Saturday, July 23, 2011

The End.....or rather To Be Continued

So I haven't been here since June 12th.  I did not plan to go on a blogging hiatus.  It just happened that way. I have had a lot of experiences over the last month or so that I could share, but these experiences will not be recounted here.  I have chosen to keep this part of my journey private.  I don't feel that I need to share how I have become the person that I am, but I do feel that I need to share with you who I am today.  This will also be my last post here.

First of all, I would like to offer an apology to my family and friends.  The person I am about to describe may be a stranger to you.  I have been very good at keeping myself pretty well hidden.  I'm here now and I'm not hiding anymore.

My name is Jill.  I am a wife, a mother of 6, a mother-in-law and a grandmother.  I am a sister and a friend. I am an unschooler who also supports my kids who want to be in public school.  I am a teacher and a student.  I am an energy healer.  I am a practicing writer with much to learn.  I have passion, but I don't always share it openly with others.  I am an introvert who loves to surround myself with small groups of people from time to time.  I have a hard time being in very large crowds.

I love daisies and I love being outside in my backyard near my mystical oak tree.  I revere Mother Earth and I feel most connected to her when I am near water, specifically Lake Superior.  My spirituality is like a large quilt of all faiths interwoven.  I do pick and choose which aspects resonate with me and I discard the rest, but I respect that others do not.  I respect that all people have their beliefs and it is none of my business how they choose to practice their faith.  There are many things about organized religion that I don't support, but you won't see me on a soapbox.  I choose to focus my energy on what feels right for me in this world.

I believe that Love will hold us together and that hate will drive us apart.  I believe that the Light of the Divine Creator is within us all and that it is my purpose in this life to shine my Light.  To be a beacon to others whose Light feels dim.  I am up for the challenge.

I have bad days along the way.  It does not mean that I am broken.  It just means that I am temporarily out of alignment with my Higher Self.  It is during these times when I will turn to those in my life whose Light is shining bright, so that I can see my way back.  I believe that we get to choose the kind of life we will live.  I believe that I am not defined by who I was or where I have come from.  I chose to forgive and to be forgiven.  I chose to live the life that my Soul has been missing.

And so I come to close this blog.  It has served its purpose for me and I hope it has been a source of comfort and inspiration for others.  I will not stop writing.  I can't.  My soul needs for me to write because the spoken word doesn't come easy for me. I will continue to write on my website, and it will still be just my thoughts.  It won't be what is was here.  I hope you'll join me at Shining Life Healing.  I'm looking forward to sharing and learning along with you.

Thank you for all the support I've received over the years.  I will be forever grateful.  Keep it shiny!

Just my thoughts.

Although I will not be posting here anymore, I will leave the blog available for others to read.  I don't want to erase the journey that I have been on.