I miss you. I miss your hugs, your presence and your warmth. And I am so proud of you for staying away, for staying home and sheltering in place.
I know it is hard for us not to hug our friends. I know it is hard, but if we remember why we are doing it, we can flatten the curve. We can make a difference by our intentions and by our actions.
This will be the third time that I will be recording the Sunday service from my guest bedroom. The first two times were less than perfect, but I reminded myself that none of us has ever done this before.
I desire to walk with grace in the spiritual world and to walk with integrity in the world of effects. I am a woman of conviction, energy, and vitality. I am spiritually mature and eternally youthful. Yet, my biological age puts me in the category that those in power say are “at risk!” I don’t feel at risk. I still feel as if I am thirty.
Why has it been so important to me to truly “shelter in place?” Why don’t I have a real Sunday service with musicians, sound man, cameraman, etc.?
I have not made my age a secret. My mother passed away at close to 97 years young, so longevity runs in my genes. More importantly, my spiritual DNA is Life Itself! We believe in the healing of the sick by means of our Principle. We believe in the eternality of the soul, forever and ever-expanding.
I believe that the most contagious thing in life is attitude. We are here to make a difference. We are here to practice our principles and demonstrate the Truth.
The Truth is God is all there is. The Truth is that there is a Power for Good and we can use it.
We use it to demonstrate our greater good. We demonstrate that good as circumstances in the physical realm. When I became a practitioner, I vowed to keep the law. What that meant to me was to as far as ethically possible keep the human laws.
I have not always kept the law but I am keeping it to the best of my ability regarding the experience of Covid-19. I am doing it to help flatten the curve. I am doing it because I can. I steadfastly know that my actions are making a difference.
Sometimes it is really difficult. I feel alone and incompetent.
One of my favorite quotes is from Howard Thurman’s Inner Journey. It speaks to keeping our promises. I say especially important are my promises to myself.
“In the quietness of this place, surrounded by the all-pervading Presence of God, my heart whispers: Keep fresh before me the moments of my High Resolve, that in fair weather or in foul, in good times or in tempests, in the days when the darkness and the foe are nameless or familiar, I may not forget that to which my life is committed. Keep fresh before me the moments of my high resolve.”
Dear friends, it is not always easy to think the right thoughts and to do the right things. But please, I implore you to re-examine your convictions, your love for others and your ability to go on just a little longer. Stay home. Tune in.
See you Sunday afternoon.