Be the Change

October 16, 2018

New Poem! Be the Change https://www.inspiritual.biz/inspiritual-reflections/2018/10/16/be-the-change

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TRUST ME

September 25, 2018

I say I trust God,
But do i.
I say I am listening,
But am i.
I say I feel God’s presence,
But do i.
I say I can smell God around,
But do i.
I say I can taste God in everything,
But do i
I say I can see God,
But can i.

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MY WAYS ARE NOT YOUR WAYS

October 18, 2017

I have always wondered why we spend so much time trying to understand and explain that which has already told us we cannot explain. Why is it that we are not okay with not being able to explain God. Why is it not okay to just say I do not know.

The more I try to conceptualize and theorize about this force many call God, the more I realize we will never be able to do more, in this realm, then have experiences which allow us to know we have just had an encounter with the Divine. For some it is enough that we sit in those moments where we know we have experienced the presence of the Divine.

One of the liberating lessons I have learned from my study of Toltec Wisdom is that it is what it is nothing more, nothing less. What if we sat with our experiences with the Divine in that way, not making more or less of the experience then it is. When we do are we not in some way dishonoring the authenticity and uniqueness of that experience. If we dishonor the experience, are we also dishonoring the Divine.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

August 29, 2015

Is your reservoir filled with courage, hope, confidence, calmness, and assuring trust? If not, maybe it is time to begin filling it.

     

THANK YOU! (CONTINUOUS)

August 28, 2015

So I am not sure why I ever doubt whether or not I will know what to write you about when I sit down to journal with you. Seriously, like I would ever run out of things to talk with you about. I guess that is why my faith in you is so strong. I know I can have a conversation with you about absolutely everything in my life. I probably censor what I need to say less with you then with anyone. Maybe that is because I know you hear all my thoughts anyway, so why try to come to you and pretend I am someone that I am not. You observe my thoughts, my words, my actions, and have already searched my heart. So there is no need for me to pretend with you.

While I would like to say I have always been this close to you, I know that is not the case.

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TRUST IN __________

August 24, 2015

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin captures an important aspect of faith in these lines from a prayer.

Breathing in: Trust in . . .
Breathing out: the slow work of God.

How many of us remember to trust in the slow work of God?  Last year, one of my students said to me, “It sure would be nice if God could answer your prayers in the same amount of time it takes to get a Happy Meal.”  I had to stop and remind him that Happy Meals do not always make you happy, at least not in the long run, and that they are not always healthy. However his question got at an important point. How often do we expect God to hear and answer our prayers instantaneously? Do we only trust in God when they are answered quickly or do we trust in the slow work of God?

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COOKING WITH FAITH

August 12, 2015

I know it has been a while since I have written here, but this morning seemed like a good time because what I have been reminded of recently was that I need to have faith in my senses and gifts when I am cooking. Cooking is all about having faith in one’s self and one’s abilities.

It all started with a simple zucchini. I was sautéing some shredded zucchini to cook off the water in it. As it was cooking, I began seasoning it for inclusion in what I thought would become a recipe I was going to make. However, watching this broth develop from the juices being released from the zucchini inspired me to try making this into a zucchini soup. I had to have faith in my inspiration, my taste buds, my vision, and my abilities. It was so good that I wound up drinking the whole pot of “soup” and I know I will make it this morning.

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

August 10, 2015

HOW CAN YOU PRACTICE YOUR FAITH? KNOW THAT EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE OKAY. WHY DO WE WORRY ABOUT IF THINGS ARE GOING TO WORK OUT, WHEN EXPERIENCE HAS REASSURED US THAT OUR FAITH IS TRUSTWORTHY?

     

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

August 8, 2015

What are you working to spread throughout the world?  Just for today, let us choose to manifest peace, love, and light in the world through our belief in the transformative power of God..

     

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

August 6, 2015

Developing relationships based on trust comes over time. It does not just happen. We cannot expect to move forward in our faith journey without working on it. Starting today, let’s each take one step forward in faith, knowing that we will arrive at our destination.