I hope you are enjoying summer or winter (depending on where you live).
A lot has changed in the last few weeks. More change is coming up faster than I want to think about.
The last two years have open-end up whole new worlds (not quoting Disney’s Aladdin here – no t on purpose) and opportunities.
I’ve met some incredible people and discovered other ways of thinking/consciousness that provide different kinds of insight into my current struggles.
But it wasn’t until the anger left that I realized I was on a spiritual journey.
A spiritual journey is different for every person. It’s not the same as recovery or a recovery journey. I could be a healing journey, but not all healing journeys are spiritual.
The memories coming back now remind me of how lucky I was to grow up in religious and spiritual diversity even if that education came with a steep price.
Judeo-Christian religions taught me about community, love, and sacrifice.
The Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormons) taught me the value of volunteer work and cooperation.
Buddhism taught me about compassion and walking the middle path to see through illusions and reduce personal suffering.
Wicca taught me to understand, accept, trust in, and appreciate my connection with the natural world.
Daoism taught me about qi and provided me a path back into my body so that I could start living in the present instead of the past.
All of these different religious and spiritual practices are teaching me other lessons and opening up other paths to explore.
But underneath it all, what I learned and value most from all of these religions and spiritual practices is that they all have one theme in common: UNCONDITIONAL, UNIVERSAL LOVE.
That LOVE is expressed and taught in different ways, but it exists in all of the practices listed above.
Not sure what will happen next, but now is a time for me to be patient and observed. So, I will catch up with you all Four Sundays from today.
Thanks for reading.