Rev. Sydney Magill-Lindquist
During Reverend Sydney’s talk last Sunday, she told the story of a perfect storm that hit her life three years ago as several personal tragedies crashed down upon her simultaneously. She spoke very beautifully about journeying through her dark night of the soul and how the experience changed her life.As she shared her own story of struggle, release, and healing; she also shared this poignant excerpt from Carolyn Myss‘ book, Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason.
“The “death and rebirth” archetype visits us all in small ways but sometimes it gathers momentum and sweeps through our life with great intensity, bringing several endings simultaneously; perhaps too many at once. In times like that, we may choose to cooperate with the cycle of death instead of the cycle of life, in which case we enter into the forces that lead us to our death. Conversely, we may choose to re-engage with the life cycle, to re-evaluate the purpose and meaning of our life and renew a commitment to living in a way free from the destructive patterns that have led us into this cycle. Such is the power of choice and the essence of the mystical cycle of death and rebirth.”
Thank you, Reverend Sydney, for being so vulnerable and for sharing your story.