I don’t know about anyone else, but I can unequivocally state that my life has sped up. Some days, it feels like I am traveling at warp speed. I can picture myself in a wind tunnel with my hair stretching behind me. (Okay, so my hair isn’t long enough to float behind me like a willow tree in the wind.)
There are so many great things to do and I can feel pressed for time just to get to them all.
Then I remember to breathe.
I remember to sit in my meditation chair.
Change is afoot. Sometimes I think of change as what I am doing, but it is really a state of consciousness. Change is about “being.”
With Rev. Pattie’s acceptance of the senior minister position in the Huntington Beach Center for Spiritual Living, people have been asking questions about our Center and our Youth programs. People want to know what the plan is to attract or manifest our next “Pattie.” I smile when I hear this question because I don’t have a plan to find a replacement for Rev. Pattie. And I certainly would not presume that Spirit’s idea is a clone of Rev. Pattie.
This is what I know for certain. There is no individual good, only individualized good.
Rev. Pattie is thrilled with her demonstration. She felt the call to be a senior minister for a while. What that means is that our Youth and Family Department will be changing. Rev. Pattie has created a healthy program and now, with her call to a different kind of ministry, we have an opportunity to help catch the vision for what is next for our children and families.
There will be a Visioning here at the Center on March 30, at 10:30 AM to noon. We will listen deeply to what Spirit is saying to us. The vision will unfold in perfect order. All parents, all youth volunteers or people who might be interested in being a volunteer, all teens, all advisers are invited to attend. Childcare will be provided. Please let us know if you are planning to attend and if you are bringing children with you.
A few weeks ago I spoke about the difficulty many people have with change, even good changes
We demonstrated the ease or difficulty by asking people to get up from the seat they had chosen earlier and take another seat. Would people be willing to take a new chair, sit in a new place? This Center is made up of many advanced souls; many people participated. Several did not. Some were so good with change that they moved several times in a service. I am looking for more of those people.
If we want to honor Rev. Pattie’s work here for the past two decades, we will listen to the voice of God within us, leading the way…showing us what is next! We will be willing to sit in a new chair and we will get a different perspective. We will KNOW that not only the youth department but our entire Spiritual Community is in good hands.
Yes, the speed of life does seem to be ultra-fast, but each of us gets to put as little or as much into those 525,600 minutes that make up a day. I know that the Universe is unfolding as it should.