Loving greetings and welcome to our monthly glimpse into February’s spiritual explorations and theme, The Path of the Brave Hearted.
The etymology of the word brave is from the late 15th century’s Middle French and means “valiant,” and from the Italian and Spanish “bravo.” Does that cause you, as it does me, to put your spiritual shoulders back, step out of your comfort zone-and perhaps the status quo-and be brave enough to see, accept, and love yourself just as you are? Then to take that same stance for our world family where justice, compassion, and the dignity of all beings is concerned? That, my friends, calls for a collective “Bravo!” May our valiant journey begin now!
The topic on February 18, 2018, was Truth, Bull****, and Soulful Civility. Who among us has not at one time or another relied on BS-ing to worm our way through a sticky situation? To deny this would be even bigger bull****! So whether it’s our own BS or that of others, there are times when truth demands that we take a stand and speak out, just as Jesus did when driving the unscrupulous money changers out of the temple. And even as he did so, love was his motivator and civility informed his righteous indignation. Aren’t we capable of the same?