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Re: Spirituality rayww

Posted by Dinah on September 15, 2003, at 16:56:26

In reply to Re: Redirect: the Truth Dinah, posted by rayww on September 15, 2003, at 10:12:41

Well, I guess I see the purpose of it *today* is to extend a hand someone who is struggling with the loss of faith and wishes to regain it. It's not a good feeling.

Did you ever have a crisis of faith, Ray? I feel that in my faith history my crisis of faith led to a richer belief in the end. I know there is a lot to be said for the simple faith of a child, but I also find great beauty in the mature faith that rises from doubt and experience.

I'm not in an intensely spiritual space myself right now. I'm feeling the sort of detachment that is incompatible with spirituality. So I do understand what you mean about spirituality being linked to our illnesses. I'm not given to intense swings into spirituality. My spirituality is more of the small comforting flame than the roaring fire. I soar gently on the wings of faith, but not to the edges of heaven. And I am frustrated by my inability to call on my faith when I need it most. I seem to need to be in the right frame of mind to feel God's presence, and can't seem to manage to use God's presence to bring me to the proper frame of mind. Although spiritual music sometimes helps a lot, other times it leaves me unmoved.

Have you learned to sustain a steady level of spirituality?

 

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