Last night’s conversation with my friend, Rick, in Washington still lingers in my morning thoughts. Old friends can fill in the spaces without needing to recreate the plot line; the narrative continues unbroken. Rick and I talked about healing in its many connotations and nuances. A common thread connects our conversation with Thomas Merton, with Richard Rohr’s second half of life knowing, with Rumi and Hafiz and Krishnamurti, with Thich Nhat Hahn, with the Anunciation, with modern quantum science and with numerous other ways of expresssing truth. This morning the outer world beyond my windows is shrouded in fog and clouds. Inside, the sun rising on expanded awareness can be summarized thusly:
“What is a miracle but this remembering? And who is there in whom this memory lies not? The light in one awakens it in all. And when you see it in your brother, you are remembering for everyone.” – ACIM, text, chapter 21
We knew it as children: “this little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine” and “I’ve got the joy, love, peace, down in my heart”. We are compelled in this age of fear and disillusionment and separation to dust off the memory, to let it shine for everyone, that we may resume an ancient, hopeful, truth-filled story; a remembering for each other.
For me, constant stirrings in the background, many conversations and “chance meetings” are culminating in a return and renewal of gathering together to share our wisdom and perspectives. Beginning in July, I’ll facilitate “Common Threads.”
Common Threads – a spiritual look at many traditions
I invite neighbors and friends to come together to renew and refresh and remember.
- To knock at the door and to seek
- To bring questions that open us to possibilities
- Meeting the second Saturday of each month, 2-4 pm in Hot Springs, SD
- beginning Saturday, July 12, 2015
- Contact me for details at 360-393-0872
Many blessings to you as you reconnect to your own traditions and knowing, finding common threads.