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Feeding My Spirit

September 2, 2011 — 5 Comments

I am getting used to this idea that there is a spirit inside me and outside me. I am sensing that there is something great out there; I have begun to examine my spirituality. Regardless of how I have lived my life it has seen me through it and has not left me. Although I grew up Catholic and going to church I never knew God on my own.

Whenever I read the Bible in the past I felt like an idiot because I didn’t understand anything in it.

Well if you’ve been paying attention at all to my ramblings you know that I have not really found religion in my addiction recovery. I have however grown a greater sense of spirituality in my addiction recovery.

For me, this spirituality is sometimes intertwined with a belief in god and other times…not so much. But I just wanted to share with you a belief that I have formed in my recovery and share with you something that just made it even stronger. Continue Reading…

Religion is a topic that I absolutely do not discuss with strangers. I find that one side is always trying to convert the other side into thinking their way. It makes me feel uncomfortable.

With that said…I wanted to wish a Happy Easter to any of you out there that celebrate the holiday. This goes to those that are into the whole religious aspect of Easter and also to those of you that only celebrate this holiday because you have a child and you want your child to be able to experience the joy of having the Easter Bunny visit and leave a basket full of candy.

I fall into the latter category and I apologize to no one for it. My family and friends all know the deal with me, my husband and my child. We are what you would call spiritual…not religious.

I know that in the Christian religion Easter is celebrated because it is said to be the time when Jesus was resurrected…fine. But for my family and myself, Easter is a celebration of ringing in the springtime.

Easter is a time when good little boys and girls are rewarded by a visit from the Easter Bunny who delivers them a basket full of tasty treats (and maybe a toy or two). Just as Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus, we gather with family and friends celebrate the resurrection of all that went dormant over the Winter months.

I don’t try and argue with you about why you would use a candy delivering rabbit to celebrate the resurrection of Christ and you shouldn’t argue with me why I don’t.

Happy Easter