Monday, November 29, 2010

Kooky Space

Advent has begun. I find myself in a kooky space - in a place of expansion and community AND in a time when I am called to simply Be. There's my word again, BE... BEE... The bee is a long-time symbol of accomplishing the impossible. How does one wait in the darkness and shine in the heavens... simultaneously?

I'm called to be in community and I'm called to be in contemplation. I'm called to shine and I long to sit in the darkness - waiting in the shadows - percolating - ripening in the womb. Yes, Advent carries a theme of birthing. Does not the fetus ripen within the womb? Did not Mary say, "Yes" and then wait? We wait. I wait.

8 comments:

Stacy Wills said...

what a beautiful reflection...i am saying, "yes"...and waiting, too.

claire said...

You seem in quite a dilemma, and I do not see how you can resolve it.

After quite a while in community, now I look forward to the contemplation.

As I reflect on what you wrote, it seems to me that it truly is important to shine in the darkness, a small flame that reassures those who are lost.

Blessings on your being, ripening and birthing.

Tess said...

How can one not comment on the wonderfulness of a post called Kooky Space? I'll keep you in my mind as you explore and wait.

lucy said...

stacy - you are so kind. these felt like such muddled little scribblings this morning - important, somehow, nonetheless. delighted to be waiting with you.

lucy said...

claire - a light can't really shine without the darkness around it, huh? my challenge will be to continue to intentionally make space for both... not drifting too much toward one space or the other, but being fully present in each when i'm there.

many thanks for the blessings!!

lucy said...

tess - i am nothing if not provocative :) xoxo

SUNRISE SISTER said...

The waiting even seems to be moving too quickly - blessed Advent, such an opportunity for rest, such a season of NOT:)

xoxo

lucy said...

i love this season of NOT!! while i see so many rushing around, i find myself deepening into the quiet. ahhhh.... 'tis the reason for the season :) xoxoox