March 7, 2019
Hello, my friends! I miss you when I’m gone!!
My topic this Sunday is about living in the in-between times. I have been thinking about that topic a lot.
I’ve had some very intense experiences recently where I was told that something amazing was going to happen… but not yet. And then I found myself on a roller coaster, as one hurdle after another presented itself, and I went from thinking “it’s not going to happen after all,” to “it’s really going to happen!” to “oh, for Pete’s sake, now what?!”
When I finally found myself getting to the long-hoped-for event, even though my gratitude was so immense I couldn’t describe it, I was too tired to feel it! I find that I am still processing it all!
This experience has repeated itself in many ways, big and small, and I think in some ways, it is what our Unity is experiencing now.
The challenge during these kinds of times is really just an intensified invitation to practice our principles, to stay in the present, and to show up. One day at a time, one hour at a time, one moment at a time, we are called to connect with Divine Love. We are invited to let our egos soften, our fears dissolve, and our gratitude for what is grow stronger, simply because we are fully present. Now.
O God, help me to believe the truth about myself no matter how beautiful it is! — Macrina Wiederkehr
Peggy Christiansen is the Spiritual Leader at Unity of Fort Collins. She has over 25 years of ministry experience working with diverse populations, a M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary, and a special interest in helping people find and/or develop their unique spiritual paths. Listen to podcasts of her Sunday talks.