i haven’t spoken much about this topic directly in this space…. although its undertones and ramifications are very often present in my words and in my photos too.
the spiritual dimension of life is so rich and real and huge and mysterious….and ethereal and powerful and….
i have to admit that i did not fully delve into this dimension until i left the confines of religion behind. i hesitate to use that word (“confines”) but i feel now that religion was keeping me in a box that i no longer fit into.
i know there are those that see that very same box as a comforting support system. i am perfectly fine with that but for me i had to step out of it. for me the freedom of leaving the box (though very difficult to do at the time!) has been exhilarating. freeing. opening me up to the wholeness and beauty of life and the spirits of all other creatures regardless of their beliefs. my heart has been opened in a true and profound way. and this is a very good thing.
i have more to say on this subject, but i will leave it for another day. i will just say that the more i learn, the more i do not know and the more accepting i become of the vast mystery of life.