Whether you call it “The Force” as in Star Wars, innate intelligence, nature or spirit, we all recognize that there is something inside us animating our existence, and all existence.
The Answers Are Already Within You.
What I describe here is a concept you might consider testing for 30 days and then make a judgment based on your own experiences. I believe no one should take the teachings of another (including me) for the ultimate truth. Dare to find out for yourself!
If the warrior is distinct from the soldier, then there must be distinct ways by which the warrior develops his or her strength.
If the warrior is the mystic in action, then let us try the following four steps on for size. They derive from the mystical/prophetic or mystical/warrior journey in the creation spirituality tradition.
Life is a journey to find yourself--your own Divine Power...
Many believe things happen beyond their control. However, we create things or situations in our immediate reality by resonating to certain fields of magnetic energy through our thoughts and actions. We really are co-creating with the Universal Mind each single nanosecond of our lives!
When we choose the path of love, every single aspect of our life is infused with the power of love. We each have a responsibility to hold “loving” space for others.
Perhaps now, more than at any time in our history, the choices that we make in our lives have lasting effects, and global consequences, that will extend for hundreds of generations into our future. In light of the escalating global tensions, recent studies offer new hope, and renewed credibility to our most cherished traditions, suggesting that we may “do something” about the seemingly unending cycles of violence, and future of our world.
We are not here for bliss. Bliss is great but it comes and goes. The bliss that you are is permanent.
In the tradition in which Ramana appears, whatever name it goes by, they speak of the sheaths, the coverings of the Atman. The final sheath, the final obstacle, the final obscuration goes by the name of the Anandamaya kosha—the sheath of bliss. This is the final obscuration, and often for many, a sticking point. This bliss is an experience — for whom is this experience? The experience of bliss that you know from investigation is replaced by the experience of confusion at being confronted with something that doesn't quite fit in to what your mind has decided, perhaps silently, to be the case. Therefore, if the bliss that you experience disappears and is replaced by confusion, then that isn’t what you are looking for. If it goes, it isn’t what you are looking for.
Life is a series of journeys. Each journey starts with an initial step that requires our courage and faith. To complete the journey takes determination and will. Whether it is a physical journey, a mental journey or a spiritual one, the ingredients for success are the same.
While fulfilling our life's mission, we may need material support. The spirit world is very happy to contribute to this support, if we'll ask them. Two goddesses in particular, Abundantia and Lakshmi, are powerful and nurturing divinities who can help us with abundance issues.
The Purpose: Evolution
The Arena: Daily Life
The Time: Now
The Method: Simple Action
It begins on the ground.
It starts where you are now.
And it works at every level.
Early one morning more than thirty years ago, I sat meditating. My two-and-a-half-year-old daughter was still sleeping; my wife was out running an errand. I rested in deep silence, when suddenly, I was jarred out of the depths by a tug on my pant-leg. "Up! Up! On Daddy's lap," my little girl said.
As we create, we begin to explore both the known and the unknown possibilities of having a spiritual connection between our own personal experience and our acquired knowledge.