HeavenLetter #1756 comment on Religion and Spirituality
Re: #1756 August 26, 2005
A Line from today's HeavenLetter really struck home with me.
You have taken your body very seriously and downplayed your soul, as if that too were an embarrassment, as if your body was to be covered up yet flouted, and soul to remain in a closet, hidden from view, and only whispered about on certain occasions.
Religion and Spirituality were rarely discussed in my family.
These subjects were almost as taboo as discussing sexuality. (which was never discussed... yet let's not go down that road here)
I still feel embarrassed discussing God or anything spiritual or even metaphysical. :oops: With my peers, as I was growing up, kids who were more outspoken about God or Christ were teased. The people in my peer group and in my parent's** peer group would roll their eyes if these subjects were brought up. (Oh! Look at the Jesus Freak!)
This was normal to me.
So normal that I married a man who still rolls his eyes and snickers at me when I happen to mention anything Spiritual or Metaphysical.
So... I am practicing coming out of the closet, and not hiding my light under the barrel....
and learning to just smile and bless the rolling of his eyes and his snickers....It hasn't been easy. Yet it is getting easier... Thanks to friends such as I'm meeting here....
Love to all.
**My dad and I had some rare and beautiful discussions... he was a closet Christian too.... yet my mother's side of the family, the most prominent in my life... were athiests. (or agnostics at best)