The Flowers Are Trying to Tell Us Something – by Carol Kelly
Wake up. It is a new day.
The dream that you had was a journey into the experience of you without your body.
Now you are heavy again.
But you have changed and are constantly changing,
Even as the blood coursing through your veins
Renews itself day and night.
Wake up. It is Pentecost.
The flowers bursting forth with blossoms and the birds in full throttle with song
Are trying to tell us something.
As the birds take flight, they burst in and out of visibility.
They ride, free of earthly cares, on currents we cannot see.
Release yourself from all that makes you heavy: Old ideas, old grudges, old habits, old ways of being.
Let it go, recycle it or dispose of it properly.
Reception of the Holy Spirit requires a certain lightness of being.
We have to raise ourselves up to meet it.
It gives us a language so that we may be able to reach others.
For the Holy Spirit comes to us as individuals,
But we have to create a new world together.
Carol is a priest in The Christian Community in College Park, MD. You can find out more here: http://www.ccgwb.org / www.thechristiancommunity.org