SpiritFirst - Terry Folks
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Tea With Terry: A Message from Chloe

Dear Ms. Terry,

I have a good life. I’ve made some excellent decisions, and some not-so-great ones. I have friends and family, and I’m active. My work is semi-fulfilling. I’m able to buy pretty much what I need or want. Despite this fairly decent life, I feel like something is missing. Something stirs in me on a windy day, and I have this longing that I can’t quite name. I’m thinking that it might have something to do with sensing something bigger than me but not quite knowing how to access this … whatever it is. I just feel like there’s got to be more. I’m feeling like I would like to have some kind of bigger effect on the world than my job allows me to.

There’s Got to Be More, Chloe

Dear Chloe, 

We are spiritual beings having a human experience”

This reminder from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin might help you to re-member your spirit. I suspect this is the piece that is missing or forgotten. Chloe, the good news is that you can’t actually lose your spirit – you just have to “tune in” to it. I hear a longing for reverence, and for a higher purpose in your letter.

Here is one simple spiritual practice to help you tune in to your existing spirit centre, to bring reverence into your life,  to press your spiritual “reset” button, or as an initial gratitude practice. 

Create an eye level Earth tray in your home that you can visit when you find yourself caught up in Ego drama. Getting caught up in Ego drama just means that you temporarily forget who you are without all your accomplishments, roles, labels and material possessions. You forget for a moment and mistakenly think those credentials, roles, and “stuff”  are actually you! For your Earth tray, find natural objects that feel special to you, and that represent earth (north for grounding/stability), air (east for thinking and intuition), fire (south for creativity and passion), water (west for emotion and fluidity). Place them ceremoniously on your tray, platter or shelf. You yourself are the spirit centre (fifth element) who gives thanks to your Source (within and without) for how those four elements sustain life on this planet, and which allow you to embody Spirit in your own uniqueness.

Simply take a moment, pick up each of the earth, air, fire or water objects one at a time, and think about how each element actually contributes to your life. Then, thank Source/the Universe/Creator and carry on with the rest of your day.

Please keep me posted by direct message or email, so that I can continue to offer other practices to more deeply connect you with your true self at this special place you have created.

In light, Terry