March 10, 2017
For our latest Spiritual Friday, we talked about what "spiritual " actually means. What does a spiritual life look like, feel like, sound like? This exploration has taken us to forgiveness, love, prayer, beauty, and self-love. There are many really beautiful spiritual practices and spiritual truths that each one of us, regardless of where we have been or what we have done, are capable of.
"The spiritual path is simply the journey of living our lives. Everyone is on a spiritual path; most people just don't know it." -Marianne Williamson
We asked the patients, "When have you felt spiritual or connected?" Some of their answers included:
• "As a child I always felt G-d with me when I walked to school alone. It was scary, but I felt safe."
• "The birth of my baby."
• "On a mission trip."
We then asked them, “What does spiritual look like?”
• "Happy and gleaming… like an Anniversary night at an AA meeting."
• "My mother."
When asked, "What does G-d sound like?" Someone answered, "Cello music."
“The universe is always speaking to us… sending us little messages, causing coincidences and serendipities, reminding us to stop, to look around, to believe in something else, something more.” - Nancy Thayer
Reverend Laurie Durgan