Today is the last day of this column on Beliefnet.com. After over 12 years of daily writings on Beliefnet, I’m moving on. I thank God for this wonderful experience. As far as I’ve been told, I’m the last original Beliefnet contributing editor and writer; everyone else is new. Now, however, I need to make some […]
Take the time to get together with people who are spiritual. It’s called “fellowship” and it’s really valuable and wonderful.
There’s nothing like a spiritual community where you can
feel instantly understood and appreciated for what you believe in and
experience. You’ll hear other people’s experiences, too, which often
helps you to deepen your own.
There are religious, church based groups, and there are spiritual,
non-denominational groups, and there are gatherings of people who just
want to get together. Some have educational components: bible study,
meditation classes, book clubs, or discussion groups. Others offer peer
group support and counseling, emergency assistance, or just
There are an abundance of anonymous support groups, with a spiritual
emphasis, that can really be of great inspiration and release. Local
houses of worship or community centers are a good place to start
finding out what’s available in your area. The Internet, too, on
websites and in listings you enjoy and trust, offers good resources.