Jen Ream, OSO™ Sisters.

Jen Ream, OSO™ Sisters.

As a self-proclaimed “Spirit junkie” I have been reading and studying self-help/spiritual books since my early 20’s.  I grew up going to church on occasion and attended parochial schools for junior high and high school.  I had a pretty good Christian foundation and understanding of God on a basic level.  It wasn’t until I became a mom and more involved in the church that things began to shift for me.  I was attending church on a regular basis, very involved with the woman’s ministry, and served as an elder (yes in my 20’s!…lol).  I enjoyed being a part of this community and also felt it was a great place for my kids. As a self-proclaimed “Spirit junkie” I have been reading and studying self-help/spiritual books since my early 20’s.  I grew up going to church on occasion and attended parochial schools for junior high and high school.  I had a pretty good Christian foundation and understanding of God on a basic level. 

It wasn’t until I became a mom and more involved in the church that things began to shift for me.  I was attending church on a regular basis, very involved with the woman’s ministry, and served as an elder (yes in my 20’s!…lol).  I enjoyed being a part of this community and also felt it was a great place for my kids. However, during this time I began changing on the inside.  Everything I was “feeling” was not matching up with my life on the outside.  I was in an unhappy marriage, and it was devastating.  I prayed every day to feel differently and to understand why I was experiencing this shift.  The spiritual guidance I was receiving from those around me at the time was basically to continue on the way things were as it was not God’s will for me to get a divorce.  I was also told that my “feelings are fleeting” and that I was not to trust them.  Needless to say that left me in complete spiritual turmoil, and I began to feel like something was wrong with me both physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Ultimately, my marriage did end in a divorce.  It was through this time that I began meditating, diving deeper into understanding who I was, and why this was happening to me.  Through meditation, prayer, and reading many wonderful books, I began to see things more clearly.  I learned that I was perfectly fine just as I was, that I was in charge of my thoughts, how I chose to view my experience, and my decisions moving forward. It was my belief system and relationship with the ​Divine that was most important, and I felt completely supported in that way.

I now know wholeheartedly that this was a part of my journey for a reason.  It taught me countless lessons as well as deeply enhancing my relationship with God.  My spiritual journey has nothing to do with any particular church or religion, and everything to do with how I cultivate and deepen that connection within me. I now feel guided to share my story and be of service to others.  I have no doubt that everyone goes through similar life changes and struggles, but it’s how we become aware of our beliefs around them, see them in a positive way, and ultimately let them go that helps us to move forward.  This would not have been possible had it not been for the many self-love tools I incorporated along the way, but most importantly my daily meditation practice.

Jennifer, Australia

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