Hi everyone - I'm currently at the beginning of a transition from a career in critical care nursing to interfaith ministry, hopefully as a chaplain. I recently returned to So California after traveling for 10 yrs and settling in Virginia.
I was raised Roman Catholic, baptized Baptist as a teenager and left when I was a teenager.Walked on the wildside for a few years, then found my way into recovery. Been there a while.
I got interested in energy work for my bodywork practice, which led me to study Eastern religions, Native American spirituality, and many healing modalities.
When I took a parish nurse class several years ago, I was led to reexamine my religion of origin and embrace the traditions and rituals that spoke to me as I have w/ other traditions. I also was able to better incorporate my spirituality into my nursing practice. I ultimately felt called to ministry, particularly w/ professional caregivers. There is a great need there. AA and Al-Anon remain my primary faith communities. I'm new to internet spirituality. I've enjoyed browsing this website. I'm open to respectful discussions of our differing faith traditions. I like learning about other faiths, and would love to share about recovery, mysticism, healing, spirituality...Blessings to all!