Practising Soul Consciousness.

 

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Right through each day we have the choice to see what happens through the eyes of our Soul or from the perspective of ego – beginning as soon as we wake up. Observe how you are when you wake up and what kind of thoughts you are having as well as what kind of emotions you are experiencing. And do you tend to want to bury your head under the covers and avoid waking up?

Most people wake up with a sense of anxst or tension, in a state of hypnosis – hypnotised by the widely held belief in the world that separation and fear are real and it’s a matter of making the best of a troubled and difficult world. For the most part, we feel on our own, alone, caught in a sense of me.

It’s so different to wake up and attune to your Higher Self, your Soul, to the Divine being that you are. This has you connecting to your Self and the Love, Power and Wisdom within you.  Now you are empowered. Then you could focus on the power and willpower within you until you have a strong sense of this. Now focus on joy and repeat this word until you feel it vibrating through your energy field.

Making time to meditate and journal when you get up, strengthens your connection to your Soul and the purpose of your life, your day. You are stronger and clearer. You are Soul attuned and so it will be easier to see lessons that come up as challenges and opportunities to grow – and not as bummers.

When you are pulled to see something that upsets you from the perspective of ego, you will be quicker to be aware of your choice to react from your ego [and its interpretation of put down] or to respond from your Soul and your desire to learn and grow.

When you have made a mistake and reacted, you will be quicker to not give power away to your critical inner parent and self abuse and, instead, to love and forgive yourself and determine to improve and not make that mistake again.

Some months ago I found myself reacting to another’s anger with anger. I took myself off to get something.  As I walked down the stairs I thought, oh Gill, lesson, challenge, opportunity and I smiled. Then I could see more clearly than ever before the choice before me – put the other down expressing my “righteous” anger or choose love. Choosing love felt good – not just for the other but for me too.

What it means to live in Soul consciousness

 

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When we live in ego consciousness it’s all about me, how everything affects me. I think in terms of me and my. This is where we have been stuck for a long time because we didn’t know there was another way.

When I am thinking in terms of me, my, mine, my Soul is imprisoned and I am living in separation and fear. I am all focused on trying to be liked, be accepted, fit in, feel safe.  I am consistently on high alert trying to work out what is expected of me in any given situation. I am disconnected from my  Self, my Soul.

My Soul, my Higher Self, is my inner compass. We have a Higher Self, a Soul, always guiding us, always there for us. We need to learn to attune to our Higher Self and ask for help and guidance – and listen. We need to make quiet inner time every day so we can build our relationship to our Higher Self.

Living in Soul consciousness means aiming to always see what happens as teaching us – seeing it as an opportunity to learn, to grow in love and think in terms of we, us, the world. Everything that happens brings us the opportunity to learn to see from the Soul’s perspective rather than the ego’s perspective. Everything is teaching us to remember what our Soul already knows.

Living in Soul consciousness means using our minds more – thinking about things rather than going with our emotions and giving our power away to them. When we calm our emotions we can see and think more clearly.

Living in Soul consciousness means practising and building the qualities of the Soul. Love, joy, peace, gratitude, trust, abundance, willpower and, all such beautiful qualities, are seed potentials within us but we need to pay attention to them, call them in, practise them so that we develop them.

Everyday choose to start the day by focusing on a particular Soul energy so you can build it and make it stronger in your life. Focus on one quality for a week and whenever you feel pulled to negativity, take your attention away from the negativity and focus on a Soul quality or energy.

Just think, when you choose to not entertain negative thoughts and instead fill your mind and heart with love, you send the energy of love out into the world, into mass consciousness instead of the negativity – and you are filled with that love too. It takes practice.

Thinking in new ways

 

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Life is a very precious opportunity.  Life is a Spiritual path and we’re not here to give out, complain, blame, feel powerless. Yet that’s what we keep doing. Take the most recent world challenge with Brexit.  So many doom and gloom predictions. So much powerlessness and negative expectation expressed in conversations.

This pattern of seeing what happens as problems rather than challenges and opportunities, is so deeply ingrained in people that it’s difficult for people to understand that there is another way to perceive challenges.

Einstein said “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

While most conversations about Brexit are filled with negative expectations and attention on the worst case scenarios there are positive voices coming through as well. Some have expressed the view that the European Union, as it is run now, is not democratic – it needs to change. It is good to look at how we do things and see how we need to improve.

We must see with this challenge that it is not just a challenge for the UK – it affects all of us. We are all in this together. This is true of most world challenges. If we do not work together for the greater good of all, we will fail to find the solutions that create more and better for all.

Take the whole matter of sustainability and looking after our earth. Many are telling us that there will be huge economic benefit in becoming more eco conscious in how we live – more jobs, more sustainable power sources, better health, better living conditions, more to share around for all.

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” Einstein

We are so used to the fear and negative expectation. That is what seems so real to us. We need to stop using powerless language and think in terms of opportunity, working together for solutions and positive action. There is so much good change taking place where people are cooperating in a spirit of goodwill, ready to learn, grow and discover.

The mayor of Copenhagen has said that they intend to be carbon neutral in ten years time and he has the citizens of Copenhagen all backing this idea and doing their part.

The Duhallow community group in north Cork has been giving a lead for many years through its work for wildlife and the environment. And there is so much more.

 

What is the Purpose of Life?

 

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More and more I see this as being a deeply important question for us to ask and to talk about together. Everyone needs a sense of purpose, to have a purpose in life.

Without purpose, you are rudderless, unclear about your direction – simply latching onto whatever comes by.  You get more and more stuck in the material world – filling up time with busy-ness, with having to have something to look forward to, with distractions.

You’re busy just getting through life.

Look at what happens when we get sick. We’ll do anything to hold onto life. Why? This is an important question. Why do I want to live longer, extend my life? What is it I want to do with my life?

Einstein said I don’t want my life artificially prolonged. He was content to make his transition and move on to the next part of his journey when that time came. He wasn’t holding on to life for the sake of it. He believed his work for this life was completed. This takes courage. We need to talk about these matters.

So people fill their lives. Alcohol helps to fill the void, drugs too. They are ways to keep up the illusion. It’s part of the numbing out.

TV, too, and screens generally – they fill up space nicely – otherwise what? Yet we need to realise that the violent, sexual and dramatic programmes and films we look at, disturb our minds, emotions and physical bodies.

It’s time to wake up and choose what you want your life to be about – this will make a whole big difference to how you live and where you put your energy.

You are here for a purpose. Each of us has a part to play in our world and each part is very important. Just think, when you choose to not entertain negative thoughts and instead fill your mind and heart with love, you feel so much better [filled with the energy of love instead of negativity] and you send the energy of love out into the world, into mass consciousness, instead of the negativity. The more each one of us practises this, the more we fill mass consciousness with Soul energy and transform the sea of negative energy.

Life is a Spiritual path and the purpose of life is to live in Soul consciousness.