I spent a fair amount of my time after work tonight catching up with friends and acquaintances—via the written word. Some may think that “old-fashioned” but then again, the younger generations have grown up frequently communicating with others using 140-280 characters in a tweet! I don’t exactly call that correspondence.
When I get engrossed in writing to a friend, I truly feel like I’m having a visit with them. It so warms my heart and I feel connected to them. And, it feels so direct.
In these times of being physically separated, be it due to relocation, the pandemic, or perhaps conflicting schedules, it is freeing to be able to jump onto my laptop or select a notecard from my stash, and sit down, relax, and catch up with a friend.
Since I have lost a number of friends in recent years, and also relocated somewhat recently—and during the pandemic no less—I’m eager to grow new, local friendships. Nevertheless, it’s heartwarming to know that if I’m feeling alone, at any time of the day or night, I can always connect with friends through writing.
That’s how it is with Spirit too. I can always connect with Spirit anytime. It’s often through writing too: at bedtime, writing out my gratitude list; in the morning, when I journal; and; some other time during the day when I’m writing my spiritual blog post (like now). Of course, there are many other ways to connect with Spirit; I also resonate strongly with music, reading spiritual literature, and meditating.
But since I’m a writer, I’m delighted that I can visit with Spirit as I do with my friends, through writing.