As a rule, I do not make New Year’s resolutions. Resolutions can be broken and are too easily bargained away. I do, however set intentions and goals for the coming year and this year, in addition to my intentions and goals, I felt called to make a Spiritual Vow. A vow, is a promise that we make to ourselves and to that which is beyond us, what I call “God.” A vow is like an intention, but in my mind, is more binding, more permanent, has more bang for the buck. Through our Spiritual Vow, we enter into a covenant relationship in regards to our life’s vocation which is related to the unique way we are called to reveal Love in the world, to be a source of healing and comfort for others and to be of service to the world for the betterment of humankind. This is my vow for 2012 (and beyond):
Under the blessing and guidance of my teachers,
Jesus, called Christ and Miriam, called Magdalene,
I, Lauri Ann Lumby, allow myself through my own
unique giftedness to freely, humbly and generously
be a vessel through which Divine Love (Agape’)
is known in this world.
What spiritual vow are you feeling called to make for the coming year?
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