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My name is Cristen Rodgers and  this site is devoted to my lifelong love affair with words and my passion for spiritual exploration.  I invite you to journey with me as I chase my heart through the realms of the sensed but unseen and I use the written word to paint the mystery, magic, beauty, and passion that I find along the way. If you would like to know a little more about this site, click the link below.

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Though named for its spiritual content, this site isn’t only for those who ‘wear the label’ of spirituality. It’s for everyone who lives and loves, who sometimes hurts, heals, hopes, and feels. Journeys in Spirit is really just another way of saying journeys in humanity because what is human is also unavoidably spiritual. So this site isn’t just about energies and auras, chakras, meditation, and prayer. It’s about the reasons behind them; it’s about desire and seeking, about finding and losing, and about rediscovery and renewal. It’s about the ways that we love, the reasons we hurt, the things we fear, and the light that still shines within us through it all. This site is meant to prick that chord of understanding that runs through us all so that its subtle vibration can remind us that we’re all part of the same big story – it’s intent is to make us look up from our own individual steps long enough to see the exquisite beauty of the greater synchronized dance, and perhaps to dance with a little more energy and to light a few more sparks beneath our feet because of that awareness. It is my hope that the things I write and share here will help you remember that, although we all have moments when we waver and whimper as often as when we win, that we are all waves rising up from the same endless ocean, all brothers and sisters of the same great sea, and so we are never alone – that if we look down deep enough, we will find that we all flow together through it all, that we are understood, we are valued, we are heard, felt, and we are known as the glorious glimmers of greatness that we truly are.

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”  -Rumi

“Don’t you know by now that every love poem is about you? Do you not yet see that every song, every hastily scribbled line, every passionate rendition is for you as much as it’s for anyone? Love isn’t a one-on-one thing, something that can be kept between one giver and one receiver – because in love there is no ‘other’. There is just love and the expression of love. So go ahead and receive it as if it were meant for you. Read every poem as if you were the writer’s most precious muse, and listen to every song as if it were written with the image of you in mind, with the sound of your voice inspiring its tune, with the warmth of your heart fueling the fervent soul expressions that became that inspired art. Do you see now, beloved, that they are all for you? Accept them. Gather them up like precious little jewels and disperse them in your own fashion everywhere you go – for you are the world and the world is an expression of love. Be at one with it and you will know riches beyond your wildest dreams.” ~Cristen Rodgers

 

“The courageous spirit is like a flower in springtime, slowly opening up her tightly closed petals to reveal the very essence of creation hidden inside. She strips away layer after protective layer until her true nature is fully exposed, dropping every mask, shedding every lie, and releasing every judgment until she finally uncovers a spark of the divine flame flickering within her.

She lets down her guard and opens herself up, allowing all to see the stunning colors of her singular soul – and she does this knowing that her unique beauty comes not from being who she once thought she should, but from revealing the truth of who she already is. By embracing her vulnerability, she frees herself to give and receive love, opening up an inner spring of joy, igniting the fires of her personal passion, and awakening a new kind of strength that defies traditional understanding.” ~Cristen