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January 31, 2017

Existential Exigency

Existentialism – a philosophical movement stressing the importance of personal experience and responsibility for what we make of ourselves.
Exigency – crisis, emergency, a case or situation that demands prompt action.


Reflecting on the words of Oliver Wendell Holmes…
What lies behind us
And what lies ahead of us
Are tiny matters compared to
What lies within us…

I find comfort in knowing that Spirit is my guide and center and that my personal relationship with Spirit is my personal responsibility as I seek to connect with my God/Spirit/Higher Power. This interconnectedness with Spirit can and does happen…Amen… and it guides us in a variety of ways and through a variety of experiences. Even those not so pleasant experiences can be the catalyst that guides us back to Source…

No matter how you find and recognize Spirit in your life, it seems such a comfort to know that Spirit is always with us and we can connect with Source at any moment in any circumstance in a personal and intimate way…  recognizing the Light within and the interconnectedness of all things… knowing that this perspective will guide our response for the highest good of all.

In recognizing this connectedness through spiritual love and peace-filled interactions we can answer the call to service and extend our heartfelt outreach as an extension of our personal relationship with Spirit. Having this personal connection is that warm place in the heart that allows us to go through conflicting moments, but brings us back to what’s really important and what really matters… like a tiny lighthouse in the heart that shines a beacon for us to find the way home.

Many years ago, my husband and I invited another family into our home for dinner. As they arrived, their young son was very animated and nervous to know if we had a television. I assured him that we did and he ran past me yelling… “Emergency! Emergency!” It was a popular television show and we happily obliged by selecting his channel as the adults settled down at our dinner table.

As I was thinking about Existential Exigencies, I thought of this young boy and his words echoed in my mind… we are at a crucial crossroads… that of delving more deeply into our inner most thoughts and feelings and developing a closer and more personal relationship with the Creator.

Yes!.. it is an “Emergency! Emergency!”