I am on a mini break with my BF and we are staying in a cabin in a Dutch forest ('a large area dominated by trees') and the weather is really nice. In the Netherlands it rains quite often, it can snow in November but also in April, and it can be steamy hot in May. In a few days it will be steamy hot, but now the weather is just perfect. There are hardly any clouds to be seen in the clear blue sky, and the sun is shining bright. The temperature is nice: it is hot but not sweaty hot. I am wearing shorts and flip flops for the first time outside this year.
I took a half our walk to get some groceries: fruit and bread, vegetables and rice. Then I walked back, another half hour, and in that time I thought about my family and in what way they both are spiritual (by both I mean my mother's side of my family and my dad's side). My dad's relatives are tough people with big mouths who swear a lot but who are also very emotional, they are angry easily, they laugh hard and loud and they would do anything for me if I would ask (I never tried but I just know).
My dad's youngest sister had a really serious and risky brain surgery when she was in her twenties. The doctors were not sure she would outlive the surgery, but she did. After that, she had a very strong sixth sense. She started feeling, seeing and knowing things she could not know. She started helping people and she can see into the future. People still come to her for advice or if they want to contact a loved one that has passed away. She developed this when I was a kid, so for me it is rather normal to have a psychic woman in my family.
My mom's family is large and modest, quiet, civilized but also not very open (minded). Two aunts of my mom were a nun and they both lived in a monastery. Sometimes they visited my grandma and when I saw them, I was very much intrigued by their clothes and their calmness. They were very kind and friendly women. My granddad (my mother's father) spent a lot of time gardening and taking walks in nature, and he sang in the church choir.
So for me, realizing I grew up with spiritual and connected people in my family, makes it easier for me to accept me wanting to develop my spiritual side.