Happy spring! This is my favorite season of the year. Like many other folks, I am always reminded of rebirth and starting anew, fresh. And, sometimes, I really need that reminder… like after two-plus years of much isolation due to the pandemic and feeling a bit stuck.
It was in the beginning of spring of 1990 when I started learning about and practicing the Twelve Steps, and it was truly a rebirth, BIG time. There was so much to learn, so much to incorporate into my life, along with so many supportive people coming into my life. That led to me being more receptive to try out activities that I’d not engaged in before; one of these was yoga.
The corporation I worked for at the time had a fitness center, which in addition to the usual exercise equipment, offered yoga classes, a bit progressive in those days. Not only did I make use of the equipment, which was new, I attended an after-work yoga class.
The instructor would end the class by having us sit in meditation (yet another new thing for me) for a few minutes, and then close with a reading from ‘some’ book. It turns out he was reading from “Emmanuel’s Book: A Manual for Living Comfortably in the Cosmos” and I was amazed as I listened!
You see, I seemed to already know what I was hearing. But how could that be?! I’d been a devout atheist for close to 20 years, more than half my life—how could such a person know about the spiritual matters Emmanuel spoke about?!
Let me mention, in case you don’t know, that Emmanuel was not in a human body, but channeled through one (Pat Rodegast)—add exposure to such phenomena to my new-to-my-life list!
As I spoke to others further ahead of me on their conscious spiritual journey, I learned that I had that knowledge because this wasn’t my first time living as a human on the planet; and, I was a spiritual being first and for always. That knowledge was within me, intuition, given to me by God, no matter my human belief system. Wow!
This morning I was reminded of the aforementioned when I read the following:
“Intuition is an inner knowledge too easily discounted in our culture.
“The things our intuition tells us are not made up by us. Our intuition arises from the deep well of knowledge that comes from God.
“God offers us the information and guidance we need when we rest our mind and allow the messages to come from within.”
– “In God’s Care*: Daily Meditations on Spirituality in Recovery,” March 20
*As We Understand God
I am reborn during each spring equinox just as I have been reborn into each life throughout eternity. And I’ve never been alone in the cosmos as God gave me inner knowledge and wisdom to draw on regularly. I simply need to trust intuition as another source of Spirit’s guidance.