Eternity is a long time. Just picture walking back and forth from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean carrying a teaspoon full of dirt or rock every time. By the time you had completely leveled the immense mountain range to the ground… moving one teaspoon at a time to the ocean… an eternity wouldn’t be half over. It wouldn’t be one-hundredth over or even one-millionth over. Eternity would barely have gotten started.
Cataloging My Journey
What follows is my bumpy, messy, beautiful, journey that took me from being a new-agey “think and grow rich” business-woman to an “oops-I-stand-corrected” crazy Catholic lady (but not without many detours along the way). In my defense, new age ideas are dressed up and disguised as business books in today’s world and I’m nothing if not a student at heart.Being open-minded in our culture is usually synonymous with being liberal, however, what it really means is having the readiness to consider something without prejudice. The “open-minded” spiritual path that I wanted to follow is not the one I ended up on. I wanted to go down one of those new-age or exotic Eastern paths… so hip, cool and convenient. I wanted to be a liberal feminist embracing the subcultures of our society… artsy, fun and maybe even a little edgy.
Spoiler Alert: That’s not where the evidence led me.
Because I’m a student at heart, the doubting Thomas in me was ever in search of proof. The hopeless academic in me wanted indisputable evidence. History, science, and a few miracles pulled me in a direction I didn’t expect to go. Oh, and because every good story needs a little twist, a Catholic exorcist plays a small part in the drama.
Now you’re either intrigued or thinking I’m batshit crazy. Here I catalog that journey. You can decide for yourself.