Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Juggling Followup

How could I be so remiss as to write about juggling and not mention the 60's hippie icon Wavy Gravy. A post today on the Hippie Christian Bulletin Board caused me to realize my faux-pa. One sister's post about Wavy Gravy brought up a good observation...

"My grandfathers claimed to know Jesus yet their life did not reflect the love that does this man's life. Perhaps they don't know Jesus as much as they think, and just maybe he knows Jesus more than he realizes."

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

All You Need To Know To Develop Amazing Juggling Skills

That is the sub-title of a book I spotted at a local store marked down for clearance, it is hard for me to pass up a bargain. The step-by-step book came complete with three colorful balls to get me started on my journey to the circus. I have never been very coordinated, especially with round objects that require any degree of throwing and catching skills. I usually end up with either a face full of ball or having to chase the elusive round object that had somehow passed right through my hands.

I have always been fascinated by juggling and I have a hard time passing up an item on sale so I bought the book. I have spent more time picking up the little multi-colored balls than I have spent catching them, so from time to time I put the book away allowing my back to rest from recovering the colorful orbs.

One of the more important tips for juggling is learning where to look while tossing the balls. This is the hardest thing for me to master at this time because it involves NOT looking at the objects that I am attempting to juggle, but rather looking UP. I read that I am not to keep my eyes on the object but they are to be focused upward and I am not looking at my hands either but having faith that the balls will return to my hands only long enough to release them again.

The spiritual lesson for me is threefold...

First: Keep my eyes focused heavenward where my help comes from and not focused on my current situation. I am to look to the heights that my situation can soar to and not the lowest point. Being focused upward forces me to not worry about being in the depths of despair.

Second: Don't focus on my hands (my own strength) it will only mess me up. If I am concerned with how I will do it then I am not having faith that Father is in control. If I am looking at my hands then I am worrying about how I will get hold of the situation rather that how I will release it upward to God again.

Third: Even though situations may end up in my hands again they are to be released upward to Father on a continuing cycle. I am through prayer and conscience effort tossing to God everything that lands in my hands. He allows them to be there long enough for me to give them back to Him. If I hold on to them my hands get too full to do anything else productive. If I let them drop to the floor then my hands are empty and idle, uninvolved with the Father's work.

"...look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near...” -Jesus (Luke 21:28)

Peace, Love, and Light through Jesus the Christ!
Kevin (Cloud)