Spiritual Growth

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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.

Future ProgressionMore and more people are becoming disenchanted with the pressures of modern day living and are looking for ways to have more control of their lives and their futures.

Many books on self-improvement are available and the Life Coach industry is expanding rapidly.

Virtually every book you read, or every bit of advice available, relates in some way to reprogramming the subconscious mind. This can be by visualization which is espoused in books like “The Secret“.

It is commonly accepted that the subconscious mind is the most powerful tool we as humans possess. On the one hand it is our automatic pilot which controls all the activities we need to stay alive; Our breathing, heart rate, blood pressure, intake of food and water, avoidance of danger, etc. etc. etc.

EmpathyA guest post by Karen Ellyard.
It has been a sad time for me with the passing of our beloved dog, Charley.

It is times like this when being an Empath is really difficult and I have really struggled with this gift (or at times I think not a gift).

When Empaths have a connection we feel what the other soul is feeling. As Charley became ill I could feel her deteriorating which was far from pleasant.

At this time I want to honor our beloved Charley who brought us many years of absolute joy and all of you Empaths out there that struggle with balancing the emotions and feelings they absorb.

Abundance GratitudeI was sitting to focus on the things I was thankful for. I felt emotion rise and tears started to flow.

This made we wonder … ‘What is Gratitude’?

I have often stated that it is the energy of gratitude that attracts abundance.

If that is the case, and I believe it is, then how do we use the universal law of Gratitude?

I could now clearly see the difference between simply saying ‘thank you’, or sitting to make a list of the things I am grateful for – compared to actually Being Grateful.

Energy with IntentEnergy is contagious. We see and feel this all of the time.

For example, you just have to have one person gossiping or putting someone down in the workplace and the negative energy begins to filter into the environment – Or if you are in a room full of babies, one can start to cry and before you know it they are all crying.

The good news is it is up to us to decide what form of energy we wish to spread.

Sixth SenseI encourage you all to spend a moment to sit and relax and listen to that still, small voice…

What is it, this feeling, this instinct we all have?

Your sixth sense enables you to know. To know more than your five common senses tell you.

It is a seemingly intangible thing, yet when we feel it, we know it.

Focus on the PositiveIt is easy to get caught up in the negative side of life with the rising cost of living, bad weather, struggling economies – not to mention the negative side of what we see on television.

It is important to remember that what we focus our attention on we become.

There are many blessings in life every day, but where is your attention; on hardships, stress and unhappiness (which are created by us) or the blessings and joy in our life?

Munay-Ki RitesI’m a nature lover. For me it’s the canvas on which Mother Earth expresses her beauty – and to connect with that natural energy both purifies and energizes me. It’s my happy place. When connected to nature – I am free to be my spiritual-self.

So whenever I hear of the opportunity to deepen my spiritual connection with the divine, feminine, nurturing energy she provides my ears prick up and my interest is held captive.

ReincarnateWhen we reach the end of our life it is said that we get to review our life. For me this rings true.

Our spirit guides are there with us and we review our life, from start to finish, kind of like on a big cinema screen.

We see and feel how we have influenced others in positive and negative ways throughout our lives and we see the lessons we learnt or didn’t learn.

We see things from a higher perspective, how spirit views things.

Gift of LifeI would like to remind you of something I often remind myself of.

Life may not be wrapped in bows, and it’s not always pretty … but it is still a gift.

We need to be willing to take delight in the unwrapping each day and taking pleasure at each stage of the unwrapping until we get to the center.

The core, the power of the gift of life, is the portion that is ourselves.

If we have a belief that life is hard or a trial then every step of it will be.

In the end it is up to us to either see the gift or see a problem.

MindfulnessIn today’s post, I am asking you to consider the absence of stimulus.

The reason being is that I am attempting to live without television for one month.

Why? Because they were digging a new drain several blocks from my house, the cable got cut, and the suburb was without TV for about 24 hours.

Now, my place is quite small – so I usually have the TV on a music channel for background noise. But when I picked up the remote and clicked the button, it was an eerie feeling to see a blue screen with the ‘No Signal’ message.

It was like an old friend didn’t like me anymore.

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.

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.

Faith in your Life PathI hope you have been enjoying the varied information on Explore Meditation. As I continue to explore my spiritual interests, I will continue to share what I find … So stay tuned for more.

Entertaining the ideas of Past Lives and Reincarnation absolutely amazes me because of the really big picture it paints in my mind. The scope of this is huge. The scale of perspective pushes my comprehension and understanding. We really are spiritual beings having a human experience, and so many people have no idea!

These concepts have made me realized that humans give so much focus, (both our time and energy), to things, thoughts and situations that in the grand scheme of things are really insignificant.

ForgivenessMost of us have, at one time or another, been hurt by the words or actions of others.

The problem is; if we hold onto the emotions of anger, bitterness, pain or sometimes even hatred, it can have a devastating effect on our own lives – both on our health and the circumstances we attract to ourselves.

Every thought we have turns to energy and fills our aura – thus affecting what and who comes into our life.

Your Beliefs and BehaviorI saw this quote and it really made me think…

“Your beliefs don’t make you a better person, your behavior does.”

So your beliefs do not define who you are – your actions do.

But how often do we hold up our beliefs or hide behind them?

Our beliefs are really just meant to be a heading on who we are and how we act.

What is the point of having beliefs if they don’t manifest in our day to day lives and define who we are?

Clearing Subtle BodyMeditation is the basic practice to attain balance within our physical, mental and emotional bodies.

Meditation enables us to live with greater happiness in today’s stressful atmosphere.

Keeping yourself in balance should be a priority, but it can be a very tough task without Meditation.

Meditation provides the opportunity for everyone to receive joy and happiness in all aspects of their lives.