Wednesday, 3 February 2016

The living spring

Be kind to yourself, my darling.

Can you see, in your mind’s eye, a steep hillside, the middle reaches of a mountain, clad with trees in young green leaf?

From the good earth bubbles forth a spring of clear, sparkling water – so clear that sunlight makes rainbows in it.

At the spring is a channel of cut bamboo, fixed on a frame to make a spout for the gushing water. Below it is a small wooden platform where you can place a cup. A beautiful cup, the best work of a skilled potter, entirely unique. The water splashes joyfully, unstintingly in to the cup, the morning light striking rainbows from its flow.

It takes bare seconds for the cup to fill. And as long as it remains there below the spring, it fills and overflows all the time.

Jesus said, “Abide in my love”. He said: “You are clean because of the word I spoke to you. Abide in Me, and I in you.”

You can drink these holy words, if you are parched and thirsty, if you are tired.

The gushing water is constituted of loving-kindness – that’s how it is pure enough for rainbows. Loving-kindness is the purest, clearest thing life knows.

Be kind to yourself, my darling.

Let the fountain of life fill, refill, go on filling you, overflowing like laughter that bubbles up and cannot be resisted.

This is the living spring that bubbles up to eternal life for you, in you.

The cup, the spring, the healing leaves of the trees in the sunlight, the rainbows – they are all inside you.

Be kind to yourself, my darling.

Abide in love.

Curl into peace.

Be blessed.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful.

This is what He is. What He longs to give everyone. Through and through.


- Philippa

P.S. I love this song, which expresses a bit more about those living waters, 'Thirst' by Phil Wickham:

Pen Wilcock said...


Thank you xx

AbiSomeone said...

Exactly right! Lovely....

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx

Rachel Nichols said...

I like it!

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx

BLD in MT said...

Soothing words for a thirsty soul. What lovely imagery. Loving-kindness. Ah, yes, always good to keep in the mind's eye. Thanks, Pen.

Suze said...

Beautiful and much needed right now. Thank you.

Pen Wilcock said...

Hello, friends. Waving! xx

Knowing the light said...

lovely - thank you so much for sharing this

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx

Anonymous said...


thank you,

Pen Wilcock said...

:0) xx