They were not very welcoming a few years back. Sundays meant an entire day of cleaning a motel/retreat center especially during spring and summer. Now Sundays are about being still. I try to give this day a sacred space of not doing much.
This morning in meditation something came up about sacredness. The same sacredness I give to Sundays I am required to give to everything. Especially those things that annoy me.
A woman tore me a new one this week on this personal blog page. She apparently was tired of my “goodie touchi stories.” She said no one can be this kind all the time. She said I was a pretend-fake Christian and I made up stories to get paid for writing. She went on to tear into my ego like a hungry predator. I didn’t let her. I sent her a private message and asked her for a simple solution: “unfollow me and don’t read my stories.” That simple! Then I proceeded to tell her that I loved her. I thanked her for being on my page, taking the time to read my words, letting them rattle her, and then writing to me. Because she reminded me again that I am not here to make everyone happy. I’m not the Happy Fairy Queen. She was my teacher. I told her I was here if she ever needed to unload.
But for a few hours I allowed her anger to shake me up. I heard the voices of family members, old lovers, and distant friends. “Who left you in charged of stories, Millie? Who do you think you are?”
I didn’t share with her that I make no money from my stories. I didn’t tell her that I never ever pretend to be Christ. I did not bother to tell her that I wouldn’t know how to make up a story because life is always better than fiction. I didn’t say anything that would hurt her because hurt people lash out to get attention. Even if it’s negative. But I was hurt for a tiny bit. And then I wasn’t.
Sacredness comes from really allowing your truth to shine regardless of how others react. I will continue to show up in life and love wholeheartedly. I will continue to write my observations. I will continue to try and connect as many souls as I can. I will serve with my heart and apply it to all I touch. If that makes others uncomfortable then that’s part of the journey.
Sacred spaces aren’t just real places or retreats. They aren’t just in vacations. Sacred spaces are Sundays, meditations, walks, and everything that allows us to reconnect to divinity. May you find yours today. I love you.
13 thoughts on “Sacred Spaces”
Bra-VA!!! Clap, clap, clap!…
❤️!!! hugs to you.
WAY TO GO, MILLIE! You are an inspiration to all of us who know and love the real you!
I have a feeling that this poor, misguided soul you told us about was merely projecting her own self-deprecating thoughts on to you. Like you said, looking for attention, even of the negative ilk. Perhaps she’ll learn something from your response and perhaps not, but that’s not your “problem” or business anyway.
Exactly. And thanks for always supporting me. I do need these reminders of folks because I recognize how much I have healed and grown spiritually. So it’s all good.
Dear One, there are so many of us that need your wisdom, like food to nourish our bodies, your words fill our beings! Love to you my sweetness for each day. Know you are loved and revered. Blessings, and huge heaps of giddiness, Gay
Thank you for the kindness. You are loved as well. Sending a giant virtual hug.
Beautiful Millie. How you, me, anyone, chooses to see and live life is an individual choice. Kudos to you for your choices, and for sharing them and encouraging others.
I’m truly following your light. I read your stuff daily. I’m really bad about commenting but know I admire you immensely. Mucho Love.
Thank you very much Millie. And no worries. I totally understand about not commenting. Whenever you ‘like’ something I think of it as a little wink and smile, or wink and nod. 🙂
you really are genuine goodness…..
Learning from you.