Skip to main content

The End

So the time of my little personal experiment is coming to an end.  And yet what has come from it feels more like the beginning.  I remember being taught it takes 21 days to establish a habit and another 21 to have it so ingrained that you feel awkward without that habit taking place.  This 30 days of Bliss, really challenged me to be more introspective.  I have learned to be more forgiving of myself...noting that I am a person who in many ways is an over-achiever in some things, and live guilt for even the smallest most foolish things.  So when I messed up, I realized it was okay.  The world did not end, God did not punish me, nor did I suffer severe karmic consequences for missing an exercise time.

Some of the the results for me were really planting the seeds of letting go of the need to cling to a religious label.  I am still learning to feel okay with that.  I am learning to build a relationship with Spirit that is not based on a religion.  Again, this really feels like a beginning and not an arrival!

I am more conscious of my food these days, more aware of my moods, and the effects of exercise and even the smells of aromatherapy on my moods, feelings, and general outlook.  I have not arrived, nor am I entirely consistent on this path of being spiritual but not religious (SBNR) and practicing a holistic spirituality.  But the little epiphanies (what my friend Parvati calls "piffs" have made this journey fruitful, and is a start in establishing habits like seeds that will grow in my life.

Being SBNR for these 30 days does not mean that I dislike religion nor that I find no value in it.  There is too much that is beautiful and worth emulating in the world relgions, as well as those things that might be best not to adopt.  But ultimately in any path, one must find what resonates within, otherwise it is just words, ritual and such with no real meaning.  This 30 Days was a new start for me.. a type of Detox that had its ups and downs, and yet did something to help ground me in a relationship with Spirit.  Pray for me in this journey, and I will pray for you!


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

The Beautiful and Ugly Side of Web Development Services

Seaward web advancement administrations have taken the WWW with storm. Their all-encompassing help and trend setting innovation at sensible expenses have made everyone to drop in and procure them for their web growing needs.

In any case, such as anything on this planet seaward web improvement administrations has different sides of coin. One the goody great and the other not all that great. Initially, the beneficial things about web advancement administrations.

1) Costs: They are financially savvy. An exploration uncovered that a large portion of the seaward administrations suppliers get business on the base of expenses. Everything comes optional. You can lessen your activities costs by the greater part. They deal with the expenses of advancement and also, you don't need to procure in-house engineers and put time in setting up foundation. You lessen your overhead costs like employing, selecting, annuity, P.F, and pay rates too.

2) Efficiency: Efficiency can be alluded as auxiliary…

Top Ten Tips for Web Hosting Comparison Shopping

I will put it all on the line and bet that the vast majority presumably wouldn't purchase a house or vehicle without examination shopping on the web. Hell, you likely wouldn't purchase a $70 pair of tennis shoes without looking. However a significant number of us barely care about pushing ahead with a web facilitating concurrence with no feeling of what the normal going rate is, and no obvious handle of what we're at last paying toward the end when the following restoration receipt comes due.

Americans' mentality toward web facilitating is, on occasion, free enterprise when you consider the normal website admin goes through $100 per year on it - too huge an expense to neglect.

One of the most exorbitant errors? Accepting that the appealing markdown that grabs your attention and impacts you to join - in case you're sufficiently fortunate to have one - is continually going to be accessible for you to rely on, later on not far off when your charging cycle is finished…

The Gods of Love

I practice a holistic spirituality.  That means I try to see the Divine within all off life.  The Inner and Outer life are both spiritual to me.  I honor the mind and its pursuits as sacred.  I honor the body and its pleasures and pains as holy.  I wander in the world of spirits and the Spirit as part of my beautiful path.  
Many of the world's spiritual paths are somewhat sex-negative.  However my training as a monk was within the Kaula Tantric tradition which is a "left-handed" Hindu tradition.  It is considered left-handed because it does not flinch from things that are often considered sins.  Rather we try to find the Divine even in them.  This includes sex and even pain.  
In my faith, the Divine has 100,000 faces and names.  Today I am thinking of those who are the Powers of love and desire.  I think of Angus Og, Kamadeva, Laxmi, Pan, Eros, Aphrodite, Oshun, Erzuli Freda.  
At times they embody the utter holiness of love in all its forms.  At other times, they manifes…