Fierce With Reality

At age 85 Florida Scott-Maxwell wrote, "You only need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done. . . you are fierce with reality."

I first read those words about a dozen years ago and surrendering to this invitation to claim the events of my life keeps revealing and sculpting me. Sometimes this surrender feels like the warmth of the high-desert sun, evocative and thawing. At other times it has scorched and left tender what was previously unexposed. Stepping into this surrender has felt like stepping into a sandstorm designed for full-body exfoliation. Other times, it been like crossing into the enchantment of rain falling in the sunlight. The fully claimed events of my life have streamed over the earth of my being like spring rivulets, carving and bringing refreshment and new growth in the most unlikely directions. These events have coursed over and washed away all that was not deeply rooted and some things that were.

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Right Here, Right Now. . . The Gate of Heaven

Surely the Lord is in this place, and I was not aware of it. . . .This is the gate of heaven.
Genesis 28:16-17

I really am convinced that all of Creation conspires to awaken us and to keep returning us to our true selves in God. We return when we awaken to and surrender to the present moment. Can we be willing to slow down and open our minds to look beyond what is on the surface? Can we be willing to open our hearts in compassion toward ourselves and others, claiming our and their belonging, as we are and as they are, right here and right now? Can we open our wills, releasing, sometimes again and again, the husks of identity that no longer serve us? Are we willing to usher in new ways of being and doing?

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The Time Has Come....Surrendering Into a More Expansive Existence

This Holy Week, like many of you, I am trying to remain present. My heart's deepest desire is to travel this week with Jesus, not just to stand on the side of the road and bear witness. Bearing witness has its place and its time, but this year I hear Jesus' invitation to follow not just with my eyes, but with my whole self. I hear the invitation to once again find my life in his, and his in mine.

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What if You KNEW Your Efficacy Was Assured?

You have been created in the image of the Father, or Sophia. You are a temple of Sacred Wisdom, graced to live with an Open Mind. This is FAITH.

You have been created in the image of the Son. You are a Sanctuary of Sacred Love, graced to live with an Open Heart. This is LOVE.

You have been created in the image of the Spirit, an Instrument of Sacred Instinct, graced to live with an Open Will. This is HOPE.

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