Monthly Archives: September 2010

Who Knew?

wise womanMy path has lead me to the part of Me that is hidden and infinite. The identity of the me that I know disappears and is being replaced by a timeless force. I become less afraid and more assured. I can trust this quiet power. As whoo whoo as this sounds even to me, I can not help but allow it to swirl inside of me.

If I believe there is a spiritual force beneath the activity of human life and if I believe that every human being is able to tap into that force, then I would be remiss to not explore the possibilities that this belief creates. I have found, when I can stop for a few seconds throughout my day and breath in and breath out (sometimes just in two conscious breaths!) I am again aware of my full connectedness to this spiritual force. I feel peace and I feel the wholeness that some of the great spiritual teachers over the centuries said existed. I get this just by stopping, and being still for a few minutes each day. The desire I have for a peaceful life is fulfilled in these moments. The wisdom and insights I receive in these moments are added gifts that amaze me.

It is free. It is infinite. All I have to do is remember to do it and I am doing that more and more.

I am beginning to understand more about how it all works. Each time I stop and acknowledge that I am a Human Being who is connected to the Spiritual Universe, I live from a place of spiritual connectedness. I am “in the flow,” as they say. I can feel the unity. I rest within the easy system of unhindered life. I am a part of it and somehow know that I will always be a part of the energy that knows no bounds. I am beginning to recognize this connectedness as part of who I actually Am. I am beginning to live from THAT identity. Right now, I am doing this for moments in my day. I see though, how this could grow into longer moments. I see how it is possible to have an entire day that has me walking on this earth living a fully human life as a spiritual Being who knows her true authentic Self.

Copyright 2010
Vickie Spray

Finding Purpose

Morning in Yellowstone My goal a year and half ago was to quit my office job and find a way to make a living that fulfilled my purpose. I started from the premise that we all have a purpose when we come to this earth. My belief was that our passions, strengths, and personality would manifest in ways that would lesson the pain for others, heal where healing could take place, and generally make this earth a better place to live. I believed that it was a noble cause and noble causes inherently have the backing of the Universe.
What I know now will be shared as I am able to sort through the twist and turns of this journey. There have many dark nights where shadows became living forms with their convincing truths. There have been moments of pure ecstasy when the surety of my path opened onto large fields of possibility and where the horizon was mine to behold.
But mostly the journey has been a day by day walk into the unknown. In this way, amazing and deep changes have occurred within me that I know will go with me into my future and which have already benefited others. Even as strange as this journey has been thus far and as discordant and without a formed and clear outcome of my efforts, my belief that I am on the right path has only been strengthened.

Vickie Spray
Copyright 2010