“I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize that I should have been more specific.” ~ Lily Tomlin
One way of experiencing the journey of our lives is as a series of narrowing choices. We get more specific, more “actualized.” As we define ourselves, it can seem as if other ways of being become less likely, maybe even impossible. We trade a wide field of possibility for a specialized focus.
And of course this is one aspect of individuation and self-understanding — distilling and clarifying the unique miracle that each of us is. But I believe the bigger truth involves not just this narrowing, becoming this, but also expanding — becoming All.
The paradox is: at the same time that we're becoming more explicitly specifically ourselves, the more completely we're able to embody the universal expanse of Infinite Possibility. As we define & "narrow" our authentic being, spiritual truth beckons us to include within our identity more and more of Everything!
The more me I become, the more us we get to be, and we all discover how freakin’ gigantic and divine we are, both individually and together. I can’t wait to see you this Sunday, dear friends. Services at 9:15 & 11:00. XO, Rev. Drew
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