As we are all painfully aware, we’re living through uniquely challenging times that reveal both vulnerability and interconnectedness. There is both extraordinary anxiety and extraordinary solidarity, now even in seemingly simple acts like washing hands and staying home.
Interestingly, it’s been during times of great strain and turbulence that many of the most enduring and impactful spiritual teachers emerge. And they seem to have a counterintuitive message – we are all connected to a divine love, abundant beyond imagining. Jesus lives and teaches during a time of occupation in a highly stratified, even oppressive, society.
Living through the plague years, Julian of Norwich writes “All shall be well. All shall be well. And all manner of thing shall be well.”
There’s a curious attitude; call it non-attachment.
That’s one of the fruits of the practice, the diligent moment-to-moment awareness and excavation of the inner dross that keeps our mental and emotional well-being tied to the ebb and flow of life’s circumstances. What’s left when you remove that? That’s one of the mysteries we delve ever deeper into on this contemplative journey.
To help facilitate that journey while so many of us are homebound – some alone, others with all manner of kids and grandkids running around, we at Contemplative Light would like to offer you some time away from the noise of the news cycle and the many pressing practical concerns.
From now until April 30th, we invite you to take any of our courses at no charge with the Gift Code LIGHT100.
Very best to you!
~Marc Thomas Shaw