"Many Hands Make Light Work"
Weekly Meditation by Reverend Carolyn Swift Jones
Reverend Carolyn is on sabbatical to further her Unity studies and will return December 6, 2020. Please look for her weekly meditations to return then!
September 27, 2020
Bless you! You are Sophia, the embodiment of Holy Wisdom, and your Presence makes us full of wonder.
As we shift our consciousness from the appearance of reality to what is Always True, Spirit invites us to take an inner journey to our "Wise Old Woman" within. It doesn't matter if we identify with a particular gender or not; this "Wise Old Woman" lives in all of us. Spirit invites us to see the pathway to Her and make our journey now.
When we have arrived at the place in our consciousness where She lives, Spirit invites us to notice that She has something to show us. If we will kneel at Her Feet and listen carefully, She will show us our own unique and individual wisdom. If we are obedient to Her Vision, we will come to understand what it is about us that makes us wise.
When we have surrendered to Her Vision of what makes us wise, Spirit invites us to thank Her and walk the pathway back to where we began. When we are back where we began, Spirit asks, "What is the Wisdom you are meant to pass along to the world?" As we listen to the question, we are invited not to make an immediate answer, but to stay quiet in a state of awe, wonder, and soft curiosity.
Spirit suggests that when we are brimming over with awe and wonder, we will know what our particular Wisdom gift is. And we will be ready to give it to the world.
Thank you, Wise Sophia Ones. Your Wisdom is the awe and wonder the world is searching for.
September 20, 2020
Bless you! You are the Harmony the world is longing to hear.
As we move into the Deep Knowing of our True Being, Spirit invites us to call upon the memory of someone else's opinion which was in opposition to our own. We are looking for a memory of an opposing opinion that rocked our world and sent us into a tailspin. We are looking for the memory of an opinion that we reacted to in fear. We are looking for the kind of experience where someone else's opinion felt like a personal attack and left us breathless.
When we have located the memory of the opposing opinion, Spirit invites us to use our Divine Imagination and endow the opposing opinion with a musical sound.
And once we have found the musical notes of the opposing opinion, Spirit invites us to relax into the notes we hear, and listen for the harmony that is tucked lovingly within the notes of the opposing opinion. We may find ourselves humming, or rocking back and forth. We find that we are simply aware of a musical harmony that invokes a feeling of deep peace. Wherever we find ourselves will be perfect.
Finally, Spirit invites us to energetically hold hands and form a loving circle around our dear planet. Once our circle has formed, each of us is invited to share our harmonious music with the world and all of the Harmonious Potential It Is.
Bless you, Dear Souls! Your willingness to hear harmony where harmony appears not to be is what harmonizes the world.
"One lives not just for oneself but for one's community."- Ruth Bader Ginsburg
September 13, 2020
Bless you! You are the Rainmakers,and because you are, the fires are calming down.
As we move into the Deep and Vast that We Are, Spirit invites us to a Lake of Cool and Calm.
Once we have arrived at our Lake, Spirit invites us to notice any and all areas of our being that are negatively fired up about something. We might be negatively fired up about something we saw on the news, or something we saw in our bank accounts. We might be negatively fired up over the need to be right rather than be Love. Whatever we are negatively fired up about will do just perfectly.
When we have found the places where the fire within us has become destructive, Spirit invites us to think of each negative fire as a piece of our clothing, which we can now remove. Once all of our clothing is removed, Spirit invites us to walk naked into the Lake, allowing all of our Being to be calmed and cooled.
And as the Calm and Cool that We Are, Spirit invites us to the wildfires in the west and bring rain.
Bless you, Dear Souls! Your willingness to cool your own unnecessary fires is the Reign of Grace the world has been aching for.
September 6, 2020
Bless you! You are the Sacred Silence the world longs to remember.
As we move into the Deep Quiet of our Truest Selves, Spirit invites us to notice the noisy thoughts that clamour for our attention. If we will lovingly listen to each sound of each thought, we will begin to notice a sound underneath all sounds that our busy thoughts make. It is a deep, low note, and it is the Sound of the Universe being born again.
Some of us may hear this Sound as OM. Some may hear I AM. Some may hear a Heartbeat. Some may hear Waves, or Breathing. Whatever Sound we hear will be perfect.
When we have attuned ourselves to the Sound underneath all sounds, Spirit invites us to go deeper still, and listen for the Silence in between the breathing waves of Sound that We Are.
We will not know when we are in the Silence. We will only know when we have come out of It. We will know we have come out of it when we have a sudden inspiration about how to cope in a noisy world, or how to solve a problem that has made us noisy. We will know we have come out from the Silence when we feel a peace that cannot be put into words. We will know we have emerged from the Silence when we are possessed with an overwhelming love for all things, both animate and inanimate. And when we begin to put into practice the gifts that the Silence has given us, we help to create a Listening Portal that the entire world can rest in.
Bless you, dear ones. Your remembrance is the rest a noisy world is aching for.
August 30, 2020
Bless you! You are the Sound of Peace, and because you are, Peace is sounding all over the world.
As we move into the Deepest Regions of our Souls, Spirit invites us to think of a recent event that seemed to rob us of our peace. We are then invited to imagine that we are a vast musical instrument. As the vast musical instrument that we are, Spirit invites us to stand in the very middle of the event, ready to be the Sound of Peace.
Spirit assures us that our readiness to be the Sound of Peace is enough, and as we allow our readiness to be enough, we will feel our capacity to be the Sound of Peace expanding through what appears to be restless chaos.
All we need is our readiness to be the Sound of Peace. And with nothing but our readiness, we are invited to listen to the Sound of Peace we are always ready to be.
How wonderful to know that our readiness is already serving the world.
Bless you, dear Souls. It doesn't matter how large or how small you think your Sound of Peace is. Your readiness invites the entire Universe to Sound through you.
August 23, 2020
Bless you! You are the very brightest Evening Star, and you hold the promise of the New Dawn in your very hands!
As we move into the Silent and the Deep, Spirit invites us to feel a gentle darkness envelope our Being. This is a darkness we may very well remember, as it resembles the sweet darkness of the womb, where we spent many hours in loving contemplation of our missions here on earth.
When we are gently tucked into the security of loving darkness, Spirit invites us to look within and see a tiny star being born, deep in the folds of our hearts.
Spirit invites us to keep a loving watch on this new star and bear witness as it grows. When we are aware that it has grown so large as to fill the outline of our being and beyond, we are invited to energetically hold hands. And hand to hand, soul to soul, bear witness once again as our Light grows even larger and stronger.
Next, we are invited to bring our Star Circle to a place called "Dawn", which hangs over our dear planet earth.
If we will simply stay in our New Star Light in this place called "Dawn", Spirit assures us that our Presence will bring a New Dawn and with it, a New Day.
Bless you, Dear Souls! The Very Brightest Evening Star You Are is the New Dawn we long for.
August 16, 2020
Bless you! You are the ones who say "Be Opened", and because you are, the Heart of the world is opening wide.
As we move into the Vast Space of our Inner Being, Spirit invites us to see within us a little door on our heart with a small lock on it. Behind that small door with the small lock is an opening to the Light We Are. Spirit invites us to consider what our little locked door means to us. Where and how are we withholding the blessings of the Universe from our hearts? Where and how have we not allowed ourselves to dream our deepest desire?
Spirit assures us that these questions will - in and of themselves - open both lock and door. When we have stepped through the doorway of our Heart, Spirit invites us to notice what has shifted within us as a result. And when we have noticed what has shifted within us, we are invited to notice what has shifted in our perception of the world. And when we notice what has shifted in our perception of the world, Spirit invites us to make a commitment to bring our new perspective into manifestation so that it may be shared with the world.
Bless you, dear Souls! Your Open Heart unlocks the Heart of the world.
August 9, 2020
Bless you! You are the ones who look at chaos and see Order Emerging, and because you are, a New Order rises within You.
As we move into the Mysterious and Lovely in our Being, Spirit invites us to notice that we are dawn and dusk meeting in hallowed reverence.
As we stand in between and betwixt the two corners of our perception of dawn and dusk, Spirit invites us to feel the amazing swirls of energy as these two energies meet. Something is dying and something is being born, and we are the containers that hold it all.
As we look within our container selves, Spirit invites us to see a new pattern emerging, a pattern that emerges from chaos the way a beautiful new image emerges from a kaleidoscope.
If we will keep our focus true, Spirit assures us that we will gradually see our dear planet emerge from this new pattern.
And Spirit reminds us: we are the containers that hold it all.
August 2, 2020
Bless you! You are the Ones who stay and guard the memory of Love, and because you are, Love endures forever.
As we move into the Silent Truth of our Being, Spirit invites us to see before us a lifeless soldier, lying in a casket with an American Flag draped on top of it. As we stand in solemn silence, Spirit invites us to hear all of the memories of Love that surround the fallen soldier.
If we will keep standing and listening, bearing witness to this soldier's courage in the face of adversity and to the Love that sustained him, Spirit assures us that the dead man will rise and stand next to us. And when we feel his shoulder touching ours, we will hear him ask us a question.
"What will you do to honor the memory of Love?"
What will we do to carry the memory of Love forward? Spirit assures us that the very decision to honor Love's memory is enough to make Loving Soldiers of us all. And we are now sent forth to love and serve the world, doing everything in living memory of the Love that has made heroes of us all.