I can’t say I’ve made any great spiritual progress this week, but a leaky roof and squirrels in the attic have kept me out of bed. Sometimes focusing on putting one mundane foot in front of the other is all I can do… but sometimes it’s enough.
I need to re-read my own blog entries. I’m upset because I’m not having the religious experiences I want to have and because my beliefs aren’t strong enough to answer all my internal second-guessing. So the answer is what’s shown on my nice little diagram below (I say it’s mine – I honestly can’t remember whether I thought that up or whether I saw it somewhere and copied it). I need to keep reading, studying, praying, meditating, and practicing.
I’ve been through the Second Degree three times already (once in ritual and twice in the mundane world), but since I’m not where I need/want to be, perhaps I need to go through it again. Each time I came out changed, and I need to change and be changed once again.
Maybe I can’t create the opportunities I want. But I can put myself in a position where I’ll recognize opportunities when they present themselves, and where I’ll be able to respond appropriately when they do.