Reverend Carolyn's Message, February 2020

 

“It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us. Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.” ~ Marianne Williamson
 
“People who achieve their potential do so because they invest in themselves every day.” ~ John Maxwell
 
Don’t cheat the world of your contribution. Give it what you’ve got.” ~ Steven Pressfield
 
 

Dear Friends,

I feel fulfilled when I write the eNote each month. Finding the quotes provides fun. Deciding what to say brings challenge and taps into my creativity. The eNote gives me the opportunity to engage in the craft of writing, which I dearly love.

 
This month I found it difficult to choose which quotes to use. Many spoke to me. I’ve been thinking a lot about my own potential and that which lives within each one of us. During our after service Spiritual Discussions class on Sundays, I am constantly filled with awe at the wisdom that is shared. Our class is a venue for exploring, learning, and stepping into all that we were created to be—wise, imaginative, and life-filled individuals. We tap into our potential for that hour.

Many that I speak with these days share that they feel they are in a time of transition. That is true for me, too. There is something in the air that is calling us to be more, to tap into the very depths of who we are and bring forth that which has not yet been expressed.

Peanuts cartoonist Charles Schultz said, “There is no heavier burden than an unfulfilled potential.” It is a burden many of us have felt. We have been called to be more and have not quite known what that “more” is. And unless we do the inner work to discern what it is, we feel a sense of burden. That burden is the “more” just waiting to be born, urging us to express it. To give all that we were created to give.

I encourage you to do the work of discovering your unexpressed potential, because when you do, your light shines brightly. Our gifts, our light, express in many ways. The world is waiting for yours.

During the Sunday services in February, we will talk about who we are, the potential that lives within each of us, and how to access and express it. Author John Maxwell says that those who achieve their potential invest in themselves each day. Come and let us provide some tools and hold the space for you to become the glorious and unique being you were created to be.

Lovingly,

Reverend Carolyn