"Many Hands Make Light Work"
Weekly Meditation by Rev. Carolyn Swift Jones
May 31, 2020
Bless you. You are the ones who are making us conscious of the things we don't see, and because you are, we are slowly awakening.
As we move our consciousness into the Silent Knowing of Our Truth, Spirit invites us to know that we are in safe place. And in this safe place that we are in together, Spirit invites us to consider the images of the last week we are haunted by.
When we are in safe and trusting focus with the image that has haunted us the most, Spirit invites us to bravely consider that we are the very image we are haunted by. We are someone being brutally killed. And we are the killer. If we are reluctant to see ourselves in either image, Spirit gently reminds us that our reluctance points the way toward that which we have not yet forgiven in ourselves.
Once we are in brave and safe consideration that we are both the victim and the perpetrator, Spirit invites us to notice what happens when we add these two aspects of self together in the consciousness of the Love we are. The one in us who could not practice empathy asks forgiveness of the one who could not breathe in our atmosphere. As forgiveness is granted, the one who could not breathe finds that his lungs are now open and he is free to forgive as well.
One plus one now equals One. A another way of Being emerges from the duality we have been. And this other Being, this, our True Nature, brings us one step farther on our evolutionary pathway. For in this Complete Harmony of past, present, and future, we see that we are no longer separate from each other, but One. And Love has brought us here.
Many Thanks, Dear Souls. Your courage to see what must be seen is the Love that awakens and heals our world.
"If I love you, I have to make you conscious of the things you don't see." - James Baldwin
May 24, 2020
Bless you! You are the Ones who say YES. And because you ARE, the world is learning how to cooperate with all that is Good and Whole.
As we move into the Silent and Deep Knowing, Spirit invites us to call into focus a time in which we received a compliment that may have caused us to feel uncomfortable. Perhaps we weren’t ready to hear that we were astonishingly gifted. Perhaps we have been afraid to agree with the perception that we are remarkably selfless. We might have been unable to co-operate with the idea that we are beautiful, or inspiring, or that we have made a positive difference in the lives of others.
Whatever compliment we have received that has made us uncomfortable will do.
Once we have brought our loving and gentle focus to a particular discomfort, Spirit encourages us to hear the compliment again, and to respond by saying, “Yes, I am.”
Yes, I am beautiful. Yes, I am gifted. Yes, I am loving. Yes, I am inspiring. Yes, I make a positive difference in the lives of others. Yes, I am brave. Yes, I am radiant, and Yes, I am caring, kind, and thoughtful.
Yes, I am the All-ness of God, expressing as the each-ness of me.
And as we continue to say YES, Spirit assures us that we will experience an internal, external, and eternal cooperation with all of the Very God and Very Good that We Are. And holding hands energetically with one another, we are invited to rise up above our dear planet and bear witness as an entire world softens into the recognition of its Very Goodness.
Yes, We Are! We are Good and We are God and We are the Yes that brings the world into Loving Cooperation.
Bless you, Dear Souls. Did I remember to tell how beautiful, how loving, how gifted, how inspiring, how brave, and how very God you are? Yes, you are.
May 17, 2020
Bless you! You are the Ones Who Keep the High Watch, and because you are, the world is beginning to See beyond what it thinks it knows.
As we move into the Soft and the Penetrable, Spirit invites us to imagine that we are looking at a landscape that we think we know and are extremely familiar with. It could be a room in our living space, or a city street, an office, a playground, the inside of a car or our back yard. Whatever comes to us that is familiar and “known” will do.
Once we have brought the familiar place into focus, Spirit invites us to notice that there is something in the landscape that we have never seen before. We might have to stare and stare into the landscape the way we would stare at a painting until we see an image rise up from underneath – an image that we didn’t see at first or second or third glance.
Once we have begun to see what we have never seen before, we are invited to watch as it flickers in and out of view. Spirit assures us that there is nothing wrong with us if we aren’t able to see this new image consistently. It may appear and disappear and then appear again. Our task is to keep watching.
Next, we are invited to think of a story on the news that keeps repeating, over and over. This is a story that we think we know everything about, such as partisan ranker, violence, prejudice, sickness, or greed. Spirit invites us to imagine the story we think we know as another kind of landscape that we can stare into. And as we stare, Spirit blesses us with the promise that we will see something we have never seen before. It is the movement of Hope, flickering on and off throughout the fabric of what we think we already know. And yes, we are invited to watch.
Spirit assures us that if we keep watching Hope as it appears and disappears, we will become the embodiment of Hope Itself. And as we become the very Hope we watch, the Light we shine will enable a blindfolded world to See. And as the world Sees, so shall it also become.
Bless you, Watchers! Your determination to see beyond what you think you know is what brings Hope alive!
May 10, 2020
Bless you! You are the Mothers of God, and through you, God is always being born!
As we move into the Silent and the Deep, Spirit invites us to stand with a woman named Mary and watch with her as everything that she holds as precious is taken from her.
As we hold her in tender and gentle contemplation, Spirit invites us to hear her dying child call to her, “Woman, behold your son.”
We are invited to see that there is another precious life beside her that needs nurturing, and it is this new and other life that her dying child is asking her to look at.
Spirit invites us to ask ourselves if we would be willing to behold a new life grow beside us as what we once knew dies before us.
And if we are feeling unsure, Spirit reminds us that this is what we have always done. Generation after blessed generation, lifetime after lifetime, we have brought forth precious children, ideas, monuments, edifices, projects, careers, reputations and ways of life that we thought would last forever, only to have them crumble into dust.
Spirit reminds us gently that there is only one thing that lasts. And that is Love.
This is the new life that our dying world is asking us to behold. And focusing our attention on this new life, a life based on Love, which brings forth a New World - well, this is what makes us all Mothers of God.
Woman, behold your child. Humanity, behold your new way of thriving. You are now the parent of a Being called Love, and Love will bring with it a whole new world.
Bless you, Mothers of God! Bless you for hearing the call to let go and let in. Through your Divine Parenting, we can move past our grief and begin again.
May 3, 2020
Bless you! When You began to create heaven and earth - the earth being unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep and a wind from Your consciousness sweeping over the water- You said, "Let there be light"; and there was light.
And You saw that the light was good, and You separated the light from the darkness. You called the light Day, and the darkness you called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, a first day.
You now stand at the threshold of another creation and are ready to begin again. For truly, the world as we know it is unformed and unknowable. Your consciousness, sweeping over many emotions at once, is ready to speak.
And so it is that Spirit invites you to go down into your deep darkness and hover over it the way a Mother would hover over her infant child, willing the eyes of the New One to open.
And so it is that Spirit invites you to speak to the chaos within You once again. Let's all speak it together. " Let there be Light."
And there is Light.
And let's all agree together that this Light is Good. And this Light, illuminating the portal of our transition, is all we need to create a New Day. And as we will need the fertile rest of darkness, let us separate Day from Night, so that we always have a Womb to return to, where we can dream again.
Let there be Light. And there is Light. And now Our eyes are open. The New One can see the beauty of the New Day.
Bless you, bless you, Creators of heaven and earth. This is what You do. You create. And what you create brings Light. And a New Day can begin.
April 26, 2020
Bless you! You are the place in-between, and because you are, the world is ready to learn from waiting.
As we move into the Silent Truth of our Being, Spirit invites us to become mindful of our breathing, paying special attention to the space in-between our inhale and exhale. If the space in-between makes us restless or uncomfortable, we are invited to gently allow ourselves to be taught by the discomfort. And as we allow, we may find that here is a way to relax into the discomfort.
As we continue to mindfully experience the space in-between our inhale and exhale, Spirit invites us to imagine this space as a waiting room. However, unlike a typical waiting room, this waiting room invokes feelings of deep peace and expansiveness. It is a place of waiting with plenty of room; infinite room, room for waiting, and while we wait, room to explore.
When we have established ourselves in the deep space of our waiting room, Spirit invites us to notice that we are not alone in our waiting room. If we look around, we will see millions upon billions of other Light Beings in the waiting room, all of them exuding deep peace and expansiveness.
And as we share our experience of the waiting room with all of these other Light Beings, Spirit invites us to bear witness as the waiting room transforms into a birthing room. And to watch as a new world is born.
Bless you, Dear Ones! Your willingness to be in-between is what brings the new world to life!
April 19, 2020
Bless you! You are the comfort the world is asking for.
As we settle into the Arms of Infinite Love that is our True Nature, Spirit invites us to allow ourselves to call upon all of our angels, teachers, guides, loving ancestors and ascendant masters.
As we begin to trust and feel that these Loving Energies are truly beside us, Spirit invites us to lean into Them; leaning so far as to feel Their arms holding us as tenderly as we would hold a new born baby child.
As we lean into the Loving Arms of Spirit, we are invited to give all of our cares and anxieties to Their tender care.
As we release all form of fear to our Friends in Spirit, we will notice that a beautiful violet light is surrounding and penetrating us, alchemizing anxiety into peace.
And this same violet light is now emanating from us, ready to be put to use. We are now the Loving Arms of Spirit, and the world is calling for our comfort. Spirit guides us to be the Arms of Comfort for an individual, a group of individuals, a country, a group of countries, a planet, a group of planets, a galaxy, and a group of galaxies, until we are the Arms of Comfort for the entire Universe. As we work, we will notice a beautiful violet light surrounding and penetrating the Whole Fabric of the Universe, alchemizing any and all anxiety into Perfect Peace.
And all of this...because we were willing to be comforted.
Thank you, dear souls. Be comforted, and as you are, know that you are a comfort to the world.
April 12, 2020
Bless you! You are the Morning Star, born from the midst of chaos, and because you are, we can see the garden.
Spirit invites us all to breath mindfully into our belly, and as we do so, to know that all tension is evaporating from our bodies.
When we have become soft and willing, Spirit invites us to travel far off into the outer reaches of the Universe. There is a chaotic fog that is waiting for us to transform it. It will be unformed and void, with darkness over the surface of the deep. It is the absence of Life; the state that we often call death.
It is also brimming with Potential.
Spirit invites us to hold hands with each other, and move all the way into the dark chaos as One Heart, penetrating it with our every breath.
It isn't long before our breath becomes a mighty wind, sweeping over the face of uncertainty. As One Heart, we hear Ourselves saying," Let There Be Light". And in the deep middle of the dark, we will see a tiny star being formed.
It is the Very Brightest Morning Star, and as it engages with the chaos, it brings New Life.
The Star that we are is transforming death before our very eyes. Isolation has become connection. Sickness has become strength. Confusion has become clarity. And what was a tomb has become a garden.
We are the Very Brightest Morning Star, and the dark chaos has been our womb. Death is transformed into Life. We have risen!
And as One Heart, we breath a mighty Alleluia.
Bless you, Dear Souls. Keep your eye on the garden.
April 5, 2020
Oh, Dear Souls, Greetings!
Spirit lauds you with glory and honor, for you truly are the new beginning we have been waiting for!
As we move into the Sweet Depth of our Being, Spirit invites us to pull as far inward as we possibly can. We might imagine that we have burrowed far, far into the ground below our homes, apartments, or dwelling places.
Far down, in the deepest place imaginable, Spirit invites us to see before us a Window with a Light Being standing behind it.
Spirit invites us to bear witness as the Light Being smiles and points to something at Its feet. Something small and green is going there.
Spirit invites us to put our hands up to the window and to press into the glass. As we do, we will find ourselves on the other side, standing with the Light Being, sharing the vision of the green and growing at our feet.
And as Love is always Love, and as Oneness is our True Nature, we will begin to notice that we are the Light Being, and that the green and growing at our feet is our own Divine Understanding.
Next, we are invited to hold hands energetically with each other, and Light Being to Light Being, watch together as our Understanding grows.
Soon, the field before us is green and growing , fertile and alive. It is filled with Absolute Health, Absolute Peace, Absolute Harmony and Absolute Love. All of these Qualities are now ready for harvest. We are invited to pick what moves our hearts, and holding the green and growing high above our heads, move through the dark and deep, up to the outside world , where a parade is forming.
What else is there to do but to join the parade and sing our new song?
Hosanna in the Highest! We are the new beginning, and we are growing!
Thank you, Dear Souls. Keep your Palms high . You are ushering the world to the New Jerusalem.