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11 Spiritual Truths That Make Life Worth Living

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11 Spiritual Truths that Make Life Worth Living

1. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.

We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Everyone is walking a spiritual path, whether they are consciously aware of it or not. Often times people will reflect on when they “started walking a Spiritual Path” or “when I had my Spiritual awakening”…. but I often joke— What was your spirit doing while you were up walking around?! Because if your Spirit had been somewhere else, or was gone altogether, you wouldn’t have been up walking around to arrive at the place where you became conscious of your own spiritual nature.

When have you ever been without your spirit? Who were you before you were spiritual— haven’t you always been both human and Spirit?

2. Our soul knows the way to fulfill our destiny.

Our destiny is to remember who we really are, an energy being of light and love. Energy is who we are, love is where we came from, love is where we return to when we die.

The body expresses and houses the soul for a short period of time, called life, it is the Angel to the Soul while here on earth. At one point in my own spiritual journey, I thought of the Soul as residing in the body, as if the Soul was a little point of light somewhere at the center of my core. But as my awareness has deepened, I understand that the Soul is a much larger energy that reaches out and extends beyond the body into time and space, it is much larger and greater than where the body resides. So I have come to think of the body living within the Soul and the Soul extending beyond the body into the world. The Soul is a timeless energy, where as the body is of this world, this time, this place. The Soul carries the wisdom of our experiences, across time and space, into other dimensions (as we understand them here on earth), and even other worlds.

The light all around you is your Spirit, this is the energy and light of your Soul animated in this plane of time and space— your life! Your Soul is a great light and energy, one that exists beyond time and space, it is all at once the tiniest point of light in the darkness and the entire Light of all there is. You can draw the light of your Spirit and your Soul into the body with your breath or your focus and attention.

It is the Soul that knows the map and geography of your destiny in this body. When you believe that your Spirit knows, and your Soul has the map of your future, then, when you trust your Spirit, you begin to experience blessing that you require to fulfill your Soul’s purpose. You can trust there is a part of you that knows the way, and where to take you along your journey, but more importantly how you need to get there.

3. Everything is energy.

It’s sometimes easy to forget that everyone and everything is connected. There is no distance between you and the closest rock, the ground underneath your feet, or the person in the car that just went zooming by. Everyone has a spark of Light, deep within, waiting to be fanned by the flame of awakening. There is wisdom in your emotions, they are trying to tell you something, they are trying to get your attention to remind you of who you really are and why you came here.

All living things on earth have consciousness, even rocks and trees. The poet Rumi put it beautifully when he wrote, “Consciousness sleeps in minerals, dreams in plants, wakes up in animals, and becomes self-aware in humans.” Everything has awareness, even if it’s silent or expresses itself in different languages. Just as blossoms on a flower open at their own pace, so too, our souls mature and become aware of their own energy at different times. Everyone and everything is opening to its own awareness on its own timing.

Our bodies, our emotions, our breath, our movements, are all energy and we can begin to understand and be guided by the energies in our lives by sensing the energies and learning how to interpret these feelings. It’s through our focus and attention, movement, emotions and breath that we engage with the world all around us and begin to learn to move the energies. If we choose to center our awareness on any of these things, or all of them, we can help to light the spark of awareness within us that knows we are all connected and can show us the way our Soul has planned for us in this lifetime.

4. We have direct access to our knowingness at all times.

So many of us are afraid of being with ourselves, alone, without distraction. But how can we even know our truth, unless we slow down, and begin to listen to our inner world? When we fear knowing who we really are, we sidestep our own destiny, which leaves us abandoned and desolate in a barren land of our own making. Each of us is here to give something that only we can offer, and when we avoid knowing ourselves, we end up living numb, passionless lives, disconnected from our soul's true purpose.

Dark nights lead to a death of what is known to us and an ultimate birthing of something entirely new. They are not something to be avoided, they are in fact part of the essential process of coming into our awareness as Spiritual beings in our human bodies. Our Souls embodied in this life to grow and expand and cultivate greater capacity for love. Dark nights require tremendous courage to survive, we may quite literally feel like we are dying, and that is in-fact partially true. Our old way of seeing and relating to the world has died, maybe suddenly and unexpectedly, which leaves us crushed in the wake of its leaving. We may mourn this death for sometime, but what we are not to do, is get lost in the darkness. Darkness has its teachings, with our new born eyes and new perceptions we are being guided to new understandings of ourselves and to deepen our relationship to the world around us.

When the inner walls of your Soul’s home are plastered with advertisements, commercials, and the judgments and opinions of everyone you are connected to on social media, turning inward can be a crowded place with not a lot of support for being your true self. Quieting your world so that you can hear and sense your own truth requires that you become conscious of how you spend your time and energy, where you spend your time and energy, and with whom you spend your time and energy.

5. Our words are powerful.

Words are seeds. Words are power. Every time you say a word a seed is planted in yourself, others, and the world. This seed will grow as you continue to use those words. This reminder indicates that it is important to reflect on whether you wish to plants seeds that create sabotaging thoughts, fear, or hate or whether you wish to plant seeds that create hope, love, and inspiration.

How you use words and language indicates your belief systems about the world, and your belief system determines whether you are creator or victim, powerful or disempowered. When we focus on changing our negative self talk or self deprecating tendencies we can begin to live from our highest potential.

There are many ways that we can use words to create blessings, prayers are the words of power we speak aloud or in our hearts when we wish to connect with our highest Self or our connection to all things. It is important to remember that the words we use in our daily life make a difference in what we create for ourselves and for the planet.

6. Healing comes from within you.

Curing is the business of traditional medicine, but healing comes from deep within you. As part of our human journey, we have signed up and agreed to experience numerous challenging cycles in life. Thus, we are always about to enter or are in the process of a transformative cycle of death and rebirth in some area of our life as part of the path of our unique destiny. And as part of our human journey, we each experience numerous cycles of death and rebirth…

What you are seeking is seeking you.

Our heart’s desires are divine impulses meant to motivate us, guide us and inspire us to become the greatest expressions of who we can be. For many of us, these deepest desires have become buried beneath the debris of painful experiences, negative interpretations, fear and resignation. We are often unable to hear, respond to and be fueled by their messages, nudges and prompts to step out of the comfort of the known and into our highest selves.

While challenges are unavoidable and not necessarily a bad thing — it is the place from which we engage these cycles, that determines how difficult it becomes, how long it lasts, and whether we transform the darkness of confusion and pain into the light of new potential and new life… Life is not random, your experiences are meaningful — even your painful experiences— all experiences are a call to the remembering of our Soul’s wisdom.

Most of our major problems, social and environmental, could be solved if enough people shift to a new way of being — a way of being that is true to our own unique reason for being alive at this time and understand how we may offer our gifts to the up leveling of human consciousness and come into harmony with every living thing on planet earth, and the earth itself.

7. Time is an illusion.

The future exists only in our imaginations. Our souls exist in a place of “no time”. Time is part of our human experience of life on this earth, as is aging and the grace that comes with the passing of time. Going within is the key to returning to the place of “no time” where all the answers lie. When you surrender to a higher wisdom and higher goal, the divine plan of your life will unfold, naturally in perfect timing.

Because of our Spiritual and physical makeup, the present is the only point from which the past or the future can be changed, the point of the present is the only place where any action can become effective towards a different reality. I am not speaking metaphorically, in the most intimate of terms, your past and future are modified by your present reactions.

8. We are never alone.

We could not exist here without our Spirit. Who is the one breathing your breath? Is that you? Who is behind the breath? Where does the energy of your being come from the breath, or the life behind the breath? We are always connected to our higher selves, and have the help from the Ancestors, our Spirit Guides, and the energies who made agreements with our Souls to help steer us on the path toward the goal of awakening to love. They are always with us and are waiting patiently for us to ask for help. We live in a state of free will and so they cannot interfere with our free will, but if we ask with intention for our highest good they do have creative ways of helping guide us on our path in perfect timing.

Most guidance comes from within— through a process of intuition and listening, sometimes you may hear a voice that sounds wiser than your own, or you may get an idea in your head that seems inspired. These messages can be subtle or loud, but neither or more or less powerful than the other. It is important to hone your intuition and hearing so that you can hear your internal guidance that is leading the way to the answer of your prayers. 

Messages can also come from other people, in words that they speak or gestures that remind us of someone or something important to us, messages can also be received through seemingly random acts of coincidence, a billboard sign, a magazine left open on a table with words that speak directly to your heart, and also from nature all around us.

9. The unlived life is the greatest loss.

Self doubt and fear can hold many of us trapped for years and years, and never allow you to change. If you want to create the life you want to experience then you need to begin to tap into your inner wisdom and learn to source your unique power and soul gifts.

However, it is a myth that we figure it out first and then we move on what we know. I spent years saying: If I just knew what I was supposed to be doing, I'd be doing it. And so I spent years, waiting for my life to begin... It was not until I started doing things that made me feel alive, like I was really living, and life was worth living that everything began to change. Not because I knew how it was going to go from there, or even where I was going to go, or where I was going to end up, but my "life purpose" began to reveal itself underneath my feet and the path that I was walking began to make sense, one step at a time... one step, then another, then another.

The greatest loss is the unlived life. We are sent into the world to live to the fullest and experience everything that comes toward us and everything that awakens us. It is said that our desires are the keys to unlock our unique destiny. What we seek is causing us to seek.

10. We are not responsible to convince others of our own truth.

Understanding what it means to love, ourselves and others, and becoming more loving is the most important thing we can do as humans. We come from a source of unconditional love and light, it is the spark from this source that brings us into being, and that we carry within ourselves. We are part of source and can never be disconnected from that infinite source of love and light from where we came and where we will return. We only cover it over and forget our true essence and nature, learning to love ourselves unconditionally is the key to returning to our natural state of being. Forgiveness becomes the power that frees your heart from that moment on. We are love and therefore we are that we seek.

You don’t have to convince anyone of who you are. You don’t have to convince anyone of anything, they too are a spiritual being. Becoming a lighthouse of your own truth is the best medicine for yourself, for those around you, and for the world. Silently bless the world with your love and light wherever you go and to whomsoever you meet. This way, whether anyone is interested in your spiritual journey or not, they won’t be able to avoid benefiting from your radiance and who you are being in the world.

11. Love is why we're here.

Before you arrived here, the dream of your individuality was carefully planned. You were sent in the shape of destiny in which you would be able to express the special gift that you and only you can bring to the world. If someone else could fulfill your destiny, then they would be in your place, and you would not be here.

Sometimes your life may involve suffering and pain that can neither be accounted for nor explained. I've learned that forgiveness is the gateway to a more expansive life and the way to joy. Happiness is usually the result of having a meaningful life, not what makes life worth living in itself. I am learning that death is just as much a process, with its own unique time frame and cycle, as is life—with it’s own unique process and own unique rhythms ... I believe we all go through cycles of dying and being reborn again. There is a space in between these cycles that feels like emptiness, or sometimes like being lost... but if we know this is just part of the process and that we are being emptied in order to be filled again, then we don’t have to feel so afraid.

Every-thing and every-one is connected and comes from an infinite source of love. When we understand this, we can begin to fathom why we are where we are and how to change our circumstances, in turn by transforming our own lives we offer new energy to the world around us that shapes and reforms not just our own life, but the world’s destiny.

We are born of love, made of energy, and connected by luminous and spiritual web of divine making.

 

It is said that the soul's journey is to whatever creates more love, or a greater capacity to love and receive love...

With each step on the path of purpose and new wave of experiences, I feel that to be true, I continue to love more fully and deeply than I knew was possible or that I was ever capable of....

Our life purpose is to use our own personal transformation to help transform society. In exploring deeply our own divinity and purposeful gifts, one can find the guidance and resources to bring to life the most extraordinary of dreams. May you find the courage to listen to your soul's calling and the strength to walk your path of purpose.

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Five Beautiful Rituals to Celebrate Summer Solstice

Ceremony, Rituals, Spiritual SignificanceGuest Writer

Summer solstice 2019 in the Northern Hemisphere will be 11:54 AM EST on Friday, June 21.

Summer Solstice Rituals

The Summer Solstice is a time to reflect on your personal growth and the meaning of the season. Seeds are planted in the Earth as well as the seeds of our souls. It’s a time of cleansing and renewal, a time of Love and growth. This is the moment of our year when there is the most LIGHT available to us. In terms of consciousness, it is when we are the most present to ourselves and who we know ourselves to be — the Sun represents the light of all life and consciousness.

Creating a ceremony or celebration is a way for humans to give back to Creation some of the energy and blessings that we are always receiving. Mother Earth constantly provides for all of us with her incredible bounty, and the Sun’s warmth provides the light necessary for all living beings to thrive and prosper.

The Solstice signifies the time when the Earth is at the fullness of her strength, fertility, and abundance, so we too can celebrate our strength in joining together, pollinating our spiritual consciousness through sharing, and offering gratitude for the abundance that which we experience daily.

The word “Solstice” is derived from the Latin words Sol+systere, meaning “Sun”+ “standing still.”  The Summer Solstice is the longest day and the shortest night of the year. Following this Solstice, the days get shorter, the nights longer.

Fire is used symbolically throughout summer solstice celebrations in praise of the sun, to bring luck and to ward off the darkness.  And the spiral is also a symbol associated with the Solstices. Ancient dances would follow the Sun’s movement like a spiral, people joined hands weaving through the streets, winding into a decreasing spiral into the middle then unwinding back out again. The Sun moving from contraction at the center of the spiral at winter solstice to expansion at Summer Solstice and back again. Festivals in North still continue to dance and play, holding hands in formation of a spiral.

Many traditions throughout time have celebrated the Solstices — Ancient Egypt, and Aztecs of Mexico, Chinese, Chumash Indians of California, Indigenous Europeans. And western civilizations have for centuries celebrated this first day of summer often called Midsummer (see Shakespeare), or St. John’s Day. The Chinese mark the day by honoring Li, the Chinese Goddess of Light. Throughout history, with so much light being showered upon the Earth on this day, it’s been known as one of the most powerful days of the year for spiritual growth and healing.

Summer Solstice Stone Hedge

To this day, revellers still gather at Stonehenge to see the sun rise. The Heel Stone and Slaughter Stone, set outside the main circle, align with the rising sun.  And many of the ancient traditions continue - Bonfires are still lit to celebrate the Sun at its height of power and to ask the Sun not to withdraw into winter darkness.

In North America, many Native American tribes held ritual dances to honor the sun. The Sioux were known to hold one of the most spectacular rituals- The Sun Dance. Usually performed during the June solstice, preparations for the Sun Dance included cutting and raising a tree that would be considered a visible connection between the heavens and Earth, and setting up teepees in a circle to represent the cosmos. Participants abstained from food and drink during the dance itself. Their bodies were decorated in the symbolic colors of red (sunset), blue (sky), yellow (lightning), white (light), and black (night).

 

Some rituals to celebrate Summer Solstice:

1)  As our ancestors did, celebrate by gathering of plants and healing herbs, its long been believed that they are at their most potent on the Summer Solstice. Five common Celtic sacred plants associated with Midsummer are St. John’s Wort, Vervain, Yarrow, Fern, and Mugwort.

2)  Gather with others to create a circle or spiral.  Exchange songs, stories, and poems with others.  Dance, drum, and celebrate.

3) Create a Sun Wheel or mandala (a symbol of the circle of life and connectedness) made from flowers or things found in nature.

4) Keep a sacred fire burning. You can create a big fire like a bonfire to celebrate with friends, but even a small fire, in the form of a candle or Altar of Light can be just as potent.

5) Make a Prayer Stick or Prayer Tree and place specific prayers for those who need healing on it. Make a prayer for the return to peace where there is no peace, for abundance in areas of the world where there is now poverty and scarcity.

Do all or any of the above with an intention for something that you will do to improve life –  bring light and love into this world in your own creative way and begin to carry it out.

Wishing you abundance and light this Summer Solstice!

As the Sun spirals its longest Dance
Cleanse Us
As nature shows bounty and fertility
Bless Us
Let all things live with loving intent
And to fulfill their truest destiny
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