by Rev. Karen Linsley, M.A., Interim Minister
Rest: rest is an essential element in living successfully. We need consistent and persistent periods of rest. Not just 8 hours of sleep every night but also what I call down time. Time where we can sit, contemplate, read, dream, vision. We spend so much of our time doing! And so I offer up this treatment for rest:
And I rest. I rest in the knowingness that Spirit is. It simply is. Call it what you will, that Divine Energy Force IS. And It is everywhere. I look outside at the clouds and see It there. I listen and hear the wind blowing and hear It there. I feel It in my inhales and my exhales. I am one with this Thing Called Life, and It is one with me.
And from this oneness, I speak my word for rest. I speak my word for the willingness to stop doing and to begin being. I speak my word for time taken in quiet contemplation. I speak my word for great books read. I speak my word for rest from the busyness of life, for rest from that belief that being busy means being worthy, that doing means earning one’s keep. I speak my word for rest in the sweet delight that I need do nothing to be worthy, I am worthy simply because I AM. I speak my word that rest is an integral part of my life. I speak my word that there is balance between rest and activity, and that I maintain and nurture that balance always, and that balance is simply a part of who and what I am.
I gratefully release these words into that Law that has already taken them and answered with a loud and emphatic YES! I know these words land where they need to land.
And I anchor: and so it is!