Seeing

Read Luke 3:15-17, 21-22

“…the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah.” v.15

Meditation
The in-between way is murky. What once was well defined is now blurred. What brought satisfaction no longer fulfills. What worked without thought exhausts us. The hope we had is failing. We can’t trust our judgement as once we did without question.

There are wisps of a new way emerging, but we’re not sure. There is a scent of expectation, but it is hard to track day after day. There are fragments of dreams till you glimpse them and then they are thin.

Welcome to this space where we embrace questioning and sort through manifold expectations. Here is the edge of things.  Here we soak in the echo of “beloved.”  Here potential rises like a dove taking form. We learn to see in a new way.

Reflect
What is the purpose of wilderness, of a season living in the in-between way?
Recall an experience that taught you to see in a new way. Were you ready?  What did you learn?
What are the risks of failing to nurture a practice of seeing in a new way?
The in-between way is rich with potential and possibility. Why are these glimpses significant to moving through this space?

Practice
Sit still. Make silence. Let the vibration of knowing yourself beloved echo deep within. This awareness develops trust. We need this for living the in-between way.

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