An unexpected guest accompanied me on my retreat last spring. I didn’t invite her. She surprised me with her presence.
She popped up in the verses I read. My spiritual director mentioned her. I heard her in my nightly dreams
Her name is Wisdom.
Being mindful of those nudges, whispers, and repeated sightings when a word or topic appears in multiple moments can be a powerful spiritual practice. They pique our curiosity. Our mind becomes alerted that a new lesson is coming.
My spiritual director had been urging me to be patient and watch for what bubbles up within me on its own.
What was this presence? Who was she? It was like meeting a new person, and we seemed to click. The invitation was to get to know her better.