Monday, June 19, 2006

The Universe is *Still* Alive

I didn't really get any answers from this post; maybe that's because no one wanted to offer any, but I'd still like some, so I'm re-posting it. Maybe this will cheer people up a little bit.

James and I have been talking a lot about spiritual fulfillment lately.

We both don't get all our spiritual needs met at church. So where do we pick up the slack?

James gets many of his spiritual needs met helping people who need it; that's everyday work for him. Oh, I remember helping people! My needs used to get met at Northwest, where I would have wonderful spiritual experiences regularly. The credit union.... not so much. I've been gardening more, which feels wonderful, and spending more quiet moments alone or with trees, but still, my spirit needs fuel. *sigh*

So, my question is: Where are you getting your spiritual needs met?

8 Comments:

Blogger Amber said...

*sigh*
Mothering does it for sure. Especially when I focus on doing everything in the most loving way I can. Even changing diapers can happen in degrees of love, I believe.

6/21/2006 6:26 PM  
Blogger Iron Chef Boyardee said...

Running into an old client on the street yesterday was very spiritually filling to me.

6/22/2006 1:13 PM  
Blogger Stargirl said...

Since I've been doing a whole lot of thinking about teaching lately, I've realized that it's a very spiritual profession. You teach the subject material, but also how to be a human being, and that comes from within. What a huge responsibility educators have!

6/22/2006 4:05 PM  
Blogger lumina said...

Amen Audrey, amen about teaching, amen.

I get nourished spiritually from looking up at the sky
clouds feel like a very personal and infinitely varied message from Heavenly Father to me...reminding me that He is so beautiful and I am so beautiful and We are Connected

Also kissing rose petals

also prayer

also crying...crying works well for me, I always feel better afterward...those deep breaths after, all the toxins released...

also the art gallery, or museum or just someone's sketches, like the guy who draws on the street down in my neighborhood, it's very breathtakingly spiritual

also singing Primary songs

also putting my feet in water, especially cold clear running water in the mountains

and doing baptisms in the temple yesterday...thinking about my brother and feeling him very close...even though he is in America and I am in Korea, just feeling the depth of my love for him

and long hugs

7/02/2006 12:31 AM  
Blogger lumina said...

and you Audrey...you bring spiritual feelings to me.
chincha (really)

you seek and manifest spirit

and I always feel loved when I am near you or hear from you, tangibly loved, really loved...and sometimes that is hard for me to feel, I don't let it in, but yours really penetrates to the core

thank you

you'll be an excellent teacher with this gift of yours

7/02/2006 12:34 AM  
Blogger Blair said...

Recently I rediscovered my personal journal. I read the entries of the past four+ years and saw a lot of progress. This to me was a kind of spiritual renewal. In answer to your question, I think making personal progress (not that I was ever in Young Women's...) is very spiritually fulfilling. Looking back at yourself and seeing positive changes is awesome.

7/10/2006 1:09 PM  
Blogger Moonbird said...

In creating. It's during the process when I understand why God created me.

9/07/2006 9:58 AM  
Blogger Joycelyn said...

I find my spirituality when conversing with my significant other. He's deployed right now and it always seems that the floodgates of communication open up while he's gone. Talking with him on a cell for hours every night is such a bonding experience to connect with him. Especially when we both find it hard to open up despite our long years together. Hiding behind a phone seems less daunting than in person, but I think we might actually be able to keep this up when he returns. :-)After talking for so long, you tend to start talking about the things that mean the most to your heart. That is the bread and butter of our conversations that I love and fills me up with his love.

Blogging. I have a family and a spiritual one. I was never good at journaling, but now that I've started a couple blogs...it's so liberating to put my thoughts down paper (per se) for the world to see and that I may go back and see anytime, anywhere. I *heart* blogs!

6/24/2007 6:32 AM  

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