I love the truth embedded in the quote above. How many times in our lives do we find ourselves seeking approval? How often do we unconsciously spiral down the rabbit hole of arguing our point or trying to impress those around us? And then when we realize what we are doing, how many of us beat ourselves up for it? No need to answer because the truth is, everyone struggles with this in some way or another. What’s the saying, “hurt people, hurt people.” I’ve noticed that when I lose connection to my Spiritual Self, it is very, very easy to allow my intellect or emotions run the show and boy can they wreck some havoc.
One thing I’ve also noticed is that we all have a shared desire to belong. We are collectively and individually longing to belong to something bigger than ourselves, more than ourselves, outside of ourselves. This month we will be cultivating a spirit of belonging, not only to our spiritual kin or like-minded people but to ourselves. Like it says at the beginning of the quote, “The wise stand out because they see themselves as part of the Whole.” It’s a simple idea but not necessarily easy. There is no way we can ever separate ourselves from the Whole, from the Divine, from the God within no matter what. Our job is to cultivate and have confidence in this Truth. We belong to each other, we belong to the Earth, we belong to the great Spirit, and WE ARE ENOUGH. Join me this month in remembering and re-membering through the spirit of belonging.
With Deep Love,
Rev. Nicole & Rev. Michael