Expanding Our Well-Fare
“Sometimes our lives have to be completely shaken up, changed, & rearranged to relocate us
to the place we’re meant to be.” Quotes & Thoughts
When I first read that quote, I found it comforting and amusing because I was about to accept my post here at SFCSL. Yet, this week, it reads differently to me because ‘relocated and changed’ doesn’t necessarily mean geographically.
Our SFCSL Board President, Annie Callender shared in an email to the membership, that we have been shaken up lately. She addressed some of the concerns with two break-ins here at the Center within one week. Annie discussed that the Board of Trustees are working with the Santa Fe Police Department to resolve these security breaches. My intention with this blog post is that while we are taking the external, human actions we need for improved security, we must heed that there is also the spiritual aspect of this rearranging we’re being called to do.
As spiritual seekers and fellow community members, we need to ask ourselves individually and collectively, “What do I/we need to learn from this?” These situations really call for more than just changing our locks. What else needs to be changed within our thinking or feeling? The world stage certainly has called for us to be more alert, active and aware. Now here at home, with local drama, we find ourselves doing the same thing–which is not a negative thing albeit, unnerving or annoying.
For myself, I had to move past and through certain knee-jerk responses and yes, judgments. I have been witnessing where I have fear or doubts that need to be healed. And yes, I immediately notified our Practitioners; as well as I called my personal practitioner for prayer and support. My prayer request was of course for safety and well being, but also for guidance and understanding as to how to proceed so that I/we would learn and grow from this.
“Only in growth, reform, and change, paradoxically enough, is true security to be found.”
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
These violations that have disturbed our sense of safety and security, turns into our “Well-Fare as we get to transform all this into an opportunity for the Center and members to grow and change; heal and bless even more. We can rally together to ensure the physical and emotional safety of our staff and membership concurrently with strengthening our spiritual practices and commitments.
Fare, Thee well.
Peace and Blessings,
Rev. Duchess Dale, Chief Spiritual Officer