I noticed this morning that my Facebook feed is more and more primarily from sites that are spiritual. I still get some political stuff, because I have in the past shared quite a bit of it. And funny stuff. Who doesn’t love to laugh? So, this morning I am thinking that the feed is kind of showing me where my head has been lately.
Since I am usually getting up alone these days, I have a chance every morning to attend to what’s important to me. Writing, meditating, reading. Politics is important to me because this country has become so divided, so many groups are so hateful, love hasn’t been mentioned since Marianne Williamson dropped out of the race. I have my opinions, and I will express them at the polls, but I’m consciously making an effort to keep the controversial feed off of my page. I read enough news and watch it occasionally. I want to be up to speed about what’s happening in the world, but it is not what matters most to me.
Obviously, my spiritual practice is extremely important to me, and as I have more time alone to consider what I am doing, and thinking, I am finding the time, and inclination to live more authentically. I signed up for a course on Commune.com ( onecommune.com) given by Marianne Williamson on Relationships. It was free for a week and was a 7 part, 7-day course. They have many courses by some great teachers, none greater than she. As you might expect, she teaches everything from the perspective of A Course in Miracles. Her insights are invaluable. Her ability to explain from the most simple relationship concept to the more difficult ones is immeasurable. Listening to her I find myself having to pause and absorb what she just said. Not because it’s hard, but because it is so profound, and often something I knew but didn’t know I knew. If you go to the site they will send you an email when they have something to offer. They don’t spam your mailbox on a regular basis, just let you know if they have something coming up you might be interested in.
Anyway, the 7-day course was very timely for me. It helped me so much in not only my relationship with Dan but with some friends and some family. I remembered that it only takes a willingness to learn, a willingness to listen to a different way, for the Universe to help you find what you need. It’s no longer free, now it costs $50. There are others on the site, as well as a community that offers discussion, and help. It’s not the first course I’ve taken there, but one of the best.
As long as I’m talking about courses, I should mention the site Udemy. They have 1000’s of courses on many many things, not even most of them are of a spiritual bent. They are very reasonable, and often put a group of them on a sale for $10-$15. I’ve taken sound healing classes to learn more about my craft, reiki classes to refresh my knowledge, and expand it. I actually liked the reiki courses better than the in-person ones I’ve taken, because there was too much social stuff going on in the live classroom. The sound healing courses helped me to find what I thought was the best way to present it to people down here in Florida as well as learn how to incorporate different instruments into a cohesive flow. Because of the retired population in this particular location, I found that doing sound healing as I experienced it for so many years is not necessarily the best way down here. Doing it for free at the beach really works for me here for the time being. We’ve had between 25-40 people at each one we’ve done, and people really seem to love it. I don’t mind doing it for free, because it expands the community that can experience it. And really, that’s the most important thing to me, is to be able to offer that experience to others.
But back to my FB feed. I guess that the algorithm is reflecting what’s become important to me again. And, really, I’m happy that I am regaining a path I kind of disregarded for too long. My spiritual practice is what can guide me throughout the day. It’s kind of rejuvenating, really. I’m grateful to find these things that can help me to be more mindful of what I say, and do.
Love and light, everyone.