Hearing the voice of the Holy Ghost and feeling the spirit often present themselves as elusive experiences that we want to have but just can’t seem to grasp. In fact, when teaching the youth in my ward I asked the priests and laurels to rate their interest in about 20 gospel/church topics. The topics with the highest degree of interest were these elusive ideas like revelation, or how to tell the difference between emotions and spiritual inspiration. Well, I’m not so sure that there is a strong divide between the spirit and our emotional responses. I also have come to realize that there are many different ways to fill your spiritual watering hole. Perhaps Robert Frost said it best “Here are your waters and your watering place. Drink and be whole again beyond confusion.”

In this podcast episode I discuss three spiritual practices that you may not have thought of as spiritual practices, with Emily Ellsworth, Miranda Marquit, and Conor Hilton. They have their spiritual cup filled by reading a variety of literature and writing. Here is a link to Part 2 and link to Part 3.

Some Notes

Emily Recommended Reads:

Grandpa Green
East of Eden
How Green was my Valley

Miranda Notes on neuro-spiritual links:

How God Changes Your Brain

Miranda Reccomended Reads:

The Twelve Houses
The Foundation Trilogy

Conor’s Blog:

CONOR HILTON: Thoughts, Musings, Poems and a Myriad of Other Writings

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Brian was born and raised in Northern Utah and is now working as a chemist in Ohio. He has one wife and three children. He currently serves as the ward hall monitor. He likes to eat good food, and build cool things.

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