The prompt: Have you developed new yearnings so far this year? Let go of old ones?
Although spirit has always been part of my life, I am feeling the desire to increase that connection. I'm not certain exactly how to do this, however, and it's vague about how it wants to manifest.
Traditional church is not really an option for me anymore, although I've certainly put in a lot of volunteer hours, choir time, and pew sitting. I have friends who have found like minds at the Center for Spiritual Living in Redding -- but a drive time of 45 minutes minimum to attend services or classes is not really what I want to be doing regularly. I am not aware of any similar congregation where I live.
As I was learning how to use energy, I developed an interest in learning Reiki, although I am not interested in establishing any sort of business around it. But I have been so helped to heal by others that I would like to better learn how to give back. Anyone want a willing student?
I suppose I am a theist, but cannot really call myself 'Christian' although my roots are there, and I do find comfort in hymns and ritual. I have long felt drawn to angels, and feel strongly that they are around me and protect and help me and my loved ones.
There is power and peace in yoga practice, in meditation, and in prayer for me. But I want more. And I am ready, I think, to move ahead. I do believe that 'when the student is ready, the teacher will appear,' (attributed to Buddha) so I am keeping my mind and heart open.