As previously stated at this website, Wednesdays in small town SouthernUSA is divided into rush-to-complete-business-before-noon and get-ready-for-spiritual cleansing portions. So, having been outrageous enough to swim against the local stream many, many times by WALKING MY WHITE HAIR to complete errands and personal growth agendas, once again today I am outrageously proposing that spiritual cleansing/stretching/strengthening MUST NOT be confined to the interiors of local churches. For example, as I performed a daily(sometimes several times per day) celebratory exercise of cleaning little and gathering recyclables from the public areas of my home street, I was congratulated by a TINTED-haired lady driving her polished vehicle for “doing your good deed today”. I responded sincerely that this was part of my daily prayers. Puzzled, forced smile and nod and driving off was the response.
Now, I have also previously posted here how much I have grown in my Wednesday night Bible Study group over the past few years. Not saying we should stay out of conventional church settings, by any means. However, that growth in wisdom would have died on the vine in my life if not for the multiplicity of outside-the-church-building spiritual/emotional/mental/physical endeavors I have felt challenged to try while inside-the-church-building! Not only am I living a much more positive and creative existence in this little town, but I am so much more comfortable and effective at processing all the feedback I receive through my intuitive channels during encounters such as with the tinted-haired lady above.
Stepping out on the backs of the types of thoughts shared in yesterday’s poems enables a most rewarding “pushing the envelope” mindset and nourishes every part of me as I move along.
Hopefully, this approach to living in my senior years will promote a reliable outflow of generosity, compassion, empathy, creativity, and innovation–
WITH EACH CLEANSING STEP.
LITTLE POEMS, MARCH ON!