Category: From Your Spiritual Director

Spiritual Director Monthly Blog by Nadine J. Smet-Weiss

blessing this time

nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

there are griefs

in letting go

of what has been

along with 

gratitudes 

for the ways

in which it 

formed our being

may we allow space

for these waves

to flow through us

as a blessing

of aliveness and 

in time 

of our becoming

in time

meeting beauty

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

did you rise

to meet beauty

in the mirror

this morning

walk out the door

to delight 

in its blooming

all about you

find it even

in a frowning face

enough to smile

in return

and then delight

to discover

it was 

everywhere present

waiting 

awaken

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

now 

is the season

to come alive

awaken

to the power

of the light

you bear

embody 

the gifts

that are

yours

to give

open your arms

to receive

what others

live to share

now is the season

to come alive

awaken to

the love

you are

a faithful prayer

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

when I look 

honestly

at the world

which is 

my mirror

the reflection i see

appears to be 

a mangled mess

entangled with

exquisite beauty

raw material for

life imagined

may love guide

my daily contribution

full circle

by nadine j. smet-weiss

spiritual director

having come

full circle

it may seem

we have gotten

nowhere

until we share

the story

of our journey

realizing how far 

we have come

and thus filled  

we begin again

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