Uncertain Times

I opened the book When the Heart Waits this morning and looked at something I’d underlined years ago…

“A crisis is a holy summons to cross a threshold. It involves both a leaving behind and a stepping toward, a separation and an opportunity.” 

What if during this time of crisis we are being called to bring forth the peace that is within us? To stop for a moment and remember the only true calm is within. Isn’t that what’s needed? 

Don’t we need that calm, our kiddos, our family, our friends, those around the globe? 

The author continues, “This is a call to separation. In order to follow the inner journey, we need to leave behind those things that are deadening, the loyalties that no longer have life for us.” 

What if we left behind beliefs that cause harm, habits that hurt us and others, words that separate and cause pain? What if those are things that deaden us? 

She then talks about a few ways to work through a crisis one she calls:”the way of waiting. That way means creating a painfully honest and contemplative relationship with one’s own depths, with God in the deep center of one’s soul. People who choose this way aren’t so much after peace of mind or justice as wholeness and transformation. They’re after soulmaking.” 

Imagine using this time to get in touch with the Sacred within in order to project a calming energy. With calm energy we make better decisions. We see more clearly.  We are better for our families. We can laugh more easily, bring light into any dark place.

She goes on, “If you choose this way, you find the threshold, the creative moment or epiphany, within the crisis. You discover that the stormy experience can be an agent drawing you deeper into the kingdom, separating you from the old consciousness and the clamp of the ego. It’s not an easy way.” 

She also quotes theologian Martin Marty, “Brokenness and wounding do not occur in order to break human dignity but to open the heart so God can act.” 

Today my friend may you experience at least a moment free of worry, confusion, and uncertainty, and rest in the arms of the Sacred. The place where Love waits to comfort you deep within your heart. 🙏

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