What is Interspirituality?

Interfaith

Q: What does it mean to be “Interspiritual”?

A: Great question! The word “interspiritual” was used in Brother Wayne Teasdale’s book, “The Mystic Heart: Discovering a Universal Spirituality in the World’s Religions”. It is thought of as the mystical spirituality that is the origin behind all of the world’s religions.

From my own point of view, Interspirituality is finding God in nature, relationships, challenges, joys, and every aspect of life! Interspirituality allows me to have powerful, deep, and highly personal spiritual beliefs without the dogma of religion. It is going within to find the Spirit alive in my own living; growing in faith and understanding; developing my own personal relationship with God and what it means to live in love, integrity, and compassion without relying on a specific set of guidelines set forth through a religious doctrine.

Over the years, I have found such comfort, peace, growth, love, compassion, and passion for living through seeking this personal, deep, and authentic connection to Spirit. Interspirituality has been a loving Invitation to enter into Spirit rather than a Commandment to follow the rules…

For me, Interspirituality is:
* LOVE of ALL LIFE
* COMPASSION
* CHRIST-LIKE LIVING
* CONNECTION
* GRATITUDE for EVERYTHING

I invite you to learn more through engaging in our various programs, or ask about BoL’s Spiritual Coaching.

There is more to life than going though the motions.

REDISCOVER YOUR INNER LIGHT!

Winter Solstice

Fireplace

Yule Log Ritual

A Yule Log is symbolic of the Green Man, cut down at harvest time to be reborn anew! When lit, its flames invoke the light of the returning Sun, which warms and brightens our lives.

If you have a fireplace or fire pit, now is a great time to search for a Yule Log. A fallen oak, fruit, or birch log is perfect! If your only option is a limb from a living tree, always ask the tree’s permission and leave an offering in its place: a crystal, stone, or herbal charm. Bringing your log inside is important to give it time to dry so it can burn properly. Take time to “get to know” your yule log; it’s bark, the concentric circles, the energy of it. Try to connect with the life it lived and the things it saw in its lifetime.

If your log rests flat on a surface (alternatively, you may attach small pieces of wood to stabilize it) you may choose to drill 8 holes in the log, the diameter of candles that you’d like to put into place. Gathering greenery such as holly, mistletoe, and pine boughs, place them around your log and enjoy the light your Yule log offers you.

Your Yule log may be set on a wreath in your fireplace and lit, invoking the Guardians of the East, South, West, and North. Allow your log to burn, yet save the last bits to use to start your Yule log blazing the following year. If you do not have a hearth, allow the candle to burn as low as is safe and save your log for the following year, as an alternative.

Blessed Be!

Rev. Emma

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