GraceNotes: Holding the Space for … Reflection

#4 — August 1, 2012

Calmness is the living breath of God’s immortality in you.

— Paramhansa Yogananda

Welcome, Inspired Seeker!

Almost everyone I know — including myself — would welcome more calmness into our lives. Our day planners and calendars are brimming with schedules and to-do lists, deadlines and strategies that keep us moving ahead on our life path. But, where is the calmness? Where is the space for grace to be breathed into us? Where is the serenity?

While we cannot always control the activities of the day, we can control our thoughts, our prayers and our meditations. We can choose to spend time with the Divine and listen to the voice of the Holy Spirit. It sometimes feels as if we have become addicted to crisis living rather than to the peace that is always available to us. And, if we are not at peace, why is it so surprising that our lives are so restless?

This month, I offer you this:

Take regular deep breath breaks and inhale the Spirit of Calmness.
Commit to only carrying positive energy throughout your day.
Listen to the worries of the world but don’t inhale them.
Know that Divine life lives within you. Always.
Let Go.

If we are to be the hands and feet of the Divine on earth, if we are to live and love and serve as the Creator wishes, if the fruits of the Spirit are made manifest through our words and actions, if we are at One with holiness, calmness is our heritage. It is what all spiritual leaders lived. Let’s lean into it! Breathe in the beauty and love that is our greatest gift to receive — and to give!

And, for an energizing calmness, please join us for our Celebration Service, featuring a percussion circle! Bring your energy, your percussion instruments and your joy!

Saturday, August 18, 2012 at 5:00 pm
Church of the Holy Trinity Chapel
4th and Broad Streets
Lansdale, PA

Grace-Fully Yours,
Reverend Deborah

Monthly Affirmation: Today, I listen for the voice of calmness and welcome its place in my life. For in this calmness, the oneness of Divinity and humanity unite.

Spiritual Coaching sessions help widen the space for calmness in hectic lives, and our sacred ceremonies fuse energy, joy and passion into meaningful memories, with serenity and grace. Give us a call at 215 260 1611 or email us at: and let’s talk - calmly!