Primitive Christianity Revived, Again
For too many of our Meetings, the Light's on but nobody's home for us. The Light has taken us to school, but no one is there for our return. We have so many things to tell and share about the experience of being taught; yet, though many are listening for the Teacher, few care to hear from the student.
Where to go, and what to do about this latch-keyed danger?
Jennifer Elam in "Dancing with God Through the Storm" writes, "A container is a safe environment in which to be with the(mystical) experience. For some, the energy of the opening is too intense for them to contain it without help."
How to process the highs and lows of spiritual awakening, when left to one's own devices, literally!
If we can get into spiritual matters beyond our abilities to control them, what's stopping us from getting into trouble?
My heartfelt warning to Friends and Meetings alike: If there's nobody home for your excited and distressed "schooling in the Spirit", be the seeker of a safe house of respite.
Latch onto the key to nurtured safety.