LIVE: Partnering with Spirit — Partnering From the Inside Out Part 1

LIVE! … By the Spirit™ with Kathleen E. Walls

Partnering From the Inside Out Part 1

© 2010 Dr. Kathleen E. Walls

During this month of February, often noted for Valentine’s Day and highlighting relationships, is dedicated to Partnering with Spirit.  This month is also dedicated to Black History and as history has shown us, many African Americans have credited their success, accomplished what seemed to be “impossible” feats, and overcome great circumstances due to their Living By and Partnering with Spirit.  As we move forward in this month, since we just spent time “Activating Spirit”, let’s take time to develop a relationship with the Divine Spirit that lies within us.

A partner refers to someone with whom you have a common interest, someone who is an ally, a companion.  We often think of partnering around the idea of marriage, romantic relationships, or even business relationships.  We recognize that during this partnership we are getting to know someone, their likes and dislikes, their expectations and their hopes and dreams.   During this relationship building, we are sharing information about ourselves as well and listening to what is being said and determining whether or not this would be the BEST partnership for us to participate in or be a part of.

In the development of a healthy partnership, we are asking ourselves:

  1. What will I learn from this partnership?
  2. How will I grow in this partnership?
  3. What do I bring to this partnership?
  4. How are we better/healthier together?

During the development and growth of a healthy partnership, we are looking at how we are changing/transforming for the better.  If this is not the case, then it is time to STOP and reevaluate the relationship.

In one of my favorite movies, Tombstone, Doc Hollywood has a change of heart and “purpose” in life, and in one particular scene he turns to his partner (who hasn’t changed) and says, “We must redefine the nature of our association.”  Doc recognized that although he had chosen a relationship at one time (that was very unhealthy), he had the ability and the courage to change his mind, and to choose something better.

Relationships require active participation from all parties.  This is true of your relationship and partnership with Spirit.  Last month, you spent time learning to “Be Still and Listen”; this month you are having a meaningful exchange with Spirit.  Just as you are making your wishes, desires, and needs known, you are also responding to guidance and directions from Spirit.  As in any relationship, it is a “two way street”.  Relationships/partnerships have a “give and take” nature to them … just as we want things done for us; we also have to do our part in the relationship building as well.

So have fun getting to know your Spirit this month.  You may be led to spend some time “alone”, meditate, journal, read spiritual books, go to the movies, go out dinner, or even just settle in for a cozy evening.  Whatever it is, Enjoy partnering with Spirit.

God Bless and continue to Live By The Spirit. Leave me a comment and share your thoughts on this post and our new theme!

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