Those of you who know me well know that I do not usually call my Higher Power by the traditional Christian names. I call him “George” as in “Let George do it” or “George” as in George Burns, the famous comedian. Why? You ask. Isn’t that just a little disrespectful? Maybe it is a bit; but my tone and energetic composure let him know my deep respect.
And “Let George do it “– as in “Here, George, will you please fix this for me?” Spoken with any amount of anger, hope, fear, desperation, joy has often made “turning it over” much easier for me. It helps me to admit that I cannot or do not know how to fix it, and I don’t know what else to do, but turn it over.
We have 17 days till the holiday season is over. Most of these holidays have a spiritual component, or a religious component, or a sense that we should take stock of our lives and look at what changes need to be made.
So here is a suggestion from a man who is precious to me, Dr. Tom Garcia,
“My standing commitment every morning, first thing, is coffee with the Boss, if you know what I mean. It’s a fixed point, like the North Star, in my morning routine—a non-negotiable time spent in the Presence, while the ego sleeps and the Mind is awake.”
“Giving ourselves time to begin the day with a calm state of mind is a gift. With no agenda other than quietly checking in, we find our way to being in-the-flow, peacefully oriented toward life. This is sacred time, in sacred space—the best way to start the day.”
So, this is my suggestion for this week: in some way, honor the spiritual connection you want to have or need to change or explore. When there are thirty- nine other things that need to be taken care of, ask for help. From Higher Power or other people. But think about how you might give yourself the gift of a friendship with the power stronger than you and me, and that might become “The Boss.” Spend five or ten minutes on this every day, and let me know the results.
Blessings to you,
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Love this! Merry Christmas. Webra
Keeps me focused every day. Blessings to you.