Spiritual Growth

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The FutureA 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.

Making a differenceI 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.

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.

AscensionThrough practicing meditation and embracing a spiritual path, over time you will raise your energetic vibration. This is also known as ascension.

Raising your vibration while in a physical body is a slow and gradual process. It has to be a gradual process otherwise your physical body wouldn’t cope.

KarmaA guest post by Karen Ellyard.

I would like to share this story with you – Author unknown.

One day a man saw an old lady stranded on the side of the road. Even in the fading light of the day, he could see she needed help. He pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her.

Even with a smile on his face, she was worried as he approached. No one had stopped to help for the last hour or so. Was he going to hurt her? He didn’t look safe; he looked poor and hungry.

He could see that she was frightened, standing out there in the cold. He knew how she felt. It was those chills which only fear can put in you.

He said, “I’m here to help you, ma’am. Why don’t you wait in the car where it’s warm? By the way, my name is Bryan Anderson.”

Dream SymbolsA guest post by Karen Ellyard.
I would like to talk to you about symbols in your dreams.

One thing we need to understand about symbols is they can mean different things, depending on the person, where they see it or how it was used.

Having said that – here are a few starting points that we can ponder.

Consciousness AwarenessA spirit-inspired guest post by Brad Austen.

Transcending victim consciousness is an interesting topic to contemplate.

On a human level our awareness is somewhat limited, in comparison to our soul’s level of awareness. We all have a soul, but it can be a faint whisper in our lives, unless you nurture this connection.

For many the ego and personality are the driving force in one’s life, but this is also gradually changing, as we go through the shift in consciousness. As human beings we have free will, so whether these inner and outer changes happen quickly or slowly is up to us.

In the spirit world before we are born and have decided to come to earth, a contract or soul agreement is drawn up with our guides.
This contract also involves other people, our family, friends and future partners, who we choose to grow and learn from. When we are born into this world, for the most part we agree to forget our real home, our past lives and our soul agreements.

Spiritual GrowthFrom 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.

Path to EnlightenmentThe path to enlightenment is often called a path because it is a journey through time and space … You don’t simply wake up one day enlightened. 

It takes time and dedication to the spiritual path over many years and lifetimes. Everyone is at different stages of enlightenment on the planet. Some are more advanced in areas and some are still in infancy in areas.

Life on earth supports enlightenment through the challenges, tests and trials we are faced with throughout our life.

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.

What is Spiritual Growth‘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.

Life PathThis is a time for new beginnings. The past is behind us and it is time for us to move forward.

Most people don’t strive for new beginnings because the unknown is scary.

Even though people may not like where they are at the moment (job, relationship, anything), it is still familiar, comfortable, predictable … and requires minimal effort.

It is often avoidance (not being honest with ourselves) and resistance (too hard to change which is based on fear) that stops us.

It is not possible to move in two directions at the same time, so whilst we are wasting our energy fighting against what we don’t want, we make no progress towards what we do want.

Ego and SoulTwo natural parts of our human expression are the ego and the soul.

Although we all have both of these aspects in our nature, some people have more balance (or lack of) in their personality.

Our journey from childhood to adulthood can be challenging and our ego is designed to protect us. However the ego will never give us any long-term satisfaction or empowerment.

As a human with free will, we have the choice to nurture our ego or soul.

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.

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.

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.

Channeled InformationA 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.

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 they 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.

On a Spiritual PathA 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.

Positive IntentionsA guest post by Karen Ellyard.

I would like to share with you some thoughts on ‘intention‘.

Intention is an invisible field of energy, and every part of us lives within that energy whilst we are connected to ourselves.

When we disconnect and work from ego, we transfer the dominant force that moves us either backward or forward from ‘intent’ to ‘outside forces’, like; possessions, achievements, reputation … and allow those things to define us and where we go.

Intention can never be accessed by ego, so when we work from ego we cannot move forward on our path as we are not using intent and our path is not clear.

We can either move with universal spirit force, or away from it, towards ego.

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