Category: From Your Spiritual Director

Spiritual Director Monthly Blog by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss

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

commitment is. . .

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

in my head

the very definition

of commitment

is a certain willfulness

a hard core determination

that come hell or high water

i will do whatever it takes to

make it happen

see it through

get the job done

fight the good fight

unto death until

i surrender to life 

offering what i truly … read more.

a practice

by nadine j. smet-weiss,

spiritual director

live

the

dream

beloved

community

as daily

practice

doing

rising

from the heart  

of being

inspired

and

inspiring

human

wholeness

all that is

by nadine j. smet-weiss

all that is

was once 

imagined

the seed

of possibility

unbroken

until 

it cracked

opened

to being

we are

surrounded by

immersed in

made of

imagination

our source

our sustenance

our solace

our strength