GraceNotes: Holding the Space for … Reflection

#17 — September 1, 2013

Rest and be thankful.

— William Wordsworth

Greetings, Inspired Seekers:

I don’t know about you but the Summer is over and I am exhausted! Between a hectic work schedule, a glorious abundance of weddings to celebrate and other ceremonies to craft and, well … the Summer, I feel the need to take a deep breath and give thanks for a bounty of blessings. How about you?

It seems that if we are to raise the consciousness of the world to a level that benefits the goodness of all and helps to heal the multitude of pains we witness, a breath is a small but necessary moment. And it is a loving instruction offered by most faith paths:

Jesus invites: Come to me, all who are weary and I will give you rest.
Resting in the moment is an important part of the Christian tradition.

Krishna tells us: Whoever comes to Me for shelter, they will all reach the Way supreme.
Yes, we are offered calm in the Hindu practice.

Written in The Khuddakapatha: I take refuge in the Buddha.
There is peace to be found here.

Lao Tzu gently offered: Do not try to hold onto the Way. Just hope the Way will hold on to you.
Again, we are given the chance to surrender in the moment.

To detach from the world, to breath in the Spirit that is within us, and to fall into the holy quiet of reflection helps us to set our intentions, renew and refresh. And it gives us pause to offer thanks.

So, what is your practice of resting in the sacred? Is it really a practice, or just an occasional fleeting thought, like the days of Summer that float by more quickly with the approach of Fall?

I invite you to rest. I invite you to practice. I invite you to breathe in the holy and then to exhale your energy into the world, lifting one soul at a time. And for all of that, and for you, I give thanks.

Grace-Fully Yours,
Reverend Deborah

Monthly Affirmation: Today I rest in the comfort and holiness of the Spirit. I have permission to renew and listen so that I may enjoy recharging and sharing Grace with the world

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