March 8

FAITH MONTH: DAY 8: “The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God.” ― Hubert Van Zeller

I love that this quote was in my roster for this month. First of all, the use of the word “he” in connection with the soul makes my heart (soul?) happy.

The other thing about this was that I had a conversation with a friend a few days before I found this quote. We spoke about loneliness and I attempted to explain why we feel lonely. It isn’t for sex or any other kind of physical or emotional connection. It is for that soul connection spoken of here. And I love the eloquence of this quote.

I was not familiar with this person, so I googled him and discovered he was a Benedictine monk and wrote prolifically about the emotional search for meaning and God we find in life. I enjoyed some of his work.

I love to do that, follow a thread when I find something that is new for me. I hope I always have that kind of curiosity. I want to know new things every day. Some days my brain is exploding with all the new things I learn. Other days, there is only one thing to learn.

It keeps me active, mentally. I love learning! I love life! I do not know what is happening right now in the world, but it is feeling very exciting and new. There is some energy afoot that I am really enjoying getting to experience. Perhaps I will write more in detail in the coming weeks. We will see.

I do not have a lonely soul any longer. I feel the Presence of energy and Power all the time. It is amazing to me that there is no time when I don’t feel this. There is no fear or anxiety or dread in my life at all. And there have been some really interesting things coming up.

This is a new level of peace for me. While it is going on, I want to sit with it and be with it, rather than discuss or analyze it. This too is new for me.

It has been some time since I have felt homesick for God or had a lonely soul. These principles have given me so much! And I did not know this was happening until I begin to write these pieces and examine where I am in this process today. I don’t know if this will change, but today is peaceful and rich. I am in love with the world around me and the life I am living. There is little to be unhappy with or about.

It does happen! I really did not believe those people who told me it would or could. Today, I have faith that even if it goes away, it will be a consistent state that I can sit with and love all the more. YAY!!!

Published by: Kelly

I am a therapist and counselor with long-term recovery from addictions and personal trauma. My writing reflects these experiences and the road I have traveled in 12-Step recovery settings, along with the work I have done for over 30 years in the field. My love of dolphins includes the stories of them being healers in places all over the world. I long to offer every broken spirit and body the experience of a healing hug. May my words and stories inform, uplift and delight your spirit and soothe your weary heart.

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