Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn

"Many Hands Make Light Work"

Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn Swift Jones

Sunday January 13, 2019

Bless you ! You are the Brave Hearts , willing to see Truth where deception appears to be.
 
As we move into the Silent Chamber of our Innermost Being, Spirit invites us to bring our focus into our heart chakras. 
 
With our focus lovingly centered on our heart chakras, Spirit invites us to bear witness as our heart centers grow incrementally larger and larger still, until we can feel and know that they are about 6 to 12 feet across.  This may take some time, so Spirit gently counsels us not to rush this process of awareness. 
 
When our hearts have swelled to about 6 to 12 feet across or larger, Spirit invites us to observe our enormous hearts as the Great Lights they are intended to be . These Great Lights are not only Light Houses , bringing comfort to those who have lost their way, but they are also Search Lights, and they seek Truth where deception appears to be. 
 
Spirit then invites us to turn our Search Lights onto a situation in our personal lives or in the world at large where deception appears to be. Any place where we have lied to ourselves , been lied to by another person, or felt lied to by an authority will do. 
 
We are urged to let our Heart Lights do the work for us , for if we give them full reign, they will show us Truth where deception appears to be. If, for instance, we have lied to ourselves about what it is we need in order to be happy, our Search Lights will show us the Truth of what we really need. If someone else has lied to us, our Search Lights will show us the Truth that they have actually brought forward for us to see. If a political authority, or any authority , has lied to us, our Search Lights will show us the Truth that they, also, have brought forward for us to see. Wherever we have interpreted an energy as being deceptive, our Search Lights will show us Truth.
 
And, as you know, Brave Hearts, this Truth sets us free. 
 
Bless you, Dear Ones ! It takes courage to see beyond the veil of illusion . Yet with every glimpse, our courage transforms the world into One Enormous Search Light , and illusion will reign no more. 
 
Many Thanks and Much Love,
Rev. Carolyn 

Sunday December 30, 2018

Dearest Souls,

Bless you! You are the Watching that brings us our Good.

As we move into the Sweet Darkness that gives birth to our Being, Spirit invites us to consider a time in our lives during which we had to watch and wait. This could be as simple as a time in which we had to wait for a train or as complex as a time in which we had to wait for a response from a loved one.

As we gather ourselves in tandem with our experience of watching and waiting, Spirit invites us to notice what, if any, feelings of despair or pessimism arise. As we watch, are we hopeful? Or are we filled with foreboding? Whatever feelings arise as a result of engaging in the Watching will be perfect. 

Spirit invites us to address our feelings, positive or negative or both, with these words: " Be that as it may, I watch and wait to meet my Good." 

Next, we are invited us to look ahead to the year 2019 with the spirit of watchfulness and waiting. What are the feelings that arise? Are we filled with hope? Or are we troubled by whatever shadows flit before us? 

We know what to do. Whatever feelings come to the surface, we can address them with these words : "Be that as it may, I watch and wait to meet my Good."

Finally, we are invited to join hands energetically and lift our consciousness high above our dear planet, where we will be met by billions of Light Beings. In conjunction with these glorious Light Beings, we will be led to listen as the souls of earth wait and watch for the New Year to happen. There will be many worried sighs as well as voices of elation. We are to meet them all with a chorus of "Be that as it may, you are watching and waiting to meet your Good."

Thank you, dear Souls. Keeping the High Watch is your New Year's Gift to the world ...

Much Love,

Rev. Carolyn


 

Sunday December 23, 2018

Dear Souls,

Bless you. You are The Finding, and because you are, no one and no thing is ever lost.

As we move ourselves into the Radiating Silence , Spirit invites to consider something or someone that we believe we have lost. The loss can be as small as a favorite pen or sock or as large as a loved one. Whatever loss your Divine Heart brings to your consideration will be perfect. 

When we have the someone or something we believe we have lost in mind, Spirit invites us to imagine the days leading up to the loss as a time in which the days gradually grew shorter and shorter, with less and less daylight at hand in which to perceive things clearly.  It is suggested that we allow the light of day to completely disappear as our beloved  Lost" vanishes into darkness.

Next, we are invited to bear witness as the light gradually increases , little by little, day by day, until we are suffused with the energy of Calm and Bright. And in this Calm and Bright,we can, once again, see clearly. Our beloved "Lost" never disappeared. He or she or it was there all along, waiting to be discovered. They may well have changed, but they never vanished. Now that we have re-claimed our Light, we can accept that everything that once was lost is The Finding.  

With our joyous reunion fresh at hand, we have become a Joy to the World, and it is time to share our good news. We are ready to join hands energetically and fly on wings of Love to Indonesia, where many have been "lost" in yesterday's Tsunami. Spirit whispers that we will be drawn to a certain person or family that is searching for a loved one. We will notice at first that the light around them has grown increasingly dim until they are in total darkness and cannot see at all. But we know what to do. We will stay with them until the Light begins to grow and shine brilliantly. All is Calm. All is Bright. And now our brothers and sisters can see their loved ones right beside them. They may have changed , but they were never lost .

Our Silent Night is now Calm and Bright, dear ones. And all because you remembered to let the Light grow. 

Many Thanks and Much Love,

Rev. Carolyn 


Sunday December 16, 2018

Dearest Souls,

Bless you! You are the manger with room for a child in need.

As we move into the Silent and the Deep, Spirit asks that we consider a time in our lives when there wasn't any room for us, either in a hotel, or someone’s home, or in a relationship, or in a subway car.

Spirit asks that we remember the hollow feeling within us when it appeared that the world had no place for us.  Perhaps it happened when we were searching for a job. Perhaps it happened when we were searching for our rightful mate...

Whatever circumstance it was that brought us that hollow, cast out feeling, Spirit asks us to work with that energy. And as we bring our focus to this particular feeling of being left out, Spirit invites us to notice a place being prepared for us.   A manger, filled with the kindness of the animal kingdom and soft with hay. It's warm, and this is where we will spend the night.

As we sleep in this warm, kind place, we dream beautifully. We dream of a world where people are naturally kind to one another. We dream of a world where there is room for everyone and where everyone is welcome, not just some of the time, but all of the time.

And when we awake, we know we are ready to be a manger for anyone who needs a place to be welcomed into. Our hearts fly down to the border between the United States and Mexico. There we will find the soul of a seven year old child who needs a safe place to stay. Spirit asks us to join hands energetically and make this child a manger where she can be reborn in perfect peace.

One of us will volunteer to be Mary, one will be Joseph. Some of us will be cattle and sheep. Some will be shepherds. One will volunteer to be a star over her head. Others will be the Magi and will come with gifts. And many of us will volunteer to be the angels singing sweet lullabies in the distance. Those who are so moved will volunteer to be the straw in the cradle that holds her.

And someone will be the cradle. All of us will make room for her so that she is reborn safely and with the tenderest of care.

And when she is reborn, this time, we will be ready for her.

Many Thanks, Dear Souls. The mangers you all are welcome us home.

Much Love,

Rev. Carolyn

 


Sunday December 9, 2018

Dearest Souls,
 
Bless you ! You are the True Judgment that brings new Understanding .
 
As we move into the Silent and the Deep , Spirit invites us to consider an event from our past that may still trigger anxiety within us now. 
 
We are next invited to a trial wherein the event or person that still causes us anxiety is on trial for their ( or its) life. All we need to do is to bear witness as the event or person listens to the charges being brought forward against them. 
 
Spirit invites to to lean in and notice that every charge is landing on the person or energy of the event in a deeply personal way. We are aware of their deep breathing , their tears , and their profound embarrassment . We can feel their enormous regret , weighing heavily upon them. 
 
And then , Spirit invites us to notice- the deep breathing, the tears, the embarrassment, and the regret- these emotions all belong to us . We are no longer the prosecutor ; we have become the defendant, and we are on trial for our life. 
 
This is when we remember, that to repent doesn't mean we ought to focus on guilt or shame- it means to "think again" or "think anew".
 
Spirit therefore invites us to think again and anew about ourselves. Perhaps what we will notice is that in the core of our Being, we are always innocent. 
 
As we breathe gently into our innocence: behold; a wonder, a marvel, a shining star from the east of our being appears . It is the event or person that once caused us anxiety . They are also breathing into their innocence. 
 
And now, the trail is over , and all are released into a True Judgment that brings new Understanding. 
 
Bless you, dear Souls ! Your new understanding reveals the innocence at the core of all humanity. Thanks to you, we can now begin again.  
 
Much Love,
Rev. Carolyn

 

Sunday December 2, 2018

Dearest Souls,

Peace be with you!  You are Love's birthing place!

As we move into the Silent and the Deep , Spirit invites us to consider a situation that we have decided is impossible to resolve. 

This might be a political situation, or a personal situation. We might see this "impossible" situation in our finances, our relationships, or our physical health. Or this situation might be as all encompassing as climate change. Whatever "impossible" situation our Divine Hearts bring us to work with will be perfect. 

Once we have located the "impossible" situation, Spirit invites us to give our brains a rest by letting go of trying to resolve the situation logically. Instead, Spirit invites us to imagine that we can hold the situation tenderly as if it were a tiny baby. 

As we love this tiny baby with all our hearts, Spirit invites us to notice the shift in energy around the situation, a shift that eventually manifests as the appearance of an angel. What does the angel tell us?

Spirit invites us to hear the angel tell us that we are dearly loved and blessed. Spirit invites us to hear the angel say that we are the birthing place of a loving solution for what we thought was impossible to resolve. Spirit invites us to bear witness as the angel points to the baby in our arms as the beginning of a perfect solution. 

And then - Spirit asks us to gently say within the womb of our being:" I am the Mother of Love and today the impossible is delivered through me."

Bless you, dear Souls! You are birthing Love in everything you think, say, and do, and because you are, we are watching Love be born.

Much Love,

Rev. Carolyn


Sunday November 4, 2018

Greetings from the Parliament of World Religions in Toronto, Canada! You are all here with the 10,0000 other light bearing souls , and we are lifting the vibration of the world through heart and song and unified intention.
 
As we move into the Sacred Silence of our True Being, Spirit invites us to remember the moment before the Big Bang, when we were gathered as One into the Palm of the Creator.
 
There we were, indivisible, One Thought of Love, compressed into a tiny space. Spirit invites us to remember how it felt when we were tiny and we all fit together inside something as small as a pea...
 
When we can remember the warm comfort of being deeply immersed in each other, Spirit invites us to take a deep breath and exhaling, let out the sound  “0H” .
 
This sound “OH” will remind us of the explosion of Light that carried us out to the far corners of the Universe.
 
Spirit invites us to take another deep breath, and , exhaling, exhale on the sound “AH”. This sound will remind us of the Everlasting  Love that unites us Always.
 
Oh! Ah! Oh ! Ah! Oh ....Ah.....Oh...Ah....Oh. Ah.
 
Once we are through meditating, Spirit has an invitation to us: great every moment , every object, every living creature, with “ Oh!  Ah!”
 
Bless you dear Souls! You are the Oh! And you are the Ah! And because you ARE...the world remembers the Light and Love It Really Is.
 
Much Love,
 
Rev. Carolyn