Despite a time crunch to get to the early service I am grateful that I went. The “message” was dead on, seemingly meant for me. The opening song summed it up “between the no longer and the not yet…” by Janice Stanfield. The sermon went on to remind me that I don’t have to have the answers and I don’t have to “make” things happen. That the answers are there, waiting, patiently, to be revealed by trust. Furthermore, despite momentary lapses of fear, it is okay to stand in a place of “not knowing.” The metaphor of yin/yang (receptive/active) was used. Yin (the dark, receptive and feminine aspect) inspires slow movement, awareness and attention. Permission and validation that we don’t always need to understand, or be in constant “control” but to accept. That the transition of the “dark night of the soul” is one that deepens our trust in the Divine and Mysterious that I can rest and be receptive. And the beat goes on.