The space we have now is an absolute gift. I believe the world is awakening, one shiny soul at a time. We’re all moving deeper into ourselves — some of us more gracefully than others.
It can be scary to walk in a dark room. You may be looking for something specific but be- tween the door and the object you find your- self running into a nightstand, stubbing your toe on the carpet and maybe even knocking your head against the wall. And yet, you know you’ll eventually find the object you’re looking for and all will be fine. The light always comes back on and then everything makes total and complete sense.
As I am writing this we are in the midst of the dark moon, not only cyclically but I believe metaphorically as members of society as well. When we exhale deeply, there is a pause before we inhale again. That is the stillness, the silence, the winter season we are currently in.
In nature, everything must die off, hibernate, rest, or release before it takes a long season of rest.
This season of rest is followed by the springing forth of new life. So too, our bodies must release, let go and ultimately settle into a long, deep place of rest and relaxation in order for our systems to recalibrate. It may sound counterintuitive but the more we listen to our internal need for stillness — and heed it — the more exciting the next season will be. On the contrary, if we cease to rest, we will cease to have an abundance of new life in the Spring. We will simply be exhausted, over-extended and weary from too much of the same season. It can’t be summer all year long. The plants would fry. They would work too hard. It just isn’t natural.
“If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your every- day human concerns will be met.”
~Matthew 6:28-34, MSG
Whatever is nagging at you this week, I encourage you to lay it down. When you feel obligated to go do something productive instead of laying around in your bathrobe, honor your body and give it what it needs. This time is an utter and complete gift and it will not last forever. Honor it for what it is, accept it, enjoy it and use it to nourish the depths of your soul. This is the definition of bliss.
As wild as it is; the more we rest, the more we are held.
Rest in the darkness, my love.