If you do not consider yourself a spiritual person, I encourage you to explore that. For we are all spiritual beings and maybe it’s just that you have not connected with a source of divine expression that resonates with you. When you do, and have a true experience of awakening, you will surely know this richness I speak of.
“It is not possible to adequately put into words the taste of sugar to one who does not know the meaning of the word sweet. One has to taste it to understand sweetness.” ~ Ammachi
We are all the purveyors of our own journey. We are inherently our own spiritual teachers. The quest for awakening can and will be fulfilled if you should choose. It is not a destination, but a journey that promises to deepen and expand your experience of Connection, Clarity, Peace, Joy and Love.
For me, I have practiced religion with many different churches under many denominations. I have studied Eastern Philosophy. I’ve walked and prayed with Buddhist Monks in Nepal and Franciscan Monks in Assisi. I have been to a native drum ceremony and danced in celebration with the Native community. I practice and teach Yoga. I also love Chi Quong. I meditate, I pray. I have a singing bowl and a prayer wheel. I wear prayer beads and had Mala made for me that was designed with help from Angels and Spirit Guides. I wear a ring made in Assisi with the Tau. It symbolizes the journey of faith. I have had work done with crystals and Reiki. I have had card readings and prophetic readings. I’ve visited temples in 8 countries throughout Asia. I’ve visited churches in over 20 western countries and one in Africa where I sang hymns in Swahili. I have invited the Jehovah Witnesses into my home and gone for a service at their Kingdom Hall. I have studied under a Taoist Monk. I spend time regularly in nature connecting to everything magical that fills our souls with divine truth. I am part of a Christian organization that works globally in creating the opportunity for children to have an education and a better future. I have prayed hand in hand with Muslims. I’ve had spiritual conversations with global leaders, world changers and even those who cringe at the word spirituality. This has all been a part of my exploration and connection throughout my spiritual journey. Everything and everyone belongs.
Spiritual practices from different traditions can be woven together, and it’s through this melding we expand both our experience and knowledge in the path of Awakening.
I believe in God…an unconditionally loving, generous and accepting God. Not my God, your God, their God, simply and magnificently ~ God. I have believed that, since I was a child. I was not shown or told to do so and even when people tried to tell me otherwise, I questioned why. If that or any of this offends you, then you may be missing the point. Spiritual practices from different traditions can be woven together, and it’s through this melding we expand both our experience and knowledge in the path of Awakening.
The spiritual journey offers a unique and beautiful opportunity to shift your perspective of so many things on so many levels. Choose to listen to the call of your soul and you will enjoy a dance of intimacy in all things love.
I am studying hard and staying open to all experiences of the Divine. I eagerly deepen my practice. It requires some discipline! I am trusting the process. Now as a student, I stand willingly open and the teachers, they appear!
I do not profess to be a spiritual master. However, I assure you that I have always had an innate curiosity about spirituality and a fervour to explore all things leading to the Divine. I don’t want to tell you what to think but I’d love to support you in HOW to think. I encourage you to delve into the true richness of life and I’d be honoured should you choose to join along side me in the quest for our soul’s awakening.
“Once the journey of soul recovery is begun in earnest, Life itself conspires to support us. It is up to us to learn to cooperate with it. For one who is surrendered to God, a change in consciousness is inevitable. It comes like the approaching dawn. There is a long time in the dark, then slowly, barely perceptible changes occur until finally the entire landscape of our life is illumined.” ~Ellen Grace O’Brian
Thank you for taking the time and energy to read this piece. God’s blessings and Grace to you.