There is a source.
Sometimes, we only notice the source in it’s absence. In a power outage, we become aware of the source. When there is darkness, we seek the light. When there is an overload and the circuits halt the operation, there is no choice but to change the demand. We go from surfing channels to being attentive to the freezer and the heat. There is a source — and the power we need comes from a power station that is far beyond the fuse box inside our homes. Somehow to be power-less becomes a great teacher for gratitude.
Power Source — Lenten Connection Time
Two Ears — One Mouth — Listen twice as much as you speak
Remember to check the connection — with silence and with inactivity
Turn off the distraction — often, mine has a screen and needs to be recharged
Find what’s underneath the front seat of the car–and what is underneath the noise of life
Be sure that the power switch is “on” so that there is the possibility of connecting to the source and then trust that you will be given all that you need today — not more, not less — just the grace for the day
If there is an overload, nothing works, so take caution. Sometimes, the automatic shut-off is a gift.
Lent is about connection — to the source — to the need for the power that comes through us — for the intermittent silence that breaks the frenzy and short-circuits what no longer works so that there is an outlet for the new.
Connect to the source — Trust the power– Let the circuits be restored.
Love the process of change