For your consideration…..

We are creators. One way we can help ourselves, others and the world is by “holding space.” Many will say, “I don’t know how.” The answer is, “Oh, but you do. You do it all of the time.” We do it when we pray or meditate. We do is subconsciously when we wish for something.

How do we hold space? We let go of ourselves. We let go of judgment. We let our authentic self, our spirit, take the lead. Then we focus on the intent. I will give you a simple example. If I see an ambulance, I pause and send blessings to the injured.

Last night there were get togethers for the full moon and summer solstice. It is the first time in 70 years that they have coincided on the same day. The get togethers were to honor that energy and welcome it into our midst. That was the intention for the “space” that was created. Perhaps, you have participated in events to send healing to parts of the world or for Mother Earth herself. I belong to a couple women’s circles. One is to create and hold space that allows us wisdom, peace and support to write. The other is to create space where we can cultivate peace, mindfulness and love. We support one another as we explore and learn new ways we can do that…..together and separately. We learn and teach each other.

Yesterday our message was about friends. When we sit with a friend and listen, we are creating a space for them to heal or celebrate depending on what is happening in their life. This example leads us to the second part of the message.

Compassionate people are generous with “holding space” for others. It is something we must do. Healing is part of our DNA. However, we are reminded to hold the space, put in our healing intentions and then let it go. If we do not let it go, those negatives issues, problems, hurt etc. attach themselves to us. We find ourselves constantly reflecting and/or worrying about the situation.

Let’s go back to the simple ambulance example. I send blessings and then “let it go.” I do not dwell or worry about it any longer. However, I admit that it is not as easy when, for instance, one of my children has a problem. Perhaps, it is the same with you. One way to help ourselves is with a simple reminder, “God, hears us the first time. No need to harp or dwell on it.”

Holding space is a valuable tool we were all born with in our life tool box. We got this message today because it is getting a little rusty. It is time to be more conscious of holding space and the intention we put into it.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.

Bit by bit, piece by piece, HOPE by HOPE action steps anyone can take….

-Meditate/pray…ask…”What is my next step for my highest good and the highest good of all?”

-Drink lots of water.

-Get outdoors and take in at least 10 deep breaths. Go for a walk if you can.

-Hold space for what you want to see.

What made me smile yesterday…

-An easy morning.

-Laundry done.

-Spending time with my AJ, Taylor and Devon.

-I have never seen my Peanut so tired.

-A beautiful full moon and heat lightening show all at once.

Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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