One spiritual practice that I have embraced is the power to re-write my story. There are times in my life that I wish had been different. What I have come to realize is that I have the power to re-write, re-frame an experience in my life. What might have been a difficult or painful experience taught me compassion. What might have been incredibly embarrassing for me at the time taught me that I can persevere and have a different experience next time. I learned power spiritual practices such as forgiveness, prayer, looking for the Good in a situation, patience, trust, and acceptance. Each of us are Divine expressions of God, we are empowered to live the life that God would have us live. However, we need to follow through with the action steps. We have to say yes, shift our perspective, and be open to something new. It can be hard to let something go but when we trust the still small voice within I believe we have the opportunity to experience something even greater.
As some of you may know I will be returning to SBCSL full time in mid December. I am grateful for the journey that I took over the past 6 months, I re-connected with many hearts whom I had missed, made new friends, and felt that I was able to support my former spiritual community, the place where I earned my ministerial wings. It is a healing journey filled with tears and moments of joy, an opportunity to re-write parts of my “story”, and to love myself and others as this chapter closes in my life and the lives of many beautiful souls. I’m grateful for the friendship and love of my spiritual community at SBCSL. I wasn’t able to be as present as I would have liked over the past 6 months and am grateful for the continued friendships, moments of heart to heart connections, and the support and encouragement from Rev Michael, Rev Nicole, Rev Juanita, and many others that I felt so I could answer the call that I heard many months ago. My heart is full of gratitude. Grateful to serve 2 beautiful spiritual communities, the love of many who reached out over the last few months, and the anticipation and excitement of wondering what is next to come. Please join Rev Juanita and I for SBCSL’s Thanksgiving Eve service. Music will be provided by the amazing Lindsey Hundley. My heart is open and I am reflecting back the love that I have felt and received from many of you.
With Love, Gratitude, and Blessings,