Date: April 6, 2014
“Wherever you go, there you are.” Contributed to Confucius
I’m settling in to my April house, which has every convenience. Yesterday was a chilly, stay-inside-day. I now have total choice and responsibility as to how I fill my time. I had great plans for big changes I would make once I got settled. Right! In order to face the reality of this new life, I created a long list of things I should do and things I would like to do.
It is important to make these days count rather than just drifting along.
I seem to have brought all of the old patterns with me. Alas – give up coffee, eat more vegetables, alter those clothes, walk, do Qigong …
I’ve always been quite good at making plans for tomorrow – which, of course, never arrives. To feel better about myself I pulled out the file box of business papers to begin reviewing, organizing, discarding.
They are still on the island – in process.
So this morning, before church, I settled in with my coffee to do a bit of journaling. The last couple of days I have noticed a bit of ego irritation when things have not been to my liking.
- Neighbors using the grill right outside my back door,
- noisy truck music on Saturday night,
- not quite comfortable with the lack of privacy at the front door.
My ego complained – but I heard it and knew I had a choice about paying attention.
So it feels good that I noticed and chose to take a deep breath and “change my mind” – my perspective.
I set up my favorite meditative “altar” items on the coffee table. I questioned whether visitors would approve – but it is my sanctuary and seeing them gives me such pleasure.
- my box of infinite possibilities
- my cup of receiving
- crystals from Peace Valley, Arkansas
- my “you can absolutely trust in the light for your journey” rock
- the beautiful blue angel my daughter cross stitched for me
I used the powerful Barbara Marx Hubbard meditation which invites our Universal Self to come into our field and become part of our lives. Profound.
An then my mind wandered to the question of why I am here and what I am meant to do on this journey. I have been leaving the “love and light rocks.” Am I going to be teaching classes? Or wisdom circles? Or healing? Or peace lessons? Or Oneness Blessings? Or just practicing coherence as I am out and about?
I said, “Tell me something, God.” The quick answer was, “Sing me a love song.”
My heart caught in my throat. It was such a sweet thought. So an old hymn came to mind and I sang.
At the vibrant Unity church in New Braunfels, we sang many more love songs.
During the meditation I felt the urge to really surrender, in a way that I have not done before. I delighted in the opportunity to worship.
I think perhaps, singing a love song to Spirit may just be the foundation of this journey. There must be at least a thousand ways…
Would you like to share a way you sing a love song to Spirit?
Hi, I'm Judy Henry. What if we left the past behind? Home? Years of accumulated treasurers? Friends and family?
What would Spirit teach us if we stepped into the unknown and just trusted – one day at a time?
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