This message was originally sent out to my newsletter subscribers but I was asked to post it as a blog as an introduction to this new section of my blog.
A long overdue message in two parts.
I was fortunate to have an appointment scheduled with my spiritual director, on the afternoon of November 9, the day after the election. I had lost my grounding. I told my director that I needed guidance in how to accept and respond to what I view as a national tragedy.
I was a mess of feelings: heartbreak, disbelief, grief, anger, fear and disillusionment, to name a few.
My spiritual director is Jesuit-trained, as am I; St. Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits, guides his followers to see God in all things. A profound spiritual experience I had in the 1980’s showed me without doubt that everything is a gift, everything is grace.