Cracking Open

Mark J. Janssen
4 min readFeb 29, 2024

The last four years have been a time of unexpected spiritual and personal growth for me. It’s better than when I went off to college and suddenly had my head and my soul cracked wide open. It was unexpected then and it’s a surprise now.

We moved all the way across the United States in 2020. The day following our arrival in our new home the government started closing down the country because of the Covid epidemic. That was a rude shock. We had plans for this new town. There were things to do things, places to go and discoveries to be made. I definitely planned on getting a new job because it’s what I…

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Mark J. Janssen

Mark Janssen is a Catholic Druid, mystic visionary and author who writes a weekly blog. His memoir “Reach for the Stars” is available online.