At 5:30 a.m. sitting on the couch with coffee in hand–I wondered what the heck to write about today.
Looked inside the seeming abyss of the mind. Absolutely nothing there to share.
Here we go again.
OK, Holy, what do YOU want to say today?
Nothing cheerfully announced itself. But if I’ve learned anything during these last seventy days it is this–ask, and wait. Every single day something arises, even if it’s The barrel is empty.
At 5:59 a.m. a newsletter email popped up by Suzi Banks Baum. Its title? What matters.
The Holy nodded its wise head and pointed its long finger toward the heart.
That is today’s topic, thank you very much, Suzi and Spirit and Serendipity.
The Holy wants to talk about What Matters. It must be a popular topic with the Holy today.
Before I go any further, you must understand something. I, Kathy, often have no idea what will come out of the typing fingers. Some of you have suggested that I sometimes have wisdom to offer. Please do not assume that.
It’s more about making ourselves empty so that Spirit says what it wants to say. Sure, it may have a Kathy flavor. But often what comes out of the typing fingers is as much a lesson for me as it is for anyone. Spirit definitely wants me to contemplate what matters today. If it inspires any of you–that’s an added bonus.
So let’s see what comes up.
Every single day we’re choosing this and that action. We’re reading a book, calling our friend, typing an email, popping popcorn. I don’t know about you, but sometimes I notice I’m simply moving from routine. Doing things because they’re familiar, because they’re easy, because they feel good.
Days can pass in a blur as they click by one sunrise after another. (Swiftly fly the days, oh you Fiddler on the Roof fans!)
Sometimes an achy feeling might arise. Am I doing what really matters to me? Or am I just moving mechanically from one conditioned reaction to the next?
We only have one, five, ten, thirty, sixty years left on the planet. Are we adjusting our inner compass to true north? Are we looking carefully at what fills the basket of our soul to the brim?
Are we continually returning to what really matters?
Meditation, or sitting with Spirit, teaches the same thing in a different way. A thousand inconsequential thoughts arise. But we return–again and again and again and again–to the silence and awareness of our true nature. We return to what really matters. So that we can feel the Holy. And then perhaps respond from that Holy’s prompting instead of conditioned reactivity.
So that’s today’s prompt. To ponder what really matters. To adjust the compass to true north. To keep these eyes and ears wide open to where Spirit wants to birth next.
What really matters to you?
Day 70 of a seventy-five day journey to connect more deeply with God, Spirit, Holy, Love…to explore “What the Heart Knows” during the waning days of 2020.