"Many Hands Make Light Work"
Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn Swift Jones
July 7, 2019
June 30, 2019
June 23, 2019
Bless you! You are the Dream of Peace...
As we move into the Silence where True Remembrance abides, Spirit invites us to to imagine an Infant Child of the Universe, a Infant Child so Vast and Eternal that It cannot possible be measured. This Infant Child is sleeping deeply in a hammock made of stars, planets, moons, solar systems, and galaxies. As the Infant Child sleeps, Spirit invites us to come close, so close that we can get into the hammock with the Child and nestle in with a lock of hair, a finger, a toe, or the side of the Babe's cheek.
And now we are sleeping with this Infant Child, and as we sleep, we find we are being pulled into the Infant Child's dreams. The Child is dreaming Us into Deep Peace. This dream includes all of Us; the Us that we know and the Us we have never met. The Us that we love and the Us that we despise and fear, the Us that we are ready to embrace and the Us that we are ready to deny.
The Child dreams of all of Us that ever were or ever will be. And in this dream, the all of Us are in Perfect Peace.
As we dream along with the Infant Child, Spirit invites us to ask the Child a question: "What is Your dream for me?"
And then we are invited to listen.
Next, we are invited to gradually awaken from the dream, and as we do so, to realize the many ways in which we have already brought the Child's dream to life.
We are the dream of Peace. And the dream is Real.
Bless you, fellow dreamers! The Infant Child will grow into adulthood before your eyes, and all because you agreed to bring yourself into Its dreams.
June 16, 2019
Bless you! You are the Fathers who welcome Peace home.
As we move into the Silent Truth of our Being, Spirit invites us to consider something or someone that we thought we had lost, only to find it again.
We are invited to remember our intense joy when what was lost became found, and how firmly in the present we were. There was no blaming or shaming, just the thrilling and abundant joy that comes when Love returns to Love. This is how a father welcomes home a prodigal son, and this is how we can welcome Peace home, as well.
Spirit therefore invites us to imagine that a child of ours called "Peace" has gone off to a far country. It has been a long time since we have seen our child. We may even be told that our child has died, but something deep in our hearts tells us that this just isn't so.
And so, as Fathers of Peace, we watch steadfastly, knowing that at any moment, our child may come home.
And then, from a great distance, we see our child walking slowly towards us. Wild Joy cracks apart the fibers of our being! We run with all our might to meet our child, and when we do, we hold our child in a tight Father's embrace, crying, "Peace was lost and now is found!"
And Peace astounds us by saying, " I had to come home. I can't do anything without you."
Fathers who welcome Peace home, thank you. You are the reminder that Peace can't do anything without us.
Dedicated to the Heavenly Father in all of us. Happy Father's Day!
June 9, 2019
Bless you! You are the Loving Invitation, and because you are, the entire Universe dances with Itself!
As we move into the Real and the Deep, Spirit invites us to invite the Man that we are and the Woman that we are to come into our devotional focus.
We are invited to wait and watch as these energies of Love come into the room of our Being. How do these two present themselves? What are their faces like? How do they face us?
After we have spent some loving face time with the Man and the Woman, Spirit invites us to hear the waltz that is softly playing. The rhythm is oh- so familiar: 1,2,3... 1,2.3...1,2,3....
As the Woman and the Man begin to dance, we will notice that a third party has been invited to come to the dance floor and is now dancing with them. 1,2,3....1,2,3...1,2,3...
This third party has the face of someone we have known for a long, long time. We have seen this face in every mirror, in every picture, in every newspaper article, and in every movie and television show. This face has laid next to us in bed as a lover and sat next to us in the subway as a stranger. We have seen this face at our dinner tables, in our workplaces, though the windows of our automobiles and our computer screens. It is the Face of God, now revealed to us as the combination of everything we Are.
The Face is male, female, gay, straight, bisexual and trans. The Face is every skin color you could imagine. And this is the Face that appears when we invite our two faces to dance with each other.
Spirit invites us to notice that as we dance with our male, female, and Other, that the entire Universe is dancing with us.
And God...is facing God.
Thank you, dear Souls. Because you have invited the Face of God, the Face of God is dancing with you.
Dedicated with Pride to the entire LGBTQ community. You are the Face of God.
June 2, 2019
Dedicated to all those in Virginia Beach whose lives were lost. Heaven rest them now.
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...