If the spirit is to have any impact in my daily life then I have to give it time and space – I need to be vulnerable and let go of control – I don’t do vulnerability very well – I prefer control.
Yet growth depends on vulnerability -think of the crab. It must shed its shell, its armour casing, in order to grow. That makes it vulnerable for a time. It is a risky to live undefended, in openness to the other, even for a short while – and it is easy to be wounded in this state. But the wound is the opening that lets the energetic spirit into our lives – blowing where it will – helping, but not forcing us to grow into a life of love. As long as we show up the Holy Spirit keeps working – that is its job!