Integrating dualities for spiritual growth

If it doesn’t work to ignore, deny or avoid the negatives in our lives, how do we deal with them? We can transform our suffering by integrating our lower experiences with higher spiritual energies. Here’s the process to follow: 1. Acknowledge your discomfort with the present situation. Really feel your …

Know and accept yourself completely

Many of us are walking the spiritual path with a longing to be. We think we’re not yet good enough somehow. We long to banish our particular demons. We dream of a life where we can be as good, strong and loving as we believe we ought to be. The …

Continually ask yourself ‘Why?’

In our drive to understand the truth of who we are, we gain much by asking ‘why?’ With any situation in life, we can ponder, “What does this mean?” This questioning automatically leads us to the level of soul. Why are we thinking, feeling and doing what we are in …

Do you meditate?

“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.” — Blaise Pascal The practice of meditation is essential for those who wish to connect with their souls. It calms our minds and makes it easier for us to pay attention to the reality around …

Our souls will not be ruled by the clock

Author Robert Sardello talks about how our experience of time is affected by duration and tempo. We can identify the natural tempo of life in the rhythm of the heartbeat. We experience duration in the rising and setting of the sun, the ebb and flow of the tides and the …

The spiritual journey is a journey of consciousness.

The spiritual journey first follows the path of personality to explore limitation and separation. It then takes the path of soul to reconnect with expansiveness and unity. Here’s another bird’s eye view of how our lives unfold to awaken our consciousness: 1. Unconscious love: When we are born, we exist …

Beware of spiritual materialism.

The Tibetan teacher, Chogyam Trungpa, warned of the trap of spiritual materialism. He says we must be ever diligent to spot the ego’s use of the spiritual journey to further its own ends. If ego’s wants underlie our desire for spiritual connection, we may be using spiritual techniques to strengthen …

Become familiar with soul.

Do you sense that something is missing in your life? Chances are, you are experiencing the lack of soul in your world. What is soul? Our minds may want to understand soul as an entity. Andrew Schneider says that “soul is who we are as incarnated Spirit, …who we are …

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