Recovering my Self…

I think a spiritual journey is not so much a journey of discovery. It’s a journey of recovery. It’s a journey of uncovering your own inner nature. It’s already there. Billy Corgan

Meditation: My teenage daughters are discovering who they are by engaging with friends, expectations of school and with hobbies they choose. At the same time they are finding out their likes, their dislikes and their ways of “being in the world”. If this journey of becoming gets interrupted by traumatic events, or by other circumstances, and teenagers are no longer able to focus on themselves but have to focus on survival or having to take care of others, they need to come back to this spiritual journey of “becoming” later in life. The good news is that it is never too late. Even as adults we can recover from those interruptions and wounds and still begin a journey of uncovering who we were meant to be in the first place, even late in life. There is no greater joy than seeing adults go back to those earlier developmental tasks of uncovering their own nature and spiritually engage the question: “How did God create me and how can I live most congruently with myself?”

Prayer: Creator God, you know how we needed to survive and adapt. You know how we got lost in demands and expectations. Help us recover. Uncover the richness of Your Spirit within us and the freedom and creativity we can still develop, no matter how old we are. Help us to be true to ourselves and discover Your hand in our lives. Amen

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10