Tag: Spirituality

Testimony Tuesday! Preach!

Testimony Tuesday! Preach!

meditation, spirit, spiritual growth, spiritual practice, Spirituality
I have been sick. I'm ready to stand up and yell and be happy again! Except then I will be in a paroxysm of coughing. So, the yelling in my typing is because I have the actual energy of a gnat. Also, I just discovered the drop cap setting. Is that too annoying? We'll see. Among other things, I have also figured out how to streamline this website and simplify it. So welcome to our new look. Do let me know if you find it too plain. I will then blame the web developers of the theme I chose, but what evs. Anyway, preaching, super glad that I wasn't booked last week to preach. I wouldn't have been able to do it. But as I regained my health and did my art & haiku practice, I tried to watercolor paint an iris for the first time using a tutorial by @dearannart on Instagram. I wasn't thr...
Testimony Tuesday: Everything is awful!

Testimony Tuesday: Everything is awful!

spiritual growth, spiritual practice, Spirituality, story
I finally thought of an appropriate name for Tuesdays. It is Testimony Tuesdays! A time to share stories or really whatever is moving. Testimony has evolved from the Latin root of "witness" to its current meaning of presenting truth. And yet we know that it doesn't present truth in any form as we watch youtube videos extolling the virtues of some obscure vinegar purge or testimonies attesting to the rightness of whiteness *yuck.* Testimony has lost its virtue. As I type that, I wonder why even use the name above and beyond alliteration? Maybe it is time to reclaim it? To approach TRUTH with a lower-case "t" rather than to bring it trying to proclaim truth for all. In my tradition, witness was the testimony regarding spiritual matters. Well, we are all about spirit here! So, test...
Gratitude is the Key that Opens Our Hearts

Gratitude is the Key that Opens Our Hearts

faith, God, Gratitude, spiritual practice, Spirituality
image credit: Contemplative Monk (Facebook Page) Gratitude is like a key that opens our hearts up to heaven, creating more space within us for abundance, at the same time, integrating the spirituality of heaven within and through us. ~ Bob Holmes Gratitude often does seem to be the key that unlocks heaven on earth for us. It causes us to open our hearts, minds, and spirits leaving room for the Divine to fill us up with abundance. How? Because when we get out of the way and express gratitude - we often are giving of ourselves and are therefore an open flowing body of water. This gives the Divine the opportunity to pour into us because the Divine isn't going to pour into an already full vessel. When we express gratitude in all aspects of our lives - we allow the Divine of the Universe...