In the last few days I have been contemplating a spiritual practice to follow until 2020 bows its head and passes the baton unto 2021.
What might I do daily to connect even deeper to God, Spirit, Universe, Self, the Whole, the Heart?–(whatever names you might use to describe what’s greater than our human ego and rational mind.)
I believe something shines within and without us beyond our petty concerns, our everyday fears and worries, our strivings, our sadness and grief.
Ever since I was a child and prayed to God to find our runaway dog, Chopper (and yes, dear reader, it happened!) , it feels like this life has been dedicated to connecting and embodying this greater love.
In recent years have caught glimpses of a beautiful Oneness that binds us together and awes the heart, but have also traveled deep within to feel repressed pain and emotion in an attempt to bring it to the light of that shining Presence.
Sometimes, especially in this 2020 year, it feels like I am failing in this desire. (Even though the Heart chimes in to say: You are not failing, dear one, you are certainly not failing.)
The unconsciousness of our small self–and the planet–feels overwhelming. Does it sometimes feel that way to you, as well?
I have decided to spend the remaining almost-eleven weeks of this year leaning back into prayer and affirmation. Will try to daily turn toward the Holy and consciously explore an aspect of opening to inspiration and dedication to this larger aspect of ourselves. Will deeply listen and write what arises.
The name of this seventy-five day exploration is: What the Heart Knows.
I may be posting these musings here every day. I know some of you won’t be interested in spiritual ponderings–but you were forewarned. The name of this blog isn’t Lake Superior Spirit for nothin’. If I don’t post every day, will still try to share many of my spiritual explorations with you during the next almost-eleven weeks. You may join along in this commitment if you choose, spending focused time deepening and exploring your relationship with what’s larger than your smaller human heart.
If this inspires any of you, how wonderful. Thank you for journeying along with me as we turn toward the dark of the year, the Advent season, a traditional time of exploration and rededication to connecting with and following Holy will.
The first prayer/affirmation that is rising up from the heart at this moment: Bless us, oh Holy Heart. Use this time to strengthen our relationship to the light and love that surrounds us. My most sincere desire is to continue to open to You. Show me how to share your love more fully in the upcoming weeks and months and years.