September’s Spiritual Message

September 06, 2023

September’s Spiritual Message

September really is one of the best months of the year.  Fall is my favorite time of the year!  With September comes that crisp, fresh air with a slight chill in its breath, whispering of the cold to come. The leaves change from blankets of green into glorious transient masterpieces of awesome color that seem to change just a little each day until one day the wind blows the canvas clean for another year.

The children are all decked out in their new school clothes; the school buses make a grand re-entrance in morning traffic, and the sound of children’s laughter as they play returns to schoolyards everywhere. It’s easy to find the Creator in September because everything is so alive at this time of year, and so beautiful, and so new. It’s like New Year and spring and even an art exhibit all at once.

I find God/Creator in the fresh start that September brings. Thankfully, God/Creator is clearly a fan of giving us fresh starts. Fresh starts are everywhere in our relationship with the Creator, so the question becomes whether we’re prepared to take the Creator up on that offer.  I am reminded of the story of the rich young man, who asks Jesus what he needs to do to gain eternal life. Jesus gives him an incredible offer, which I will paraphrase as, “Drop everything and follow me; start fresh.” Unfortunately, at least in that moment, the young man just couldn’t take the offer. Something held him back.

This September, perhaps it would do us all well to take some time to think about what is holding us back from a fresh start. Is it time to give up a bad habit? To devote more of our precious time to those in our lives who need that time more than we do? To get back to your personal spiritual rituals. 

Whatever the case may be, I pray that we all experience the excitement, the freedom, and the beauty that comes of the fresh start that the Creator unfailingly offers to us all.

Take a moment to assess your own spiritual wellness by asking yourself the following questions.

  • What gives my life meaning and purpose?
  • What gives me hope?
  • How do I get through tough times? Where do I find comfort?
  • Am I tolerant of other people’s views about life issues?
  • Do I make attempts to expand my awareness of different ethnic, racial and religious groups?
  • Do I make time for relaxation in my day?
  • Do my values guide my decisions and actions?

Practice Spiritual Wellness

When striving to develop and practice your own spiritual wellness, it is best to find the technique and approach that works for you; similar to the other dimensions of wellness, there is no “one size fits all” approach.

Your journey to spiritual wellness may involve the following:

  • Practicing meditation or yoga
  • Praying or taking part in organized religion
  • Spending quiet time alone pondering the meaning of life
  • Building awareness through journaling
  • Serving your community, spending time in nature, appreciating music and the arts

Looking for spiritual guidance?  Check out one of my Spiritual services and let me help you move forward this Fall.

Many Blessings,
Cherokee Billie

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