The Arising: A Call to Creatives and Contemplatives

NOTE: I first wrote this a couple of years ago (here is the original post). It is, by far, the most shared and discussed thing I’ve ever written (which took me by surprise because it is so deeply personal). I’m reposting it and did a corresponding live video this morning (link below) because I think the content is even more relevant and timely now than when I first wrote it. I’ve changed the title to something that I think it a more accurate and broader description of the content. Time to arise and shine, beloved ones!   

Art by Aeron Brown

The Arising
Misunderstood misfits
Melancholy feelers
Merciful, tender, abstract souls
The ones who feel deeply
And love fiercely
They long for peace and connection
Yet their very presence troubles those
Who live in a land of practical plans
And linear lines
They think with their hearts
And not their heads
They walk a path of ever unfolding awe
Few believe exists
These are the ones who see what can’t be seen
And hear what can’t be heard
They’re able to reach out and touch…

Whispers of wonder continually draw them
Deeper into the unknown
The intangible and the unexplainable
Are so very familiar and real
But what seems concrete to others
Remains an enigma
And oh so difficult to grasp
More at home in ethereal realms
Than in a world made of clay
Prayer is easy
Life is hard
But eternal life is fluid, real
And delightfully glorious

His presence is their bread
Their water
The very air they breathe
Communion with Him
The one thing they desire
The one thing they seek
The one thing they crave
Far above life itself

Mystery is embraced
Absolutes are rejected
Except for Him
He is always their central certainty
He is their reality
He is the Truth
The Life
And the Way
In His arms, they are home
In His presence, they belong

These are the mystics
The dreamers
The poets and the minstrels
The artists and the creators
The contemplatives
The ones who were born to simply be
The ones who were born to simply be with Him
Mary of Bethany
John the Beloved
David the dancing King


Maybe you?

This world is not your home
You’ve always known it
What others strive after
Has little appeal
But hear this –
Know this –
You are wanted
You are needed
You fit
Just as you are

You were divinely created
And divinely placed
Right here, right now
For such a time as this
Your presence shifts atmospheres
Your sensitivity reveals
The sweetness of His presence
And the beauty of His peace

Arise and shine beloved ones
For your light has come
Your time has come
Come into the light hidden ones
Forgotten ones
Misunderstood mystics
Contemplative creatives
It’s time to burn
It’s time to shine
Ever more brightly
For the glory of our King


Amen! Here is the live video:

2 thoughts on “The Arising: A Call to Creatives and Contemplatives

  1. I absolutely love this Cindy! It is so confirming what the Lord is doing in my life. After all these years, Lord willing I am about to self-publish a little book of poetry and prose. I have someone to help me with the technical stuff like the formatting and someone designing the cover. Do you remember me emailing you about this and buying your book,
    “Pieces of My Heart”?

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