The Journey Between Head and Heart

Hello Brave Souls,

Our new (ab)normal is a strange new world, is it not?

I'm dropping in with a few brief thoughts and resources as we surge forward in the new COVID-19-prevention frontier.

An invitation to integration:

The journey between head and heart can sometimes feel a million mile separation. How do we practice loving compassion while we are panicked, fearful, anxious?
Spiritual practices can help.
Talking with our community helps.
Asking for mental health assistance helps.
Moving our bodies intentionally and lovingly helps.

Let me invite you to aim to gently and lovingly allow your heart and body to catch up with your head. Can you unclinch your heart? Can you release your body of it's hidden tension? Can you ask yourself what has you fearful; and what you can give thanks for right now?

“We believe something when we act as if it were true.” - Dallas WillardDo you believe, or can you aim to believe the following?

Love will not run out
Compassion is not cancelled
Neighborliness is still our calling
Listening opens our hearts to courage

How can you act as if this is true this week:
What beauty can you cultivate in your world tomorrow?
What love can you give a way today?
What compassion can you show to yourself?
How can you work to listen to self, neighbor, earth and God this week?

A Psalm for contemplation is listed below.

God's love is not quarantined!

You are loved, dear hearts.

In the same way, let us love and serve each other so that those to whom love is a stranger might find in us, generous friends.

From the Studio of Love,
Pastor Libby & The Table Leadership Team

Venue: temporarily online.
Join us via ZOOM on Wednesdays at 6:15pm MT A Psalm for Contemplation:

Psalm 46 The Message (MSG)

A Song of the Sons of Korah

46 1-3 God is a safe place to hide,
ready to help when we need him.
We stand fearless at the cliff-edge of doom,
courageous in seastorm and earthquake,
Before the rush and roar of oceans,
the tremors that shift mountains.

Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.

4-6 River fountains splash joy, cooling God’s city,
this sacred haunt of the Most High.
God lives here, the streets are safe,
God at your service from crack of dawn.
Godless nations rant and rave, kings and kingdoms threaten,
but Earth does anything he says.

7 Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.

8-10 Attention, all! See the marvels of God!
He plants flowers and trees all over the earth,
Bans war from pole to pole,
breaks all the weapons across his knee.
“Step out of the traffic! Take a long,
loving look at me, your High God,
above politics, above everything.”

11 Jacob-wrestling God fights for us,
God-of-Angel-Armies protects us.