Today is the seventh day of our #formationFOUNDATIONS series. In case you're new here, you can read more about this series or start it from the beginning at sacredordinarydays.com/FF. Our goal for this series is to help you...
- LEARN about different spiritual practices that you can adopt for your own walk. You will learn how to make the most of your Sacred Ordinary Days planner or the FREE Essentials Workbook you got when you joined our newsletter list, which has all the most essential pages from the planner that we don't want anyone to miss out on.
- PRACTICE these things on a daily, weekly, and seasonal basis. You will be able to lay (or bolster up) a strong spiritual formation foundation by clearing the space for your new spiritual practices to deepen.
- SHARE your experience with people who speak the same language. You'll get to know the other members of our community, who are some of the wisest, most interesting, super fun, and most real people I know by following along on Instagram or Facebook or inside Common House, our ecumenical online community.
Day 7 | Crafting a Daily Rhythm
You will hear us talk a lot about rhythms and seasons here at Sacred Ordinary Days. A season, in its most basic definition, is "a time characterized by a particular circumstance." Just as there is a common ebb and flow in the natural world, our individual lives have similar pattern. Often our personal intentions, decisions, and reactions depend heavily on the season in which we find ourselves-- in many different senses of the word-- including time of year, life stage, spiritual life, relationships, seasons of joy/feasting/celebration and seasons of sorrow/fasting/mourning. Because of this fluid undercurrent, we are reminded that the only true constant is the the one who is Author and Orchestrator of our life.
So we prepare for our daily activities with this in mind. Maybe your daily rhythm looks different now that the school year is starting. Perhaps you are in a season of growth or enchantment and need to readjust your scope or perspective because you are capable of more.
Today we're challenging you to dig into your day-to-day lives.
First, observe and notice your natural daily tendencies. Make notes about how certain elements fill or drain your cup. We're challenging you to hold your palms open and place your daily practices there, in a posture of trust, allowing receptivity as well as generosity, as opposed to control.
Our real hope is to help you build a more fully integrated life of faith and work. We are called to be in full communion and conversation with God in everything that we do, but in a world that fights constantly for attention, that's becoming more and more difficult.
We want to hear about your daily rhythms! Will you share what they are? Or what you hope and intend them to be?
Head over to Instagram or Facebook and share your photo and/or thoughts using #formationFOUNDATIONS and tag us @sacredordinarydays, please! Or, join the conversation inside Common House, our ecumenical online community.
Join us this week as we focus on daily practices! You can always see the latest blog post in the series at sacredordinarydays.com/FF when it's live. So, check there each day for the latest.