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About deepspiritleading

I connect with the Spirit of God in the world around me, my family and friends, the people I meet in my work and daily life, in music, literature, writing, art, sacred scripture, in prayer and meditation, and most of all in nature and silence. I draw strength and sustenance from the presence of God in the small everyday happenings of life. God is always present but I however do not always have my eyes, ears or other senses attuned. Each day I need to remind myself to be awake to God's presence. Keeping a Gratitude journal, planting summer vegetables, savouring a home cooked meal with produce from my garden, holding a loved one, sitting with someone experiencing deep emotional, mental or spiritual pain or saying a silent prayer are some of the ways I keep myself open to God's loving presence in my daily life. In this blog I hope to share with you my experiences of God's deep Spirit leading me in my everyday life to become the person that only God truly knows me to be. I hope you enjoy my musings.

Reframing

Several years ago, I came to understand that daily prayer, meditation, and reflection bring me a sense of being grounded and at peace.  However, instilling a daily practice takes commitment, perseverance, and work. Again and again, I fail to maintain … Continue reading

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Isolation – round two

I could hardly have imagined when I wrote my previous blog entry, just a couple of weeks ago, that I would so quickly find myself isolating at home for another 7 days – this time as a close contact of … Continue reading

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Soul care and COVID

This last week has seen me isolating at home for 7 days as I experienced the possible effects of COVID-19 (I am awaiting test results). An unpleasant experience but one which has given me the gift of time to reflect … Continue reading

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Time Passes

Time as we all well know varies throughout the course of our lives. It moves at a range of speeds, can be grouped into eras, be associated with poignant memories, or blocked into work, rest, play or a myriad of … Continue reading

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Missing in action!

It is so long since I’ve posted on my own blog! Study, a new job and moving to a new town have all distracted me from the written word – though not from reflection, exploration and photography. I’m in the … Continue reading

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The gift of sadness

Recently I came across the writings of Australian author Ailsa Piper who is a writer, actor, producer and teacher. Her reflection on sadness and the gifts that lie within it (see link below) deeply resonated with me. We so often … Continue reading

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Life is Grace

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Questioning

For all of my life I have been a questioner, a ‘why’ and ‘how’ person. I have sought to understand almost everything that has crossed my path, especially other people, human nature, cultures and the meaning of life. This constant … Continue reading

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The inner landscape

  Since I was a small child, I have constantly been drawn to landscapes and their “thin places”, places of energy, where the divine is sensed. Here I am called to look, listen and learn, to take on board the … Continue reading

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The Good Life Spring 2015 By Ami Hillege

Originally posted on otwaylifemagazine:
? ? Now that spring is here, we wait in anticipation for an event that has occurred each year since we came to this little farm in the Otways. It’s swarming season. The bees are on…

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