"Many Hands Make Light Work"
Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn Swift Jones
Sunday May 19, 2019
Dearest Mothers of Light,
Bless you ! Because you are willing to say "Yes", Light is being birthed continously!
As we move into the Awareness that where we are is where all of Love is, Spirit invites us to gather 9 of our thoughts together as if they were baby chicks needing a place to call home. Whatever thought comes up, Spirit suggests that we say "Yes" to it , gather it to our breast, and give it loving shelter.
We are invited to bear witness as each thought, no matter how dark or dreary we may have formally considered it to be, begins to glow with Light as we give it a Mother's unconditional Love.
Gradually, we will notice that we have become enormously full of Light - as if we were 9 months pregnant.
Each thought that we have nursed and cared for is now ready to be born. We are aware that Powerful Wings of Love are opening for us, ready to gather us in. All we need to do is say "Yes." , so that we are nurtured with the same intensity that we have nurtured.
And as we allow ourselves to be gathered in, Spirit invites us to notice: Light is being born! From us ! Watch as it goes forth to birth more Light!
As the brilliant mystic Meister Eckhart has said:"We are all meant to be mothers of God...for God is always needing to be born."
Bless you, Mothers of Light . Let it be done to you...
Sunday April 28, 2019
Bless you! After the dust has settled, You Are what remains. And because You Are, the world spins forward into Faith, Hope, and Love.
As we move into the Sacred and the Silent, Spirit encourages us to to gather our focus around an event in our personal lives in which a kind of bomb went off, sending our energies into fear and chaos. The bomb might have appeared as the betrayal of a love partner, the death of a close friend or family member, or the sudden loss of a job. Perhaps the bomb was a medical diagnosis; a tree that fell on our property , or even the unexpected cruel word that caught us off guard. Whatever bomb our hearts bring before us to examine will do perfectly.
We are invited to imagine that we are walking deliberately toward the energy where the bomb went off. And, with enormous courage, allow ourselves to be blown apart.
Spirit reassures us that there are three things that will remain after the bomb has blown us apart. And these three are : Faith, Hope , and Love. We are invited to remember what happened to us after the explosion appeared to defeat us. What was it that kept us going when it appeared that all was lost? Why are we still here today, putting one foot in front of the other, continuing on our journey?
Spirit invites us to see that it was our own Faith, Hope , and Love that motivated us to stay with our journey. We are here because Faith, Hope , and Love remained. We are here because we are Faith, Hope, and Love.
And yes, the greatest of these is Love.
Many Thanks, Dear Souls. What remains for you is what remains for us all.
Sent with Love to the victims of the bombings in Sri Lanka
Sunday April 21, 2019
Alleluia! You have walked out of the tomb of restriction into the wide expanse of the Limitless . And because you have, the whole world rises up in Love!
As we move into the Silence of our Being, Spirit invites us to imagine that we have agreed to be confined in a tiny box , in an itty-bitty room, in a wee house, in a miniature country, on a Lilliputian planet. We are invited to notice that in this small way of being, there can be no room for anyone else.
Sitting - or lying- within our limited space , Spirit asks us a question : "Is this really what you want ?" We may well reply, "Well , no, but this is what we agreed to."
Spirit asks us another question : "Would you like to make another agreement?"
We are then invited to make another agreement. As we do, the layers of limitation will begin to dissolve . We are invited to keep making new agreements until all of the layers of limitation have disappeared completely, and what was once "small" is now "All".
Spirit invites us to notice, as the "All" we are, that there is now plenty of room for everyone else.
And behold- because your Expanded and Unlimited Being has made room , the "Everyone Else's" of the world are making their own new agreements.
And what was a tomb- is nothing but Room.
Room... for Love.
And all because you made new agreements.
Happy Passover, Happy Easter, Happy Spring, Happy Life!
Sunday April 14, 2019
Sunday Mar. 31, 2019
Dear Beloved Souls,
Bless you ! You are the Unknowing, and the world you create is constantly spinning forward !
As we move into the Place within where we remember What We Are, Spirit invites us to think of words that have been said to us or by us that have opened up new possibilities and ways of seeing things. These words will most likely sound like questions, and will resonate with Sacred Unknowing. We are invited to revisit these Holy Gateways once again and walk through them , allowing the words to arch over us, under us ,around us , and through us, while we delight in their Mystery.
Next, we are invited to contemplate a word or words that we have said or others have said to us that closed the door of our curiosity . These words will most likely sound like answers , and will resonate with an absolute certainty as to the nature of things. As we gather these words , we are again invited to walk through them , and as we do, to ask ourselves if we really know what those words mean. For instance, does "never" really mean "never"?
Spirit invites us to ask The Universe what the words that have closed our doors of curiosity really mean. What does the Universe have to say?
Spirit invites us to notice that in order to hear The Universe's definition of a word, we will need to let go of what we think a word means. Can we tolerate this kind of unknowing?
Spirit says, "Yes." All it takes is one tiny step of not knowing . Just one breath of the mystery will do. One toe in the water of the deep . That is all that is needed.
Spirit assures us that if we will just put one little toe in the question of the deep, we will have already shifted our awareness around what we think we know and what we know we do not know.
And in the not knowing, all we will know is the question that Love is asking. And that question is what makes the world spin forward.
Bless you , dear Souls ! You have done it again ! Your Unknowing is what moves the world closer to knowing only Love .
What would we do without you?
Sunday Mar. 24, 2019