Let’s talk about the importance of living your own spiritual truth - for just a moment.
⛪️ I was born and baptized into Catholicism and then fed a regular diet of Christian beliefs until the age of 18. At the time it felt like my only real option. It was the spirituality that kept my soul surviving but not necessarily thriving.
📚 Through out those years I read countless tomes on new age spirituality, indigenous practices, animism & nature-based paths. I read encyclopedias of ancient mythology to learn more about the pantheons of the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and others.
💙 I knew in my heart that something more was available to me but I didn’t know what. I knew spirituality was deeper than Sunday service. I also knew that my family would love me and support me no matter what. That didn’t stop me though from hiding my spiritual truth; I lived in the shadows for a long time.
✨ Through out my time building The Diviner Life into the success that it is, I kept my head down. Through the screened confessional booth of social media I was able to slowly welcome my family into what I do. We would make small comments about it here or there but never talked about it in depth.
🗣 This weekend my father invited me to breakfast to talk about what it is I do. I had what felt like PTSD. The last time he invited me to breakfast to talk about something so personal was when I came out of the closet. As a gay man, you never expect that you’ll feel that way again. I was a child all over again. I prayed for guidance and meditated on it a lot. I wanted to be prepared for the worst.
🙏🏼 As always I asked for a sign. As I picked up my meditation blanket from the grass I found this blue feather under me. Blue Feathers are a reminder to speak your truth no matter what convictions you fear. I’ve known this sign for a long time but never though I’d encounter such a blatantly blue feather. I guess it was time to just speak my truth.
🥞 Breakfast was a breeze. My father opened his heart to what I knew to be my truth. He was kind and understanding and over all just genuinely curious.
👉🏼TLDR: speak your truth at all times. It worked for me.