Finding peace and exploring life
While peace comes from within sometimes being in a certain place will fill you with what you need for reflection. Reflections while wrapped in the positive energy of an invisible loving embrace allows you to heal -
|Saint Nicholas Roman Catholic Church|
Being an extremely responsible child I was often home alone while my parents were at work. When I needed peace and comfort I would put on my Sunday church dress, my little lace gloves and make the trek up that hill to the church I loved. There I would sit in the pew and stare in awe at the beauty of the old stained glass windows and the story they told. It was quiet, my surroundings were beautiful, and I felt safe. I was at peace.
The Stained-Glass Windows of St. Nicholas Church, Evanston from St Nicholas Church on Vimeo.
|All Saints Cemetery - Wikipedia|
|River Trail Nature Center|
In all those places where I found peace, I was at my best-spiritually.
After moving to Wisconsin and until recently that sense of peace I had at those treasured places, escaped me. Yes, I've attended churches and yes I've looked for that piece of heaven of Mother Nature's spot but nothing quite grabbed me like the ones I once knew...until this summer.
|Wonewoc Spiritualist Camp|
So, I kept my little secret close to me and only told a few friends who I know are open minded. Some have visited the camp along with me. I go there on Sundays and sit in on their service. It is extremely peaceful. Postive energy and I always walk away feeling better than when I went.
After service I enjoy sitting at a picnic table and just taking in the nature around me. My autoimmune disorders prevent me from taking those long treks through woods like I once used to do back in Illinois. But, at least sitting there in nature after the experience, I am at peace.
I've had a rather chaotic year, with many ups and downs, I needed this or else I am not sure I would have handled all that have, as I have.
I posted about being there - I knew it would raise a few eyebrows and it did. But that is okay. For the most part the reactions were positive. However, it really doesn't matter what others think of this one puzzle piece in the picture of me.
And, like I said.....While peace comes from within sometimes being in a certain place will fill you with what you need for reflection. Reflections while wrapped in the positive energy of an invisible loving embrace allows you to heal -
Find your peace and remember, life is a journey- not a destination.