Life is filled with teaching moments. As a matter of fact that is predominantly what is going on here at the great school called Earth. Each moment is another moment to get it right, that is when we are tired of being wrong. A person who continues to be blasted with bad luck and plays the part of the victim, oh woe is me, is a person who is not listening.
For a long time there was a concept of God as a punishing force ready to correct us when we do wrong by throwing our lives in a tail spin supposedly so we would turn back towards the righteous path. Wrong people! God gave us free will so we can bury ourselves if we so desire. We get to choose and when we are ready to choose again we can choose to listen.
I have been at this searching game for a long time and like everyone else just when I think I have it the next lesson shows up, just to make sure. For example, when I am not in charge of my diet allowing my emotions to control my mouth it is only a matter of time before my body tells me just how wrong I was. I can act like a 2-year-old stamping my feet I deserve this ice cream, my life is meaningless, boring, horrible. I want this sugary sweet thing! I am going to eat this bread! I can feel justified by my screaming emotional pain until the day I wake up and my sinus cyst is enraged, engorged and decides it’s the boss of me. To bad for you says the cyst, should have been an adult rather than a child and I am forced to go through a rigorous period begging my bodies forgiveness trying to restore balance to a wacked out body. I am paying a dear price for something I did to myself. I can’t breath.
Pain is no reason to stop listening as a matter of fact it is when we need to listen harder. All painful moments are happening for a reason. Either we stepped away from our truth, we are hiding from our truth or we are ready to hear our truth. It’s a step in maturity to know what is right as opposed to what feels good. Pain is the indication something is off and in that moment when you realize it make yourself quiet and listen. What is your internal self saying? When you understand that the truth, the answers to your questions, both are out there running like a current through our universe, we just need to tune into the frequency and the answers can be ours. We have to learn to listen!
Being hard-headed is fine, having your head buried in the sand is fine, just stop bitching if you don’t want to know or are ignoring what you do know. The consequences are on their way. But if you would like to side step the pile of sh*t you are getting ready to step in, again, stop repeating your bad behavior and own up to what you are doing or not doing. Listen to your internal eternal self. Pray to a higher power. Find someone you trust. Growth will only come when you are ready to take responsibility and listen rather than react. It’s not easy it’s often not fun when you are in an emotional state but in the long run consequences will always be felt as worse than taking the time to discover what the right course of action is. God is in the details and my details include staying away from sugar, you can bet I will not be eating sugar again!!!!. Cyst gone, balance restored! Praise God, I can breath!!!!!!!!!!!
In a word filled with people who have the answers its hard to discern the truth. Do this not that being a clarion call when this or that is not a one size fit all kind of thing. What’s right for one is different from what is right for someone else. My awe ha moment was the understanding of vibration. Vibration is the underlying common denominator linking everything together. In the beginning was the word, the word is vibration, vibration is the mother to sound. Vibration makes everything live, even in the rock just resting on the ground is a vibration that can be recognized. All life vibrates and the rate of vibration is what we read off of people even though most of us would never cop to that.
I have been a chanter for years its one of my forms of devotion in my spiritual practice. Chanting is said to raise the vibration of the human vessel letting more light into a dark ignorant experience changing everything. The more you know about vibration the more you know about everything. Light wins when the battle is against the dark, one little candle breaks even the darkest dark. So chanting is a spark to our inner light moving us away from darkness to light, activating our own inner guru.
We meet someone we like, it’s a vibration thing. The person with the greatest rate of vibration is the most engaging in a group. The person with the weakest is probable not noticed and is clearing the table feeling like a slave. Our rate of vibration is ultimately tied into our free will. When we live by spiritual principles our rate of vibration increases bringing better understanding and health to our lives. Talk right, be right, act right, all ways to increase vibration in our spiritual heart, eat right sleep right exercise right all increase the physical bodies rate of vibration increasing health and immunity. When we choose otherwise your mental state make reflect lots of stress, control issues, unhappiness.
I have had a sinus cyst issue for years and when I get under the weather and am not eating right, or thinking right my sinus cyst blows up leaving little room for air, something I find necessary for my life. I get into almost panic like situations trying to sleep lying down and its all my own fault. I’ve been to enough doctors had the cyst removed twice not to know exactly what is going on. When you refuse to listen to your body your body will eventually have you as a captive audience, on your back, in your bed, at the doctor or in surgery. In the end it was vibration that turned my health around and it was vibration I used to push that cyst away again. I used chanting to increase spiritual light plus returned to eating right to increase my body health.Woke up cyst gone, again, and thank you body for doing your job.
There is no magical cure for anything until you turn up the frequency of your self than miracles abound. The greater the frequency the greater the vibration the greater experience you get to have at this game called life..
Whenever I have to explain complex spiritual concepts I find nature is the best teacher, it’s all right there to be seen and by everyone. When I watch the sun going up or down it to me is a prime example of the light of enlightenment. We see that the sky is blue, our atmosphere lit up by the sun but the horizon of a sunset or sunrise shows the power of a greater light. The sky is blue the earth is dark but at the horizon is the promise of a greater light and it is there for us to search for. Though the sun goes down each night we know it will return and this is the promise. Those souls filled with the darkness of greed, power and dependence on substances have in them the promise of light and the spark exists within the self waiting most often for someone to care enough to reach for them and light their inner candle. Anyone on the path has gone through the dark night of the soul in which all things seemingly good are gone and all manner of dark things comes to take roost. It is when the spiritual student is expected to stay in faith when running in fear is our base nature and one to be overcome.
I read book after book of spiritual seekers who have to have their hand-held unable to make a decision unless their teacher or guru tells them its ok, hard to imagine they would eat without being told. Is that a brain in our head or something giving our heads shape? I find that ignorance and naiveté are one thing stupidity something else altogether. How are we to grow if we refuse to take a step on our own responsibility. We have spiritual holy books one after another filled with wondrous words of truth and path taking and humans would give up the right to live their own truth in order to please a teacher or a guru or whoever they thing smarter than them. Its horrifying to this woman who raised children to think for themselves and now as a spiritual teacher I have to watch spiritual students doing the same thing. Has anyone graduated in their thinking and is it a lost cause to think that someday our world will be filled with free thinking humans filled with the greater good than their own status and wealth?
It is our free will to stumble and fall as many times as it takes but really how long does it take to realize the path is yours. We must walk unaided just as we hope our own children will walk and those whose legs can’t will learn to walk with their mind, any good parent would teach that. Our walk is our walk and our pursuit of truth is our own to search, being told is a trap ask any kid forced to go to a school they didn’t pick or forced a career they didn’t want. Speaking up for ourselves and our own cause is our right, not doing so puts you in the path of anyone willing to tell you and they would like the pin number for your bank account.
I watched today a feeding frenzy in the ocean as a school of fish went by, every bird in LA was out their diving and diving for their meal provided by the one who provides everything. They have no need for begging, or hoping or pleasing someone , they do not need to be rich or popular or thin or fat or the right kind of bird, it was a school of fish for each bird that went out there and fished for their meal. It is the same for us, all of our grabbing in life will leave us empty-handed when we ask for more than we need and expect everything we want. There is a bigger picture going on and it behooves us to think before we act and ask so we shall receive and that which would nourish us most and that need is different for every being. Those starving in very poor countries can get along an a cup of rice a day, could you?
So when your brain tries to trick you into believing that you want something and you want it so bad that you can taste it, even when your desire is money so you can help others(I have heard that one a thousand times) be careful what you wish for and remember the Rolling Stones song, ” You can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes you might find, you get what you need”They got what they needed!