Last week Cooper Hawk decided to teach me a lesson in co-creating: maintain focus and do not worry about looking like a fool!
I came out of my house and was headed toward my car. I had my hands full of all sorts of stuff. I was on my way to Starbucks to write blogs and do work.
As I arrived at my car, something in my peripheral vision dropped out of a tree. I looked up and there on the ground was a fluff of feathers. It looked like a pile of feathers with no form. I put everything into my car and headed toward the pile to see what was up.
As I got closer, Cooper Hawk looked at me and took off. In her claw was a mouse. I called out to her, “Way to go Cooper Hawk. Nice job.” Off she flew to have her lunch.
I sat with what I saw that day, pondering it, wondering what that was all about. As I was meditating on it hours later, I heard, “Keep your eye on the ball. Stay focused.”
Ok. Stay focused on our co-creation.
Then more came, “Stay focused so you can pounce, leap at the appropriate time.”
Right, there will be a time when the launch, the manifestation is NOW. We need to be vigilant and ready when that moment presents itself.
One more thing arrived, “Don’t worry about how your pounce looks to others. It will bring what you are looking for.”
Right. Because as Cooper Hawk flew away I was also like wow that was a unique hunting technique. Drop like a fool. It looked really rough. She looked worse for wear. But she did succeed. Lunch was hers.
As I ponder this for St Paul’s, what comes to mind is that as we continue to co-create our vision for worship, spiritual and faith formation, justice and outreach we need to keep our focus on the three words that have continued to arise as the core of our mission: diversity, welcome, progressive. As we create our strategic plan we need to be sure that it reflects these three words.
Don’t worry about how it looks when we launch again. When that moment comes for us to get the word our about St Paul’s, we need to have an internal freedom to allow Spirit to move fully. No worries if you have the ‘right’ words. No worries if that worship service went ‘well’. No worries if those who are watching, participating, witnessing see what we do as organized and put together, or chaotic and free-form.
If we keep focus, stay vigilant, pounce at the appropriate time, we will come up with the mouse for lunch!
We will attract those who will enhance and grow the mission and vision of St Paul’s.
Again, all we have to do is trust in our abilities. Trust is Spirit’s co-creative guidance. Trust in the seeds that are planted each time we spread the word. Trust in the organic nature of spiritual grow and awakening.
Keep focused and Trust.
How will you embody Trust this week?
How are you keeping focused on your co-creations?
Pastor Jocelyn Emerson weaves together her training as a Light and Energy worker, Reiki master, spiritual director, and Pastor with her life experience as a mystic and contemplative to offer a space of trust, safety, and honesty to support you on your life's journey.