unexpected paths

Sometimes life takes us down unexpected paths. This happened for me rather quickly the past few months as a family member became severely ill. During this time of caregiving I am unable to offer spiritual direction. When our lives take sudden twists down roads we would rather not choose, there are many conflicting emotions and experiences that happen. I am in the midst of trying to make sense of those myself. I have described it as feeling as though I am walking on a cliff edge, never sure where the next step might be, and yet the path keeps appearing even if it is in an unexpected direction. As I pay attention the unfolding spiritual journey that has appeared before me, I trust that the time will come when I will be able to offer a listening space for others again.