Growing up, I was forced to go to a church I never liked. The scripture felt foreign. The people didn’t speak my language. The grape juice at communion tasted off. I didn’t feel God in me. The sermons caused me to tune out. I got bored. I wrote stories on the backs of offering envelopes. And as soon as I went to college and had a say over what happened on Sundays, I stopped going to church.
Since then, I have found my way back to a deeply spiritual life, but now, I get there in my own way, with my own people, and my connection to the Divine rarely happens on Sundays.
Nevertheless, Sundays are still special days of rest – commitment to family, loving connection, and me time, which is why I was so delighted when Owning Pink’s editor-in-pink Melanie Bates started curating a series of Sunday blog posts she calls “Soulful Sundays.”
What Are Soulful Sundays?
According to Melanie, “Soulful Sunday is pause. Reflect. Go to your chapel inside. Work on the temple that is you. You don’t need to eat bread to forgive yourself and others. Fill your own cup.”
To me, Soulful Sundays are a chance to open radically, to grow, to love bigger, to surrender more fully, to trust more completely, to release from fear’s clutches, to have faith, not just in a Higher Power, but in yourself and your capacity to be a healing force in the world.
Last week, Spirit Junkie Gabrielle Bernstein shared a Vlog about how relationships are all assignments. The Sunday before featured my post about the insane pressure to conform. This Sunday features the full-of-awesome Danielle LaPorte – Devote To Done. Decide To Rise, about how sometimes you have to do whatever it takes, not out of obligation, but because you’re ready to expand.
So make sure you check in on Sundays and visit Owning Pink’s version of church for inspiration, soul-discovery, community, and connection. When you connect to the Divine within, you channel love in all that you are and, as a result, the whole world is blessed.
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Whether your church is a chapel with a steeple, a synagogue, a Buddhist temple, a walk in the forest, or a visit to Owning Pink, I hope you take the time at least once a week to connect to the Source of something deeper, more meaningful, and infinitely powerful in your life.
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Lissa Rankin, MD: Founder of OwningPink.com, Pink Medicine Revolutionary, motivational speaker, and author of What’s Up Down There? Questions You’d Only Ask Your Gynecologist If She Was Your Best Friend and Encaustic Art: The Complete Guide To Creating Fine Art With Wax.
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