I think the heart of living a spiritual life is in having the awareness of and ability to integrate all the splintered pieces of who we are in order for us to become the persons we are meant to be. The evolution of the soul provides the knowledge of, and confidence to, stand in our own truth, no matter the unpopularity or repercussions doing so may cause us or others – as they have their own journeys also. It is through intuition, faith, and the desire to become whole that we find the courage to be able to reflect outwardly the divine soul that is contained within this vehicle we call our body. And, it is only in doing so that we can achieve true freedom.
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Brenda Grace de Jong is the author of several short stories and pieces of flash fiction, along with her recently published book, "My Name is Elpee: A Trilogy". Ms. de Jong holds an M.S. degree in Human Services Leadership and Management and has worked with populations that include: victims of domestic violence, substance abusers, people affected by mental illness, individuals with HIV/AIDS and nursing homes residents desiring to return to the community. With a minor in Women's Studies, Brenda has, for several years, set about the task of mentoring women in various capacities, especially in the areas of education and empowerment. As a devout student of the Universe, Ms. de Jong maintains a daily vigil of sustaining and furthering her spirituality, especially within nature. She is an avid barefoot, tree-hugging, candle-lighting, ceremonialist, who conducts full-moon, solstice and equinox ceremonies, individually and with groups on Long Island and at her home on Fire Island. Having lived both a very conventional existence followed by an unorthodox and checkered lifestyle, Ms. de Jong has been known, over a cup of tea, to share some of her secrets with certain people; other secrets, however, she will simply smile while thinking about, but will discuss only with those who helped make those stories. You can connect with her on Facebook, LinkedIn, and about.me. View all posts by cherrycottagefi