Most of us in body, in this Earth dimension, generally think of ourselves as humans having an occasional spiritual experience. However as our consciousness expands, perhaps more accurately said, “We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.” This quote is from Pierre Teilhard de Chardin (1881-1955), the French philosopher and Jesuit priest.
The one and only thing that a group of renown spiritual teachers, mystics and writers including Deepak Chopra, Barbara Kingsolver, and Marianne Williamson agreed on after days together in conference was that we are spirit beings having a human experience. Assuming this may indeed be so, there are some implications for living as spiritual humans which can help us on our journeys.
We are here first and foremost in our bodies for some reason, otherwise we would be elsewhere. Repeatedly, it seems that we are here to work on our relationship to All That Is/God/Great Oneness. We come with all sorts of baggage from previous incarnations and we continue to accumulate baggage in this lifetime as well. However, perhaps because all healing must take place in the dimension in which we incurred the imbalance, we return repeatedly and attract to ourselves conditions which give us the opportunity to heal, come into wholeness, peace, joy and balance.
Could it all be as simple as our being here to clear our minds, bodies and souls from fear and blocked energies which we are carrying within ourselves? Is life being given in body so that this time we may choose Love and Peace, Wholeness and Balance? Could our ancestors be looking on saying,
- MAYBE THIS TIME, she will choose Love and Wholeness.
- MAYBE THIS TIME, he will choose Peace and Joy.
- MAYBE THIS TIME, they will keep the deep spirit ways close to themselves and find Loving Kindness in all things.
When we release blocked, negative energy, we diminish our sense of darkness and our feelings of separation from All That Is. Our consciousness expands as fear receeds. We become more aware of our connection with All That Is, The Great Oneness and increasingly aware of our spiritual selves.
We have free will so we can choose to explore our spirituality in this lifetime or we can choose to completely ignore our spiritual selves. We can spend as much time as we like ignoring our spiritual selves. However, there are a range of imbalances in the soul of each person in body which can only be re-balanced while we are in body and when we decide to work on our inner sense of peace. All our perceptions of our outer lives are formed through our sense of inner Peace.
Meditation can allow us to temporarily escape the human requirements of our lives and be in Silence and Stillness. The process of entering a meditative state eventually helps our minds and bodies to remember the feeling of inner balance. Often in the beginning of this process, however, we must face the areas of our lives which are out of balance.
Places of stillness can also be reached through yoga, long distance runs, dancing, biking and swimming to name a few. Reaching this state, through movement is sometimes known as hitting the “zone”. Others can find deep Stillness in gardening, walking in nature, painting or creating. All efforts towards stillness result in our remembering what balance feels like.
Prayer is the conscious request for Divine Energy to help us in our quest for greater Peace and Balance. Prayer is like speaking to our deepest Divine Knowing within ourselves and calling upon other available spiritual energy to support our journeys or that of another. Prayer in its most powerful sense is a call to balance.
Fear is the opposite of Love. We therefore have to name our fears and face them. Further, in order to become free of those thoughts and feelings we have to caste the fear out or deny any further power to that fear which we may be holding onto. This allows us to fully embrace Love in our lives. All acting out, physically or emotionally stems from fear, often fears we do not recognize but none the less, fears we are expressing.
When I am out of balance, one question brings me to a place deeply within. I have finally learned to remember to ask myself, what fear is producing this imbalance within me? This is one of the most important questions we can ask along the way to inner Peace. to be continued…