About This Space
I needed a space. A space to write. To write about the challenges that we all go through: illness, setbacks, physical / mental / emotional diagnosis, loss, and so on. At the same time, I needed a space where I could remind myself and others that even in our driest, darkest moments, God is there.
I am Cristina, I have a Masters Degree in Transpersonal Psychology, a combination of Spirituality and Psychology. I have always been fascinated with the intersection of both. However, 10 years ago my fascination went from the spiritual to the mystical, from believing in the universe to returning to Christ. I was brought back to the Catholic Church by a series of events and people. And ever since then I have been particularly drawn to how our mind, body, soul and spirit (our whole selves) can come together to create a lasting relationship with God. God was, is, and always will be. I write to remember this truth and to remind others of it.
Keep your eyes on Jesus now that you know who you are really fighting against.
You cannot move forward if you don't open our eyes, and ask Jesus to cast out your blindness.
Love is a quiet action, not a loud word. I dare you to love, to love hard, with the fire of the Holy Spirit. It doesn't matter if others understand or know that you are loving. Jesus will know that you are.
Stop looking at others, stop pointing fingers. Take one wild look inside your soul and you will realize that what you need to overcome is there.
Look for freedom everywhere. Find it in silence and in noise, in joy and in pain, in life and in death. Never lose it. Trust, let go, and know that everything is going to be okay.
If we tried to live in eternity, we would not be in such a rush to go anywhere.
I have a million reasons not to believe in the Church. I have seen, I have heard, I have experienced. Yet something tells me that the heartbeat of Christ is beneath it all.
The one thing we all seek but cannot attain in books, materials, accomplishments, or titles is Love. His Love.
Catholicism is a verb that enlivens the human soul. It went from being a crutch to being the greatest stepping stone of all.
We are light and darkness. Both. Yet there is a deeper light within us, the light of Christ that casts out anything that is not Love.
We have come to a time where the entire human being must awake if we are to survive and grow in our Faith.
What seems like a failure to ourselves might be exactly what we need to move forward in faith and trust.
Cuando estas enamorada del sol, del mar, del cielo, y de la tierra, no te hace falta nada.
Sadness is a part of life. Don't chase it, but when it comes embrace it. Don't force it but when it shows up, befriend it. Don't let those who are afraid to feel deter you from being fully human.