Today I drew the Soulspace SPIRIT@WORK® Card by Lance Secretan. Immediately it made me think of the theme song from Green Acres, an American sitcom starring Eddie Albert and Eva Gabor broadcast on CBS in the early 70’s. The show told the story of a unique couple who move from New York City to a rural country farm, contrasting the husbands down home nature with his wife’s taste for finer things.
Here are the words to the theme song by Vic Mizzy,
"Green acres is the place for me.
Farm living is the life for me.
Land spreading out so far and wide.
Keep Manhattan, just give the countryside.
New York is where I'd rather stay.
I get allergic smelling hay.
I just adore a penthouse view.
Dah-ling I love you but give me Park Avenue."
We each have a soul-space that feeds our inner well. For some people it’s the outdoors that lavishes nurturing and inspiration like a bubbling brook. For others it’s a beautiful room with sentimental reminders of love's colors, faces and fragrances.
Being rather eclectic, I have a plethora of environments that inspire me, whether dipping my toes in the blue ocean and breathing in the sea air, curling up on a comfy corner of the sofa to read by the fire, sitting under a vine covered arbor at my favorite Greek Restaurant, laughing with friends or family over a dinner party, or exposing myself to live entertainment or exhibits. It is necessary that I honor my unique soul-spaces to stay refreshed and inspired. The greatest soul-space of all is not the luxuries of the outer world, but the sacred space within that restores and refreshes from the inside out. This soul-space is best nurtured through quiet God focus and contemplation.
What is your most treasured soul-space?