Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn

 

"Many Hands Make Light Work"

 
 

August 29, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the New Horizon, and because you are, the world is ready to leave the old shore behind.
 
As we open our awareness to All That Is Really So, Spirit invites us to consider a new goal that we may have set for ourselves. The goal may be as straightforward as vacuuming a room. Or perhaps the goal is a bit more challenging. Whatever comes up for us will do perfectly.
 
Once we have settled upon our new goal, Spirit invites us to sit with it on a familiar beach within our consciousness. When we can feel the sand underneath and hear the waves nearby, we are invited to gaze at the horizon.
 
Spirit invites us to consider the shore that we are standing or sitting on. Are we willing to leave it behind in order to reach our New Horizon? There is no need to answer the question. All that is needed is our willingness to breathe in the question and feel whatever we feel.
 
Spirit invites us to know that our mere willingness to breathe in the question is enough to gently move us a few feet from the shore. If we keep breathing as the question, each breath will carry us a little farther from the shore.
 
 Spirit invites us to look behind us to see how far we have come already. And then to look ahead to our New Horizon. It seems we have already left the shore of what we used to know. It seems we are already headed towards the New Horizon of everything we don't yet know. This is Real; this is happening, we are on our way. 
 
Bless you, Dear Souls. Your New Horizon brings the whole world forward.
 
Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


August 22, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the "I" of the storm, and because you are, the world is ready to be calm.
 
As we move our awareness towards the Eternal Truth we are, Spirit invites us to consider a storm - any kind of storm - that we might be anticipating. This might take the form of an actual hurricane, or it might present as a conflict in relationship, either with ourselves or with others. We might even be anticipating a kind of generalized storm which involves the entirety of life here on planet earth. Whatever storm we are presented with will do perfectly. 
 
When we find the storm that draws our attention, Spirit encourages us to move our awareness from the outer bands of the storm to the Peace at the center of the storm- the eye, or - the "I".
 
Spirit invites us to hold the knowing that the "I" of the storm is our True Identity. It is the Always Peace which we are. It is our Always One-ness, which we are. It is that Sacred Place in the geography of our souls where we always know that the Universe is for us. It is our Highest Perception of That Which Never Changes.
 
Now that we are gently settled in our "I", Spirit invites us to notice the many other calm places that exist , right in the center of a storm. We can feel into a calm consciousness in Haiti, in Afghanistan, in California, in the Middle East, or anywhere the winds of conflict may appear to be raging. We are not the only "I" in the center of a storm. This same "I" is beginning to demonstrate all over our dear planet.
 
And this "I" , when we see It from the very center of our Being, is actually an "Us". And in this "Us", we are safe, whole, and calm.
 
Thank you, Dear Souls. The peace you are is the calm the world longs for.

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


August 15, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the New Door, and because you are, the world is finding a New Way!
 
As we begin to remember that we are more than our physical bodies, Spirit invites us to revisit a time in our lives when we felt restricted by circumstances.
 
Spirit invites us to ask ourselves, "How did I move through those restrictions?" 
 
Spirit suggests that it was a New Door in our consciousness that enabled us to move beyond restriction. And...Spirit gently reminds us that we ourselves built this New Door, with the power of our minds.
 
Next, we are invited to consider present circumstances that we may consider to be restrictive. Is there a New Door we can build with our minds - right now? We might want to take a long look at what we have been using as a Doorway. Are there parts that have become rusty? Is the Door too small? Does the Door need rebuilding? We've rebuilt our Doors in the past. We can certainly do it again. Spirit asks: "What does your New Door look like? And what does It enable you to do?"
 
Finally, Spirit lifts our consciousness up high, very high, so that we can see the effect that our New Doors are having on the world. All over our dear planet, humans are finding New Ways to respond to restriction.And these New Ways open the Door of Life for One and All. 
 
Thank you, Dear Souls. Your willingness is a Doorway for us all.

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


August 8, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the absence of fear, and because you are, the world is ready to see what is Real.

F.ALSE  E.VIDENCE  A.PPEARING  R.EAL

As we remember our True and Unlimited Nature, Spirit invites us to consider a time when we were frightened by something we experienced. The fear we felt may have been in the flash of a moment, or it may have lasted days or even weeks.
 
When we have found the memory/picture we would like to work with, Spirit invites us to imagine opening the frame of the memory so that we can see past the frame of everything we thought we knew at the time we were afraid. For instance, if our memory/picture is of a car accident, we are invited to open up the frame of the memory/picture so that we can begin to see what was happening all around the accident. Perhaps there were people rushing to help us, and we hadn't realized that. Perhaps there were birds flying, and we hadn't noticed them. Maybe someone was singing their favorite song a few blocks away, and we hadn't heard that. If we keep opening the frame, we might see people safe in their homes nearby, making dinner while their children play. And if we continue to open the frame, we might be able to see beauty for miles and miles around - beauty that we were not aware of.
 
When we are ready to do so, Spirit suggests that we open the frame as far and as wide as we can, until there is no frame at all - only Being-ness Being Love. 
 
And when we can see Being-ness Being Love, Spirit assures us that we are seeing what is Real. Next, we are invited to hold an intention for an issue that the world finds frightening. We might be called to hold loving awareness for fear around vaccines, or fear around Covid. We may be called to gently observe the collective fear of climate change, or dictatorship, or any kind of prejudice. Whatever our Unlimited Selves are called to minister will do perfectly. 
 
When we are holding the image of what so many are frightened by, our task is the same as before. Spirit invites us to keep pulling back the frame of everything we think we know until we are finally able to see the Vast Everything that we don't yet know. And when we are in that Realm of Pure Potential, we will know ourselves as Being-ness, Being Love. And as such, we will see what is Unchanging and Everlastingly Real. 
 
Thank you, Dear Souls. Your willingness to see beyond appearance is the Real Vision the world is asking for.

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


August 1, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the ones who have met yourSelves, and because you have, humanity can meet Itself, too.
 
As we shift and remember the Endless Depth of our Being, Spirit invites us to arrange a meeting with ourSelves. It is suggested that we start by clearing a space within where two can be together comfortably. 
 
When our clearing is established, Spirit invites us to merge with it and wait with Holy Expectation for our Eternal Selves to come and join us. Our Eternal Selves exist beyond our personality and physical body and are unchanging. If we are unsure as to how to initiate this meeting, Spirit suggests that we gently allow ourselves to see our physical bodies from behind, so that we are looking at the back of our heads. If we will sit gently with this kind of looking at ourselves, we will begin to feel a familiar Presence. The Presence is our Eternal Self, and It is looking with us at our physical being with enormous love.
 
When we are aware that we are in the company of our Eternal Self, Spirit invites us to hold our hand out and say, "I am You." And if we are so inclined, to either shake hands with or embrace our Eternal Self. 
 
Next, we are invited to think of someone we believe we have nothing in common with, and invite them into our clearing. This can be somebody famous that we have never met or someone we see everyday. When the image or the energy of the person is in our clearing, Spirit invites us to look at them through the Eyes of our Eternal Self, and keep looking until we see the Eternal Self of the other.
 
And of course, we are invited to hold our hand out and say, "I am You."
 
Thank you, Dear Souls. I am you, too. 

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


July 25, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the promise of the New Beginning, and because you are, there is always hope. 
 
As we release into our Depth and allow ourSelves to be Expressions of Light, Spirit invites us to think of something that we have considered to be a "catastrophe". We are encouraged to focus on one event rather than many, as our Universe is One Place, and the one and the many are, in Reality, the Same. 
 
When we have located our "catastrophe", Spirit suggests that we notice our reaction to whatever event we are focusing on. Whatever we notice in our reaction is our fertile field for a new beginning, so we are encouraged to observe our reactions with Soft, Divine Curiosity rather than closed judgement.
 
Next, we are invited to open our Curiosity Window and search for a new reaction to catastrophe. Spirit assures us that if we are extremely gentle with ourselves, we will indeed notice new reactions that grow through the old field of fear, anger, resentment, and hopelessness. Something new is happening within us and as us. Spirit encourages us to focus on this new reaction now. 
 
As we focus on this new reaction to what we have called "catastrophe", Spirit will focus all of Its Loving Intention with us and as us. And as the entire Universe engages with our new reaction, Spirit promises that New Solutions will emerge, allowing our new reaction to become a new way of life for all of planet earth. 
 
Bless you, dear Souls. Here we grow again.

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


July 18, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are Living Water, and because you are, rivers flow in the desert.
 
As we merge with the depths of our Being, Spirit invites us to bring our focus to a time when our thirst became toxic. We may have been thirsty for fame, for riches, or for beauty. We may have been thirsty for revenge or recrimination.Or - we may have been thirsty for some kind of beverage. Whatever thirst we remember as creating a toxicity within us will do.
 
When we have found the memory of our toxic thirst, Spirit asks us to notice that we released our addiction to toxicity by drinking the Pure, Living Waters of our own Divinity. We can feel into this Living Water right now with a simple affirmation: "I am all the Living Water I need."
 
Spirit suggests that as we make this affirmation, we gently notice addictions of ours that make the planet thirsty and toxic. Addictions to plastic and to fossil fuel may surface, along with the addiction for "more" when we could thrive with "less". Or we may notice that we have an addiction to "mine", and are threatened by what is "ours". Whatever addiction we may have that helps to create a thirsty and toxic planet will do.
 
When we are lovingly aware of our addictions that make the earth thirsty and toxic, Spirit invites us to release all such addictions with the same affirmation: "I am all the Living Water I need." Next, we are invited to bring our consciousness to the Great Salt Lake in Salt Lake City, which is on the verge of becoming a toxic wasteland due to humanity's addictions to "more" and "mine". 
 
We are asked to imagine and know that we are this Great Lake, and that we have all the Living Water we need. Spirit suggests that we will begin to notice our Living Water as an agreement to thrive together on less and share what has always been ours to share. This is our Living Water, and there is an endless supply of it. 
 
Thank you, Dear Souls. The Living Water you are is the change in climate the world is longing for.
 
Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


July 11, 2021

Dearest Souls,

Bless you! You are the Pure in Heart, and because you are, Purity is seen everywhere!

As we give ourselves permission to float down the middle path of our being, Spirit invites us to notice that we truly are multidimensional. Our physical bodies are securely planted on the earth plane, and our energetic bodies move like water back and forth across the dimensions.

Spirit invites us to notice that as we move like water across dimensions, the water we are becomes purer and purer. And when we return to third dimensional awareness, the Purity we are can be felt directly in the heart. 

Now that we know the Truth of our Being - that we are indeed Pure in Heart - Spirit invites us to share this Truth by seeing Purity everywhere Purity appears not to be. We might think of an institution, a city street, a park, a lake, a river, or a movement. Whatever our mind perceives as being less than pure will do. 

When we have located that which we believe to be less than pure, Spirit invites us to merge with it, move with it, and be it. We can do this when we are like water, and as such, we can transport it gently over to another dimension. We will notice that what we have merged and moved with is gradually becoming purer and purer, and we will feel this directly in the heart.

Now that our hearts are open and engaged, Spirit asks us, "What can you do every day to ground this meditative work on the earth plane? What is yours to purify? What are you leaving that is cleaner than when you found it?"

Bless you, dear Souls! Your Pure Hearts create the pristine environment the world longs for. 

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


July 4, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the birth of a new nation, and because you are, every day is a celebration!

As we shift our awareness into the Endless Depth of our True Being, Spirit invites us to consider what it is we would most like to see for ourselves by the dawn's early light. What is it about ourselves that we could indeed proudly hail in the twilight's last gleaming?

Once we are embraced by the vision of what we would like to see and proudly hail for ourselves, Spirit  invites us to carry this same vision for our families. What is it that we would like to see for our families in the dawn's early light? What would we proudly hail? 

Finally, we are invited to bring loving focus to what we would like to see for our nation by the dawn's early light. Can we see what we would proudly hail? 

And if we do see what we would proudly hail - for ourselves, for our families, and for our nation, Spirit invites us to open our hearts wide and ask the universe a question: "Oh, say, do You see? Do You see what we see? The bombs of peace are bursting in our consciousness. The glare of the rockets of Divine Illumination are giving us proof through our lonely night that the All-ness of Love is still there. Oh, say, do You see?"

And if we are still and listen, we are bound to hear, "Yes."

And that is because each and everyone of us is the universe. And as such, we are birthing new Selves, new Families, and a New Nation. A nation that will truly make us proud. 

Bless you, Dear Souls. The bombs you drop are full of mercy and the rockets you send illuminate us with compassion. Happy Fourth of July!

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn