The dance of our lives unfolds against the backdrop of the great unfolding. The flow of the great unfolding is essential to our lives; it offers the container of what is possible. And yet we often forget that it is there.
We can see the great unfolding in the turning of seasons, the cycle of the moon, the rising and setting of the sun. Seasonal celebrations are one way that we remind ourselves of the dance that is larger than us. But the great unfolding flows with us everyday.
Some traditions offer space for acknowledgement of the great unfolding in their practices of worship. Followers of Judaism, Islam even certain forms of Christianity are called to worship at various times in the dance of a day. Hidden in these moments of prayer is the chance to acknowledge the great unfolding.
Breathe into the moment, and let the Sacred shape you.
When we step back from doing, back to the place where we are being while still holding the awareness of all that is happening in that moment, we touch the liminal. We touch the great unfolding. And in those moments where doing and being coexist, we touch the place of Shaping.
Through this moon turning, take time each day to touch the Shaping. Pause in the doings of your day and step back toward being. Hold in your awareness your own unfolding, then acknowledge the great unfolding in its dance around you. Stand for a moment aware of the flow, awake in the flow and breathing into the flow, let the Sacred shape you.
by Jennifer L. Jacoby
Moonlight danced upon ancient waters
between snow-capped mountains
Gazing the view opened
in the eye of the blackbird
Tapestries woven of colors ancient
black, red and white
on the wings of the blackbird
The darkness of midnight
embraces the kiss
awakens to light
with the song of the blackbird
Peace and long life… Jennifer