Some years ago, I became vegan. It happened incrementally over a period of many years, until it became a conscious decision. That decision was a way point along a much longer and larger spiritual journey. I did not realize at the time that it was a choice that would facilitate my capacity to continue deeper on that journey, to walk a path of compassion.
Lately, I have been pondering the spiritual metamorphosis that continues to blossom in ever more amazing ways in my life.
Even as all the church buildings were shuttered last year, I suspect the ensuing months were very spiritual ones for many folks. With so much on our minds, the constant fear peddling, loss, and our limited in-person contacts, who could help but be introspective, reflective about what actually matters?
Now, as we attempt to reclaim our freedom and ways of life, the spiritual self cannot be ignored. The spiritual self is integral to all facets of the way forward. Rather than be corralled into an ever-smaller world of fear-driven mindsets, protocols, and division, the spiritual self expands and aspires to wisdom in the broadest spectrum.
It seems we are at one of those classic forks in the road. We stand at a moment of opportunity to reach toward a much more whole and healthy kind of society.
The spiritual self points to the path of compassion, to love not fear.
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So it is! Continued blessings on your journey!
Thank you so much!! Blessings to you as well! 💖
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Beautiful! Thank you for affirming my own experience…although I am not quite vegan, I am with you on the Path into deeper Spiritual Selfhood, appreciating the opportunity of this critical Moment. Blessings and Love to you, dear Friend! *sun rising over mountains**yellow butterflies*
Wonderful! Thank you for your kind words and beautiful images. And blessings to you as well! 🌷
Good on you for being a vegan, Nancy. The spiritual side of life is often sacrificed in the day-to-day hustle. But the pandemic gives all of us an opportunity to reflect our role and the larger external world we are in. Indeed, our spiritual selves are integrated into everything we do and not just once a week on every Sunday. Hope your message reach a wider audience. We need more healing than fighting. Only if people can realize it. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Terry, for your thoughtful words. And you are so right, we need more healing than fighting. We are very distracted by a plethora of inputs — time to get focus on what matters.🌷