Every weekend I take a couple of hours to call my family and check in with them. I am sure my mother wishes I would call every day, but I have never been that kind of kid. As I was sitting and writing out the upcoming course, I felt this question pose in my mind. Could you share space with God at least one hour a week? You do it with your mom why not with God? I don’t mean 'go to church.' I mean to be still and connect with God and share that space of intimacy. I love my family, and they are important to me, so I make time for them. So, it stands to reason that I would take the time and tune in to the divine. That one to one with all things sacred strengthens the soul and opens new ways of seeing the world and appreciating your existence as a miracle in this vast universe.
This contemplative thought thread got me to thinking about how people are so busy right now and how disconnected everyone feels. I have a daily practice of prayer and meditation that helps me connect and listen to the divine, but the question moving in my contemplative writing was more about going deeper and being still to just experience the intimacy of all that is sacred. It was not about an anchor routine of spiritual practice - it was about sharing love. I began focusing on how important spending quality time with God is just as important as it is with checking in with your mom. It helps to anchor your soul into the beauty of the world. It brings a sense of safety and most importantly it fosters connection which will ripple over into the common aspects of our lives.
I encourage you to take some time this weekend and tune in. Set a date with God as you know them and get intimate. Let your soul get what it needs to survive in this world of disconnection.