When asked to choose between one or the other, would you prefer to ask questions…or to have answers? Most of us would readily admit that we like answers. And as soon as possible, thank you very much.
However, as spiritual directors, Alan and I are accustomed to asking questions and then not striving for answers right away. Sometimes a good work is actually accomplished inside of us as we hold the questions—to linger with them and let them be answered in layers.
If you’ve been following us on social media, you know that September 17 was a momentous day! In addition to being our oldest son’s birthday, What Does Your Soul Love? released into the world and we could not be more thrilled!
Our sincere desire is that, as you read this book, you will gain a new appreciation for entering into and cooperating with your own transformational process.
Our desires and resistances as well as our ability to engage truth and our own vulnerability can make the process its own kind of wild ride.
This week on our podcast, we began a two part series on What Does Your Soul Love? We discussed the four themes mentioned above in Part 1. Next week, in Part 2, we’ll take on pain, fear, control and joy. We hope you’ll listen in on both!
Here’s a teaser for the first four questions:
DESIRE: What Do You Really Want?
My soul loves when my desires are rooted in the Spirit’s good for me. The search for desire begins in the ocean of God’s love and is maintained with the simplicity of a “one thing” focus.
RESISTANCE: What Is Getting in Your Way?
My soul loves to respond fully to the Spirit rather than resisting the Spirit by my own shallow preferences. Don’t pass up an opportunity for growth. Lean into your resistance and make your way through with God.
VULNERABILITY: Where Are You Hiding?
My soul loves to walk in the forgiving, healing and restoring light of God’s presence. Remember you are safe in God’s loving presence. Notice how you self-protect and remain open as you are able.
TRUTH: What Is Most Real to You?
My soul loves to live in harmony with kingdom reality. Don’t be afraid to dig a deeply as you can. Don’t settle for relief…go for healing.
You will definitely want to engage as we unpack these four themes. Together, let’s learn to love the questions, and even live the questions. Let them take us to new depths of transformation.