This blog used to be about travel. Me going from place to place. Now, it’s about something different–time travel, head travel, heart travel. My head and heart are in way different places than they were before I left the states and then returned. I’m a happier, more grounded person who can process emotions and situations with awareness and gentleness (most times at least, I’m still human!). It’s easier for me to see my own truth and not be swayed by others. I can see the ways my thoughts and beliefs affect my life directly.
I want to use this space to talk about the most important realization I had since I’ve let my head out of its box.
It’s about God.
Everyone has an opinion or a non-opinion about God. Everyone has thought about God, whether to accept or deny, whether to explore or reject. I love God. I’ve been a Christian on and off since a young age. Now, I’ve just accepted Jesus as my guru.
Through my travels I’ve learned a lot about spirituality, my relationship with God, and the different ways to connect to the divine. Almost everyone in this world has a different way of relating or communicating with God. No one person experiences God in the same way. I think that speaks to the magnificent power of Source (meaning the source of all life and physical and spiritual manifestations, what some people call God).
I don’t believe God has restrictions, especially those that are man made–wars go on for centuries in this world about what God can and cannot be, what he (I’m using the “he” pronoun because that is what comes naturally to me) should be called,, what he looks like, and who he loves the most versus who he doesn’t love at all. I think God can be whatever to whomever. And I think he gave us an infinite number of ways to navigate this physical realm.
During my travels and explorations, I experimented with a lot of different spiritual practices and ways of worship–chanting, Reiki, channeling, card reading, etc. I believe they all have their uses and I want to share them and their benefits.
The point–I have a lot to say about what I learned and a lot I still want to learn. I want to seek the truth and I don’t want to believe in lies. Spirituality is a taboo concept for a lot of people–whether it’s too blasphemous for the churchgoers or not factual enough for the atheist. That’s okay. I just want to open up the conversation. What do you believe? If any, what is your relationship with the divine? What have you questioned? What have you experimented with? Tell me, let’s talk about it.