Wednesday, July 22, 2009
I had a great night talking with some friends and co-journeyers about some of our dreams. Tonight we were mostly focused on one of the others dreams - she was in the "hot seat", being the person where the most pressure is on for her next steps. It was a precious conversation where we were all being truly ourselves and speaking meaningfully and deeply. We were able to speak truth into my friends dream. Truth that rang true, but truth that was the hardest things we could have said. We spoke about how to be really true to who we are and what we are uniquely made for is the most scariest thing we can do in our lives because it is in fact exactly that - facing and owning who we are at our core. The most freeing thing, yet the thing so many of us avoid so skillfully. Having spoken about that, we also spoke about the reality that if we are not prepared to face ourselves honestly then we are also not able to cope often with others facing themselves honestly. As well as some tangible outcomes for our friend, we came away continuing to be encouraged to live true. We also came away having deeply experienced church.