Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn

 

"Many Hands Make Light Work"

 

November 28, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the ones who have seen a Great Light, and because you are, dawn is coming.
 
As we allow ourselves to drift down, in, and wide, Spirit invites us to imagine that we can see a tiny pinprick of Light behind our closed eyes.
 
We might actually see this tiny pinprick of Light, but if we don't, imagining that we can see it is just as effective. 
 
When we have found our little tiny treasure of Light, Spirit invites us to gaze upon it until it becomes larger than a little pinprick.
 
Spirit assures us that if we hold our gaze steady, this little Light will continue to grow. 
 
When the Light before us grows larger than our physical bodies, Spirit invites us to know that we are this very same Great Light. The Light that we have been gazing at is our own. We are the tiny little pinprick of Light and we are the Great Light, all at once. 
 
When we are clear that we are this Light, Spirit invites us to hover in consciousness over a situation or a part of the world that appears to be in deepest darkness. (Any place or situation which our Hearts urge us to hover over will do.) Spirit invites us to hover over the situation or place until we can see that same tiny pinprick of Light we saw behind our closed eyes, only this time, this little light is shining directly in the darkest places and situations on our beloved planet. 
 
Spirit assures us that if we hold our gaze steady, the Light we see will once again grow to become a Great Light - if we are willing to acknowledge that we are this very same Light. We are this Light in Its smallest potential and we are this Light in Its most dynamic expression. And as the Light we are, we can be the dawn the world is longing to see. 
 
Many Thanks, Dear Souls. The more Light we see, the more Light we can bring to the world. The tiniest pinprick will do...

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


November 21, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the ones who stay behind to give thanks, and because you are, the world is orbiting on gratitude!
 
As we begin our journey inwards, Spirit invites us to softly recall a moment when we felt out of sorts, frustrated, tired, or anxious. Any moment, large or small, will do.
 
When we have arrived at the moment when we felt frustrated or anxious, Spirit invites us to surround this moment with the entirety of our Infinite Heart. We may find that we can wrap the moment and ourselves in an enormous blanket. We may discover that we can infuse the moment with a gentle violet light. Or we may simply bow to the moment and say silently, "Show me your Love."
 
Once we have wrapped, infused, and bowed to the moment in which we felt anxious or frustrated, Spirit invites us to take a long look into this moment in which we felt stressed. What else is there, other than our own tension? What else is there? 
 
Spirit suggests that we take an inventory of everything that we may have missed in what was a fraught moment.  And every time we notice unexpected beauty, to say "Thank you." Thank you for the miracle of dust. Thank you for the empty pen. Thank you for the story behind the wrinkle. Thank you for the healing underneath the pain. Thank you for the flower growing in the trash. Thank you for the lost sock, for the broken engagement, and for the cup that lies shattered on the floor. 
 
Bless you, Dear Souls! This is what it means to stay behind and give thanks.  Your willingness to linger in the frustration until you see Beauty is a Great Thanksgiving, and it spins the world forward!
 
Much Love, 

Reverend Carolyn 


November 14, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the ones who are about to do a new thing, and because you are, new ways are appearing all over our dear planet.
 
As we release the shell of limitation from our being and shift our awareness to our Unlimited Nature, Spirit invites us to bring the image of something we once believed to be true to our heart center. 
 
Whatever old belief comes to us will do perfectly. When we have settled in with our old belief, Spirit invites us to recall how it was that we became aware that this old belief was not true. Spirit suggests that we might want to imagine a path leading us away from the old belief- a path that we can trace with compassionate, gentle insight.
 
Once we have traced a path from what we used to believe to what we now believe to be true, Spirit invites us to take a long look at our inner landscape. What are the beliefs we hold now that are keeping us from doing a new thing?
 
We might believe that we have nothing unique to bring to the world. We might believe that we don't have enough time. We might believe that we have to fix or change something about ourselves before we can do a new thing. Whatever belief we encounter, whatever stands between us and the actualized dream of the new thing, will do perfectly.
 
Next, we are invited to imagine the new path that leads us forward from the limiting belief. We can use the same technique we used before, and trace this new path forward with compassionate, gentle insight.
 
This path, which we have just now imagined and therefore created, is the new thing that springs forth from our Unlimited Nature. Spirit asks: are we willing to be this new thing now- right now?
 
Bless you, Dear Souls! The new thing you are opens the pathway for the new earth we have been dreaming of! 
 
Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


November 7, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the Long View, and because you are, the world is beginning to see Beauty everywhere.
 
As we shift our awareness towards our Timeless Truth, Spirit invites us to consider something that we may be feeling "short sighted" about. Perhaps we cannot yet see the Beauty of a political situation, or of a change in fortune, or the many implications of climate change. Perhaps we lost a pen, a ring, a sock, or a relationship, and the Beauty of the loss is...well, lost on us. Whatever change or loss we may be feeling short sighted about will do perfectly.
 
Next, we are invited to imagine that we can place this loss or change in an Infinite Landscape. The vision of this Infinite Landscape may be inspired by a landscape we have seen here on planet earth. Or perhaps the vision of this Infinite Landscape comes from a sensing of our own Vast and Unlimited Consciousness. 
 
Once we have imagined that we have placed the loss or change into the Infinite Landscape, Spirit invites us to gaze at the loss or change in context of the Infinite. And then... breathe in the Great Wonder of It All. 
 
While transfixed by the Great Wonder, we are invited to ask ourselves, "What is the Beauty of this loss or change?" We may or may not perceive an answer right away. Yet the question itself is a demonstration of the Divine Idea of Beauty, and this demonstration has the potential to create Poetry from Politics, Flexibility from change, Life from death, and Love from fear. 
 
The question itself is the Long View. Spirit assures us that if we are willing to let this question open us to the awe and wonder of the Infinite Landscape, we will walk in Beauty all the days of our lives and beyond.
 
And as we walk in this Beautiful Long View, oh! The Beauty we will see! The Beauty we will be! Let the Beauty Walk begin!

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


October 31, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the place where "the veil of illusion" is very thin, and because you are, the veil is now lifting for one and all. 
 
As we breathe into our Deepest Knowing, and allow ourselves the remembrance of our True Identity, Spirit invites us to also remember a time when we could not yet see all sides of a misunderstanding or conflict. This misunderstanding or conflict might have been as small as trying to park a car in a space that appeared to be too tight. Or this misunderstanding or conflict may have been as large as to have threatened a relationship, a home, or a job. Whatever conflict or misunderstanding our hearts bring forward to work with will be perfect.
 
Next, Spirit invites us to open all of our perceptive senses so that we can now see the Whole Picture of this misunderstanding or conflict. If we let our hearts open wide, we will be able to perceive the underlying conditions that went into the formation of the conflict. If we relax our minds, we will be able to appreciate the conflict from all points of view, and not just our own. If we allow ourselves to observe from the very Wholeness We Are, we will be able to see the conflict as a door that opens us to Love.
 
We are now seeing beyond what has been called "the veil of illusion", and we accomplished this by opening our Being to the Whole Picture. In fact, there is no veil - not really. There is only our willingness or unwillingness to engage with the Whole Picture. For in the Whole Picture, death includes life, light includes darkness, the known includes the unknown, and love envelopes all. 
 
And now, Dear Souls, Spirit invites us to hold the knowing that even the most bitter misunderstandings or conflicts are Whole and Holy, even the most painful deaths are filled with Life, and that All is Hallowed, whether we can see it yet or not. And look! The entire world itself is Whole, Holy, and Hallowed!
 
Many Thanks, Much Love, and Happy Halloween! 

Reverend Carolyn


October 17, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You have followed in others footsteps, and others have followed in yours. You are now the New Journey: neither the following nor the followed, but the Now, where the field is Infinite and the Potential is Unlimited.
 
As we move within to the Truth of our Being, Spirit invites us to consider anyone in whose footsteps we have followed- any Teacher, Guide, Mentor, Guru, Avatar or Ascendant Master. As we bring all of these Beloved Coaches and WayShowers to mind, Spirit invites us to focus our heart space on a beautiful place with great meaning for us. And in this beautiful place with great meaning for us, Spirit invites us to see a circle of stones, chairs or benches. This circle is where we will sit with everyone we have ever followed.
 
As the Beloved Teachers and WayShowers take their seats beside us, Spirit invites us to notice that there is no hierarchy- no one here is any more enlightened than anyone else. We are also Beloved Teachers and WayShowers, and as we relax into this knowing, we are invited to give thanks for everything we have learned from these specific Beings we have believed to have followed. In giving thanks, as we meet the eyes of these Beloved Souls, Spirit invites us to notice that they are thanking us for everything we have taught them.
 
Next, we are invited to notice the souls who thought they were following in our footsteps begin to arrive and take their place in our beautiful circle. Again, we can lovingly notice that there is no hierarchy. We are all followers of our Unique Divine Nature. No one is more enlightened than anyone else. We may feel the desire to thank those who thought they were following us for all that we have learned from them. We are all Teachers of a Beloved Way, and the footsteps we thought we were following- or being followed in- have been our own.
 
Spirit asks us to sit in this circle where All are Teachers and Students, WayShowers and Followers, all united as One. As we sit, Spirit asks: How does it make you feel, Oh Divine One? How does it shift your heart as you soften into the knowing that You are the Teacher you seek? Or that others that appear to follow you are actually following their own Divinity? 
 
With no one to follow but our own Glorious Divinity...where will we go next? Spirit invites us to feel into the excitement of that question and see where it takes us throughout this week.

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


October 10, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the particular place where the Allness of Love is imprinted!
 
As we move with the Sacred Awareness that we are already Whole and Holy, Spirit invites us to bring the image of a beloved rock or a pebble to mind. When we are able to see the edges of our rock or pebble, Spirit invites us to see a vibrational pattern moving through it. The pattern may appear as a fingerprint, or a labyrinth, or a series of concentric circles, or any other pattern that your heart agrees with. 
 
Next, we are invited to do the same with a beloved tree. What are the vibrational patterns moving as that tree?
 
Next, we are invited to do the same with a beloved animal. What are the patterns moving as that wondrous creature?
 
And now, we are invited to do the same with our beloved Self. What patterns move as the particular Selves we are?
 
Finally, Spirit invites us to notice what the Common Denominator for all of these vibrational patterns is: The Allness of Love In Between and As. All of these patterns are birthed from this same Allness of Love In Between and As. This Allness of Love is what the All of us -everything and everyone- is. 
 
And now...Spirit asks...Are we willing to see this Common Denominator everywhere? In everything and everyone? For truly, how we see this Allness will change the patterns of the world. 
 
Thank you, Dear Souls. Love has Imprinted you well!

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn


October 3, 2021

Dear Souls,

Bless you! You are the ones who are willing to let go of the tail...and because you are, the world is ready to move forward with a new tale!
 
As we allow ourselves to drift into the depths of our Divine Being, Spirit asks that we consider the following story. Once upon a time, when we lived in trees, we had wonderful tails and they served us well for a long time. As our consciousness evolved, we began to be curious about another kind of life. We left the trees and began to explore a new territory: the ground. Gravity urged us to find a new way to balance ourselves, and gradually, very gradually, we began to let go of our glorious tails so that we could walk upright and run headlong into the new world unfolding before us. We began to use our hands in new and astounding ways. Gravity became our friend.
 
Many years have passed since then, and we have continued to explore the world and beyond. Spirit asks us now to consider another story. Once upon a time, when we were afraid of being attacked, we grew another kind of tail- a tail that lives in us as a story of what we think we are- a tale of the remembrance of trauma. Today we call this tale of remembrance "post traumatic stress disorder". This tale served us well when we needed to remember the rock where the lion leapt out at us. It served us well when we needed to remember the shape of the mushroom that made us sick. It served us well when we needed to differentiate ourselves from other humans so that we felt safe. Spirit suggests that we might be on the cusp of another thrilling evolution- an evolution that calls for us to lose the tale of trauma.
 
Spirit delights in asking us a question: What will we be free to explore if we let go of our trauma tale?  
 
Spirit assures us: our willingness to breathe into this question is enough.
 
Many Thanks, Dear Souls. Let's keep breathing into this question together.

Much Love,

Reverend Carolyn