Dear Friends,
For reasons unknown to me at the moment, I have been exploring (again) the writings of Hafiz, the fourteenth century Persian poet. Today this quote attributed to him stood out:

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”

This one sentence says so much about the poet’s writing style and his love for all creation. I offer it to you because I am aware of the many transitions and worldly losses many of you are experiencing. Even if you are not in a place of loneliness or darkness, it never hurts to be reminded of our inherent worth and “astonishing light.” Our spiritual community is on the cusp of a significant transition as I retire. The way might seem lonely or uncertain at times, despite our best efforts to follow the prescribed course of such a transition. This is normal! It is more important than ever before that we stay close and connected to one another; that we not withdraw into the perceived safety of isolation. When we join the light of our own being with the astonishing light of others, we create an illumination greater than the sum of our parts. 

As we come together next Sunday for our very important Annual Meeting, we stand at the perfect intersection of worldly affairs and spiritual guidance and direction. Please allow your light to shine its way down the path of our collective good. You are a valuable contribution to the future of Unity of Wimberley. 

Much love and many blessings,
Rev Jill