Thursday, November 13, 2014

Radical Indeed

Sometimes I am being so “radically expressed” that I don’t have the time to sit and write about it.

Or at least that is how it feels. The last time I composed and posted a “Radical Expression” blog was just before beginning my job as Sr. Minister at Unity of the Palm Beaches. That was in March of this year. It has been a radical shift indeed. I have moved from being an itinerant preacher-free agent to leading a re-birthing and dynamic spiritual community that is in every way a full time commitment. And I have never felt such a deep and complete knowing that I am in my right place. I know in a profound and unflinching way that I am doing exactly what I was born to do. I feel as if every phase and adventure of my wild and wondrous incarnation was preparing me for this incredible form of service. I live in awe of how I landed here.

This is something that I in no way planned. I began to feel a stirring within myself more than a year and a half ago, and began to pray into a place of clarity regarding where that stirring was leading. I tapped in. I listened. I surrendered. I softened around my preferences. I asked the Source within me to use me in service of something larger than myself. And in the midst of this process came the unexpected: cancer.

I didn’t see it coming, and yet there it was. Diagnosed on July 3rd 2013, by July 4th I knew that my platform had such expanded. I never saw it as an enemy, only as an opportunity. I knew that whatever happened and however it turned out, it would be in service of my sacred emergence. It turned out to be exactly that. Now cancer free, I regard it as a rare and honored teacher and friend. Moving through the experience of cancer readied me for the task that was being placed before me. It was my advanced degree in compassion and acceptance. I am forever grateful for all of my academic schooling, and it in many ways pales in comparison to the practicum of a life challenging illness. Unity principles are in no way conceptual for me. Co-founder Myrtle Fillmore is more comrade than icon. Though my perspective certainly varied in ways, her example was a beacon in the dark moments of this path.

To be radical is to be rooted in. On this side of both the cancer and the career shift I am more rooted in my Source than ever. I must, then, remain rooted in order to accomplish the work that is before me now. This radical rooting is what sources my expression on a daily basis. I am in a very literal way living consciously in and giving way to my Source in personal and practical ways. I am blessed to pray with people every day. I am blessed to lecture, to teach, to train, to lead, to express about the Love of my Source every single day. Isn’t that amazing? I am ridiculously blessed! Outrageously! I am aligned with my purpose and so every day is a radical expression of what I am here to be and do.

And you, dear reader; what does your own radical expression look and feel like? What is stirring inside of you, seeking fuller and freer expression? What might you currently view as obstacle that with a breath of surrender could contribute to your own deeper sense of rootedness?

It all belongs, my friends. It is all for you. Life is for you. Life loves you. And Life is seeking radical expression through you. Let. Listen, let, live. The most radical expression is the experience of what you are.