An Essential Spiritual Quality Roselin sent our Archeologists of the Spirit group a handout in preparation for our July 7 meeting. It included an excerpt from Caroline Myss’s book, Entering the Castle, based on Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle. Myss identifies endurance as a spiritual quality learned in the First Mansion. Endurance is an essential […]
Because writing is a spiritual practice for me, this blog is where I share my reflections and the wisdom that emerges. I often refer to my memoir, A Long Awakening to Grace, because writing it gave me a whole new perspective on my life. I sometimes offer book reviews to share the wisdom I gain from other people's writing, as well.
It has been a long journey!
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi A Little History – 1975-2007 In 1975 I entered seminary, drawn by the strange pull of loving the depth I experienced in small, spiritually-oriented groups. Because I experienced a turning point in my life […]
While reading the book my Sage Sister Group chose to guide our discussion, I realized I had done what the author recommends when I wrote my memoir, A Long Awakening to Grace. After reading my memoir, my Sage Sisters proclaimed almost in unison, “Linda, this is what you’ve done.” Sue, Cindi, Jasmine, & Cathy From […]
How do people ever come to understanding of each other? I’ve pondered this question since receiving advice to exclude references to faith and spirituality from descriptions of my memoir. It is clear that many people use the same words and give them vastly different meanings. These past few weeks, I have been in a process of clarifying […]
January 15, I wrote a post about my struggle to find myself in the writing / publishing world. I declared that I had lost myself trying to be someone I am not. I made lists about “who I am not” and “who I am.” I thought the case was closed. However, in recent weeks, I experienced […]