How We Grow Spiritually

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Every part of life is part of the Spiritual path.

There are three levels of Spiritual growth.  There is the Spiritual level, which is about our relationship to Soul, to Spirit, to the Divine.  When we meditate, journal, pray, we are attending to this level of our Spiritual growth.We need to learn and grow at the spiritual level, developing our relationship to Spirit and making the spiritual path a priority in our lives.

Then there is the psychological/consciousness level which is about developing our consciousness and growing psychologically.  This concerns learning about personal power, self-love and self-worth, how everything in life is a lesson, a challenge and an opportunity to grow, everything is teaching us how to grow and move forward up our Spiritual mountain.

This level is also about understanding how there are two ways of thinking – Spiritual, positive thinking or negative, fear-based, separative thinking: only two feelings – love or fear – all other feelings are derivatives of these:  that our thoughts create our feelings:  that suffering comes from having attachments and the key is to have preferences and not attachments:  to integrate our mental and emotional bodies: to understand how negative ego thinking and feeling operates in our consciousness, creating more negativity and suffering and how we can change this: and more.

Then there is the physical/earthly level.  This is about how we care for, love and honour our earth and our physical body.  It is also about how we care for our home, manage finances, studies and work and about enjoying earth life, making the most of this precious opportunity.

It is about discovering the work we are to do, the part we are to play, the contribution each of us can make to the greater good of all.  There is something each of us has to bring, something that fits so well with us, that we love to do, something that brings out our giftedness.  We are here to serve, to do our part.

This takes time to discover – we need to sit and reflect on this while connecting with Spirit –  ask the question “what is my work” and keep asking this.  When we keep in touch with this question and think about it with the help of Spirit, we are connecting with inner guidance and we will know.  We must be patient and persist.

There is so much to the Spiritual path and when we put this first in life it changes our experience quite dramatically.  We begin to understand how we are the authors of our lives.  We are not here to suffer and be victims but to learn and grow and deepen our awareness.

It takes commitment, persistence and staying power and these are what bring us to truth and to Love’s presence within and all around us.

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