Wednesday, May 6, 2015
FOLD / offerings.
One of the definitions of an offering is to present a prayer.
Have you ever felt as though you were shrinking? A bit like Alice down her rabbit hole. I find myself slipping sometimes, unwillingly jumping to the worst possible conclusions, finding myself alone in the dark, when really there are lights everywhere.
I was thinking about offerings today. Those things that we offer up to the world that serve as a request for something greater, something more clear, something we can understand.
I am so far from having it all figured out, but today, as I was thinking about things that were weighing heavily on my mind I realized all I had to do was offer it up. Say a quiet wish into the unknown and let that wish carry you ahead. I know this sounds a bit woo woo, but try it. Turn off all the noise in that very loud head of yours and speak that prayer out loud. Find the words to ask for what you need.
Last night, I spoke out loud about guidance and grace. Right now, I need both. I need to feel supported and connected and I need to trust that this too shall pass. We will never have everything figured out. There will always be highs and lows, but offerings, we can have those in spades.
Offer up something that you need, wish, desire, crave. Give it to up something greater than you. I promise you will find comfort in just speaking it out loud.
Let yourself surrender into the unknown, and trust that you spoke what you needed and that it was heard.
Be gentle. You're hanging in there. Know that we've got you.