During this process I have been keenly aware of how peaceful I’ve felt. I’ve done my inner work and have come to trust my Higher Power – my Creator – that I am being led to where I am meant to be. I see myself as a joyous co-creator, in touch with my gifts, my passion and open to God’s guidance, knowing I’m being led where I can best be of service. How did I arrive at this place of peace? Why am I not freaking out?
I’ve been blessed to have had a strong connection to my Creator, my Source, aka God, since I was a child. Connection to God was valued highly in my family, and my Dad and Mom both taught the value of being of service by what they said and how they lived their lives. Though my parents laid a strong foundation, I’ve had to find my own spirituality, which has made that connection strong. Getting sober, participating in 12 Step recovery, healing my inner child and staying connected to her and my Source through journaling, prayer, meditation – keeping my Connections strong, as I’ve mentioned in previous posts, have all been vital to my growth, empowerment and serenity. To learn more about my journey check out my book ‘Waking Up Sober in a Convent – and Other Spiritual Adventures’.
I’ve continued my spiritual development by reading and studying A Course in Miracles. I attend a wonderful study group each Sunday. This has become my ‘church’ time, and I value the connections, insights and support I receive from my group and from J’s message in the Course. The Course has then led me to another spiritual book: The Way of Mastery. In this book, J speaks again to us, sharing powerful processes for following our heart, transforming fear into love and finally knowing the truth of who we are: God’s kids, created by God to reflect who God is: unconditional Love!
Do you ever wonder why you feel so good when you’re being loving? It’s because that’s your true nature!
Now, if you feel fearful of opening your heart, of being loving, don’t worry. That fear is just letting you know you have some healing work to do. What can this healing work look like? Using a cognitive approach, it could be to notice the messages you give yourself, write them down, and then come up with more nurturing, empowering messages to give yourself. Or, using the Inner Child model, that fear is just your scared, vulnerable inner child who needs to be loved. Re-parent your inner child with love, patience, perseverance and guidance. If you’re curious about how to do this work, review my previous blog from 8/1/18.
Whichever approach appeals to you, please know that I’m here as your coach to guide and support you through this process, if you like. Just text or give me a call and we can get started.
I’d love to hear from you:
- What tools have supported you on your spiritual journey?
- Where do you get hung up by fear?
- What strategies best support you to move forward towards empowerment?
- What are you willing to do to be free?
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Until next time, be gentle with yourself, smile and Shine Your Light!