It doesn’t take much to see how relevant the story of Noah and the Ark is to our personal life journey. The Biblical story describes our own spiritual life journey. We all face “floods” in life. Perhaps the flood we encounter comes to us through loss of job, relationship or loved one; through addiction or mental illness – maybe we lived through abuse or experienced complete financial collapse…. Each person has their own rendition; our flood consists of whatever we feel overwhelmed by…. The flood is that which threatens to take us under …. these are the floods of our life.
How we face these life crises determines whether we survive or are destroyed. Do we feel reborn and free through the hardships we’ve encountered in life or are we left feeling embittered and angry – seeing ourselves as victims of life? How we come through the floods of life depends on one thing … whether or not we’ve built ourselves an ark.
The ark is our life preserver. Like Noah we too must build an inner vessel through daily effort that will deliver us safely through the “floods” of life. Noah’s ark is a symbol representing the sacred vessel we each must create through a daily connection with Source; It is our own inner place or spiritual center that is designed for the specific purpose of meeting and “walking with God” like Noah did.
Build an ark. Find a practice; a discipline that opens and quietens the body and mind and then commit to do it every day. Such is the way to stay afloat through hardship. Your daily practice must be something that fosters a direct and personal relationship with Source. The best ark building practice is one that includes a treatment for all three aspects of the human life expression – the mental, emotional and physical selves.
Are you building your ark? Are you spending daily time walking with Source? Are you listening to the instructions being given you during these alone times? Have you gotten quiet and clear enough to hear the message of love and hope that Source is constantly whispering? If not, you will be wiped out when the flood comes.