Wednesday Wisdom: Who are You?
I just returned from a week at the Living School Symposium. It was a week of deepening my commitment to living from a contemplative stance. A contemplative stance is one that sees the whole, the unity of all, and not only the parts. As Richard Rohr writes, “During contemplation we come to know that there is no separation between sacred and secular. All is one with Divine Reality.”
One of the things that emerged during the week was what Richard Rohr refers to as: God as our family of origin. This goes along with what another one of our teachers, Jim Finley, said that “We are all siblings of the Infinite.”
Sometimes when we go deeper into our relationship with God, we face constricted places. Lately, I am noticing I still hold a tender place within that comes from wounds of neglect. During my time at the Living School Symposium, I heard a deep call to connect to the truth that I am Loved. I was created in Love; I am connected to Infinite Love. And so is every being. Can you hear the Holy saying to you: You are loved; You are precious to me.
We can get so caught up in our positions, our titles, our accomplishments, and only see ourselves as those labels. Yet, who are we really? Thomas Merton writes that “Our True Identity is Love.” What does that mean for you? What could that look like, feel like, and sound like? I invite you to explore these questions in prayer this week.
At the end of the week, we celebrated by dancing together. It was so much fun! If you haven’t danced in a while, I recommend you turn up the music, and connect with the divine dance.