I was challenged today to really find my ‘voice‘ as a writer and I was given 3 things to do to help me achieve this directive. 1. List possibilities of what is wrong with the world. 2. What experience do I have that’s unique to me? 3. What is easy for me to do but may be harder for others, this is a way to give of your experience and knowledge to those who may be struggling in this area (this list was sent to me by a writer named Jeff Goins who helps people find their own unique voice to write with).
As I sat and thought about the first question I couldn’t help but think about what was wrong in my life that turned my world upside down, and my answer is my inner self. I didn’t know who I was or what God wanted of me, religion caused so much confusion in my life I didn’t know where to turn.
My confession is that I love nature but my passion is spirituality and finding who you are inside. Please note that my passion is not religion but more the soft whisper of a Creator that loves us all and tries to remind us who we are and the power we possess. When we hear the superheroes say “with great power comes great responsibility” what you don’t realize is that this is really talking about YOU and not just a certain group of people.
This kind of power is not about yourself and what you can do only for yourself or your family, even though time for yourself and your family are important, it is a power of knowing that you can better the world in so many beautiful ways despite what that little voice inside your head tells you or what other people may say or think about you.
What we can do as humans is beyond our comprehension and yet we sit and give our lives and our power over to others and to selfish desires that help no one, not even ourselves.
My deepest desire is for people to see themselves the way the Creator sees them, and if you don’t believe in a Creator that is fine, the Universe still believes in you and your potential to change the world for the better. So along with my normal nature posts I will begin a spiritual category that dives deep into understanding ourselves and our place within the world around us.
I don’t speak about these things as a person who knows everything, I only know my experience and what I felt and understood through each step of this process, a process that is still going and will never end. I also can’t deny my inner yearning anymore, I’m tired of seeing so many people struggle because they don’t understand themselves or their surroundings, just as I am tired of struggling myself.
I also want to point out that this is not a way to convert people to any religion or any school of thought, it’s a way for you to see your own worth and understand the struggles you may be going through.