Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Life Lessons from Your Soul - Being Spiritual

I hear many people say "He's so spiritual" or "She's so deeply spiritual". It's as if there's a point of measurement for what being spiritual is, as if you can have an amount of it. Give me a heaping helping of being spiritual, please.

What is being spiritual? How does one measure spirituality? Is being spiritual found in the kinds of food you eat or how often you meditate in an ashram? Is being spiritual about the number of books you read or how much you pray? No. You may connect with your spirit through meditation, prayer, ashrams or through spiritual teachers but none of those things are ways to determine just how spiritual you are.

Being spiritual is coming to know yourself as a part of divine consciousness. One reveals your spiritual nature within the mysteries of discovering yourself as God. It is in the delving within the self that we can each attain true freedom through knowing ourselves as an emanation and reflection of the divine. No one, not even you can measure where you are within that awareness.

You may sense that you are further developed in knowing yourself as God than the person sitting in front of you. But, that is never meant to be a way to further separate you from those around you. Separation through competition of being "better" than others is hard enough to deal with around five sensory, unconscious beings. Entering spiritual superiority provides no room for true growth in our ever advancing world of consciousness.

Look honestly at you and your spiritual life. Are you feeling superior to the pastor next door? Are you thinking Jane in apartment 510 is nowhere near as advanced as you are? Do you believe your parents are beneath you because you are awake and they are not?

We are, all of us, spiritual beings in varying degrees of consciousness. We have the ability to weild our free will to love and accept others - as they are - where ever they are. That same free will power is used to help each one of us choose to develop ourselves further. Wield your will wisely and choose to reveal yourself for you.

Afterall, you are a spiritual being having a human experience. Choose wisely. It is one of your greatest spiritual powers.

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Saturday, May 05, 2007

Life Lessons from Your Soul - Letting Go

It seems there's always something coming up to let go of. There's perhaps a relationship that is not beneficial to you any longer that must be released, there's a pattern that continually occurs that must be severed or there's a house full of clutter that has to be cleared. What ever is in your life that must go, it is there for your learning, growth and development.

Only you can make the choice to release something. Even if another person fires you from a job, breaks off a relationship, or seems to take something from you that hurts, it is up to you to let go of the ensuing emotions that come with it.

It is the emotional attachment you have to the pattern, the person, the thing or even your own self deprecation that can keep you heavy laden and locked up. When you find that emotion - say it is anger - ask it why it is there? What lesson does it bring with it? Why do you hold on to it and how can you let it go? Extract the essence of the lesson, release it from your mind, body and spirit and let it go.

When you have truly released the thing that seemed impossible to go, you will know because you will now see a new experience coming to you that is lighter than the last. You have created the opportunity for a more evolved energy to enter your heart. You have said no to the old idea and showed the Universe you are ready for the new.

Does it mean it will all be easy and perfect now. No. You can bet it will be perfect in what ever form comes to you as it will be exactly what you need.

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