I believe that what holds us together is our humanity. To me, humanity holds the qualities of not knowing, but being willing to experience, to have the soul take the lead on our journeys and to unfold life in the process. One of the greatest currencies of the soul, to me, is courage, and life and really living take courage. I hold the soul in the divine Female, which I see as not an aspect of God, but holding the vessel of individual yearning for God, for Life, for harmony.
Everyone gets there a different way, and in my life I try to appreciate the many paths. Mostly, I just try to see people for what they strive for and how they accept the power of life to move and alter their direction. In my work reading the soul, I feel honored to see so much courage in this life and others, and doing so has dropped a number of pre-existing beliefs of my own and increased my trust in the unknown. I never know what I am doing, but I try to stay in the question of it and hope for inspiration. More and more, I feel that having a set path is an illusion, but that authenticity lies in the willingness to walk a different way and simultaneously mentoring others who do the same.
I see glimpses of God every now and then, most often when I look into the eyes of my beloved, where I always know God lives. I am moved by great and small acts of humanity, whether it be a simple kindness, competitors helping one another to build a hospice, or the willingness to end separation between people and species, something I believe to be the root of all disease. Having grown up in Civil-Rights era Alabama, I am especially moved by the courage to end racial prejudice and was told by someone wise when I was young that anti-Semitism and Racism were the same thing. To me, God is in these kind of changes, our tenuous but brave actions to question beliefs and act on what we do not know, but what might be possible.
To me, compassion is one of the greatest expressions of courage and one of the most likely ways to bring God to earth. I feel that God deserves compassion as well, as a creator who often has to allow us to learn, to carry on the atrocities of war while He watches in horror. I feel the responsibility to transcend my own skin through compassion, not just to humans, but to other creatures do everything to love and accept us so we "get it". The hardest thing is to not give up, to keep trying, to remain open but not naïve and, no matter what I think, to quiet my mind so that it is never, ever a sure thing.