Ask, and it shall be given you; seek; and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened. Matthew 7:7-8

As we embark on another 525,600 minutes of blessed opportunity, let us remember the important and sacred practice of diligent and evocative spiritual inquiry.  Likewise, let us remember with gratitude the growth that inevitably follows the inquiry.   Throughout the ages perennial questions have risen from the soul of every spiritual seeker. While most tend to believe that revelations lead us along the path to enlightenment, we often overlook the fact that revelations are more often than not the result of sincere and detached “in-quest”; or as I like to put it, “Inner Questioning.  Francis Bacon asserted, “a prudent question is one half of wisdom.”

inner questDeep questions like “Who am I really,” “Why am I here,” “How can love more,” “What am I called to release, claim or accept,” and “Where can I make the greatest contribution” when raised will always lead us to profound realizations.  Willingness to sit “in the question” will always evoke and uncover deep truths about ourselves, our purpose, and the choices that make up our lives. Such inquiries bypass the surface mind, with its biased answers that only serve surface condition, and take us into the deep and sometimes forgotten recesses of our spirits.  The result is always a greater realization of what constitutes meaningful, conscious, and faithful living.

This year, let us listen for the sacred whispering of our hearts and receive the gifts that will come through our individual and collective practice of questioning, asking, and seeking.  In doing so, I affirm that in 2015 the door will be opened and we all will receive greater clarity, peace, and spiritual understanding. And so it is!

Happy New Year!

Rev. Richard

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