Beginning As A Spiritual Practice

Today, I am going to reflect on the first two letters of the word, beginning, be. What does it mean to be at a beginning? What does it mean to be?

Earlier I suggested, engagement with the question of what the new year wanted. Today I am exploring what does it mean for me to receive this beginning, and what do I bring to the table with my relationship with it, whatever that beginning is?

Of course I will bring myself, my contradictory ego-based self, my personal history, my culture, my aspirations, and my relationships, among other things. Perhaps you bring similar things as well. Welcome!

Or, I may set these aspects aside long enough to listen, to breathe, to sit with what is, to return to Source, to the Holy One and listen. I call it Prayer and contemplation. You may name it according to your tradition. However, Be-ginning from that place feels different. Do you agree? Why is it different?

Then having done this, please pick up your own brush and paint. Then, please, dance your own dance, sing your own song, write your paper, teach your class or whatever important work that you do in your life and also do in our lives together.

Today, I invite you to sit with your own Be-ginning. I will sit with mine as well.



15 thoughts on “Beginning As A Spiritual Practice

  1. Andrea says:

    I love taking the time at the BE-ginning to connect with source. Starting from such a connected place feels full and warm and very grown up. Thank you.

  2. Beverley Golden (@GoldenBeverley) says:

    This is a beautiful practice, Meghan. In the spiritual art community I am part of, we often say that we are all human be-comings not just human beings. We are all in the process of becoming who we truly are. It’s always interesting to see how challenging people have just stopping to BE. It is a practice that reaps wonderful rewards!

  3. laurie303 says:

    I have felt much of this energy of be-ing and be-coming since this transition into the new year. Thank you for this lovely expression of the importance of simply to BE.

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