My Internship - September 2021

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By Rev. Brian Kirsch

I’m not a real intern, but I play one on planet Earth.”

~ Robert Young - Dr. Welby M.D. 


I find myself having moments of living in the past. It’s a smug, know-it-all kinda thing. I think, and actually believe that since I have been on a spiritual path, that there are certain things that I already know. But I had an awareness the other day…I don’t know everything! I know, an adult moment! “This thing about me having to have a certain amount of time each month as an intern that needs to be shared with my mentors, is below Me.”, I said to myself.

Living in the framework of “The Greatest Degree of Love”, and having to make sure I have 4 hours of work within each month, has anchored me into having to be conscious of living each moment in “The Greatest Degree of Love”. An Aha moment hit with a different meaning of why a doctor has a “Practice” in medicine. As an intern in ministerialship, we have our own Practice. As an intern and beyond, I am always practicing. The Internship gives me an opportunity to coach myself and have coaches for feedback.

The other part of internship which I view as powerful, is the mentors. I love experiencing people having spiritual and life awakenings. My mentors have put in time and energy into their mentorship while still moving forward with their own lives. They are still having to work their “Practice” as Ministers. All the sudden, “This thing about me having to have a certain amount of time each month as an intern that needs to be shared with my mentors, is ABOVE Me.”

The internship is an energy, a Spiritual Guide that allows me to grow and share our paths. The Intern floats above my physical puppet that we call our bodies. The Intern and I float together above my physical puppet to make decisions on how to direct the physical body so that we can all experience more moments of “The Greatest Degree of Love”.

Thank you Alliance of Divine Love. Thank you to my mentors, Pamela and Brian Crissey.

Looky here, it took me over an hour to write this article…so, does this count as some intern hours? …and Oh, I thanked people, that ought to count as a couple extra points! Let’s all enjoy our “Practices”!




6 comments

Kevin Taylor

I get reminded of this in many ways often... which means I forget this often, LOL.

Thanks for yet another reminder 🙏 😀

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Analisa Domenica Staff

What a great way to start my day, Brian-thank you!

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Lindsay F Babich

Dear Brian, Happy to know you personally and have enjoyed your pre-internship spirit over the years. As I read your piece I had a question about humor. I am honestly tortured in a couple of my personal relationships by people who use humor to deflect their real feelings.(I call it the cute stiff-arm!) I am not projecting this on to you but it might be worthwhile for us to have a panel discussion on the level of, the place of, and the use of humor, or not, in successful living (interning too). As I "practice" the Highest Degree of Love daily, I am constantly shocked (not hyperbole) by the amount of ridicule and shaming that has crept into our humor-culture. Is the funny put-down any less hurtful than the one delivered dryly?   I bring this up because I think of you of someone who uses humor without ridicule.  What can we as ministers of DIVINE LOVE do to influence the cultural platforms that quite unfortunately support, indeed promote, the ill-use of humor? How do we help create a broad cultural dialogue around the topic of rampant humiliation as entertainment?  Just turning off the tv is not enough. We may avoid exposure but the majority of society is gobbling it up daily and it directs their spiritual and emotional development. See...I managed to make you thoughtful, amusing and introspective article very serious. Yin/Yang. LIFE. LOVE. Eager for your reflections.

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Annie Nelson

Thank you Rev Brian for the remainder of the important role our Mentors experience in this  spiritual roller coaster we all encounter as we navigate our path in this earthly existence👍

Namaste'

Annie

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Lynda Allen

Rev. Brian, Reading your words is a joy, indeed! And, to think that a doctor is bringing the greatest degree of love into his medical practice...wowie zowie!!! Blessings!

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Brian Crissey

Mentee Brian, For sure. Your time writing this counts, and you get 2 extra points for gratitude. It is good that you take this responsibility seriously. Thank you! Mentor Brian

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