What is spirit you ask?

Spirit has several meanings. Physically speaking, it is the life source and the true essence of being alive.
It's an invisible current of energy that permeates and infuses every cell in the mind and body. I'm sure you've heard of the mind body connection. The word connection really means spirit. Without the presence and vital force of spirit, the mind and body become inert … they don't connect. The mind and body may exist but are dormant and when we become deceased, the spirit does not die. It solely leaves the mind and body. For instance, you're familiar with the term "out-of-body" experience. It's when the mind and body are asleep, or the person has temporarily stopped breathing for several minutes but is soon revived. During such a time, the spirit may leave the body and hover over the body or travel to another spiritual realm before returning to the body. Many times, providing a clear memory of the experience to the individual and proving that the spirit, in fact, leaves the body. I've experienced an out-of- body while asleep. It was startling to say the least and I remember it clearly.

So, what is the Holy Spirit you ask? Holy Spirit is your personal connection to God. The Holy Spirit is part of the Divine Trinity and is present in all of us if we pursue or seek it. Since I was an only child and alone a lot when young, I discovered the Holy Spirit at an early age and have had a personal relationship with it my entire life. There have been many changes in my life's journey and throughout I've found that if there's one thing that has been truly constant, it's the presence of the Holy Spirit that I now affectionately call my Senior Spirit.

Much has changed for many seniors in 2020. For me it has given me a new perspective and a fresh pair of inner eyes. At first, when lockdown began, I felt isolated from my normal day to day business routine. What to do I thought? That's when I quickly decided to use this available time to get creative and explore new horizons around me and inside me. Whereas, before the lockdown I may have put these same things on hold. I discovered that my Senior Spirit was bursting at the seams to get out and to develop a deeper more meaningful relationship with me. We've bonded many times before in the past and suddenly I felt a strong urge to bring my Senior Spirit forward into the light of my life and enjoy a precious closeness on a more regular basis. Now we communicate often throughout the day, while peeling potatoes, taking a shower, folding clothes from the dryer, or driving to the grocery store. Now in my 70's and spending quality time alone with a comforting spirit that resides within and around me has become my personal sanctuary and gives me much peace and solace.

A while ago, I found a special piece that always lifts me that I would like to share with you. It's called Pure Spirit beautifully written by Wayne Dyer.


Pure Spirit
By Wayne Dyer

I KNOW THAT I AM PURE SPIRIT, THAT I ALWAYS HAVE BEEN AND ALWAYS WILL BE.

There is inside me a place of confidence, greatness, and security where all things are known and understood. This is the Universal Mind – God, of which I am part of, and that responds to me if I ask for it.

Universal Mind knows the answer to all my questions and concerns and even now the answers are speeding their way to me.

I needn't struggle for them or needn't worry or strive for them. Because when the time comes the answers will be there.

I give my concerns to the great mind of God and confident that the correct answers will return to me when they are needed.

Through the great Law of Attraction, everything in life that I need for my work and fulfillment will come to me. It's not necessary that I strain about this…. only believe.

For it is the strength of my belief in God and my faith will make it so, as faith is the essence of things hope for, though not yet seen.

I see the hand of divine intelligence all around me, in the sunrise, the flower, the tree, or when I hear the song of a bird, and I know I can call upon God for my slightest need.

I know that my body is a manifestation of Pure Spirit and that spirit is perfect and therefore my body is perfect also.

I enjoy life, I welcome life for each day brings me constant confirmation of the power and wonder of God and myself.

I am confident; I am serene; I am sure; I am one with my spirit

No matter what obstacle or undesirable circumstance crosses my path, I refuse to accept it…for it is nothing but illusion. There can be no obstacle or undesirable circumstance in the mind of God, which is in me, around me and serves me always.

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