Month: July 2018

Opening One Door, While Another Closes

How many times in your life have you let a door close, while you were trying desperately to open another? I’m not saying that the door you were pursuing opened. You simply lost the opportunity for the other opportunity because you were so head strong about opening the door that you had been consistently trying to pry open.

You probably thought this blog was going to be about new opportunity. Well, it is. The subject matter is a little different, though. This blog is about missing opportunity, even though you’re praying and hoping for it, because you can’t get your mind out of your own ego and let Spirit take you to your desired destiny.

There are many paths to the same success. What you have to realize is that not every path is for you. As an actor, for instance, there is only one role for each character. If you are not cast as that character, this is not a missed opportunity. It is an opportunity that you took but were not offered. If you prayed that you would get that role, this doesn’t mean that God doesn’t answer prayer. Perhaps, 1000 people prayed for that same role. How would God decide upon which son or daughter this role belonged to without playing favorites?

The truth in the matter is that Spirit is more concerned about what you learn each day rather than what role you’re cast in or what job you did or didn’t get.

When I get a role in a play, I can be sure that there is a higher calling involved. Something vast and unknown is hidden in my hiring. I know this with certainty. Perhaps, that’s why don’t fret when I don’t get offered a job that I thought I was perfect for.

Maybe, I didn’t need to meet that director. Maybe the person I was supposed to share love with that day was a friend in need. Maybe there is a better opportunity for that day. Or, maybe, I’m supposed to rest that day.

All of these are perfect options for Spirit, who knows the vastness of your purpose.

As you give your heart to the One perfect mind of God, you may also need to give your will a twist to the ear. You must kindly, gently, but sometimes with a little gusto, tell yourself that the main goal of life on Earth is not to be the richest man alive, the handsomest, the most beautiful woman, having the best clothes or relationships. No. Your goal is to be used by Spirit to help polarize the Earth for the coming New Age—for the shift into a more heavenly space here on this Earth, where the lion lays with the lamb and peace fills each day like the sun that shines.

Rather, think on this peace,and your heart will rest today.

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How to Gain Spiritual Insight

The question I am asked most often as a spiritual counselor and life coach is:

Can someone who doesn’t normally have any spiritual gifts, actually develop them? Will I ever be able to hear from God or Spirit?

My answer is: How committed to the process are you?

I wish I could be more definite in my findings. However, in all the years that I have been teaching and coaching, I have found that most people who are sincere and have an authentic desire to find a connection to Spirit God, actually do find what they look for. They may not find it exactly how they thought they would. But, I promise you, if they have been seeking to find answers, they will gain insight. If they practiced silence in meditation or in yoga or in long walks in the woods, they have heard from Spirit in a way that is perfect for them.

There is no one particular way that Spirit speaks to us. Personally, I get very clear images, insights, and intuition. I often hear a voice that specifically tells me things. I am compelled at times to do specific actions or talk to certain people with such specificity that the clarity with which I receive is hard to deny that it is not an elevated knowledge trying to communicate.  What you or I call, matters not to me.

As I have watched my students over the years develop spiritually, even they find it hard to believe they can operate on their own accord: pray without help, ask for advice and get an answer, and find the right words to pray. But they do. They grow just like anyone student would who puts in the hours and the study.

However, just because a student becomes liberated from the need of a teacher, which is the ultimate purpose of teaching, this does not mean that we all don’t need a friend, partner, or a mentor to share our divine prayers.

Getting together to pray is special because “when two or more are gathered, there I AM,” the Bible says. I believe specifically that prayers are exponentially potent when more people gather to pray for the exact same thing without fear. This kind of prayer is a special kind of gift. Many people have seen miracles happen as a result.

The U.S. experienced this when 9-11 happened. The entire country stopped for days, grieved, and prayed. It was a spiritual power few of us have ever felt before. We could feel the world sending positive thoughts towards us. People were kinder to each other, more loving, and often completely different than they had been before.

This is an example of experiencing the power of Spirit. What anyone needs to do, however, after an expression of Spirit like this happens is to keep moving forward. If he or she wants to maintain the same kind of insight and a powerful spiritual feeling always, they must grow from every experience. Do we suddenly stop praying because we no longer feel the pain of the death of so many people at once? Do we stop looking for answers about why things happen and retreat for the asking? Or do we continue to go inward to seek what expresses itself outward?

Yes, yes, yes! The above paragraph holds the primary keys to spiritual growth.

Stay with me in the next few blogs. I’m going to expound much more about different areas of spiritual growth and spiritual gifts.

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With Patriotism on the Decline, Why Fireworks?

Last night I was driven crazy by the onslaught of loud bombing sounds. It was as if the country was under siege. July 4th. Independence Day. My dog slept in the bathtub, because that was the only place he felt safe. I am sensory defensive. I get it. I wanted to sleep right along side my frightened pup, with earplugs and perhaps with my head submerged under water so that I would be filled with the silence of the deep sea.

As this frenetic discourse blasts on around me into the late night, I wondered why, as a country, we celebrate our liberation from British rule by reactivating the very sounds that bombarded around us.

The bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that are flag was still there.

I get it! But I also don’t understand why reenacting these blasts of tyranny and revolt, year after year, cause the masses to feel celebratory. Is anyone really putting two pieces of the puzzle together. If all of those really enjoying setting off bombs in the air really do have a feeling of reminiscence or of patriotism. I would have to doubt this seriously. I think it today is a reason to release testosterone into the atmosphere in the form of noxious gases, period.

Patriotism is on a steady decline since the current political atmosphere has become a joke. None of those who are truly watching all of the news with open eyes and are concerned about what may happen next if the current administration goes on without restraint could care less about bombs bursting in the air. What we do care about, however, is peace—for our souls and most especially our minds.

I spend every morning trying to find this peace in the utter chaos of the world with meditation. When I see glimpses of it in my mind, I hold on to it for dear life—to the fragments of sanity that I know exist somewhere in the ether and are intended to move through me and then into the world.

But how in this current circumstance can this happen through me or you?

I think about the prime impediment of every single human being that wants and desires peace for the world and for themselves—FEAR! We are afraid that by ourselves—we will not be enough to make any kind of change. We are afraid that if we follow the leadings of the heart that we will be much too selfish and somehow not come out helping the faithful cause of liberation to those captive and in chains from prejudice and injustice. I say, “In the face of the injustices in the world, how can we not follow the treasure of passion in our hearts?”

I recently have begun to understand that as one human being, the best that I can do is to follow my passion to the fullest, no matter what kinds of fear try to block my path. Why?

I work toward my passion, because I understand that the seed of God’s greatest desire is the most deeply rooted seed in my heart. If this were true, then where I go and what I become in this world will greatly impact not only me, but the entire world—no matter if I’m a garbage collector or a great musician making a statement with album after album.

Today is the day that you look deep inside yourself and decide what action or movement will most crucially impact your life—then go for it! You must!

All of the world is waiting for you to be the biggest and best you that you can be! The are waiting for you to realize that you are made in the image and passion of Creator Good. When you and I embrace our power, then we can bring peace and joy back to this Earth.

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