Sunday SoulJourn: Week Two in My Spiritual Journey

In a world currently overwhelmed with social media, digital advances, and fast-paced living, we sometimes race straight past Present and head towards an unknown Future. I admit to the above and, as such, decided to create Sunday SoulJourn as a reminder that life is not a race; it’s a journey.

Join me every Sunday as I reflect, ponder, and contemplate topics that tend to get overlooked as we sprint through life.

9 August 2015: Caught Up In My Dreams


I dream big but live small, wound in a cocoon surrounded by a self-constructed protective bubble. Since toddler age, I gained value and purpose from artistic interests and talents. However, I held on to them as treasures, not believing that they could sustain me on a professional, financial, or realistic level. I enjoyed my creative ventures, finding solace and motivation from them, so that was enough…or so I thought.

Almost a decade in to genealogy research and I consistently discover inspiring stories, lessons to be learned, and ancestors whose struggles I can’t emulate but can appreciate. When drafting this week’s Sunday SoulJourn entry I sat in silence, pen in hand, and listened to the spirits that came before – not in a “quick-call-the-doctor-she’s-hearing-voices” kind of way, mind you.

I closed my eyes and imagined the settings, hardships, and events of my ancestral lineage. I could visualize myself stepping off the boat onto the American coast, a mixture of fear and excitement intermingling. I could see the dirt and sweat on the faces of the coal miners who worked in perilous conditions day in and day out. As my body relaxed, I watched an eagle take flight from the arm of a Native chief and listened to the Celtic flute in an Irish pub.

The bubble that surrounded me dissolved like ash, and I opened my eyes to a world full of possibilities. I’m moving forward, and as I do, I blend artistic dreams and career goals. As I travel with the spirits of those who journeyed before me, I’m catching up to my dreams, one step at a time.

If so inspired, share this with others or write about your own Sunday SoulJourn experience. Connect with other soul-searchers on social media platforms by using the hashtag #SundaySoulJourn.

Published by Kelly Deeny

I am a writer, singer, jewelry designer, and theatre enthusiast. I use various forms of artistic expression for personal reflection, community discussion and creative inspiration. My premiere novel encapsulates all of the above. Follow along on my journey towards an artistic career!

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