On this second day of Gratitude, I am grateful for my Connection to Spirit. It is my everlasting lifeline.
In this life, I’ve found there are some things that don’t make sense in the moment, but in hindsight make absolute sense for the journey.
In difficult times, when there didn’t seem to be any light in the dark, the only thing that got me through was my focus and belief in something with higher intelligence and knowedge of the big picture. Invisible, unknown things don’t make sense to me any other way.
I also believe each of us has loving beings in the spirit world who help us. They comfort us when we’re sad, cheer for us when we need encouragement, congratulate us when we achieve something.
They nudge us in the right direction, give us guiding signs, and generally help us get through the daily ups and downs of life. And they stand by as we navigate each moment, ready to help as soon as we ask.
Raised as a Catholic, in the 7th and 8th grades my mother dropped me off early at school. If it was dark, cold, or rainy,I slipped into the church to escape the elements and classmates.
Almost daily this allowed me to attend morning mass. The church was a quiet, warm, cavernous space, populated by only a handful of seniors and me. Tucked into the shadows in the back rows, it was the perfect place to observe the sunlight move across the stained glass windows.
As I’ve gotten older, I explored other religions and spiritual practices so I could understand other perspectives. Understanding the what and why of different practices has enriched my own spiritual practices.
Over time, rituals and routines for the daily round gave me touchstones for peace of mind. Though sometimes I only have a few minutes to stop and connect, often that’s enough.
Connection to Spirit for me is a regular flow of communication. I ask questions or for help, ook for signs, listen to my inner knowing and to the sounds and words around me. I trust that I will be heard, and that the answer is on its way.
So today I am grateful for my Connection to Spirit – through it I give thanks, and receive an abundance of information and loving care. No matter what.
Today let’s be open to experiencing our Connection to Spirit. Ask for something simple – a sign, a message, a parking space – and look and listen for the answer 🙂
Blessings, light and peace,