Time for Spirit, Time with Spirit

Time for Spirit?

Paris Clocks – Nick Sarebi

It’s more than ironic that time is not real in Spirit and that time has such an amazing impact on our lives.

Sure, the premise that time is not real, even in Spirit, is a bit hard to take. How many times a day do you check a clock, your watch, your cell phone’s time, the car radio dial (time)? And if you do none of that, how many times a day do you ask someone for the time?

But time is not real in Spirit? Nope.

Spirit is eternal and eternal is timeless; eternity is timelessness.

Spirit is forever Now, not then or later or when. Now.

The physical transition from “life” has come to define for many the “ultimate moment” when everything ends. Or at least everything that matters.

In Truth, we are blessed to know that our Being, the True Spirit we are–each of us, All of Us–does not end. Ever. Is not punctuated by the passing of our physical costume.

Comparatively less important time-measures govern our human lives. Wake up time. Work time. Meal time. Being on time. Church service time. Meet-for-coffee time. Less important perhaps than end of physical life, but we control our lives by such time. Which can mean we allow time to control our lives.

This makes me want (need) to pray.

Sweet Spirit,
Time is not important until I make it so.
I enjoy the time I set aside to be entirely with you:
my body, mind, and spirit.
I appreciate the spontaneous times your Presence
nudges me, lets me remember you are always with me.
I respect that time is my creation
and past, present and future have meaning only
as I decide.
I love your reminders that Truth is now,
that Now is the real moment.
I shed troubles carried from the past;
I discard worries for what is the future.
I celebrate the glory of the ever-present moment
Amen.

Posted on July 2, 2014 at 9:28 am by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Change? Can You Make Some Change?

loose changeBob Dylan’s famous lyric – the times they are a-changin’ – was written in 1963. Certainly, the world 50 years ago was in the midst of change.

Consider how much (more) change has occurred in the half-century since then. Changes in just about every part of our lives: homes, cars, clothes, news sources, food, what we know and what we think about.

Consider, too, how much you and I have changed!  Some changes were forced upon us. Others are changes we voluntarily initiated. Changes in what we believe. Or no longer believe. Changes in things we do. Or choose to do no longer.

What is a change you didn’t want to experience but survived, possibly even grew as a result? How might you say “thank you”?

What change did you manifest, proud that you did? How might you express your gratitude?

What change happened without your noticing at the time, then surprised you with its good? How might you give thanks?

Change is. Faster. Bigger. Big enough to hug!

Source of Lasting Joy,
As the world spins around the sun,
we are grounded in your eternal permanence.

As days whirr by and change can go unnoticed,
we pause and celebrate the steadiness of your love.

As we project what’s next while moments slip away,
we revel in our peaceful stillness with you, no worries
nor fears nor needs to prepare.

All is well and certain is your grace.
And so it is. 
Amen.

Be on the lookout for change, for all the good change brings!

Love,

Tim

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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Everywhere Spring

by William Warby

What a beautiful morning experiencing so many Spring blessings.

I sat on our front porch, surrounded by sunrise and birdsong and cool breeze. Today’s the 11th day of what I call my 100 Day Prayer Vital (rather than “vigil”). It’s sweet attention to specific parts of the prayer start to my day.

As Cindy and I shared coffee, we heard two doves love-wrestle in the maple tree. Then watched them move to the next-door roof peak and dance a love-dove jig.

I ran. And as I ran two butterflies chased one another twice around my shoulders. A mile or so later a road runner darted across the street in front of me; then paused as though to see if I would chase.

I ran past a woman whose stride was lively. She offered, “It’s a great morning, eh?” I agreed. She added, “Remember, the speed limit here is 30. Watch yourself.” I laughed loud as I waved over my head.

Good Friend God,
The blessings with which you surround us
are beautiful to view: colorful blossoms, green trees, blue skies;
and comforting to feel: warm breezes, peaceful evenings;
and pleasing to smell: spring rain, cut grass.
The cycles of these blessings gives us joy throughout the year,
not only in spring
yet especially in spring.
And we say ‘Thank you!’
And so it is. Amen.

Tim

Posted on May 10, 2014 at 4:47 pm by Tim · Permalink · Comments Closed
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