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Theme for 2013: The Path & The Practice
DECEMBER MESSAGE: SHINE THE LIGHT!
“Moonlight floods the whole sky from horizon to horizon;
How much it can fill your room depends on its windows.”
― Rumi, Essential Rumi
How much light can we allow? I love this season of the Winter Solstice because it is such a metaphor for how it is in the dark that light becomes such an appreciated and useful necessity – just as when a dark experience arises in our lives and the spiritual light we have revealed thus far becomes such a guide and a gift.
The question on the spiritual path then becomes, “How much light can I allow to shine?” or as Rumi says, “it all depends on your windows.” Can we let the light of spiritual teachings, spiritual teachers and spiritual essence illumine us? Can we open a window in mind and heart to the Light of the Divine in ourselves, in others; the Light streaming from the innermost essence through this world of ours?
And when difficult times come, have we done the inner work to deeply ground ourselves in this Light that we may weather these times with grace, not stumbling in the darkness of overwhelm? This is why we do spiritual practices, no matter how simple, to open the window of consciousness and bring the Light more fully into our minds and hearts as a constant Source of illumination and insight.
This month we will focus on opening the windows of our soul to Divine Light. We will celebrate light in two wonderful rituals – the Solstice and Christmas Eve Candle-Lighting Services. We hope you can join us!
Peace to you and yours!
Our service on December 15, 2013 - 9:30am
The Path & The Practice:
Dark Night of the Soul
The early service is an opportunity to attend a different kind of Service earlier on Sunday mornings. This Service is brief, just half an hour in length and will include prayer and a message and then lead into our regular fifteen-minute Sunday meditation.