Category: From Your Spiritual Director

Spiritual Director Monthly Blog by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss

breath blessing

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

my heart hungers

for the sense of fullness

found in being 

truly alive

tempted as i am

some days

to bury that hunger

with the busyness of doing

my heart will not

be satisfied

until i honor breath

requesting its blessing

upon all my doings

joy is . . .

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

a hidden jewel 

buried deep 

in our 

human hearts

ever ready

to refract

the delight

of our being

joy surprises

we are becoming

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

we are 

living history

born of egg

pierced by sperm

embodying

the horrors

and the hopes

of our ancestors 

forward

the ongoing story

of creation

sounding through us

may we 

consciously choose  

to honor their legacy 

being the change 

becoming the dream

cultivating connection

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

go slow

look around

take notice

pause

pay attention

unhurry

be 

here

now

this season

this day

this moment

this breath

this life

connected

beloveds

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

beloveds

let us embrace

beginning

release

the anxiety

of arrival

the journey is

step

by step

in time

punctuated by

pauses 

for 

reflection

restoration

reorientation

celebration

between

beginnings

embraced

now

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

yesterday

was chilly spring

it seemed summer

might 

never 

arrive

today

august 

is upon us

all too soon

the shortness

of shortening days

undeniable

but now

now

this moment

is infinite

in this time

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

in this time

of turning

as we emerge

eager

and hesitant

to come together

once again

as if for

the first time

what old skins 

will you have shed

what new being

will you bear

recess

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

i have a friend

who highly recommends

the regular practice

of recess

most especially

for grown ups

a play full pause

or two

during the day

for the soul purpose

of experiencing

the wonder

of being

embodied

making story

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

history

lives

through us

even stories

once silenced

eventually emerge

into the present

like forgotten seeds

germinating

may we find

the courage 

to be good tenders

of this new arising

to embrace it fully

flaws and all

may we let love

lead the way

entangled

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

entangled

graces my 

doorway

for now

attending to 

my comings

and my goings

imaging

my connection to

all that i come from

all that i am

all that I am becoming

day by day

moment by moment

breath by breath

ancient

newborn

form

transforming

life 

letting go

free

emerging

entangled