Drawing from Your Spiritual Well

 

 

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Drawing from Your Spiritual Well

Silly Human Stuff is a phrase I coined as a kinder, gentler way of saying, “I’m getting in my own way.” Each and every one of us experiences our own silly human stuff in one way, shape or form. Whether it’s self-sabotaging, limiting beliefs or old stories. We wear these things like old suits we’ve grown out of, but just cannot seem to give them up. It’s like an old, tattered pair of pajamas – so worn yet so old, familiar and comfortable. Then we notice we are cold in those pajamas, we feel kind of run down (also known as “not good enough”) when we wear them and they really need to go.

Sometimes it’s more comfortable to stay in the old and familiar than to buy ourselves a new pair of p.j.s. New pajamas are stiff and uncomfortable until they are worn at least a couple of times. It’s the same way with new habits; until we get used to them, they can be so darn uncomfortable.

That’s when it’s time to draw from the spiritual well. Your own spiritual well. We all have different spiritual gifts we bring to the table – His table. Let’s have a feast. For some, it’s the gift of writing or singing and playing a musical instrument. For others, it’s the gift of leadership, powerful listening, tremendous compassion or a great smile.

When you see someone else’s well is running dry, you can fill their cup to overflowing. When your spiritual well runs dry, you can seek out those who will do the same in turn for you. More importantly, seek God. How do you seek Him? If you want to learn about divine serendipity, check out my latest book, “When God Nods” here:

https://www.amazon.com/When-God-Nods-Inspirational-Serendipity/dp/0998286915/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482327953&sr=8-1&keywords=When+God+Nods#customerReviews

Feeding Yourself Spiritually

When your thirst is quenched by human fellowship alone, you may still feel hungry. Seek the divine in all you are and all that you do. Get quiet, be still, and listen. It is those moments, divinity will find you, guide you and feed you. Keep going forward.

There are no wrong steps, no wrong turns, just an ever-forward, free-flowing series of events. Some stones in our pathways are smaller while others require giant leaps to travel across; each one, however, is just as significant as the other no matter how
big or how small.

The journey is a pathway made up of a whole; no step is inconsequential and no leap of faith too small. Watch for the signs, the serendipities and coincidences and then you will know, “When God Nods.”

Here is the link to my book. Make a choice, make a difference. So Be It.

https://www.amazon.com/When-God-Nods-Inspirational-Serendipity/dp/0998286915/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1482327953&sr=8-1&keywords=When+God+Nods#customerReviews

 

Rising Out of the Ashes: Dying to Your Self

 

 

 

fire-786753_1920Rising Out of the Ashes: Dying to Your Self

 

Have you ever seen or known someone who had to start their lives all over again? Maybe it was you who had to start your life anew; not because of choice but because of circumstance. A devastating fire or a nasty divorce are just two examples of having to rise up from out of the ashes.

Whether it was experiencing an unexpected death of a loved one, ending a painful relationship or losing the security of a job, every human being experiences loss. Looking over your shoulder, do you recognize that you did, in fact, survive? You may not have loved what was happening at the time, but the more time that passes, the less raw it feels. Life goes on; you go on.

Rarely do we as human beings see an ending as a new beginning. We may have a knowing that this is a possibility; but putting it into practice takes a deeper understanding. It wasn’t until after Jesus’ resurrection that new life took place. He had to die to himself before the miraculous took place. He had to leave behind his humanness to resurrect from spirit.

Where in our lives can we die to ourselves and resurrect our own spiritual nature? Is it in the egoic way we relate to a sibling; every time we are with them we become our four-year-old selves? What’s possible if we stood in new life and new creation with them, as our adult selves without our old mindset and perceptions of them?

Is it in the hectic and harried ways we run our lives? If we simply slowed down and allowed a breath, would the world still revolve? What new creation is possible if we shed the label of “busy” for a few hours or simply a day? Does the possibility of being present with our children in the moment (as time seems to escape us) sound enchanting?

When life’s variables and the unknown come upon us, it’s important to take some time; time to accept, adjust, and then embrace. Embrace the new thing which can sometimes rise up from the ashes. It is possible that the very thing that hurt you will be used for your or someone else’s good.

How many times have ministries and foundations come from tragic happenings? How many times do lessons learned from unhealthy relationships allow you to go forth and teach others how to heal?

God covers us with His mighty grace and sets an example of how we too, can rise up from the ashes of our lives and die to ourselves once again.