Wednesday Wisdom: How to Trust Change.
Last week, I received an email from my supervisor informing me that my school placement for next year needed to change. What! was my immediate response. I didn’t want to make a change. It has been a hard year for me, with losing my mother and all, and I didn’t have the emotional energy to respond to this. But change had been thrust upon me.
It ended up being a demanding week, filled with so many feelings and thoughts, as well as the need to make concrete decisions. Yet, what I discovered was that by coming home to myself, my deepest self where I dwell with God, I was able to find the strength and clarity I needed to move forward.
Come Home to Yourself
We are the temple of the Divine, and as it says in 1 Corinthians 3:16, “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?” We are being invited to become more aware that we, in our very being—body, mind, and spirit—are the home of the Divine. We can awaken to this awareness by sitting still with a quiet heart, attentive and mindful. In doing so, we allow God’s presence to fill up all the corners of our being.
How can we stay open with a trusting heart and find stability within? Here is a sacred practice to encourage you to come home to yourself:
- Begin by gently placing your hand over your heart and taking some deep breaths.
- Repeat the mantra: I am coming home to myself. Feel how restful it is to dwell in yourself—even for a few moments.
- “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
- Invite the awareness that the Divine dwells in you to deepen.
- Allow an image, or a sensation, or the feeling of a presence to naturally emerge. Relax and be with it. Close your eyes if you’d like, and take it in.
- Reflect upon the ways your heart is a home for God and create your own prayer of gratitude.