, it was a ‘righteous and angry old guy who does not like naughty children’.

When I allowed myself to follow the river of Loving – a strong energy current – in meditation, I started to experience myself freer and in a way whole again in the Oneness with ‘him’. It is rather difficult to write about inner experiences so I suggest you find it our for yourself. 🙂 

What did you discover by contemplation on this rule and Lent reading?

in Loving and with many Blessings,
Rev Kudlik

Please note that though I may use ‘him’ or ‘his’ pronouns to talk about God/the Divine, it is only because the English language does not have a gender neutral pronoun. They sounds odd to me to use and it sounds lifeless.