A Time for Unfolding!

Joan C King

Unfolding demands time to release its surprises. During this time we can only wait in the darkness of uncertainty not knowing what will emerge. The process can bring forth something unexpected and potentially cause us to change the trajectory of our lives. It can cut through logically conceived plans to reveal something potent and previously hidden. However, this process requires we create space within which it can burst forth and grow to be seen in its own truth. This demands courage. We often expend energy preventing such from raising its head and unfurling truth for fear of what it will demand of us. We fail to recognize that such suppression also crushes a part of us yearning to come forth. This week, if this assignment appeals to you, spend a few minutes each day in silence – no more than 3 or 4, observing what is stirring within you that you might have previously ignored. Allow it to cut through your defenses to at last be heard. Carl Sagan reminds us, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Thomas Aquinas adds, “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” Be courageous, listen to what stirs within you and yearns to come forth. Then, act. It can be a small step. It will be a beginning of a new birthing of who you are.

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