James 1: 5-6 “If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you. But ask in faith, never doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.”
I have been taking classes regularly to help me develop my intuitive skills, which helps me grow as a human being and as a healing practitioner. My teacher has been showing us the power of asking questions; questions that invite God into our lives to assist us and stretch us; questions that open the way to connecting kindly with other souls; questions that lead us into new territory, new behaviors, fresh perspectives… We are invited to “wonder” about our lived experiences, which opens us to more fully sensing our lived experiences, leading us to more fully connect with all the dimensions surrounding us. She is teaching us “how to” implement this discipline.
My prayers now include many more questions… Demanding things from God implies that we already know what we need… My questions have become much more open-ended, welcoming God’s instruction and helping me to bravely invite challenges.
Asking questions has been a lifelong pursuit for me. When I was a teen I discovered the poet, Rainer Maria Rilke, and loved these words of his, “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue… And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.”
I am grateful for our Glendale community and for our willingness to step into the new territory of asking, “How can we more effectively serve our local community?” Last Monday was the first food distribution of Ruby’s Pantry. Yes, we may have served only 69 people when we could have served hundreds. But we are only responsible for the effort; God is responsible for the results, and this ministry WILL be blessed. It will grow exponentially-of that I am confident!
I invite you to meditate, connecting with the Living Energy surrounding you, quieting your mind by opening your senses, and simply paying attention to the subtle messages that come…. Our bodies are divinely-created, and God has provided them to us as a powerful means of experiencing and transmitting His Love…. May your day be blessed!