Each of us assembles our own set of jurors. We imagine "Them" and "They" withholding permission to live our best lives. We act as if "They" & "Them" have more power and control over ourselves. We stop ourselves from stepping out on faith because everything is not perfect. All the ducks aren't lined up in a row. We think we don't have all that we need to create. We believe there is always something left to do, get, claim, acquire, achieve in order for us to reach perfection. Sometimes we are striving for perfection even when we don't know it. We unwittingly put up road blocks and obstacles in our way. We spend way too much time conferring with the jurors...real or imagined. The what is escapes us and puts us at odds with our divinity. When we don't accept the what is, we are not present or connected to who and where we are right now.
In these days of Lent I am relinquishing the drive for perfection and I am surrendering to the what is. And I will create in that space of what is. Otherwise I will never tap the creative divinity that longs for my full attention. As long as I think I do not have enough to create, I will not create. I have to use the tools and talents divinely given to me already. I have to work in the space that is provided today...right now. Waiting to create in perfection is fear.
Ad Maiorem Dei Gloriam