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Leaning Towards the Light

Updated: Apr 28, 2023

We have a giant Monstera plant in our living room, actually Monstera deliciosa for all my plant nerds…you know who you are. So this particular plant, or at least the one we are cohabitating with currently, is ginormous. It is almost as tall as me, which is not saying alot….but I digress. When we first placed this plant in the room all of its leaves were facing in one direction, plastered again the wall opposite of the window. What I noticed this morning is that all the leaves were now swayed in the opposite direction, leaning towards the light that creeps into the window throughout the day. Now I know this is not a new discovery. We know that plants move towards the direction of the nourishing and life giving light, but it bonked me over head this morning that is exactly how we as humans operate. It is our true nature, our inner urge, that invisible passion which calls us to lean towards the light. The light of truth, the light of revelation, the light of transformation. Just like we have to rotate houseplants as they move in search of the light, our life becomes this gentle rotation as well. We are called to bring our scraggly little leaves out of the darkness, our leaves of fear, doubt, worry, misguided beliefs, stories we have created, and point them in the direction of the light. It is in the light that we can see them for what they truly are….things crafted in darkness longing for the light. Each day we awake with intention, each second we find ourselves in meditation, each beautiful interaction with our neighbor, each time we pause in quiet reflection, each step we take, is an act of rotation…and act of revelation… act of leaning towards the light.

Rev. Ryan

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