Awhile back, during a time of journaling and prayer, I perused the notes from my first training in spiritual direction. I had packed two folders with worksheets, practices, and handwritten notes from multiple lectures.
My plan was to read through everything so I could recall and glean from the spiritual wisdom those pages contained. However, I made it through only half of one handwritten notebook. I barely scratched the surface. Reading through my notes in a soulful way turned out to be a much slower process than I had anticipated.
That time was so rich. Rather than being overwhelmed by memories of the training, I was able to soak in the goodness of God and reflect on how he had used those teachings to carry me through the next ten years.
Those lessons were like a rototiller, cultivating the soil of my soul’s garden. I had been ready to receive what was offered, and it truly prepared me for all of the work that followed over the decade since then.
I thought I would share with you a few seeds of wisdom from my notes. My hope is that one or two of these ideas will connect with you right where you are.
Choose one of the above thoughts or phrases to carry with you today. Then ask yourself one or more of the following questions:
Receiving, overflowing, and giving is a meaningful process for every part of life.