Inspiration & tools
What is called for in these challenging times is a spiritual practice. A dedicated, disciplined, sincere, committed, consistent spiritual practice. Every spiritual tradition of merit teaches that dedication and discipline are required in order to create the miracle and to make the magic. As the intensity of life on earth increases, our spiritual practice needs to meet this intensity with equal strength.
In these conflicted times, everyone needs a practice that takes them beyond the polarizing propaganda of this world, beyond the “Gods” and “Guides” of the Super Ego that tell you only what you want to hear and beyond the limitations of this apparent reality.
We are here on this earth to practice the art of being Soulful, of being Divine, of being Radiant and of being Joyful. After all, it is easy to be ego, to be human, and to be unconscious. It takes practice to be Soulful, to be Spiritual and to evolve our consciousness to the limitless Grace of the Infinite.
Everything that we give to our practice comes back to us generously.
Spiritual Practice for the New Year
Develop a list of your intentions. It is good to have a mix of Dedications (Doings) and Disciplines (Un-doings). Build a list that include the physical (body, structures, foundations, money), the emotional (relationships, family, friends, heart holdings), the mind (financial, business, education) and energy (spirit, movement, experience, change, transformation, and play).
~ Create an altar. An altar serves as a daily reminder that this life is sacred and meaningful. Make a sacred conscious space somewhere in your home with items that are meaningful to you. I have a candle, crystals, religious/spiritual objects of significance, books and gifts that loved ones have given to me. Many people have pictures of their ancestors on their altars. I have an altar in every room of my house, including the bathrooms.
~ Place a copy of your list on your altar, on your mirror or someplace that you will see it and give energy to it every day. That which we give energy to, grows. Bless the best, release the rest.
~ You can also put a copy of the intentions that you want to grow under a green and growing plant. As you attend to the plant, remind yourself of your intentions.
~ We are ever evolving. Allow you list to grow, evolve and adapt. Make changes as change is needed.
~ Make a list of challenges, obstacles, traumas, and anything that you want to release. Find a safe container to burn this list. Take the ashes outside and offer them to nature. As the list burns, allow the smoke to carry the issue(s) to the higher levels, to the Infinite, to be transformed.
~ Make an offering in gratitude. I have a compost pile. Every time that I take out an old potato or vegetable cuttings, I offer them to Nature, the Earth, the Land, to the Oneness.
Everything is meaningful. It is all sacred.
May this support your journey and honor your intentions. I send to you many blessings for 2022.
With love and light,