What You Need for the Week Ahead

How are you doing?

If the election of 2016 came as a shock, as you move through this next week, you will hold in your body and heart the sense memory of all you experienced that week. It may show up in surprising ways this week – all that grief, fear, pain you felt back then, coming up all over again.

So, be gentle with yourself, and with those around you. Limit your screen time (no poll or opinion piece can bring the certainty you’re craving!). Go for walks outdoors. Lean into our gratefulness practice. Allow yourself to feel your feelings (pushing them away just intensifies them!). Do those things that bring you comfort, and that remind you of the greater arc of history that we are a part of. The great universe our service last Sunday centered on. Look up at the sky, eat the stars.

To help with the week ahead, we’ve prepared a special Pulse focused on tools and opportunities for the coming week. Pick one or two, or engage all of them. Whatever path will help the moments of the week ahead connect with the greater movement of love and justice worthy of our steadfast dedication and stewardship.

Whatever happens in this week, know that we will figure out the right response, the right next thing. We are in this together, for the long haul. Keep breathing. Trust that wherever you are, whatever the state of your moments, whatever the state of your heart, you are loved, just as you are.

In faith,
Rev. Gretchen