Inside all conflicted and stuck situations there is a creative vulnerability that can lead to a release of unexpected imagination and genuine ideas of renewal.Michael Meade, Author and Scholar
It seems that in the current situation a lot of people are feeling conflicted and stuck. It makes sense. There are divergent narratives circulating about what is best for public health and for the economy. We wonder what decisions to make for ourselves and our families. It feels like we’re standing on a rock in the middle of a fast-flowing stream. We’ve crossed into the torrent too far to go back, yet we can’t fathom how we’re going to make the stretch to even the next slippery foot hold. And the rocks beyond that one – forget it. They are barely showing above the water’s froth. Clearly, we are not going to make it across by continuing to stare at the situation. We see the facts. Now what?
There is always a way through. There is a price though. We can’t wrestle any person, place, or situation into the shape we want them to take. We can’t make them behave, be clear, or be quiet. Bummer! Instead, we give up our illusion of control. We let go into that tender place inside of us where we know we are not alone. We tune in and let God nurture and calm us. We listen and hear our inner Christ say lovingly to us, “Everything is going to be OK. I’m listening, I understand. I hear you. You are not alone. Thank you for telling me how you are feeling. I promise this isn’t going to last forever. How can I help take the pressure off of you? I am here.”
Reassured and relaxed, we focus on where we are planting our feet in this now moment. With confidence in ourselves and trust in God we take the next step. We are OK. We are safe. We made it. We are here now. We know that only we can do it, yet we cannot do it alone. All is well friends for we and God are One.
In the Love and Light of the Risen Christ,