Creating Spiritual Family With You

It has been my hope and prayer since I began this blog that, together, we can create a community in which we all feel recognized, supported, and loved unconditionally, and in which we can open ourselves up to share our light, our healing, and our spiritual openings. My dream is to create a very real experience of the spiritual family of which we are all a part, whether we recognize it or not.

I would like to share a message I received from my dear spiritual Brother, Hart, and which he has given me permission to share with you.

I have read your last few posts with alacrity and have felt most moved and inspired. As you express your ideas, you see, you are giving me voice and opening that space inside me that is in silence, yet responds so deeply to the ideas and metaphors and descriptions you provide me ( and others too I know.)

It seems miraculous to me, and yet as I write this and think about it, I know that all you have shared are gifts to me. I know it is your intention to share yourself, trusting that your thoughts will inspire others and that in the act of writing them down and sharing bring clarity to yourself and others. It is helping and centering me at this time. More than I can say.

I understand how this expression works but I have always found that it is particularly difficult for me to do the same. I’m referring to writing my reflections down and sharing with others. Although I often share in small groups very effectively, it is because I have this capacity of response to others. I pick things up and suddenly understand something that was unformed and unexpressed. Yet it is there in some deep nonverbal understanding so that it feels to me like knowledge I have always held within. Your words are like that to me. Shining light into dark corners and revealing treasures. Treasure that is not forgotten so much as just “being” a part of my spirit beyond words and logic.

I have taken some of this insight to a workshop for people transitioning from relationships that I co-mentor at the Cathedral here. An example would be your article on forgiveness and the story of your struggles in your own relationship.

 I feel such a kinship with your wisdom and spirit as a result. Here the word “Namaste” fully expresses how I feel. A strong feeling that I just want to express at this point. I value so much a strong woman’s (you) wisdom and insight. Thank you for being so open for me and for others.

 I am finding these days as I mature and reflect on life, such wonder and hope in our spirit and its promise of meaning beyond this vale. I glory too in the beauty and wonder of daily life and the quiet simple importance of each moment. Thank you for sharing this understanding with me. I desire that connection so strongly and am realizing the nature of spiritual connection. You inspire me so greatly.

 I cannot hope to convey all that I want to, here, in words. It’s just that my response to you is one of love, that same love that we all are apart of. It feels good to me to love you like this. Clear and gentle and purely. Spirits at once so separate and yet as one.

My breath sinks deeper and deeper

feels your words like white birds taking perch

Stirring that great ocean of love

each gentle ripple flowing down those chakra paths

clearing and centering and letting love release

revealing my secret heart,

calling me home.

Your voice echoes and whispers

assuring me of safety and peace

welcoming me to love’s sweet nest.

Now and forever. Amen.

Hart’s openness to sharing lifts me at a soul level, not in an egoic sense, because his message points the way to what is possible between us when we can open to who we really are and we can love and trust in one another. I realize that this kind of opening involves risk. I have wrestled with that same fear as I have shared with you through my posts, but I also know that, in sharing and putting my learning and realizations out there to you, my heartfelt prayer that my experiences can help others has been answered. Through my writing and sharing, I have experienced even more inner growth and faith in my ever-unfolding and evolving spiritual journey Home. And so I ask you to consider opening and sharing what you are learning and realizing on your journeys as Hart has done. I want you to know that you will always have a supportive, loving spiritual Sister here for you. I want to witness your triumphs and struggles. I want to affirm your spiritual identity and your journey, and I want to truly be here for you. I believe that as we risk and open, we will find and experience what true spiritual family means and we can begin to truly be here for one another in this space, no matter where we live in the world.

Hart’s message lifts me in another way as I realize that what is coming through me that I share through writing is reaching and touching another. So often, what I write comes through me. It really doesn’t have anything to do with me, other than my role as the physical “expresser” of what I am called to write. It is an amazing experience when posts just flow from within, and that is happening more and more as I open to the process. To find out that what I have shared is giving voice to treasures within Hart is truly amazing… and confirmation of what I am coming to truly understand and appreciate… we are all One… and when we open to the Oneness that we are, the Truth, Love, and wisdom that we seek is there for us, and it can flow through us and into the world.

When Hart writes about deep nonverbal understanding that feels to him like knowledge he has always held within, that is exactly what I experienced when I found A Course in Miracles, and what I continue to experience as I study its universal wisdom. Its teachings connect to the Truth that lies within me and that seems to emerge in greater strength and knowing all the time. It is not my truth. It is God’s Truth that is here for all of us. I also realize that there are many ways for all of us to find our Truth, and I honour the way that has meaning for you.

I am so grateful and humbled that what I have written has been of help to those Hart is mentoring. There are just no words to express what that means to me as I realize the power and creative force of the Love that we are and that is available to all of us when we open into it. Just as Hart feels the depth and breadth of spiritual love more and more as he opens into it, so do I. And now that I have tasted of it, lesser forms that I have imagined were love do not hold the same interest for me. It seems that I stand on a cusp, on which I can look back and see what is available for me if I limit myself to physical expressions of love and where I can look forward and anticipate even greater opening into Love that truly passes all understanding. I know in which direction I want my journey to continue for I believe that spiritual love lifts us to who we really are.

Hart’s beautiful words connect so deeply within me. His spirit shines with such radiance, and I recognize it and embrace it with my own inner Light. Let us all embrace one another in the Light of our true identities as spiritual Brothers and Sisters. Let us all come together as the spiritual Family we are meant to be. It is my prayer today and every day that, together, we can make this happen. In doing so, imagine the Love that we can bring into this world. Imagine the universal spiritual family that we can consciously create.

To quote the famous words penned by John Lennon, let us “Imagine.”

Imagine there’s no heaven
It’s easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today…

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world…

You may say I’m a dreamer
But I’m not the only one
I hope someday you’ll join us
And the world will live as one.

Namaste, my spiritual Brothers and Sisters. We truly are One.

Hello :) Please share your comments and related experiences. I look forward to learning and growing with you!

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