Welcome to Soul-Work with Liz Harrison
Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack, a crack in everything
That’s how the light gets in.
Welcome to Soul-Work!
In this day and age, many people identify as “spiritual but not religious.” The great Swiss psychologist Carl Jung wrote that there is a longing for the divine in each of us. But if we feel we don’t fit into a traditional religious practice, we may feel lost or disconnected, always searching.
Alternatively, some people feel the childhood religion is “right” for them, but they’ve lost that spark. Their prayers seem hollow, or old and they might wonder whether that faith still even works for them.
I was like that. Born Catholic, raised Methodist, and then sick of all the drama and trauma that went down in the name of God, I wandered for a decade. Then I realized that I was living out the famous e.e.cummings poem:
“We shall not cease from exploration;
And at the end of all our exploration,
We will arrive where we started,
and know the place for the first time.”
I realized that I actually didn’t have to pick a religion, that the Divine, God, Allah, Buddha, Krishna et. al. were all pathways home. They were not THE way home. I was able to connect, finally, with a Power Greater than myself, or, as Dylan Thomas put it, “The Force that through the green stem drives the flower” simply by opening up to the way that “God” worked in my life. At the end of all my exploring, I found the Divine in me and all around me. All is a holy. Indeed, I know this place for the first time.
Today, I am most moved and inspired by nature, by Native American tools and techniques, and a healthy dose of the Goddess in her many forms. It works for me — really well. I am connected to that Source, and it brings me great solace, strength and support. I would love to help you discover a spirituality that works for you, whether it’s a traditional path, an eclectic path, or a “still discovering” journey. In one of the 12-Step books, it says, “God does not make too hard a term for those who seek Him.” I don’t like the “him” part (or, necessarily the “God”) part, but I love and trust the sentiment.
If you are already happy and supported in a traditional religion, that’s fine, too! I have studied the world’s religions, and understand deeply their traditions and spiritual perspectives. I would be happy to companion you on your journey to deepening your faith and/or practice.
I hope you will give yourself the gift of exploration and of coming home. Namaste.