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As 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.
A spirit-inspired guest post by Brad Austen.
Reading or listening to channeled information can be a great way to receive new and higher knowledge that we don’t normally have access to.
Channeling can ‘fill the gaps’ in certain areas that our society hasn’t become aware of or discovered yet. But, just because this information often comes from a higher source, should we take it all in as gospel truth?
Just because information is claiming to come from a higher source, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s entirely correct or accurate.
So 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 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.
A 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.
I would like to talk to you about attracting abundance – in an economy which in many places is struggling.
I am not talking just about positive thinking here, as although positive thinking has its place, it does not matter how much you say “money is coming to you” if your underlying belief is worry and lack.
If that’s the case, that is the energy that will attract your circumstances.
The key here is creating the correct energy and then getting out of your own way. Here is an example.
A guess post by Karen Ellyard.
I would like to talk to you about your spiritual path. When I am doing a psychic reading I am very often asked “Am I on the right path?” or “How do I know if I am on the right path?”
It seems a lot of people think that to be on the right path they need to be doing some world shattering, huge humanitarian work.
I find that if people are questioning then this in itself is a great sign. When we get lost we often stop questioning and just get pushed along with the flow. Not happy but not questioning why.
I 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.
I have heard “Namaste” in my spiritual circles over the years but did not really know what it meant. I asked a few friends who had strong ideas – but all of their ideas were different.
But then I remembered that little internet thingy called Wikipedia.
And no wonder I was confused! It’s worth a look just for the laugh … but I digress.
Namaste: “The Divine In Me – Salutes – The Divine In You!”
From the dawn of civilized society, man has quested for Spiritual Growth.
In tribal times the leader of the clan would look to the Shaman for direction and advice. The Shaman would interpret the signs of nature or vision quest into spiritual realms for insight.
The Pagans were a nature-based society with high regard for intuition. Sadly, much of their knowledge was lost in the Great Witch-Hunts of the Dark Ages, and those who preferred spiritual education to religious were forced underground.
But never has there been a time before now with greater interest and acceptance of those looking for spiritual growth. Community based Spiritualist churches and remote meditation and psychic development circles are flourishing.
I would like to speak to you about love and fear.
Love and fear cannot coexist; we are either working from one or the other.
In a world where people spend so much of their lives focusing on what they don’t want to happen, which is fear based, love is often absent.
Fear is an extremely strong energy and can take hold in people’s lives and turn into a repeating pattern.
Fear can become our underlying belief and this exists as energy. This energy attracts additional similar energy which then manifests fear in our lives.
Even if a situation has passed we can still be connected energetically to that fear and we need to detach and move on from it for things to change as it can become crippling to our dreams, desires and lives.
You may have heard the saying that ‘life is a game’ – and come to realize that everyone plays a different role in the drama of life.
While we are in the game, it feels very real and sometimes hard to detach ourselves from it emotionally.
Throughout our sojourns as a spirit pretending to be human, we experience many roles. We do this to expand our awareness and experience as a spirit and to evolve.
Meditation can be a great tool to learn to silence one’s mind to hear the soft whispers of spirit. Spirit is always there to help guide us in our life, but it is often subtle and easy to ignore.
I am often asked by people, “Will I meet my soul mate?” … and my answer to that is, “You already have”.
So many people spend their life craving the perfect romantic partner to suit the ideal their ego has made for them when in reality; I believe we have many soul mates or soul connections, as I prefer to call them.
I believe we come here with lessons that we need to learn and there are many souls that have agreed to be part of our life here to help us with those lessons.
Having 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.
In 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.
I would like to share a story with you that I have come across over the years – which never fails to touch me and remind me what is important.
“As she stood in front of her 5th grade class on the very first day of school, she told the children an untruth. Like most teachers, she looked at her students and said that she loved them all the same. However, that was impossible, because there in the front row, slumped in his seat, was a little boy named Teddy Stoddard.
Mrs. Thompson had watched Teddy the year before and noticed that he did not play well with the other children, that his clothes were messy and that he constantly needed a bath. In addition, Teddy could be unpleasant.
It got to the point where Mrs. Thompson would actually take delight in marking his papers with a broad red pen, making bold X’s and then putting a big “F” at the top of his papers.
At the school where Mrs. Thompson taught, she was required to review each child’s past records and she put Teddy’s off until last. However, when she reviewed his file, she was in for a surprise.
‘Spiritual Growth’ as a definition will differ between people, according to their experiences, beliefs and personality characteristics.
Just like buying a t-shirt or pair of jeans – one size definitely does not fit all, thus I can only share my view…
The word spiritual alludes to that something within us which is above and beyond that of our physical reality.
Spiritual growth then is the path we walk to accomplish a greater awareness and alignment to this inner-force.
I 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.
A guest post by Brad Austen.
The other night just before drifting off to sleep, I received a vision of the probable future of humanity and where we are collectively heading.
I received this vision as a download of information, which I then interpret into words.
The following is an exploration of my vision and the download I received.
Mountains 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.