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The Divine Spark

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Reclining Buddha at Polonnaruwa (Photo: Thomas Merton)

The ‘spark’ which is my true self is the flash of the Absolute recognizing itself in me.

–Thomas Merton

Written by MattAndJojang

February 11, 2019 at 7:04 am

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  1. Dear Matt,
    Just had a little synchronicity experience. Just about 20 minutes ago when I was meditating/contemplating in the “Our Father” prayer for a little bit I recalled how early in my conversion journey that while praying the Rosary I would periodically have flashes of light. Then i read your post 🙂 It is such a precious little ‘spark’ gift to know that their others in the world who-knowingly or unknowingly- are in the same conductive flow of God’s Light. Thanks for sharing Thomas Merton’s little flash.
    Continue Blessings,

    Christopher H

    February 16, 2019 at 9:01 pm

  2. Hi, Christopher,

    God works in mysterious ways.

    Mystics have often spoken of God as light. Merton in one of his most significant mystical experiences spoke of people shining like the sun.

    On a personal note, many years ago I just woke up early in the morning and saw all things radiating with light. And there was no separation between me and everything else.

    Indeed we are all in the same conductive flow of God’s light. And we live in a universe where the light of the Divine Presence shines through His creation.

    Thanks for sharing…



    February 17, 2019 at 9:36 pm

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