The more I own my true self, the more brightly the inner flame burns and the more it reflects in my life as form.
Recently I had the opportunity to discuss The Inner Adventure blog on The Mary Jones Show, a radio show in Connecticut. I’ve been doing some radio interviews lately, mostly about my experience as a travel writer.
This was different.
Mary’s show is about “Believing in Yourself,” and is highly spiritual. In the interview, Mary asked about what led to my spiritual path. I told her how, when I was in my late twenties, I lost three loved ones very quickly and that my world fell apart. I rebuilt it with spirituality.
She asked about my practice and I explained that back then I started reading uplifting writings each morning in order to raise my vibration to begin each day. Twenty-five years later, I continue this practice. I write about it more in Dive Deep in the Ocean of Love.
What struck me most about the interview was how much I loved doing it. I could take or leave the ones I’ve done in which I discussed travel writing, but this experience of sharing my truest passion left me completely lit.
This is a sign for me. The glow I felt helps me know that this is where I want to put my energy. It confounds the mind that something so simple as joy could guide me, but why else would God give us emotions if we aren’t meant to use them to help determine what works and what doesn’t?
At the end of the call Mary asked if I had a book about The Inner Adventure and I explained it would be out in 2013. She invited me back on the show when the book is released. And so, I have a new goal now to complete that book. That goal feels as easy and light and gentle as writing these blog posts each week.
After this opportunity to talk about The Inner Adventure, I felt the flame that I am burning more brightly than ever. Of course, any outer manifestation is simply an effect of that. The more I own my true self, the more brightly the inner flame burns and the more it reflects in my life as form.
I keep burning brightly by directing my attention to the Beloved.
Its power is limitless. It is the spark that initiated and sustains all of creation.
I am that.
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Lesley, I’m so happy for you. You are “that.” No question!
Joan, thank you for your kind words. You are definitely “that,” a beautiful flame warming all who draw near.
This is so wonderful. There CAN be creativity without pain and toil! A very inspiring message for me on my own journey. Thank you.
Tricia, I love what you say, there definitely can be creativity without toil. Pain? I don’t discuss it much but each movement into a higher state of being does involve pain, mostly because I pierce through the resistance within me that holds me back. However, the more I rely on the Divine power, the less pain exists. So happy to see you here!
That Just makes me smile with Joy.
Ben, I’m so glad. That is my greatest goal, to help the Divine bring forth joy into the world. I so appreciate you reading!
“Any Lover of God and Spirit is a friend of mine” ~ Unknown
Just beautiful! I am so happy for you. You do such great work and it flows oh so Natural.
It is just inspiring to see you build your Path, and climb your majestic Mountain.
I only have sweet things to say, and yet I’ve gotten in trouble for that…LOL
Such a fool for Love. Pardon my giddiness, that horse gets away from me sometimes.
En las nubes me encuentro. 🙂
Peace, Love, and Nam.
Logan, your effervescence sparkles, and it is intoxicating. Whenever I read your posts or comments I too become giddy with love. I am happy for YOU and your journey, so full of radiance.
Lesley, this is such a beautiful contemplation you’ve so graciously shared. It made me smile especially since I had just been musing over the urge to find work that is both more joyful and contemplative in nature. How wonderful to read your post just a brief time later and to know that your work is becoming just that! Once again you have informed and inspired my own spiritual journey. Thank you for your courage and your insights.
How wonderful, Marian. It’s always comforting to know that these musings come from deep within. They do differ from the ones that say, “I hate my job and have to do something else.” We all know that one. But it sounds like what you are desiring is deeper, and thus it is likely already headed your way. Please keep us posted here on what happens. I’m so happy to share this journey with you!
Lesley, I look forward to reading your book! You’re so spiritual and such a beautiful writer. I’m sure your book will bring forth this natural blend of your truth and the gifts you have in this life to share. I’m glad the radio show gave you that nudge. I do know what it feels like when we’re doing just what our soul wants us to do. So, a huge congratulations to you, dear friend! Much Love and Many Blessings to you!
Alice, thank you so much! It is funny–I didn’t really anticipate a book from this blog, but one day I saw how there are various story lines that are playing out, each with a beginning, middle and end. So it will be fun to draw all the threads together. You know, you would be a great asset to The Mary Jones Show, Alice. Your story is so touching; she would love it. If you contact her, please tell her I recommended you for her show.
I LOVE what you write about joy being the sign that tells you where to put your energy and how simple this is. Also that God gave us emotions to help determine what works and what doesn’t.
So very true and so very well put!!
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Thank you, Qatana. Trusting joy is such a challenge, but it has always been true in my life and so many others. How can we ignore such a truth?