In Issue 02 Coming Out of My Spiritual Closet, I feel like I’m standing naked in front of you. This is it. This is me: a medical doctor curious about the role of spirituality within medicine. I have a lot of questions, some answers, and a whole lot of passion.
In YES! THIS! (p.6) hear about my pregnancy addiction to Einstein Bros everything bagel with strawberry cream cheese post workout and how I asked myself in mid-bite “WHY am I a doctor?” The answer I heard (“It’s your SALVATION.”) scared me. So I dropped it. I let it go, but it kept tugging at my heart.
Maybe you don’t know what’s tugging at your heart, but you can feel that where you currently are is not your final destination. Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, refers to this feeling as NOT THIS. She describes it as a moment in life when your body, your heart, and your soul will gather together, look at the situation you are in (your toxic job, your failing marriage, your addiction, your depression) and say NOT THIS …I was not meant for this.
But if not this, then what? Who knows! But at least you start with knowing NOT THIS and, because you’re brave enough, you take some action that will eventually evolve into a Plan B that urges your body, mind, and heart to declare: YES! THIS!
Take a peek inside Issue 02 Coming Out of My Spiritual Closet and see how in choosing YES! THIS! you’ll often face HUGE fear bombs and what you can do about it.
Then, I’d love to know…
What’s tugging at your heart?
What is your heart calling you to do?
POST A COMMENT below and share your Soul.
You never know how you, your story, your words heal others.
Susan McCreadie, MD
Board Certified Pediatrician
Founding President of the 501(c)3 nonprofit getREALforkids.com