Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Spirit Made Manifest

I have been absent here for awhile. In that time, I have weathered conversion and doubt and so much more. My friends have inspired me to write again and document my journey. I promise to go back and talk about what has led me to this point. There's a lot to be covered.

I've been thinking a lot about how the Spirit makes itself manifest in our lives. I had an amazing spiritual experience years ago here:
Heilig-Bloedbasiliek, a Catholic basilica in Bruges, Belgium

And recently here:
The Sacramento Temple (LDS)

What is it that we are feeling when we encounter the Holy Spirit? How does one decipher what the Spirit, or this powerful force, is revealing? Is a spiritual experience in nature just as authentic as an encounter at a church or place of worship? What if the encounter falls outside of the boundaries of one's personal faith story?