Let the Mystery Be

If we crave certainty and control, then mystery can be discomforting. The writer Anne Lamott expresses the push and pull of mystery in our life. On the one hand, she offers that: “When we are stunned to a place beyond words, when an aspect of life takes us away from being able to chip away at something until it’s down to a manageable size and then to file it nicely away, when all we can say in response is “Wow,” that’s a prayer.”

And, then on the other hand she admits: “As a tiny little control freak, I want to understand the power of Wow, so I can organize and control it, and up its rate and frequency. But I can’t. I can only feel it and acknowledge that it is here once again. Wow.” What tends to be your approach or approaches to mystery?

This Sunday, with our guest Phyllis Strock, we’ll experience a Tibetan singing bowls sound meditation. Strock, a chaplain and sound-healer practitioner, uses Tibetan singing bowls, crystal bowls, and chant in her practice.

A Soul Matters Circle on this month’s theme of Awe, will be facilitated by Rev. Larry Peers following this service. Gather with your beverage in the front of the sanctuary from 12:00-12:45 pm. All are welcome.