"Many Hands Make Light Work"
Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn Swift Jones
Sunday January 13, 2019
Sunday December 30, 2018
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 ...
Sunday December 23, 2018
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,
Sunday December 16, 2018
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.
Sunday December 9, 2018
Sunday December 2, 2018
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.
Sunday November 4, 2018