And so the shmita is already taking me along in it’s boat on the great and open wide sea of blessedness. Much is beginning to come into focus, as if someone had written this piece into the book of my life…it was destined. I feel less fear and more order in my life and I’m noticing that something calmer is taking up residence in my body. I have made a place for this rest and everything in me needed this. I hear and feel the longings in me and yet I also now know that this pause first must have it’s time. Not only must I be the seed, but I must also be the nourisher of the seed. I must be a conscious seed that recognizes and brings close the knowing of the receiving…the being held….the way of being nest and in nest. I must let it be known to all of me that I am now being seen and nurtured by ME and this will change everything. I am absolutely on task…perhaps more than I ever have been.
Stephen Cope is guiding me now with words that feel synchronistic…that patch things together for me…showing me that my life work is coming and it is absolutely the God line that I must follow. And it is right and true that I take care to listen now….I am evolving and I also see clearly that I must adjust my aim just ever so slightly now to hit my mark. In hitting my mark, I will be carried by the arrow…no, I will BE the arrow with an unending and powerful energy behind me, thrusting me towards my aim.
We who have lost our sense and our senses ~ our touch, our smell, our vision of who we are; we who frantically force and press all things, without rest for body or spirit, hurting our earth and injuring ourselves: we call a halt.
We want to rest. We need to rest and allow the earth to rest. We need to reflect and to rediscover the mystery that lives in us, that is the ground of every unique expression of life, the source of the fascination that calls all things to communion.
We declare a Sabbath, a space of quiet: for simply being and letting be; for recovering the great, forgotten truths, for learning how to live again.
~ U. N. Environmental Sabbath Program