Across little planet earth people journey to a multitude of external sites seeking to answer an immensely overwhelming or underlying urge for a pilgrimage to the birthplace of their roots – their genealogical, cultural and spiritual roots. This search for knowledge seems to have two distinct routes: the external journey and the internal journey.
When I was young, I recall having deep yearnings, an emptiness within for which I had no name, no words to explain, no conscious comprehension for which I was searching. This deep desire for discovery, I came to know as “a burning desire.” As the years progressed, and I began to awaken more fully to these desires and as I gained bits of understanding, I came to call them “spiritual awakenings” or “moments of clarity.” This feeling of a burning desire remains a vibrant flame glowing within me today and it is a force of nature that continues to propel me forward. Continue reading