This is the Time

Here is challenge as well as some words of encouragement for everyone in the turbulence following the presidential election. May the challenges facing us all serve our collective awakening.

There are three parts to this post:

1) A video of the Sunday service with guest speaker Rev. Holly Makimaa.

2) A copy of the text Rev. Holly quoted at the end of her talk, “Now is Your Time” by L’Erin Alta.

3) A spiritual reading given by member Carol Bardenstein, “We Were Made for These Times” by Dr.  Clarissa Pinkola Estes:

Sunday Service with Interfaith Minister Holly Makimaa

“Now is Your Time,” by L’Erin Alta

If you ever felt called to be a healer, a teacher, a salve for the people, now is your time to come forward.

If you are a word weaver, or a light worker, or a lender of ears, now is your time to come forward.

If you have been hiding medicine in your pockets, behind your eyes, beneath your tongue, waiting for the ‘right’ time to share it, now is your time to come forward.

If you have been waiting for approval, for validation, for vindication before sharing your most precious gifts, now is your time to come forward.

If you are waiting for the perfect time, the perfect mentor, the perfect plan, now is your time to come forward.

If you can bring laughter, comfort and warmth to the most solemn spaces, now is your time to come forward.

If you have ever been called to use your life for something greater than yourself … now is your time to come forward.

Yes, you might be terrified.

Yes, you might be unpopular. Yes, you might disrupt the social norm.

But the world needs you. NOW. Come forward.

Imperfect. Broken. Uncertain. Raw. Willing. Open.

Come forward.

Lend your gifts to the greater good.

Help make the world a better place, so we might all be free.

“We Were Made for These Times” by Dr.  Clarissa Pinkola Estes

At the Interfaith Center, we find strength and grounding in sacred, community where truth is spoken, and all are welcome. What strengthens you in times of turbulence?

Let us know in the comments below 🙂

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