Today is my mom's birthday. It boggles the mind that she was born 115 years ago. Much has happened since then. The world is a different place in many ways. But in others, it's still the same.
We still want to share love. We need community. We want to be understood and accepted for who we are.
2020, the pandemic year, offered me a gift I grabbed with both hands. I now know that nothing I do is optional or exchangeable. I write, coach, paint, play music, write songs, read the tarot, teach, guide people on their spiritual journey, and offer healing, especially through the practice of Reiki.
Having such varied interests confused me in the past, leading me to ask, What am I about? What is my calling, my purpose? And what am I to, literally, call myself?
The answer became clear in the past year. First and foremost, I'm a creative, an artist. In specific, I'm a writer. I've been at it since age eight and have never stopped. I've begun submitting, and have had some of my articles accepted for publication. This past year, it has also become clear what my subject is, an equally important insight.
My subject is the divine, God, universe, source, higher power. All these terms work. And to get even more granular, what I love most is writing about the divine experience. I have become comfortable saying publicly that I'm a mystic, that I have direct experiences of the divine, of God.
I didn't list mystic in the list of things I do because it's not something I "do." It's who I am. It's the center of my being, of my life and it's what I want to write about. And so I do. Simple.
My aim in my writing is to illustrate the divine experience so you, the reader, are able to recognize your own inner mystic in my words. So that you can remember your own connection with the divine. And if you already have that, then to be a fellow traveler, confirmant and affirmant. My aim is for my writing to support and nurture your inner mystic.
I also like to give pragmatic steps, tools and practices for achieving your spiritual goals where appropriate.
Here are some of my published articles:
Living Close to God
How to Attract Your Divine Lover
Saying Everything is Divine is a Hard Sell
Henry India Holden
I write about the divineness of life in its many forms. Writer, artist, spiritual director, life coach, tarotist. Nonbinary.