Spirituality is an inner journey of connecting to your True or Core Self – the Divine within. This journey is where we explore our inner landscapes through various means such as meditation, contemplation, spending time in Nature, artistic expression or journal writing. The path is unique to each of us.
When we begin to ask ourselves questions and take the time to truly listen, a WHOLE new quality of living begins to unfold. As human beings we have a tendency to get totally absorbed in the outer world, getting caught in the demands and stresses of our daily lives. We forget the value of balancing the inner with the outer. When we are out of balance we lose “Our Way”, and life becomes a daily grind lacking inspiration.
Many years ago the book “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron came into my life. For me, the biggest gift of reading this book was the morning pages, three pages of long-hand writing, strictly an unedited stream of consciousness – writing down whatever comes to mind. You might even be writing “I don’t know what to write.” over and over again. This process allows one to empty the mind onto paper so that we might make room for inner communication. I would also like to emphasize that it is important to do this first thing in the morning when you are still in that in between state, half asleep and half awake.
Through turning inward and listening to the whispers of my Soul, I began to witness my life transform. I went on an excavating adventure to uncover more and more of myself. Sometimes the digging was rough, and I ran into a boulder or two that I needed to confront. At other times it was easier.
This Practice has brought so much clarity to my life and continues to do so. This is my treasured and sacred time.
Journal questions for reflection:
Do I ask myself important questions and take the time to sit in silence and wait for the answer to rise from within?
Do I allow time in my day to be rather than to do?
Am I doing what I should do rather than doing what I want to do?