Today, we celebrate the new year: 2014. How time seems to fly lately. I don’t know if it’s a function of age, or something else, but it seems to me that time passes more quickly now than it used to. It may not necessarily be a function of age–teenagers I know have said the same thing. Maybe it’s more a function of our turbo-charged wired and connected society.
Even though it’s only been a few years since I left my work and life at The Mother Church in Boston, and my later departure from Christian Science, and even the traumatic events that initiated this final push out of Christian Science, it almost seems like it all happened a lifetime ago. My life in Christian Science, and living and working in Boston seems like a distant memory, almost like a weird dream.
I am ever so grateful for the new life and career I have now, in a place and community that I truly love, and am embraced by. I am especially grateful for the new spiritual path I am on–First Nations/Native American spirituality. It’s a path I feel I was truly meant to find, and it has brought me tremendous healing comfort from trauma that Christian Science never even got close to giving me. Ironically (to a Christian Scientist), it taught me to embrace and experience my grief and through that to find healing from it. Grief is how you properly process trauma, tears cleanse, you find your balance again, and you move forward.
I look forward to whatever 2014 has in store for me! I wish all of you the best for the new year.