What do we give our energy to?

Tuesday 31st August 2021

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Tonight I attended a Zoom event reflecting on the themes discerned at this year’s Britain Quakers Gathering. There were three themes

I heard two things the loudest ‘Energy’ and ‘Letting the work chose you’ and then a reminder “Ask the spirit to guide you”.

We have only so much energy that we need to choose what we give it to. After we do what we have to do to function we can give some of what is left to a work that chooses us. And how do we find out that? Well, we probably know what already touches us but if in doubt ask the Holy Spirit to guide us.

I hear a lot of “We need to ……” I probably say it myself yet I know for me that it is best if my actions arise from within rather than a call from without. I may need an awakening which ‘a call from without’ could help bring about but as I reflect over my life I see my changes are usually incremental. They have occurred as I listened to the murmurings of my heart rather than the voices from mouths.


Speaks with a Northern Irish accent, lives in Hertfordshire, England.