The community of love that claims my soul is a diverse one in many ways, but far from diverse in others. It has many souls with passions that run deep who share laughter that leaps to the rooftops in mere milliseconds, and who imprison themselves within your tears as they course down our faces. We are apart from the mainline faith of our greater community and yet a part of the western Christian movement that believes God is Still Speaking and we must listen in order to act and then act with conviction.
The joy of being among such kindred folk is full and rich, a tapestry of multi-hued humanity that quivers in anticipation of the shared bliss of togetherness as One Body, One Song, One Spirit. The challenge of being among such free-spirited bohemians is that you’re never quite sure what random acts of love or abundance will knock on your door or tap on your window or how you might be moved to reach out to help another hurting spirit. Then again, we become familiar with the familiar and forget to open our hearts and act from the essence of our beliefs more often than we care to admit.
We are human, after all – it is true, we are far from perfect – perhaps fortunate to be more imperfect than perfect and so we have room to grow our Spirituality and places to sow even more love, and people to reach out to who we may well need more than we know and more than they need us. Look for the Divine within you as I look for mine and then seek the spark of Divine without in every living thing, for we are here to re-connect, re-new and re-birth a new world, a world of peace, of love, of deep human-kind-ness to all our fellow travelers here on our Mother Earth.
The great turning and the shift is upon us so now we are able to realize how we can best use our power to love rather than to love power for its own sake. Now is the time, now is the moment of action. Creating unity through the strength of our diversity is the answer to our prayers. Please join me and invite the stranger as well as your neighbor to become as One, in Spirit through Love.