I made a journey to Mizpe Ramon in Israel with a group of graduate students when we were studying in Israel. We went out to sit at sunrise in silence after morning prayer. This is the profound experience I had sitting on a rock looking at the sky: "Today I saw the face of God. After early morning prayer I went and sat upon a rock and looked at the sky. The sky was so blue, the clouds white and gold --radiant. Slowly more gold entered - then brilliant orange- I saw God and lived! My Beloved (Christ/God) reached out and touched my heart and kissed my soul. My Beloved laid God's hand upon my heart and kissed my soul. You are great and loving my Beloved. You reach for me and you hold me gently to you. You caress me and fill my being with light. Then the sun came up - glorious- magnificent-fillling the sky with radiance. My heart began to sing-sing-sing-words, music, feelings, all in praise of my Beloved. Glory be to God my Beloved."
On Feb 27, 2023 Catherine wrote :