My beloved Karen is headed, right now as I write this, to a new ropes course with a new course facilitator, a new co-leader and a new group of leadership participants. I am hoping and praying that she and all those she is with have a grand and transformative time, a time of flow and ease, a time of laughter and tears, a time of shattering and opening of hearts, a time of discovery and recognition of personal power, and a time of deep love and blossoming consciousness.
5 delightful and deeply conscious women from my Black Lodge are headed to my house for a sleep over and some great spiritual grounding conversations and ritual. I hope and pray that my house will be the perfect place for this gathering and that wonderful deepening and brightening will happen. I hope that we find the laughter and the joy in the work we do together as well as the sincerity and depth. I hope for a great time of ease, flow and transformation in our gathering of seekers.
Hope and Prayer. I realize that these are two words I don’t use very often and when I do I sometimes have little pangs of resistance or disbelief in my mind. I can track these pangs back to a spiritual rebel that I was in my youth that still doesn’t like to use “mushy spiritual words”. I am grateful to that rebel as he has been responsible for a lot of honing and shaping of my language so that I have gotten pretty good at bringing “acceptable secular” language to spiritual contexts and concepts, often so that the people I am working with don’t even realize that they are waking up their spiritual selves at first and do not get caught in all of their own old spiritual traps. However I realize now that some of these words that the rebel has banned from my lexicon are actually quite useful and effective at communicating some energies that I don’t express well with other words. I like to use the word “sourcing” sometimes for prayer and “open to and excited for the possibilities” for hope, and I will still use these words and concepts. I am bringing back to my vocabulary, though, hope and prayer.
Hope is a state of intention combined with openess in my way of seeing it and prayer is a conversation with the universe, a dance with the beloved, that begins with every thought I have and ends with spirit manifesting into form.
At least that is the way I am seeing these wonderful words this morning as I sip my tea and look at the changing sky that represents all the hope I have in my heart.