Engage and Withdraw

I have been struggling with the state of this world and finding a need to withdraw.  In fact I have been doing just that.  This morning my mentor shared this story on Facebook by John Pavlovitz which made me go to Google and search him out.    His letter to White Evangelicals is so true.   I also find issue with Spiritualists too.   So many people of “faith” doing it so wrong –all  about themselves instead of helping others.

Withdraw to Enable Engagement

Last night I had someone reach out to me after being told that they were forbidden to reach out to me because their church is going in a different direction.   That change in direction happened about three months ago, and it was a very important lesson for me.    I was really hurt that they no longer wanted me to lead the Development Circle.  Instead of wallowing in that hurt, I was going to withdraw from the situation.   That conversation last night filled my heart with joy.

It confirmed everything that I believed happened — EGO of one person was destroying everything.  Spirit rewarded my letting go of controlling the situation.   Slowly those that have attended my Circle have been reaching out needing connection.

For some time now, I have been struggling to find where I fit in.   My community of church was gone, friends have slid away and the isolation required during this pandemic has taken a toll on me.   I have been doing a lot of smaller things, helping others along the way. I have wanted to engage but asked Spirit to give me a sign when it was time.   Last night it was there.

So I am starting my Monday night Zoom meditation circle.   The last Thursday of every month I have a Spiritual get together on Zoom.   I have another monthly get together of Previvors via Zoom.   Churches around the country having gone on-line are reaching out to me to speak and serve.   Reach out if you want to participate.

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Back to this morning’s time on Social Media and finding someone that touched me deeply.   Who has a lot to say that makes so much sense in this time of conflict.   A gentle reminder to take care of myself to enable me to help others.

Remember it is okay to withdraw, you are allowed to recharge.   You get to decide how and when you do so.   Build your community in a way that is positive.   Speaking of building — create something that gives you joy.   Be grateful and count your blessings.   Find your balance so you can do good in this world.   So you have compassion for others and build a community worthy of living in.

By Rev. Colleen Irwin

Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.