Note From Ann: I just love how Janie winds us through the soul’s journey of growth through God’s shimmering Light and Secrets (Second Sacred Signpost of Divine Companionship) by using one of my favorite fabrics, silk… If you are searching for what’s inside your soul (and aren’t we all?), be sure to spend some time with this relaxing wisdom!

Silk is a remarkable fabric. It shimmers with beauty like no other fabric. Its shimmering appearance comes from a triangular, prism-like structure of the fiber which allows silk cloth to refract incoming light at different angles. In short, light dazzles from the shape of the woven fabric! 

And, what’s more, silk thread is made from the cocoons made by mulberry silkworms called “Bombyx mori.”  Silkworms do the remarkable work of spinning their own cocoons. Inside the cocoon, the silkworm undergoes a transformation to become a butterfly moth. (I have a poem about that for another time!)

For now, I want to emphasize that spiritual growth is a remarkable journey– not unlike the journey and transformation of the Silkworm!  We need to go inward to spin our most beautiful fabric of faith . . .  it is one of the (open) Secrets of the Kingdom of God!

Because the words are hard to read on the image above, here is the poem “Silk” again:


This is the shimmering transformation in the presence of God and all of the light for your soul that you can imagine! Psalm 119:105 says “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path”.

To Read more beautiful and inspirational posts from Janie, click on the list of links below:

Sweetness: First Sacred Signpost of Divine Companionship 

Things Radiant and the Sweetness of God 

The Crown of Wisdom and How to Get It 

How’s the Inner Life of Your Soul? 

Be Free of Fear: Root it Out for Good! 

How Do You Fight Fear with Faith…and Win?

What Does the Bible Say about Fear? 

Need Energy? Trust the Beauty of Solitude!

Refresh Your Soul: Be Refreshed from the Inside Out! 

How to Take Control of Your Mood {When Life Distracts} 

How to Win the Battle over Fear and Anxiety 

Enjoy Hearing from God—Even If You Never Thought You Could

How to Enjoy Knowing God 

How to Be Refreshed and Have a Vibrant Spiritual Life 

Taking Care of Yourself: A Spa for Your Soul

Do you remember when we discussed the Sacred Signposts of Divine Companionship, if so (or if not), I want to leave these here for you to bookmark (and save) to help your soul through its light-lifting journey:

  • The signposts are: Sweetness, Secrets, Surrender, Struggles, Stillness, Suddenlys, and Seeing. Read more here.

John 8:12

“Again Jesus spoke to them,


“I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me

will not walk in darkness,

but will have the light of life.”

What can you do today to begin your soul’s transformation from God’s shimmering light?