Fully Human, Fully Spiritual with Diane Glynn

By Diane Glynn

In our previous column, Rev. Richard spoke about integrating the human and the divine parts of ourselves. One beautiful being experiencing both the physical and the sacred simultaneously. It is, indeed, who we truly are. Yet aren’t there some days where what you experience is more holy-crap than oh-so-Namaste? Days when it’s all you can do to put one foot in front of the other with a smile on your face and a kind word on your lips? Feeling so off-balance that sitting in meditation or saying a prayer seems a bit like “fake it till you make it?”

I’m not alone in this, am I?

The human world in which we exist oftentimes appears to be at odds with this path we have chosen to walk. Richard talked about experiencing “each day, emotion, thought, and challenge as the pathway to the awareness” that we are both human and spiritual. I love that line as it helps me find the balance I need when this human life wants to take control and move me off that path and stumbling through the rubble.

At those times I can recognize that this is part of the reason why I am here, now. It’s a reminder that everything I am—every emotion, thought, and challenge that I experience—brings balance to my life only if I acknowledge it. As my husband recently reminded me, the holy-crap moments are where some of the greatest opportunities are found. They are the stepping stones to the next Namaste moment.

If you are in the middle of a holy-crap day, bring focus to those things that will help you find center again. You know what they are for you. A meditation, a prayer, a walk, a song. Listen to your heart and not your head. Yes, it’s okay sometimes to “faith” it till you make it. It is a way to guide yourself home. Home where your heart opens again and home where your thoughts begin to find a peaceful ground on which to settle. The woes of your life and the perceived horrors of the world begin to diminish and the Divine You comes into focus.

The Divine You in balance with the Mortal You can see and feel what is occurring on the human plane while staying centered in the knowing that God is in control. Working as you in ALL that you do, Spirit brings you back to center.

The oh-so-Namaste you is now fully human, fully spiritual once again—conscious, integrated, and balanced.

Diane Glynn is the Executive Director of Unity North Atlanta, a Spiritual Community in Marietta, GA where she is also a Prayer Chaplain. Through her writing, Diane teaches others how to incorporate spiritual practices into everyday life. Follow her on Facebook at This Moment and at yesthismoment.com