Human spirituality is to seek an answer to the question: ‘how can you make sense out of a world which does not seem to be intrinsically reasonable?’ – John D. Morgan
Spirituality and creativity and nature have always been wrapped up in a tight package for me. My first church was in the trees at a summer camp, my first memories of a proper built church are full of sitting on my Grandpa’s knee drawing. Praying and playing and being surrounded by love were one and the same. As I grew up and found out that that was not other people’s experience, I started to hide mine. I never really showed myself again.
So although I know that woo woo means different things to different people, I see it as showing overt non traditional beliefs. When I get to some blogs and I see how free they are with sharing their beliefs, I am either exhilarated or nervous and that rattles me. So how much do I share on mine? I don’t want to scare you away. Do I tell you that I have been googling shamanic healing or that I own Faerie Cards or that I have had reiki or that when I am home I like going to church with my Mom? Do I talk about whether or not I pray or what I believe or that my favorite thing in the world is to find the spirituality section of a big bookstore?
At times I find myself censoring what I write because I am not sure that I am ready to share, but often the bloggers that talk about this part of their lives are the ones to whom I am most drawn. I know that everyone is different, but what are the lines that you won’t cross? What makes you stay and read more and what makes you click away immediately? Is there room for questions of spirituality in a blog or does it put you off?
How woo woo is too woo woo?
“Acting on your own behalf is about slowly becoming a person you can count on. It is about recognizing what you do that causes you pain and acting on those insights.” – Geneen Roth
There is a tender soul there.
They are doing the best they can, but they can’t see that.
They can’t see the path that is spiraling around ahead of them, bringing them closer and closer to where they want to be.
They only see that they aren’t getting there.
They only see the times that they didn’t follow through with their plan or didn’t listen to their inner voice. They only remember eating the world and sleeping through and letting fear be the boss. They only remember that they somehow let themselves down.
They only see that they are a big fat failure.
They don’t see the tender human being who is doing the best they can. They don’t see that everyone else is struggling too. They don’t see that other people sleep in and eat the world and don’t write 10,000 words a day or have perfectly clean houses or perfect marriages or easy lives.
They don’t see that they are beautiful and getting there.
There is a tender soul there who is learning their lessons slowly.
They don’t see that every step forward that they do take is worth 5 steps back.
They don’t see the other people who are looking at them and wondering how they got to be so wonderful.
They don’t see that they shine.
A boy was constantly scratching his head. His father looked at him one day and said, “Son, why are you always scratching your head?”
“Well,” the boy responded, “I guess because I am the only one who knows it itches.” – Osho
Here is a short list of things that have brought me delight this week:
- This incredible article. I got goosebumps reading it.
- These notebooks. I’ve just bought, “I am going to be a superhero and this is my plan.”
- My new favorite blog to lurk on. (I have recently developed a complete love of pretty tea cups and all things tea related. This will explain my love of this blog.)
- This adventure. A full strawberry moon sounds too good to miss. I’m convinced Jamie is magic. I’ll be there!
- This post. This blogger is new to me, but this post made me giggle and admire her spirit – you’ll see why!