Over at RevGals it’s Friday Five time and the question is what do you do, who do you call, where do you go, etc. to get spiritually unstuck?
- If the weather is good, I head to Conrad’s Beach, it’s my favourite beach on the eastern shore of Nova Scotia. It’s not serviced with washrooms, there isn’t a lot parking, there is no concession stand, so it remains something of a hidden gem. I have walked there in all kinds of weather, I have hunkered down between dunes in wild weather and felt the power of the ocean surge, I have cried, laughed and loved there. No matter how I am feeling, I always experience God.
- Go see my spiritual director or talk with my mentor.
- Take my camera out for a walk and see/experience God’s world through the viewfinder. It’s partly being outdoors, partly being mindful, but I always return refreshed and somehow restored.
- Talk to a trusted colleague; I am fortunate in that I have several colleagues close by that I trust implicitly.
- Take my sermon for a walk in the neighbourhood. I don’t do it nearly every week, but the weeks that I do, it’s amazing what some physical activity, combined with being in the neighbourhood you minister in, can do to become unstuck. I learned that from Tending to the Holy by Bruce Epperly and Katherine Gould Epperly.
- Bonus one: Spend a couple of days at Seton Spirituality Centre.