It is Sunday July 20, 2014. Another Sunday ticking away just like any other day. They are all Sundays to me. I carry my church inside of me and it goes wherever I go every day of the week. I did all the building-type churches for most of my years. I loved it for the most part and certainly got a lot out of those experiences. Those experiences are part of who and what I am today. I still step into one of those buildings now and then and reach for evidence of the Spirit there; but, all I really have to do is reach inside of me and stroke the connection I have to all that is and I can be satisfied fully there or here or anywhere. The photo that accompanies today’s blog is one I took of the church built into the rock in Sedona, AZ. If you don’t take Spirit with you, it’s just another structure built on rock. If you are aware of Spirit within you then everything is a spiritual experience.
When I am giving love to and petting my dog Ollie it is a spiritual experience. When everything is Spiritual, that is, of Spirit, then everything becomes Spirit/God/The All That Is. and I am then always “in Church”. I am always aware. God/Good/Love/Allah/Jesus or whatever name you give to THAT which is, is everywhere at all times present. This is not to say that going to church, belonging to a spiritual group of any kind is not something a person needs or should experience. Until you have done your spiritual quest and have run out of reasons to regularly attend a church or religious assembly, then you are doing exactly what is right for you. For anyone in this stage or place, I say please keep going because that is where you need to be. God knows where you need to be. I certainly do not know where you need to be.
Your very Spiritual Essence is who and what you are and can be expressed in so many different ways, I cannot begin to wrap my mind around the different stages, expressions, and ways that Spirit can be expressed in, as and through each person and event. These expressions come from the ONE, the wellspring from which all comes. It takes forms, transforms, and recycles inside and outside of the bounds of time.
Be that unique expression of God, of Spirit, no matter whatever form that is. Know that Sunday is a special day that one can have every single day whether or not you go to the place you call church. Sunday is the most special of days. — Brenda A Elliott, MSW