About a week ago this idea arose like a cartoon lightbulb above this head. It said, “How about dedicating the waning days of 2020 to connect deeper with Heart, Spirit, God? How about offering words, feelings, typing fingers to what longs to be expressed beyond the political fights, the pandemic, the worries of this cracked eggshell of a year? How about blogging about it daily?”
It felt like such a calling, like the voice of the Heart truly wanted this. Please do it. Do it if you please. Sing a song for something larger than the human mind and ego. So much of the world vibrates with fear right now–will you? Will you truly?
So I dove into the swimming pool of this seventy-five day commitment and am dog-paddling through the days learning what this is all about. Have gone from excitement to fear to sleepless nights as blog posts dance in half-awake dreams and the inner storyteller dictates story after story. The storyteller is thrilled to be telling daily stories. The free-wheeling wild child side isn’t rebelling about the commitment too much–yet.
Today dawns Day seven. Hello, Day seven. Hello, Holy Heart. Hello, God. Hello, Great Spirit shining in and through and around everything the eye can see, the ear hear, the nose smell, the taste buds taste, the fingers feel.
Hello, dear reader. A loved one–whose name cannot be mentioned because he or she is still in the doghouse–said, “You’re going to do what? You’ll lose all your readers if you write a spiritual blog every day.”
This particular loved one reads my blog and enjoys photos of Lake Superior, the woods, and life here in the Upper Peninsula. This person can’t imagine anyone groovin’ on the Holy, on Spirit. Certainly can not imagine anyone reading about this voluntarily. A practical sort who prefers to focus on what can be seen with human eyes.
It’s OK and there’s really no doghouse jail. But this person is humorously not going to live it down for awhile. (It is totally fine with me if people have religious, spiritual, agnostic or atheist views. To each his or her own.)
And, surprisingly, I’m not worried about losing readers. Because it’s all about listening deeply for what way the Spirit wants to move through us. Because that’s what makes us happy, doesn’t it? The Heart knows that true happiness blooms by following the small silent inner voice that directs like an all-knowing GPS, “This way. That way. Turn left. Now right. Now circle around them doggies. Giddyup!”
It has been my greatest pleasure to see so many readers interested in connecting spiritually. You guys are the best! Instead of losing a lot of readers–I’m gaining new friends. And more deeply renewing relationships with long-time buddies who seem really interested in this Spirit talk.
Spinning out in gratitude now singing thank you, thank you, thank you–all of you! For all your shining lights, part of the larger whole of the Spirit’s brilliant peaceful joyous light.
Keep following your inner promptings, my friends, keep following what your Heart knows to do next, no matter what others say.
Gratefully and spiritually yours, ❤
Spiritually yours as well, my friend! ❤
Keep writing and those that want/need the spiritually will be here. Sometimes I start to get into my head/ego about social media or blog likes and then I remind myself that I am here to express what I feel compelled to wrote and to find “my people.” I know they are not the masses and I am not working to be an “influencer.” I have a feeling you are also searching for “your people.”
Sarah, I think our heads can get tripped up by stats and approval, but it’s possible to keep going back to the Heart. Because that’s where the love is. I am glad you already know that what you are seeking is something more fulfilling than the ego’s grasping. Me too.
I believe, these days, so many of us need your assignment of the heart. It truly is a calling, and I’m so grateful you listened and went forth … Thank you for this gift! 💗
Thank you, Susan. “Assignment of the heart”…love this. It’s funny, a person can seek a calling for a long time, and then one just appears. Love you…
You’re welcome, my friend. ❤️ And thank you, for staying the course.
And thank you for continuing to stay the course of sharing your precious observations of nature and the world and the Heart.
I think it’s a great idea! I sure appreciate your thoughtful, positive reflections!
Kay, thank you so much for reading and being so enthusiastic! I love that you’re interested in this spiritual stuff. ❤
Kathy, of course your human is going into fear mode! You are putting out ideas and thoughts that come from your heart! Your soul even. Good for you! Following the spirit first begins within ourselves, once we have followed for a while spirit begins to nudge at us until we think we will burst!!! Or is that ego? No, I think it is spirit/heart urging to be shared. There is a saying, “you have to give it away to keep it.” In that sense sharing about spirit allows it to grow, expand, while beginning to evolve in the world around us.
More and more your blogs, your words, your caring, has been inspiring me to write again. I hear my old blog calling to be reignited. I’m not sure that is going to happen? There stirring is there.
Listen to your heart, spirit is speaking….
Jeff, you are right, it can be such a vulnerable thing to share our innermost heart/spirit/soul. It sounds like perhaps you are indeed getting that nudging to start sharing again. At least the beginnings of stirring. Glad that Spirit is inspiring you through this offering. ❤
When you show up, I show up, Kathy. Keep looking into your heart – I will too.
Hello Heart-lady and Spirit-friend, I have no doubt that both of us will keep looking into our heart over and over and over again. Thank you.
Loved one who has been reading your blogs and has not noticed that they’ve ALWAYS been about the spiritual, just not explicitly. lol
Tee hee, Lisa, isn’t that funny? You have to sneak spirituality in sideways with some people and they don’t even know it’s there. *grinning* Thanks for catching that.
I think the only truth is what you believe is right for you. None of your readers will begrudge you the truth. And we can all learn from reading what is coming from your heart. I say write and don’t worry.
Thank you so much, Dawn. I guess we can’t NOT write what excites us, what we’re passionate about. It doesn’t matter if others have different interests. I really appreciate your good advice.
I had a chuckle at what you said about your nameless family member. A person who doesn’t “get” the whole spirit thing would say something like that, and that’s okay. To each his own. I’m sure you realised I’d always be on board with what you are writing, and I see your words reflected in, and inspiring some of our mutual blogging friend’ posts too. You are inspiring deep thought in many friends, who would continue showing up and loving you, whether or not they agree with everything you say. That’s what friends are for. ❤
I am smiling too–this was such a typical comment from someone who really doesn’t resonate with the whole spirituality thing–so it was totally OK. (I was kinda teasing about the doghouse.) Thank you for your kind words about deeply inspiring others to think deeply. That feels really wonderful. (As to friends who agree with everything we say–I am not sure two people will ever agree fully with each other. Certainly not spouses, family members, hey, anyone. Certain ones of us resonate more in certain ways though…)
And thank you Kathy for bring light and love to us all
And thank you Tilly for reflecting that bright light back!
Keep going, Kathy. Those who need this will find it and it will make a difference. Thank you!
Perfect way to put this. Those who are meant to be attracted to spiritual offerings will find their way to those offerings. xoxo
I always did like it when you go all spirituality. But you probably knew that I was already that way too in my heart’s mind.
Deb, I know you like the spirituality stuff as much as I do. And I am so glad of that!
Oh, pish posh! Your readers will go down whatever path you go down because bloggy friends do that. I am sure that upon reflection whoever said that will come around– perhaps when the spirit moves him? 😉
Oh be still my heart–you used the term pish posh, Ally Bean! LOVE THAT! Pish posh. 🙂 It will be very very very interesting, Inspector Clouseau, to see if he/she comes around. (I have to use the term he/she to avoid pointing the finger at the actual culprit.)
I agree. Wonder what’ll happen… 🤔
Well, I’m still here! XOXO
So you are! But I suspected you would be, Stacy. Cuz you’ve never seemed to shy away from spiritual-type subjects, have you? At least I haven’t noticed you running away in the past. 🙂
No, if I run, it’s only my own head chasing me away, not your words.
Yes, I guess it’s usually that way. Our poor dear heads chasing us around and away, all the while often attempting to keep us calm and safe. ❤
I’m still here and still reading, and still grateful that you’re doing this. ❤
I suspect–I know–you are one who would cherish the deeper more spiritual quests, Robin. I am so grateful for our long friendship.
As a new to you reader I am excited to delve into your thoughts. Spirituality seems all we have left in these days where churches are shuttered and friends are quarantined. But to say, “all we have left” is to demean spirituality and the act of discovering it. I look forward to the journey.
Thank you so much, Jim and Rhonda. I am interested to see where this journey goes, too.
Kathy, I came across your blog and was definitely intrigued. I started my own faith-based blog (about 2 weeks or so ago). It is refreshing and encouraging to see someone else share the Word. Please follow my blog faithlikemary.wordpress.com and if you have any advice or tips for me…please please share? I am very new at this ♥ much love and God bless
Seralynkush, I am glad you’ve started your own faith-based blog. I went over there to look and noticed there was no place to put comments. You may want to enable comments so others can comment. I wish you many successes in the blogging world. (I do not usually follow blogs until I have built up a long-term relationship with a reader/commenter.) A second suggestion: try making your paragraphs very short or break them up with photos. That will make it easier for your reader. God bless you, too!
How do I enable comments? Short paragraphs? I’m sorry I’m lost and new at this
Oh it’s hard to be new! I have no idea where you enable comments in your theme. You will have to search around, maybe in settings, or contact WordPress help. Every blog is different. But you can just write short paragraphs (a few sentences at maximum before you start a new paragraph). I do not have time for teaching these days, but you will find help by researching in the online forums or contacting help. good luck!
Thank you so much for your advice and encouragement…tis much appreciated ❤️ God bless and be safe
I think I finally figured out how to enable comments ❤️💕
I am loving these spiritual posts, Kathy. I love how you weave together spiritual insights and daily life with its joys and challenges, its ups and downs. May you always be inspired!
So delighted with your enthusiasm!! Thank you!!!