December 9

LOVE MONTH: DAY 9: “I sought to hear the voice of God and climbed the topmost steeple, but God declared: “Go down again – I dwell among the people.”― John Henry Newman

I get this idea so well. Most of my life, I have been a lone spirit. I want to hike in the woods and along the beaches and stay apart from people, especially in large groups. I enjoy people one-on-one, most of the time, but love being a solitary human.

I feel the presence of the Universal Power when alone in Nature a great deal more than I do with people. This is my journey, to learn to find that Power and then take it with me when I must deal with people. Not an easy dance, to be sure.

My life today is easier to navigate, because there is no reason for me to work in large groups of people or to interface on that level. I can do whatever feels right for me, in small groups or one-on-one more frequently. This is a great deal more comfortable and I can develop deeper connection with others this way. I love that!

And I find that I have more to connect with when I interface on a more personal level with those who are available for that. Not with those who are running hither and yon, desperately seeking connection and then running on to the next thing, constantly touching and then running away. That is a type of personal interaction that I did for many years, until I began the deep work of healing my spirit. My connections now can be significant and real. I love that.

But I get to work with others, from time to time that are put in my life for that purpose; to learn connection and real and authentic relationship. Sometimes we get there, often we don’t. I am okay with that. I am here to teach what I have learned.

Not all the folks in this Universe today are here to learn the things that each of us has to teach. We can come together and then let go if that is all there is. I remember the conversations I used to have with my husband. We had such a crazy and wonderful connection. He and I got to discuss these things on so many levels in our short time together. I am grateful because I always believed I could grow into that. Now I know I can and have. There have been quite a few since that time. All different and all teaching me the path the Universe has laid out for each of us. Love is an interesting journey, is it not?

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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