"Spiritual development can be seen as a purging process in which you gradually root out the obstacles that keep you from your essence. In this sense, treading the spiritual path is not usually the easiest road to follow. In doing so you might be confronted with your darkest corners and your not so attractive traits, but in this process of growing awareness you also strengthen your life foundations. If you skip steps in your growth process, or if previous phases in your development have received inadequate attention, you are vulnerable to achieve a drifting spirituality that is not sufficiently anchored in your human existence, or a spirituality that has gone overboard and does not take into account a nuanced reality and the sensitivities of others." Leijssen Mia
I have been thinking alot about surrending and purging in my own life and how it affects my own spirituality. I am watching human existence in it's own growth patterns or purges and defining moments. How obstacles, seem to challenge more than others. The state of affairs. How this becomes an awakening, yet a double edge sword. How the older generation doesn't understand the younger generation, where there is a finding of oneself, yet a unauthentic self that is a decay- is this the road that is easiest to follow? Have humans forgotten, that the life path is not straight and narrow. That in development, there will be failures and successes both. The darkest corners of the mind, can result the greatest changes in the human spirit. Understanding that loving one another is more powerful than hate. How hate and fear can kill someone, not only mentally but physically as well. Where sometimes, the power and want of change, manifests into more rage, cause one has drifted from the subconscious- where proving a point, is really not proving anything. Where love gets lost and where love is found. All in our reality. Where does the spiritual path lay?
I would love to hear where your spiritual path lays. What are the defining moments for you? What anchors you? What are your foundations? What are your obstacles? What are your strengths? What do you need to purge?
I am currently reading some books for my Masters thesis, one of them is The Science of Self Affirmation by Steven Handel . I really loved the suggested list of self affirmation so wanted to share with my blog readers. For those whom are new to affirmations, affirmations can be written and posted on dream vision boards or said out loud. The key is to make it a conscious habit. All you need is at least 5 minutes of your day.
This is a list of suggested self-affirmations. Try to use these as inspiration to come up with self-affirmations of your own. Or if you are really having trouble creating your own, then feel free to use some of these for now.
I hope after reading and using these 100 affirmations for self improvement you have a sense of finding your power within you. Namaste!
Today I want to talk about some secrets to new beginnings, these are some of the teachings I have I learned over my coursework but also in life. I wanted to break them down on how they have helped me. In bold letters is the affirmation one should take as an application in your life.
Meditation: Through my daily practice of meditation, I establish and maintain contact with the ultimate, ongoing creative universal consciousness source- God- the power of eternal new beginnings.
I meditate daily. This helps clear my mind of the 'clutter' the negative thoughts that rush in the I can nots or will nots. It helps me focus. Meditation, is more than just sitting and doing "oms"- There is many forms of meditation. I will be posting another blog post about that later. I have however posted in the past a few meditations in the past so please check them out in the archives. The purpose is to just connect. It is stated that even connections for mere seconds to the higher universal consciousness has a lifetime affect. So just do it!
Visualization: Daily, I take a few moments, to visualize or imagine the interior of my body filled with the creative light of God’s presence from which all new beginnings originate before becoming physical manifestations.
This is time I do an internal dream board. I think it, therefore it becomes. It is so. I visualize as it is reality. For example, I am currently in the process of manifesting a new home for my husband and myself, so daily I visualize my home with my home goods in a home. I also visualize new home goods in the home as well. I even picture the flowers on the porch, chickens outside and people coming to our home. I see us being happy and healthy in our new home.
Release Past: I give thanks to God’s presence within for all past good I have experience and release this as well as all negativity of my past- that I may be in the universal God mind energies of new beginnings.
Releasing the past can be very hard, especially when you have been hurt, but it must be done. I have plenty of experience in this due to my experience growing up in an abusive home and of course having friendships that have turned bad. I have learned to hold on the good memories and release the bad. I will be honest releasing the negativity is hard. We as humans harbor on those negative emotions like stubborn old mules. However, like I once told a good friend tiny breakthroughs make big cracks, therefore even the smallest releases of letting go of the past makes huge strides. Also give thanks to those lessons as well.
Will: I give up my personal will that God’s will is in charge of establishing exactly what new beginnings I should focus on.
I am sure many have heard the concept "Let go Let God", well sometimes you just gotta do just that.
Creativity: Universal Creating God Conscious idea energies flow into the conscious level of my mind initiate and complete new beginnings.
This is just allowing God to flow the creative conscious idea energies to flow in to your mind, to complete new beginnings. God will give you the answers and show you the way. It may come in a new thought, idea, business, job, journey, education, friendship and the list can go on........
Eternal Now: Whatever new beginnings God consciousness places in my conscious mind is already so- already a reality- already happened in universal consciousness or the mind of God.
Like I was stating above, live it as it is so. Dream it as it as it is. Does this mean go out and spend beyond your means? No, we are speaking common sense people. However, take the steps towards the reality, to make the reality.
Empowerment: I dwell in God and God in me who nature to create new beginning is indivalized in me to empower my body, mind and soul to be successful in creating new beginnings in physical life and beyond.
God is powerful, you are powerful- God is within you.
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