Sometimes a collapse is the only way to freedom. Sometimes the pressure builds to such proportions that we have no other route to equilibrium . . .
We must therefore be willing to get shaken up, to submit ourselves to the dark blossomings of chaos, in order to reap the blessings of growth.
~ Both quotes by Gregg Levoy, Callings: Finding and Following an Authentic Life
As beautiful, true, and effective as our philosophy is, we do not pretend that disorder and upheaval do not occur; rather, we recognize the learning, the wisdom, and the transformation that can transcend the chaos and lead us into a greater consciousness of possibility. I recently learned a word with Hebrew origins, Tohubohu, meaning “chaos” or “utter confusion.” I find this a very sayable word and one that captures the feeling of seeming to be lost in external uproar.
It is our very Principle which states that, “God is all there is, and each of us is an individualization of this Divine Presence, loved completely and generously, and directing a constant and reliable Law of Mind to bring about what we pray about.” It is as we turn to the eternal, changeless, radiant Truth of the Universe and of each of us that we are able to notice with some degree of interest the Tohubohu around us without being absorbed into it, transcending the unreal for the Real. Instead, we welcome its transforming power and enter bravely into true empowerment.
Next Sunday morning’s live stream Celebration features our wonderful guest speaker, Gregg Levoy, beginning at 10:30 A.M. EST, and accessible through our website: www.cslphilly.org and his timely topic is, The Call of Challenging Times. A powerful and interactive workshop by the same title will be held on Zoom from 12:30 – 3:30. Click here to Sign up as soon as possible or email email@example.com to be sure to reserve your space for this workshop, and enjoy both morning and afternoon with Gregg from the comfort of your own home.
Our Practitioners and Practitioner Interns are standing by to provide excellent spiritual support. We have a full complement of five Licensed Practitioners and three Practitioner Interns, as well as Rev. Mike and myself available for Pastoral Counseling. Please reach out. We are here for you, and you may find everyone’s contact information listed on our website, as well as classes and workshops and other upcoming events. Our archived Sunday Celebrations and Love Notes are also featured on the website.
With great love and respect,