I am going to include and modify some posts I have made previously to utilize during our journey toward contacting our Higher Self. Today we begin with having…
Trust and Faith in YOURSELF
After 43 years of spiritual journeying I recognize that to achieve greater spiritual awareness your intent and desire are more important factors than following any specific rules laid down by other individuals. When one understands the concept that we are on this plane to demonstrate how we manage creative energies, the seemingly sealed door to higher awareness and spiritual manifestations is suddenly wide open for you to walk through, and utilize the greater capabilities that you have been endowed with.
I had the thought that each person has their own belief system and when that person is sharing their information, it is based on their experiences based on their own beliefs. Early in my spiritual journey I heard that one had to be chaste; that one should not eat meat; that one had to meditate in a specific manner; that you can only reach higher states with the assistance of a guru; and so on and so on. Endless rules and teachings that have been handed down through time by various groups and individuals.
All those aspects that I listed earlier as the necessities to achieve spiritual awareness, those are other people’s belief systems. I did not follow any of them because I did not believe they fit into my Western lifestyle and manner in which I wanted to live my life.
As you explore the writings of various cultures, societies, groups and the diverse experiences of individuals throughout history, it is very obvious that they did not all follow the same pathway to reach the similar states of spiritual awareness and the use of spiritual gifts. Perhaps it is easier for me to see this because I’ve been a caretaker/librarian of many diverse writings from throughout the world and throughout time.
The value of the various books, lectures and teachings of individuals should be in what they achieved rather than in the manner of THEIR JOURNEY. The journey can be very interesting but it was their journey and not necessarily your journey. The greatest gift they can provide to you is to have placed into your consciousness what is possible for YOU to achieve even if the writers have not personally achieved it.
Very early in my journey I came across a book titled, the 'Yogi Aphorisms of Pantajali.' This book listed the various psychic/spiritual abilities that human beings can manifest. Within one week of reading each of the various capabilities, I had the personal experience of each and every one of them happening immediately in my life.
It was stated in the book that many of these abilities would take years and years of intense meditation and other yogic regimes. Some of the abilities could only be initiated through the contact with a Guru. I know that I had my experiences to show me that this was not necessarily the case, unless I believed it to be the case.
Now there will be some that will say that I had my necessary training in past lives and now in this life I was ready to have the experience. I could also say, due to the fact that you are reading my posts, that it is the same for YOU. Instant healing, bilocation, clairaudience, clairvoyance, and so many other abilities are here and present for each of YOU now! Facebook friends, WE are the same FAMILY.
Manifesting, creating and accelerating various activities are possible for YOU, NOW, when you understand that it is not only possible, but already available to you NOW. It is only your lack of trust in yourself and your false belief that you might not have the capability to achieve these things that limits YOU.
Now we are starting our journey with a picture of Janus. The two faced image that could see the past as well as the future. Being that they are both on one coin we can see that from a position in the present we can see both the past and the future. This is the awareness contained within your Higher Self.
Emerson said, “We distinguish the announcements of the Over Soul (his description of the Higher Self), its manifestations of its own nature, by the term Revelation. For the communication is an influx of the Divine Mind.” There is a peacefulness and joy when communication comes from the Higher Self.
I know from my sharing with people, throughout my life, that all things are possible and that the most important factors in accomplishing seemingly impossible things are intent, desire and will. Paracelsus stated it as Imagination, Faith and Will.
A Beautiful Heart, an Open Mind and a Humble Spirit is my belief system. There are deeper activities that take place within an individual through the activation and desire to achieve these qualities. I know that if you have trust and faith in whatever your belief then the likelihood is that it will manifest. It will manifest to the degree that you believe it will happen for you. You are just as wise, just as spiritual and have all the capabilities of those who write and teach about spiritual ‘things.’
I have found that the words that came from the breeze off the ocean in my dream, had the most impact in opening MY spiritual life.
My dream was, I was walking along the ocean with thousands of people, who like myself, were seeking greater spiritual enlightenment. To my left was the ocean and a short distance in front of me, almost invisible because of a fog, stood a woman dressed in blue holding a microphone. To her immediate left and to my right were circular stands filled with people. I recognized the people in the stands because they were well-known lecturers in the spiritual and health fields. The people in the stands had over-sized heads and there was a fog and loud noises coming from their mouths.
I couldn't hear and could barely see the woman in blue. When I got closer to the woman in blue, I saw it was Sophia, the goddess of wisdom. I then wondered, if these people in the stands, who profess to know so much, were causing this interference, then what are spiritual seekers supposed to do? Then a breeze blew off the ocean, cleared the fog and everything became quiet, and then I heard the following words..."all one needs to reach a higher state of awareness within themselves is, 'A Beautiful Heart, an Open Mind and a Humble Spirit'."
In my dream, the people in the stands are not bad, wrong or deluded. They have their own systems and pathways which they have used to accomplish certain things. Their pathway does not work for all people, but many people believe that they must follow these directions, and only these directions. You should not be disappointed if some of these systems don’t work, the system was not right for you.
You must realize that the majority of the individuals that have written these books have not achieved the higher consciousness of which they write. They talk a good story rehashing ‘pearls of philosophy from the past,’ but when you are with them, off their stage, they are exactly the same as you. Same problems, same struggles, same lack of belief.
So, let’s begin to get acquainted to our Higher Self. Talk to this aspect of yourself exactly as you would talk to a loving and close friend or someone you admire. The dimensions are as close as they have ever been on this planet and you can make this contact if you remain quiet and listen. This concept of listening to the ‘still small voice within’ is nothing new except, that at this time, despite all of the seeming chaos, it is the best time to make the contact while in physical form. Invite your Higher Self to share with you and as you do this ‘feel’ the contact. However it comes; a feeling in your neck, arms, heart, top of head, third eye or a voice…acknowledge it and thank your Higher Self for acknowledging your desire to come closer..
Trust yourself, know that all things are possible for you, and know that if you want something to happen, then it will happen to your level of faith in your belief. We are just starting out so give everything time and be in joy.
I am sharing this because I am aware that it is the right time and those who desire to maximize their journey on earth have the greatest opportunity that has ever been available for the masses on this planet.
It is time for you to trust yourself and listen to your own inner guidance. Don’t be confined by what others might teach. It is not enough to believe you are becoming more enlightened by just attending conferences. You might be receiving more knowledge but true wisdom comes from within. Go within, listen closely to your inner voice, and TRUST YOURSELF. I Love You.
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