yesterday morning i went to glide – a church like none other. it was truly an extraordinary celebration of spirit. it’s a spirituality of inclusiveness. hope. social justice. and reaching for the most raw and personal pieces of our divinity. sitting in the pew, side by side with a couple of dear friends, i felt completely aware of an inner transformation rising inside. in those moments, i was exactly where i needed to be: standing up in song and exuberant celebration, singing along with an incredibly high-spirited choir, and letting all that hope and goodness seep into my bones. there were small meaningful tears, movement inside my heart, a tenderness shifting. what a remarkable morning. what a remarkable place. i will surely return.
from there, we headed over to a gathering of women for a sunday brunch. there was so much energy and happiness in the room, that my hands were literally shaking, unable to contain all the joy received on this day. i felt completely blissed out to be in the company of these women and totally aware of how full my life feels – very, very plump with friends that allow one another to be as big as our spirit allows. there’s no containing of talent, downplaying of joy or heartache. just honest, be-who-you-are-fully and all is well. i am one blessed, lucky girl. i didn’t have a chance to snap everyone’s photos, but here are a few shots on my flickr page of the love.
thank you again for keeping me in your thoughts…the search for answers continues and i’ll keep you posted 🙂
Hi, I'm Kelly Rae Roberts!
Before I picked up my first paintbrush at the age of 30, I was a medical social worker. I followed my whispers and started playing with paint and everything changed.
Now I’m a full-time artist, author and Possibilitarian, who helps women explore and nourish their creative souls.
Don't want to miss a post?
Get my LATEST POSTS sent to your inbox.
Kelly, it was such a joy to meet you! I’m sorry we didn’t have more time to talk. I adore your beautiful, whimsical and inspiring art! Hope to see you again at another gathering of creative women. And if you come to Paris, please let me know!
hello I just found your blog and love your angels. They are so wonderful. Glad to hear that your mri turned out okay, medical stuff is sometimes scary. I myself when I had my first mamogram a couple of years ago opened up a can of worms but things are okay and its always better to be on top of things.
Hi :o) I will definitely have to visit Glide the next time I’m in San Fran. I have put it on my definite to-do list. I think my boyfriend would enjoy going with me, too. I read your post about our medical tests a few days back, and since then I’ve said prayers for you while I’m in bed before falling asleep. I love your smiley positive attitude and openness. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I hope your Wednesday is wonderful.
glide is a great church…
i so wish more churches were like that, open and loving instead of closed off and conservative.
It was too brief a meeting, but I hope I will get a chance to see you again sometime.
For now, I’ll just enjoy your lovely art and posts. 😉
what a treasure to be surrounded and filled up by the love of friends. xo
It sounds like a wonderful Sunday! I have found a similar church, and I feel very blessed!
On another note, I just gave your blog the “Just plain fun to read award.” Visit my blog to see more. Cheers!
such a pleasure to have met you in person ~ finally. hope to do lunch or dinner again soon!
wow, such beautiful photos. i can imagine that such a gathering of lovely women was excellent medicine for the heart and soul!
mmmmm…so glad you went to Glide. the morning i went there was one of the most pivotal moments of my life.
you sound absolutely blissed out being with all these extraordinary women.
i love this for you.
glad to hear of your glorious day…
my best to you…