Spiritual wisdom reveals the hand of grace that uplifts all the ever-changing circumstances of your life into the eternal light of divine spirit. After you achieve spiritual understanding, you may outwardly look nearly the same as you did before, but inside you’ll have gained a great wealth of spiritual vision, peacefulness, faith, and love.
Are we responsible for our children?
I remember a line from the book ‘The Prophet’: “You are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth.”
Love and guidance are our prime responsibilities. For truly, children are not a mirror of the parent, they are fully formed people who enter life to fulfill their own destiny. In this sense, you are not responsible for what they may do in life, good or bad, for it is totally in their hands.
It is best to look at children as complete, independent people. They are not an empty persona upon whom you must impress the wisdom of the ages! Far from it. Each child enters life with a fully intact personality and predisposition. They will live their life as planned, regardless of the parents. A parent cannot interfere with their child’s path toward perfection, even if it seems negative. Parents should help guide errant children, the difficulty is in knowing when to cease. If you try repeatedly to help them, all to no avail, then turn the matter over to God and continue with your life.
Life: Your Lesson: Your Mirror ..
When you are going through a rough patch in life, and we all do, remember that as crappy as the situation may be, it will pass ― eventually it will become a distant memory. Sometimes the hardest lessons to learn are the ones our soul needs the most to experience.
Learning to See the Positive In Our Problems ….
Seeing life with a positive vision brings good energy and a healthy outlook to any experience. You can actually train yourself to look at everything that comes and goes from your life with the glasses of optimism. A touch of surrender and detachment also comes in handy when you’re looking to stay calm and contented in times of struggles and strife. And don’t forget to bring that all-important sense of humor!
The key to cultivating a positive vision is to trust in an ultimate universal goodness. This one shift of belief filters down through all the different areas of your life, including the way you experience and respond to problems. With trust, you can stay positive and focused appreciating and growing from whatever blessings or challenges come before you.
Looking at trials and tribulations with a positive eye isn’t meant to create more troubles or deny happiness. Au contraire! With a positive view, even troubles can bring happiness as they inspire you to improve yourself. Sometimes challenges act as tools that can pry you loose from a smaller worldview and push you ― running and screaming, if need be ― into precious new realms of spiritual awareness.
Anyone who wants to accomplish something great, whether in worldly or spiritual life, must sacrifice certain immediate wishes and comforts.
The road to success in any endeavor is to choose what is beneficial in the long run over what may be pleasant in the moment.
Seeing troubles with a positive eye doesn’t mean that you never experience suffering. Rather, even in the midst of suffering, you can simultaneously enter a place that’s free from suffering ― an awareness that reaches beyond the level of your body and the physical world into the realm of spirituality.
Living In The Now … In This Moment ..
Living the moment means choosing to be in a place of gratitude. Whenever I find my mind drifting to the regret of yesterday or the worry about tomorrow, I gently bring my mind into the present moment. As I have gotten older, I have come to realize that simple gratitude is a source of fulfillment. I am now less focused on what I do not have. I have learned that each day I wake up and choose to see life as a gift and to be fully present in that day. I cannot control the outcome of the day, but I can control my reactions to it.
Life’s True Friends …
Friendships and friends are like the universe ― always growing, expanding, and evolving!
True friends will never leave you no matter what the situation is. They will be there for you and support you no matter what.
They are full of love and understanding. Ones true friend can fill your soul with brilliance of love, warmth, compassion, peace, harmony and balance.
Your friendship grows and blooms like flowers in a garden. Bright and beautiful.
Through thick and thin, friends will help you find the strength to get through tough times and carry on.
Mindfulness: Living in The Moment …
We live in a hectic, busy, and stressful world don’t we? Maybe not everyone, but it appears a lot of us do. Trying to live fully in the present—or, said another way, “being in the moment”—is a challenging proposition for many folks. We frequently get caught up in our routines, habits and thoughts, and find ourselves feeling disconnected from what is happening around us…or even within our own bodies. Instead, we spend our time and energy creating to-do lists and dwelling in the past.
These thought patterns—wishing, hoping, planning, missing and regretting—prevent us from truly being present and from completely engaging in what is happening in our lives right now…in the present moment. Instead, we often find ourselves running on “autopilot”—without conscious awareness—because we have literally become lost in our thoughts.
Mindfulness means that we are paying attention to everything that happens within our bodies and around us in the present moment without judgment. However, when we are on autopilot, we often act unconsciously or habitually. We just react. Even our thoughts can occur without our conscious awareness. It is human nature to categorize and evaluate everything that we think, see, hear, etc., and these evaluations typically alter our experience and are usually at the root of our stress.
By using mindfulness techniques to pay attention to our minds and bodies, we can begin to take more control and switch off the autopilot. Learning to be fully aware of our bodily sensations, thoughts and emotions—no matter whether they are pleasant or unpleasant—can help us deal with our stress more effectively.
As with any skill, mindfulness can be learned. The practice is in the repetitive act of directing attention to only one thing in this moment. No one would suggest that just paying attention is the answer to all of life’s problems. All of life’s problems and stress, however, can be seen more clearly when our mind is clear.
When we begin to see more clearly how we are thinking, feeling and reacting, we can begin to learn new ways of being and responding to the things going on in our lives.
Discovering Your Truth …
We should not settle for anything that we cannot understand. Everything that we want to know may indeed be difficult for our human minds to grasp, but there is an answer somewhere. Withholding answers is a control factor. Many of us were told in religions, by parents or teachers, etc. that we were not supposed to know everything or we were not able to understand it. That is all foolishness; nothing is so mysterious that we can’t ask for and receive an answer. What we’re saying, in essence, is that we have a very high peak to climb. We’ll all eventually reach the top. It’s a long and difficult path as we all walk toward that summit, and along the way we will at times feel as though we’ll never reach it, but we will! ☺
We are convinced that within our heart of hearts, or as they say in ancient religions, our ‘touchstone,’ we will be very aware when truths are spoken because deep within our being it will resonate with us as the truth ― but more importantly ‘your soul’s truth.’
We are here to accept ourselves and others with love and compassion. If we could learn this one thing, we would feel more content and enjoy our time on earth. And always assist people in loving themselves and becoming aware of their own Spiritual light.
You are a Courageous Soul …
You and I are not here on Earth due to some fluke or by random chance. We all chose to come here, and we are all courageous souls for doing so. Experiences on Earth are more intense than in less physical, less dense realms. Souls who live in those realms learn more gradually. Some souls do not feel inclined to have the Earth experience. Souls who incarnate on earth are the passionate and bold ones, very adventurous.
In a deeper sense, however, all souls are connected and share one another’s experiences. There is a universal mind that all souls are tapped into. All that you experience on Earth is available to souls who do not incarnate on earth. They will not experience it like we do, but they will be able to distill the essence of our experiences and gain understanding from it. Likewise, we can tap into the experience of less physical beings, for instance angelical beings, and get a sense of support and love from them. They are often more deeply aware of the interconnectedness of life and can give us a sense of peace and harmony. So, although all souls have their own individual paths, together we form a tapestry of interacting energies, which support one another and help us grow as a whole.