Listening to the Hunger

Delicious food is one of those things I most love, and it’s typically very easy to determine which kind of food I would enjoy on any given day.  Within moments of asking myself what would taste divine, there’s an answer speaking very clearly of which delectable treat will satisfy today’s appetite.  I’m not one to diet or restrict my eating habits–at least not at this point in my life.  And so this process of selecting foods that delight my senses is one that often brings contented “fullness.”

While walking this morning, however, I could feel that usual question of “what would be delicious today” come into my mind.  Contemplating my own inner desires, it was difficult to settle on something that would satisfy the hunger.  My most favorite things even–left me feeling empty.  As the question from my soul came into my awareness, there was a hesitation to even consider it.  “What then, am I truly hungry for?”  If not food–then what? 

The hunger is for a deeper connection.  To myself, to Spirit, to the purity of my soul.  It’s a longing that cannot be quieted with culinary favorites.  There’s a yearning in the depths of who I am that calls to me, beckoning me further into the very cells of my being.  I don’t know what I’ll find there–and in the briefest of moments fear I may not find at all what I know I’m so, so hungry for–Divine light, an inner truth as yet unknown.  And yet…the call keeps coming–the hunger grows and can be fed only with introspection, openness and surrender.

I wonder what you might find within yourself should you ask this very same question.  “What are you truly hungry for?”  While the words may vary for each of us, the ultimate truth is the same.  Love and connection–to ourselves, to one another, to the Divine.  We long to feel our own existence in every possible way.  Our every effort striving to be, to feel, to live with purpose and vigor.  And so the hunger calls….leaving empty the space of myself that at times is so easy to fill and satiate. 

That fullness eludes me today.  Instead it’s the food of the Sacred my soul aches to experience.  I choose to listen.  To respond, to be there.  To hear….the desires emanating from my soul through the whispers of my heart…..

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6 thoughts on “Listening to the Hunger

  1. “In the attitude of silence the soul finds
    the path in an clearer light,
    and what is elusive and deceptive
    resolves itself into crystal clearness.
    Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.”
    Mahatma Gandhi

  2. this is too much on target – we are experiencing so much synchronicity of late! or, at least i am! this is exactly how i felt yesterday and today to a degree; it’s a need for soulsearching, exploration and a redefining of what is satisfying, isn’t it? thank you for sharing your perspective in such eloquent and elegant form. ♥namaste, s2

    1. Absolutely right – it is the need to seek out and redefine what’s true at this present time. The process of releasing old beliefs in order to connect with new ones. So glad to share with you Shelley. Thank you for being here. XOXO

  3. I love the fact you have a Labyrinth in your photo. How apt. Did you plan this? A labyrinth, however confusing it looks, has only one twisting path that weaves its way to the centre and back out again. There is only one entrance and exit, no dead ends, and no crossing of paths with a choice of which way to turn.

    As you are clearly hungry perhaps it is the light of your inner labyrinth that you must follow? A realisation that the journey has no wrong directions, just a way to the centre and back out again.

    That you will find the truth on that journey. Discovering along the way, perhaps through needs arising as a part of the journey, what is needed to nourish, feed and enhance yourself. That connection will increase along the labyrinth path. Each turn can bring a new hunger to be attended too, but all in divine timing.

    As you so wonderfully described your ability to intuitively select food to experience so will be the case for soul food too.

    As always, faith not fear, believe ❤

    Love you Jackie

    1. The photo is of the labyrinth in the Chartres Cathedral. While there, we did journey into and back out of the labyrinth in a very sacred ritual one evening. Although my intent wasn’t specifically to use its energetic symbolism which you so beautifully describe, it was fully intentional to have Chartres be the symbol of turning inward, to the sacred soul space of my own self. And yes, it is the inner labyrinth that begs to be traveled….no wrong turns….just a journey deeper into its center to connect quietly to the truth there….and back out again, this time with the gift of the experience as part of my being.

      Thank you for your love. And your seamless support. My love to you. xo

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