For your consideration…

Most of us have heard that for people who lose one of their senses such as hearing or seeing, their other senses become more acute. For example, people who lose their sight often have very keen hearing and/or smelling.

Our message today points this out to remind us that our senses can be strengthened. Our senses are a part of the rest of our body. We need to exercise them to keep them healthy and make them stronger.

Our senses work in conjunction with our body and each other. Most often they are on automatic. We don’t even think about them. At moments we may notice them ie; walking into a house full of delicious dinner smells, a loud siren, soothing music, a hot stove etc.

But we want our senses to always be on alert, like the animals in the forest. They are ever alert including their sixth sense, their survival sense, their gut instinct.

The question is how do we do that. We can practice. We are given this exercise today. Still our body. Focus on one sense at a time. Notice what we feeling as in what our skin feels like. Notice the sounds we are hearing. Notice what we are smelling. Notice the taste in our mouth. Notice what our “gut” is telling us and notice what we are thinking. Do they even match? Open our eyes and notice what we are seeing….in detail. What drew our attention first?

We can also practice throughout the day ie; while we are walking, doing the dishes, eating etc. We can pull up each of our senses and notice what they are during each activity.

Our senses are important. We need to use them or lose them. We need to focus on them to strengthen them.

That is the HOPE. And so it is.


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

-Affirm…“I am loved.”

-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.

-Exercise our senses.


What made me smile yesterday…

-A beautiful day.

-It feels great to be able to sit outside, have dinner outside.

-I was able to get a lot of grocery shopping done on my way back from dropping Alex off at the airport.

-Catching up with Jackie.

-A little bit of exploring of the facilities here.


Love, Blessings and Gratitude,

Rev. Chris


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