Saturday, July 23, 2011
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.
Posted by Jill at 11:58 PM