Spiritual Growth

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Losing a Loved OneHaving recently lost a good friend, I had opportunity to contemplate all the people around me who I am ever so grateful for.

I imagine it’s a common pattern, but I let each of my loved ones know how important they were to me, in a way that helped me grieve my loss.

Randomly, a friend sent me an email with a link to a video that I found amazing.

Destiny or FateIs our Destiny pre-planned or do we have choice?

Human destiny is an interesting topic to explore, as many people in their lives will wonder what the future has in store for them.

Generally there are two schools of thought on this subject.

One belief is that we create our own destiny with our thoughts, words and actions, moment by moment, each day.

The other school of thought is that our destiny is already pre-planned; we created it before we were born.

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…

learning lifes lessonsHeaven and Hell; they both live within us.

This may be a challenging thought but I really believe we create our heaven or our hell based on our perception.

We will all have difficult times to face on our journey.

I believe the trick is not to dwell there any longer than we have to. We need to just stay in the light with our thoughts and try to move forward.

The problem often is that people look for success in the wrong places and then get disgruntled when they don’t find what they are looking for.

During the hard or painful times in my life, were the times where I learnt the most about myself and what I needed to change to move forward.

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.

Power of Saying NoI’m not sure when you will be reading this, but I’m writing it not long after the start of a new calendar year. No this isn’t a post about the importance of setting New Year resolutions – I’ve never really gone for that.

I like to think that I have the ability to make important decisions for my well-being at any time of the year!

The reason this has come up for me now is that I went camping over New Years and really got back to basics. As I strolled knee deep in the crystal clear waters of Station Creek, with is golden sandy bottom and a gentle ocean tide making it perfect to lay back and float down, I re-realized how much I enjoy getting away from it all.

The computer, work, deadlines, expectations, commitments, the phone, the TV … all of it. It’s not that any of those things are bad by themselves, but for me, when they are a constant pressure for too long I get blinded from my life’s true joys.

So the solution would appear to be easy – Take more holidays and find my happy place.

But there is one major hurdle. I’m too busy.

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.

Spiritual GrowthMountains are symbolic in life of overcoming one’s challenges – and rising to the top and succeeding.

We all have different challenges in life to overcome that we have chosen from a spiritual level. As we overcome a challenge, we don’t have to address it again, and we can move onto bigger and better things.

This is also the nature of ascension.

Like a mountain, the journey becomes steeper and more challenging the higher you climb; but the rewards are also greater.

Meditation in MountainsI recently had the opportunity to ‘get away’. Some people think I’m crazy when I tell them, but yes, I went camping by myself.

No I didn’t get bored, I wasn’t scared and I wasn’t worried about the many things that could have gone wrong. It was 4 days and three nights of bliss.

I love my computer and the many wonderful things it can do, but no achievement by man has come close to the efforts of Mother Nature. She combines a million factors in balance and no where is the cycle of birth, life, death and rebirth more apparent.

For some of you the perfect holiday may be sitting beside a pool on a deck chair ordering a few fancy drinks. And don’t get me wrong – that would be lovely too, but let me tell you quickly about the Bunya Mountains.

Self WorthSo many of us in the world today are ruled by fear and limiting perceptions of ourself.

These habits, these illusions of reality have been sold to us by our ego which is born from the conditioning and perceptions we have learned about ourselves in our lifetime.

For most of us, our ego is what we use to react to our daily experiences.

These beliefs, habits and attitudes influence our daily reactions, responses and behaviors towards ourselves and others.

Energy Old NewA spirit-inspired guest post by Brad Austen.

There has been much prophesy regarding the times we are living in, and also a great deal channeled about these times.

The planet and its inhabitants on the surface have been gradually increasing in light over the past 70 years. But as we look around us, you wouldn’t be criticized for saying that it looks as if we are just at the beginning of the ascension journey.

In many ways we are just at the beginning, but nonetheless building a foundation and planting seeds for the future.

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.

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.

Becoming CrystallineHumanity is gradually becoming crystalline, or more crystal-like in vibration.

This is a process that is gradual and happens over many years. Those at the forefront of spiritual evolution are leading the way to hold a higher vibration in human form.

One of the easiest ways to become more crystalline is to wear and work with crystals.

Ask to make a connection with your body elemental to assist in healing your physical body.

Your body elemental is the consciousness of your body and is always trying to maintain balance. It communicates with you through feeling and intuition. Often we say, “I have a gut feeling”.

This is your body elemental trying to communicate with you.

Life JourneyAs a child I use to read a series of choose your own adventure books. For those that aren’t familiar with them, basically it was a children’s story that allowed the reader to choose what the character experienced.

Similar to life, in the book, you could make choices based on free will.

There were usually three different endings in these books. Some of the consequences the character in the book experienced could be considered good, bad and ugly. It was a novel idea; as just in life, we are all living our own choose your own adventure story.

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.

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.

Spiritual AscensionAscension is a gradual process of becoming enlightened while walking around as a human being.

It is a process of changing from a disconnected human being, to a connected human being, connected to one’s higher self and the realm of spirit. During ascension spirit begins to merge with matter over a period of time, parts of our soul/higher self begin to merge with our body/mind/spirit.

While there are some similarities of ascension with everyone, it is also a very unique and personal experience. After all, we are all so unique and special in our own way.