It’s not been a good news day personally…
I don’t usually think in those terms, but that’s just how it was. But, Spirit was in the midst of it.
I wasn’t planning on writing about this, but that’s where I’m at now, at the end of a long day, and eager to write in my gratitude journal and have lights out.
It was ironic that yesterday I wrote about my lengthy morning spiritual exercise routine; today I had to abandon about half of it when I was called into work early. I finally finished it mid-afternoon. But, Spirit was in the midst of it.
Then, I got a phone call. Yesterday, as part of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday celebration and National Day of Service holiday, I volunteered at Horses with Heart. I did manual labor in a group of about ten people outdoors. Even though all the horses were away for the winter, it was great to be in the sunshine, out on the land, getting exercise, being of service, and chatting with others. Finally, I felt like my life was coming together in my new hometown albeit slowly due to the pandemic. But it was coming together, I was forming community. The phone call was to inform me that someone in the group had tested positive for COVID this morning. After trusting that the person only has a mild case, I then thought, “Now what do I do?” Spirit was in the midst of it.
I received news that a friend’s journey with cancer had done a quick, sudden U-turn and she was back in the hospital. And, of course, in these times, her husband cannot even be with her. Spirit is in the midst of it.
And then I had to laugh: I got an email indicating that someone from my Saturday class “A Consciousness of Joy” had tested positive for COVID. What the heck was going on?! All this happening at once. Spirit is in the midst of it.
Yes, it’s been a l-o-n-g day. It was rainy and overcast all day here in Prescott; I don’t do well without sunlight. It’s been a depleting day, a day of sadness. I’m grateful that I’m not fearful over COVID; I just need to take extra special care of my well-being, make some decisions, and change plans I had for in-person meetings. Spirit is in the midst of it all.
During such times especially, I believe that Spirit truly is within me, all around me, within everyone I know, and around all of us. There is a plan even if I don’t have a clue about it. What I do have a clue about is to hold one and all in prayer, affirming our oneness, and holding kind, caring, tranquil thoughts in my consciousness. We all have our challenges wearing this human suit.
This too shall pass. Spirit is in the midst of it all.