My Spiritual Awakening
Friday, November 11, 2022 2:53 PM
As I approach the 5 year anniversary of my spiritual awakening, I reflect upon how much my life has changed. On November 11, 2017, I had a really bad fall. I passed out in the shower and landed face first on the tiled bathroom floor. I believe my fall forever changed me.
As a child, I attended church on a regular basis but religion never fully resonated with me. At church camp when I was 9, I was baptized too early. I didn’t fully grasp preachers’ sermons and even Sunday school lessons was beyond what I understood.
Before my fall, I was a workaholic and caught in ego and pride. I was hardened. I hadn’t regularly attended church since I was a teenager, and I had no desire to go as an adult. People would invite me, and I would sometimes go, but mostly decline not feeling drawn to attend.
After my fall, everything changed. Due to the chain of events that happened in my life, I was pulled into many dark nights of my soul. I began seeking something that would allow me to no longer struggle in my own personal hell. It took many stumbles along my path (mistakes) for me to find Spirituality. It allows me to connect deeply with God. It makes more sense to me than any church service that I have attended. He forgave me through his Grace.
We all have choice to follow our own religious or spiritual path. Spirituality allows me to live in God’s love and light and do my best and highest good. It makes me want to be the best version of myself and brings me peace, happiness, and joy. I am grateful that I feel guided, directed, and protected by Divine. God accepts and loves me without religion. My heart is full. It is my truth.