Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The God Box

In Anne Lamott's book, HELP THANKS WOW, she writes of a God box - any old box, big, little, fancy, simple, in which you write whatever it is you're swirling about on a little piece of paper, cram it into the box, and let it go for God to handle. I have now read the book twice, and decided this was the morning to get on it and get myself a proper God box.

I am working on not making things more complicated than they need to be - not striving, not pursuing, not pushing, but making space and allowing - manifesting through openness, not tenacity and bulldoggedness. So, when I awoke this morning with the God box idea on my heart, I literally, opened my eyes to look around at what was right in front of me that might work. My friend, Val, gave me this wonderful box to use as a "traveling altar" many years ago, and I have done just that with it - traveled, meditated, prayed, sat with Mary in places both far and wide. I decided to convert it into a God box - I went through each of it's many little spaces and rearranged the items in there: a cross, a rosary, a glass bumblebee, a rose crystal heart, a Buddhist mala. I think energy gets stagnant and by moving things around, giving them a wipe with a damp cloth and rearranging them, we shift and rekindle energy.

I quickly wrote down several things that are on the Top 10 Things to Worry About Today list, and placed them in the God box:

I won't tell you what they are, but I will tell you, I feel better already.

4 comments: said...


kario said...

Love it.

Elizabeth said...

I love it, too. And I know just the box to do the same --

Amber said...

I love this! And I love your box. I'm doing this!