Spiritual Growth

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Goal SettingA guest post by Karen Ellyard.
In this post I would like to talk to you about your Value Goals.

I find that very few people set these goals – but I truly believe are the most important goals of all.

They define who you are and what is important to you.

Some examples are; peace, love, joy, passion, wisdom, honesty, abundance, loyalty, compassion, generosity, integrity, kindness, responsibility, respect, tolerance, courage, acceptance, gratitude, forgiveness and faith, just to name a few.

Setting your Value Goals makes it very easy to make decisions.

Divine Will and Free WillIn our human experience we have chosen and been gifted with free will. We have the choice to do what we please in life.

Often our choices are determined by our beliefs and our state of mind and emotions. Spirit wishes to teach humanity that we have two choices, a higher choice guided by spirit, or a lower choice guided by the ego.

Spirit does not judge us by the quality of choices we make in life but on a higher level we essentially do.

When you walk the spiritual path, gradually your will becomes aligned with the will of spirit, god, or whatever you perceive it to be. Often this is a gradual process over many years, we still have an ego, but it becomes less of a driving force in our lives.

Healing with CrystalsCrystal Healing is a very ancient form of therapy and at this moment it is experiencing a new enthusiasm.

Crystal Healing uses the innate and natural ability of Crystals to induce healing, by focusing and balancing our bodies, amplifying our minds and thoughts, and raising our vibration.

I know what some of you may be thinking… Seriously, does Crystal Healing work???

Yes, yes, and YES, it definitely does!

Learning from ChildrenHaving just had some time looking after my grandchildren I am again humbled by how pure and innocent they are and how much they teach me if I stop to listen.

I have three grandchildren under 5 and have just had them to look after for the week.

They remind me to be present, not just be present but delight in the present of every moment of every day.

They teach me joy as I look into their delighted faces, delighted over the seemingly small things which are so important if we stop to look.

Children see magic in everything because they look for it.

Body Mind Spirit HealingA guest post by Brad Austen.

We are multidimensional beings and it is commonly known we comprise of three parts; a mind, body and spirit.

It is also known that energetically we have a physical body, an emotional body, a mental body and a spiritual body.

The human body is made of light that has slowed to a point that it has become dense matter. Part of the journey humanity is on at this time, is to ascend and grow spiritually. Everyone needs healing on some level. For those on the path, the physical body is beginning to change and become less dense.

The energy in our auras is also changing and beginning to vibrate quicker. Our cells are changing to hold more light, so we can hold more of our spirit in human form. This is a gradual process that occurs over many years.

Charge ChakrasSomething that is common across many fields of study is success.

If you wish to be successful at your pursuit, find an expert and mold yourself in their image.

That it not to suggest that you lose your identity, but rather, to learn from them all that you can.

For those of us with a deep interest in spiritual growth, striving to be the best that we can be is a natural desire.

In this current day and age, India, believed to be the birth-place of meditation, is one of the only remaining countries in which it is possible to live a life completely dedicated to spiritual enlightenment. For most of us in the developed western world our spirituality most often fits in between our many real-world tasks and responsibilities.

So what can we learn from the world’s masters of spirituality? … The Indian Masters and Yogis.

Consciousness VideoAt a recent ‘Goal Setting Workshop’ run by Adrian Hanks of the Conscious Life Development Foundation, I met an amazing woman named Trish, who radiates excitement and energy.

Her passion for spirituality was obvious, and I was intuitively intrigued when she mentioned she was creating a video.

It has just been posted on YouTube and WOW!
 
I encourage all of you to make a nice cup of tea and invest the 10 minutes in expanding or confirming your spiritual knowledge.

Loving MyselfLife can be full of curve balls. My beloved dog Charley just had a lump removed from her leg. They have found it to be a rare and very quick growing cancer. They are confident they have removed all of it and its roots, so good news there. As I sat reflecting on what had happened (knowing that everything happens for a reason) I could not help but wonder why (don’t you just love being human), because when I Reiki myself in the mornings I also Reiki Charley.

Absolute FreedomA guest post by Brad Austen.

Lately I’ve been enjoying some time away from computers and technology.

I came to the realization that in one sense technology liberates us but at the same time also can enslave us.

The enslavement is the time it takes out of our days, where we could be enjoying the sunshine or a sunset.

I started to think about freedom and what it really means to be free.

Meditation PracticeDo you think the caterpillar knows what it will become as it retreats from the world into its cocoon?

Or it is a grand gesture of faith – and it simply trusts that everything will be OK in time?

The reason that I ask is that I have metaphorically been in a cocoon over the last several months and I am wondering what is to come.

NumerologyI get the relationship between astrology and astronomy.

As the planets move to different positions they affect our energy and behavior. (It’s so easy to see with the tides and the phase of the moon)(And the moods of my ex-girlfriend! ha).
But when numerology was first explained to me I thought the people that believed it were gullible and desperate for insight.

To define it, Numerology is the method of creating a relationship between numbers and living things.

I.e. Each letter of the alphabet has been given a numeric value. A=1, B=2, etc. If you write your name down and allocate the values to each letter, you can add up those values in different ways to tell you divined secrets about your personality and destiny.

NamasteI send a lot of email in my day to day, be they personal or promotional for Explore Meditation.

As a creative spirit I get bored easily when stuck in a pattern – so when it comes to the sign off I always try to be different.

All the best, Kindest regards, At your service, In Love and Light, Till then then…

But I was always intrigued by the one I was never game to use…

Spiritual PathWas there a point in your life where you made the conscious decision to be more spiritual, or were you wandering aimlessly, only to look up and realize that you were on a spiritual path?

Me? I just took one step at a time and ended up right where I am now. There was no singular life-changing awakening or majestic realization heralded by Angels.

Being PresentI often hear people say, “If only I had time to do what I need to do to grow spiritually.”

I have come to understand that people tend to compartmentalize who they are by ‘where they are and what they are doing’.

Who hasn’t tried to improve themselves by saying, “I will try to put aside some time every day to be present.”

Having been thinking on this I think, ‘Wow! What a way to load more pressure on yourself in a life that is often too busy – where time just seems to move faster and faster.’

I really believe that walking with spirit is the essence of who we are and not meant to be turned on at times.

Learning from MistakesA guest post by Brad Austen.

There is a saying many of us are familiar with; “Everything happens for our highest good”.

I believe there is some truth in this statement because on a higher level everything that happens to us supports our enlightenment and evolution.

On a human level, we may not make the highest choices as we have free will to choose our thoughts and to act on these thoughts. Most of us will make mistakes because this is how we learn and review those choices afterwards.

The key is not to dwell on our perceived past mistakes, because they have made you who you are today.

It is my belief that mistakes support our path to our highest good.

Path to EnlightenmentThere are many paths to enlightenment and no particular right or wrong way to get there.

Essentially it is about going within, working on your thoughts and belief structures and taping into your sub conscious mind.

There becomes a time where the conscious and sub conscious minds merge; whereas before the sub-conscious was hidden, yet still influencing your thoughts and day-to-day living.

To me this defines what enlightenment means, to have greater awareness.

Religion Verses SpiritualityI have been told several times by psychic mediums, that in a past life I was a Catholic Priest. For me this rings true.

I also feel I have karmic baggage from this life as a priest that I am clearing in this life. Funny enough in this life I don’t consider myself religious at all, religion doesn’t really resonate with me.

I consider myself a spiritual person. I believe in a supreme creator, God, ET’s, our higher nature and spirit in many forms.

This article is not to convince you or win you over in one way or the other, as ultimately, we all have free choice in what we believe.

Reiki HealingReiki is a very versatile tool for healing as it works on so many levels.

I would say that being attuned to Reiki Energy has been the biggest single influence in raising my vibration and helping me to be energy aware.

I use it always…

Whether self-healing, giving a massage, wishing someone well, on food and medicine, or to energize and give thanks to Mother Earth.

This post by Karen Ellyard lists many of the reasons when reiki energy is of tremendous benefit and discusses what would happen if Reiki was taught in schools.