Type of Spiritual Experience
from the Mind blog. If she had been William Blake she would have drawn it or written a poem about it and we could all have enjoyed the experience.........
A description of the experience
Sarah Posted Thursday 14 February 2013
To all outward appearances I am plain old Sarah, ever grappling with the ravages of manic depressive illness, or bipolar disorder as it’s now known. I have sunk to the depths of the oceans of despair and soared higher than heaven itself. Rollercoaster rides would not compare, they would indeed seem tame in comparison to the delights of living with seesaw mood swings tinged with a sprinkling of psychosis.
Go beneath my ever-shifting exterior, however, and you will find my passions. Passion number one: raising my Autistic five year old and passion number two: my spirituality.
Both these passions provide a great many challenges, especially for a manic depressive with a history of chaos. I often find that the two combine rather nicely.
What do I, personally, mean by ‘my spirituality’? I am a spiritual person but not a religious one. I have beliefs that are unconventional and in line with ‘new age’ thinking and belief systems. I don’t pray in church, my heart is my temple. My religion is one of love and acceptance. I seek not to judge but to accept and to love unconditionally............
Sometimes, though, things can get a little complicated! During my last manic episode I was having delusions of grandeur and started thinking I was Jesus’ mother reincarnated.
Looking back I can see the humorous side and thankfully I am now fully aware that I am Sarah, mother and ex-teacher, here on Earth and trying to live a quiet life!