We are betwixts and between.
The old has passed away . . . the new is not yet here.
We are in a global “threshold”.
As I prepare to teach a course on Celtic Spirituality, I remember that thresholds were sacred to the ancient Celts. They described them as “thin places” where the spiritual and the material are closer together and the veil between the worlds is thin.
Even though this threshold time may be a “holy time” it can still feel tender and scary for some. Some may feel very unsteady or overwhelmed.
Thomas Merton writes “You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope” (Conjectures of a Guilt Bystander, p. 188). Such great wisdom for our time, even though he wrote it in the mid-1960’s.
I am trying to approach the future with curiosity and a sense of discovery. Embracing the sacred “now”. Letting go of my expectations, hopes, wishes, and what “should or shouldn’t” happen. Some days its easy not to get caught up in my thoughts but other days . . . not so much.
I find meditation really helpful. Every week, I get to join a group of people to meditate and then share our insights. This grounds me on the journey.
What about you? Is it time to join a meditation class? I hope you will consider trying our class out.
I look forward to meeting you.
Blessings on this crazy and weird journey we are on.