Service was sweet on Sunday. They had a little mini children's choir singing, about two dozen children. They all were dressed as what they wanted to be when they grow up. There was everything from a basket ball player to a lawyer to a princess. The song and the message from them centered around the philosophy that they are loved just the way they are and that they can be anything they want and achieve any dream they have in life. While I'm very lucky to be part of a spiritual community that teaches us this, there certainly was a moment of sadness to it. I wish as a child I had grown up in a church, or a home, or any community that had taught me I was perfect and lovable just the way I was and that I could achieve any dream in life I wanted. I grew up with the complete opposite message at home. Can you imagine how much more happy and fulfilled and excited about life our children would be and what amazing adults they would grow into if they were fed and nurtured with a message and philosophy like this? Wow.
And on another surprising spiritual note, I had lunch on Sunday with the gal who does pole parties here in Seattle. Much to my surprise, she expressed interest in attending Center For Spiritual Living. She is Pagan. And ironically, I was introduced to the church by a practicing Pagan. I'm so thrilled to make a connection in Seattle with some one who is both pole dancing devoted AND spiritual. Aren't we just a rare breed here in the Emerald City?