I came across this quote recently, and was reminded of how my precious brother, Russ, did "attend to soul" prior to his death in March 2018, and what a blessing it was for me to watch his "soul respond a thousandfold."
This quote also made me think of what our lives here on Earth might be like, if we attended to our soul while alive, and how different things might be for the better,
Why wait until the end of our life to attend to our soul, surely that work would encourage the sacred art of living.
How's your soul - that eternal part of you that will never die? Are you, like so many of us, pre-occupied and distracted to pay attention to the heart and soul of who we are - how deeply attached, entrenched and distracted by the material world and its' influences are we?
As I watched my beloved brother do his soul work through intense suffering and pain prior to leaving this world, he at one time told me how he should have "paid much more attention to my soul while living, and if I had, I think that my life would have had more meaning and purpose - more peace in knowing myself and my God better. Can I have a do-over?" Though his reflections and soul work caused him to evaluate his life, in my opinion he had a beautiful soul naturally, and I can only imagine the beauty of his soul now that he's with God.
Too often, we pay little or no attention to our soul until we absolutely have to - when we are that "dying person." Since our son, Kevin's death in 2002 and my brother's recent journey through death, I pay much more attention to the heart and soul of who I am and hope to be, and I am ever grateful for how vulnerable, honest and humble my brother was, as he attended to his soul work that resulted in his peace.
If you were dying right now, what soul work would you need to do? Don't delay - do it NOW! As we have discovered in suffering the loss of our child, we never know when we will be faced with the reality of death, may we begin and/or continue "attending to our soul" today.
Doing my soul work with faith, hope and love in Christ,
Angie "a mom like you"