S is for Spirituality (and also Short)

SKnock me over with a feather. I am pretty sure that I would not have predicted I’d be writing a blog about Spirituality, but things change, do they not?

As a emotionally scarred refugee from fundamentalist christianity, I have long carried a burdensome aversion to anything that even remotely smacked of religion—the supernatural, spirituality, church, prayer, ceremonies, rituals, rites of passage, religious/spiritual people . . . the list cascades into eternity (that’s another suspect concept, the afterlife).

But, here I sit, having met yesterday with a spiritual leader of sorts, to discuss with her the possibilities of joining her “church” (I broke out into a hot flash just as I typed that last sentence, so maybe not joining, maybe just, uhm, attending on a more regular basis). We had a lovely meeting–a meaningful chat. I’m signed up for a class that starts next week.

Yesterday afternoon I had a massage with a side helping of transformational breath work, during which I’m pretty sure I had an out of body experience.

I have an appointment later this week to meet with a life coach who sees into the supernatural realm, and I’m doing a presentation in one of my classes on spirituality and counseling/therapy (or whatever we are calling it these days).

The list goes on. I’m branching out, dipping my toe in.

I am expanding my spiritual horizons.

5 thoughts on “S is for Spirituality (and also Short)

  1. Countless numbers have been wounded in church. Churches strive to represent God…but God doesn’t always represent our churches. I have found real peace and joy with God, even in the midst of an imperfect setting. 🙂

  2. Good for you. However you understand God/Spirituality… I’ve found it to be a source of strength … not alone… the energy runs through everything.

  3. R is for relationship. It took me decades to see that. I follow a Christ that wants me to love enemies, forgive myself, and never stop RELATING w Him. You are brave. May you find what your heart is looking for.

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