What a year it’s been. I literally can’t even believe that it’s Christmas season again. I hope that you are all doing well and even thriving during this last year. This year has been full of ups and downs but I am hopeful that God is doing a “new thing” and that we will all come out on the other side of this into something even greater than we could’ve imagined. I’m truly sorry that I haven’t kept up connecting with you. I’ve had a difficult time adjusting to the new way of doing yoga via zoom but I was reminded during a workshop with Preemptive Love that “we STILL belong to each other”. I truly believe this, do you?
The season of Advent is the season of waiting. This is a time where we wait for the birth of Christ while at the same time we are waiting for His return. Advent calls us into a space of longing and of hopefulness of things to come. We also begin to acknowledge our waiting for the experience of Jesus in our everyday lives. What does it mean to wait and what does it mean to wait as a spiritual practice?
The spiritual practice of waiting is about being present with the hope that something is happening despite the feeling that nothing is happening. How are you waiting? Where is your waiting leading you?
Psalm 85, translated by Nan C Merrill:
“Listen, O people, in the silent chapel of your heart and the Beloved will speak of peace to you, to the hidden saints, to all who turn their heart to Love. Surely new life is at hand for those who reverence Love. O, that harmony might dwell among the nations. Steadfast love and faithfulness will meet; righteousness and peace will embrace one another. Wisdom will spring up from the ground and truth will look down from the sky. Yes, the Eternal Giver will grant what is good, and the lands will yield abundantly. Mercy and compassion are Love’s way, and will guide our footsteps upon the path of peace.”
As we move into the long, dark days of winter, can you begin to turn your waiting into moments that are filled with hope and promise? Can you begin to believe in the promise that God’s presence will be with you and the peace that surpasses all understanding will wash over your heart, soul, mind and strength.
Join me Sunday, December 20 at 6:00 pm via zoom for a gentle Christmas Soul Yoga flow. I will send out a zoom link and Spotify playlist this Friday.
I hope to see you there!
Grace, Peace and Love,