Today’s Prayer to Passage will be from the book ‘Invincible Acts of Power’ by Caroline Myss.
Today I pray, “Dear God, I feel the opposite of invincible and powerful, yet in the best ways. Thank you for this peace. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to this passage:
“We are living at a time of great transformation. The spiritual awakening that began in the 1960s needs to mature to its next level, which is a deepening into devotion to a mystical practice while remaining an effective force in the world. And by that I mean remaining in your skin, in your role as who you are. Mystics knew how to channel grace through prayer and they knew the power of that. They knew how to receive guidance through reflection and contemplation; they knew how to share the gift of illumination with each other. These are great gifts of life and profound grace that we are capable of providing for each other and the world. This is what it means to be a mystic without a monastery. You make a commitment to your own interior illumination and through that discover the ‘sacred’ part of your ‘contract’ and the true meaning of your highest potential.”
It is a comfort and a blessing to be able to follow a call to action that feels natural. I spent much of my energy in my twenties routing my calling toward other profiteering directions. And this happens a lot. Especially once a momentum is attained. It is seemingly all one can do. And this is difficult for me to witness, in seeing the profiteering without the connection.
Perhaps I’ll arrive there someday, too. Sort of the way that the best of a person is utilized when one gets beyond “making it” to a place of “owning self”, only to return to a place of “cashing in”. I cannot say that I do not see that this is what happens. I do see it. Teens and twenties are often years of speaking up until a programming of “belonging” sets in. Thirties and forties can be a positive time of owning self and following a calling fully without falter.
And then it all channels into whatever is left over, because sometimes it is easier to use a momentum than it is to originate a contribution. “I already did that. That is why I get to have some things in place and a sense of entitlement. I already did all the work.” And that’s OK insofar as we can feel the inspiration. I ask that we return to channeling grace.