"Many Hands Make Light Work"
Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn Swift Jones
Sunday November 4, 2018
Sunday October 28, 2018
You are deeply blessed. As you mourn, you are comforted.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
As we move into the Sacred Hollow of our Being, Spirit invites us to feel every feeling we have about the most recent and tragic act of anti semitism in Pittsburgh.
And when we have come to the ashes of our feelings, Spirit requests that we join the world in saying The Mourner's Kaddish, in whatever way brings us peace.
I have brought in the translation into English from the Hebrew text, as well as a Metaphysical parallel to use. The Kaddish reminds us that in the misdt of loss, there is always hope.
Exalted and hallowed be His great Name.
( Or...The Sacred Sound, Light, and Vibration of the Universe is exalted, great and whole.)
Throughout the world which He has created according to His Will. May He establish His kingship, bring forth His redemption and hasten the coming of His Moshiach.
(Or...Throughout the world which Light has created according to Light ...May Light establish It's rule, bringing forth Love's redemption and hasten the coming of the Messiah within us all.)
In your lifetime and in your days and in the lifetime of the entire House of Israel, speedily and soon, and say, Amen.
(Or...In your lifetime and in your days and in your entire Consciousness , right here and now, and the vibration is "Yes".)
Amen. May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity, blessed.
(Or...So it is. May the Vibration of Love ripen forever and to all eternity into ever evolving ripeness.)
May His great Name be blessed forever and to all eternity. Blessed and praised, glorified, exalted and extolled, honored, adored and lauded be the Name of the Holy One, blessed be He.
( Or...May the Sound of Love unfold continuously and infinitely. Blessed and praised, glorified, exalted and extolled, honored, adored, and celebrated be the Universal Name I AM , always unfolding .)
Beyond all the blessings, hymns, praises and consolations that are uttered in the world; and say, Amen.
( Or....Beyond what we have yet to even imagine , and so it is.)
May there be abundant peace from heaven, and a good life for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
(Or...We see abundant peace from our Peace within; we see goodness for us and the entire planet. And so it is.)
He Who makes peace in His heavens, may He make peace for us and for all Israel; and say, Amen.
( Or...May the peace we are within us make peace for us and for the world. And so it is. Power to these statements.)
Bless you, dear Souls. Your mourning is the comfort the world is aching for.
Sunday Sept. 15, 2018
Dearest Light Workers,
Bless you ! Your Little Way is the small beginning of something Big !
As we move into the Silent and the Dear, Spirit invites us to make ourselves very small, so small that we can easily sit compfortably on the head of a pin.
While we are sitting on the head of our tiny pin, Spirit invites us to notice that someone nearby needs our help - someone who is just as small as we are. What will we do ? We are tiny. We are , apparently, insignifigant- just a mere piece of dust on the wind. Is there room where we are to help someone out?
Spirit invites us to notice that there is indeed room on our tiny pin. We can indeed offer to help - as long as we keep our actions small and barely perceptible to the naked eye. And so, in the tiniest of ways , we do what we can for this other soul, and as we do, we notice that our little pin is getting larger . In fact, the more tiny things we do for our sister /brother/mother/father/child/boss/employee/ lover/spouse/friend, the larger our pin becomes, until it is in fact , no longer a tiny pin , but an enormous Mountain of Love .
Standing upon our Mountain of Love , let's take a moment to reflect on how the smallest things change the landscape of the world. Each loving life, no matter how inconspicuous or unnoticed , is the small beginning of something truly Big. We can trust this . Tiny mustard seeds become huge trees and shelter the birds. Tiny bits of yeast leaven the whole loaf. This is Heaven, and we are bringing it to earth right now.
Bless you, dear Souls ! Let's go forth and do tiny things that change the world !
"Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with great love." - Mother Theresa
Sunday Aug. 19, 2018
Bless you. You are the magnifying glass of Love the world aches to realize.
As we move ourselves compassionately into the Silence of our Being, Spirit invites us to call forth from our Being a thorn that has been keeping us from our peace. The thorn might be a comment made , either by you or by someone else. The thorn might be a wrong you have yet to see turned right. The thorn might be a moment in which you undervalued yourself or someone else. Whatever thorn your heart brings you will be perfect.
Once we can see our thorn, or thorns, Spirit invites to take a magnifying glass and zoom in on the thorn until we are all the way inside it .
Once inside the thorn, we are invited to explore the potential of a flower that is there - if we are willing to release it . Spirit invites us to consider what would happen if we allowed the thorn within to bloom from this potential , so that the casement of the thorny outside falls away to reveal a stunning flower.
Next, we are invited to hold hands energetically and bring an image of our dear earth as a giant plant into our view.
What do we see? Roses or thorns? Spirit invites us to pay close attention to the places on our planet where we are seeing thorns, and,once again, to pick up our magnifying glass and look deep inside the thorny places until we can see the potential flowers that are there- if we are willing to release them.
Bless you , dear Souls ! Your ability to see the Rose inside the thorn is the New World we long for.
Sunday July 29, 2018
When we have found the image of a gateway that resonates for us, we are invited to know that what we are is a gateway for Peace. Within our gates there is an Infinite Pasture of Deep Peace. And this Deep Peace is being sought for by many people from all over the world. In fact, we have become aware that throngs of people have gathered at our gate. What will we do?
Spirit reminds us: the more Peace we offer to the world, the more Peaceful we become. And so we decide to open our gates wide with a sign that says " Peace Is Here !" .
As we offer access to the Infinite Pasture of Deep Peace within us, we will notice that we are indeed becoming more peaceful. Suddenly, there is more peace on the planet than we had previously thought. An interesting thing is happening. The more access to Peace we provide, the more access to Peace we can see, and now it appears that every single human being is also a gateway for Peace.
Bless you, gateways ! The Peace you offer is all that is needed to bring our planet home .
Sunday July 22, 2018
Greetings! You are the New Map the world is asking for!
As we move into the Silent Truth of our Being, Spirit invites us to consider our inner map. Looking within, we will see boundaries keeping unwanted influences out and borders we have yet to cross. There may be many uncharted and unfamiliar seas. We may also recognize mountains we have climbed as well as valleys we have lived in.
When we can see our inner map, Spirit invites us to peel it away and lift it up so that it can be carried into Love on a new wind blowing from the east.
Next, right where we are , we are invited to look as far as we can into the north, south, east, and west of our Being. The promise is this: we will be given all that we can see. And from what we can see, we can create a new map . What does the new map look like?
Bless you, Dear Souls . Your new map is the orientation the world is seeking. Carry it with you wherever you go.