August 2, 2018
Unity recently put out a little booklet called, “Courage to Imagine,” in which I have found a great deal of inspiration. In an article by Rev. Patricia Bass on the topic of guidance, she says, “Guidance is not something for which we have to grasp. It is something to which we attune.” I love that!! Guidance is something we simply tune in to!
She goes on to quote a book called The Seven Whispers by Christian Baldwin, who says we need to slow down and move at the “pace of guidance.”
“Speed is some guy running through the airport shouting into a cell phone. Pace is going around the block with a 3-year-old and noticing everything the child is noticing. When we move at pace, we have time to question and time to listen for answers before moving on. When we move at the pace of guidance, it occurs to us to wonder what plans the Divine might have for us, in the midst of the plans we have for ourselves.”
What a great message for many of us! I look forward to sharing reflections on the idea of “moving at the speed of guidance” on Sunday. How do you tune in to your inner guidance? How do you discern your “next right thing?”
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.