Religion Magazine

Sanctuary.

By Jenrene

Sometimes  I  like to take Saturday mornings to create Sanctuary.  Sanctuary is place inside of me. It’s private. It’s soul searching… and it’s sometimes really fun.

Sanctuary.

I do a little self-evaluation, I create, and I pray and ask God  for his help. It’s surreal.

This is a place I have cultivated over time. A place where  I have a found myself and yet at the same time, lost myself.  Losing self sounds kind of scary, but in reality, I went through a time when I  was “ found ” in the process of losing myself, if that makes any sense.
What do I do?

Well I  take time to listen to my soul: my mind, will and my emotions.
I listen to myself THINK.Listening is a practice.

When I listen to my mind and it’s too frazzled; I slow it down by listening to music or practicing deep breathing.
Listening to my will look like asking myself how am I feeling daily?  And  resisting anything that’s on my path and life journey.
Listening to my emotions is asking myself what have been my most intense emotions and my calmest emotions and happiest emotions lately and why.

What did I find?

I found out  I am really creative.
I found myself I am GREAT photographer.
I found out I actually can make money doing what I  love to do! Writing!:0)
I found out that taking pictures really LARGELY reduces stress for me.
I found out that I want to write more.
I also found out that “slowing my pace” helps me to realize my value and worth and helps me to dream MORE.

It was about  the year 2000 to 2005. I don’t recall too many “specific” events, I but I  do recall  LOTS of growth. It seems I  really SOARED when I  came into my own.

So  though I may not go into complete specifics, I  will share the  place where I was, because the  depth of my life sprouted as the intimacy I developed with God also grew immensely.

Intimacy with oneself can be quite intriguing once you can get past the silence.


You Might Also Like :

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog

These articles might interest you :

  • Can You Really Find the Right Church for Your Family?

    Share it now!A few years ago, I realized the importance of taking my children to church and that they had the chance to grow up in a Godly home. Read more

    The 10 October 2013 by   Upliftingfam
    FAMILY, PARENTING, RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • My Personal, Transforming Spiritual Awakening And What It Means

    When someone tells you they have had a "spiritual awakening" what is your response?"They are a little 'out there'?""That's nice, but how does it improve your... Read more

    The 22 October 2013 by   Albert Wagner
    RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • 5 Tips for Having a Successful Interfaith Marriage

    Jacqui Barrie is a freelance writer & a frequent contributor for “http://www.aupairjobs.com/“. She loves writing articles on Healthy Relationships,... Read more

    The 22 October 2013 by   Barbarajpeters
    FAMILY, LOVE & SEX, MARRIAGE, RELATIONSHIPS, RELIGION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Thoughts on Entry from a Third Culture Kid

    Thoughts on Reentry from a Third Culture Kid“As I boarded the plane I knew that life as I had known it, the life of boarding school and long train trips home,... Read more

    The 24 October 2013 by   Marilyngardner5
    RELIGION, SELF EXPRESSION, SPIRITUALITY
  • Thanksgivukkah

    A moveable feast is hard to hit. Or something like that. Religious festivals are frequently tied to celestial events—the ancient Jewish holidays are based on a... Read more

    The 25 October 2013 by   Steveawiggins
    POLITICS, RELIGION, SOCIETY, SPIRITUALITY

Add a comment