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Becoming a Spiritual Adult—II #stumblingblocks #spiritualadvice #whatstrending #struggle

Yesterday, we talked about the first steps at becoming a spiritual adult. Today, I’ll continue the journey. If you missed Part I, go to http://findingauthenticyou.com/?p=15646. In today’s Discovery we’ll talk about how to overcome the hardest stumbling block—disbelief!

My favorite flowering tree is the Crepe Myrtle. I remember three years after I had moved into a new home, in the middle of the summer, noticing blooms at the top of two trees that were in the shade. As I investigated, I realized I had two very large, $500-1000 crepe myrtles hiding in the shade, which I had never noticed before. So, in the winter, I hired a gardener to dig them up and move them to a place in the front yard where I could enjoy their beauty and watch them thrive.

One of the trees transplanted perfectly. The other, however, never bloomed out the first year. In fact, it didn’t get any greenery. However, the roots and the trunk seemed to be alive and intact. Everyone looked at the tree and said it was dead; however, I would not believe it. I cut the tree back and began to tend to it, caring for it even harder for an entire year with only one sign that it was still alive—some small growth began to sprout from the base of the tree about midsummer. Today, the tree is not as large as the other, but it is alive and about half the size of the other, but flowers beautifully every year.

I tell you this story, because the faith that it took to care for that tree reminds me of the faith you need to follow a dream that looks like it may be dead, or worse yet, one in which everyone in your life reflects negativity in the face of your belief. I was steadfast when anyone would say something negative to me about the tree. “We’ll see,” I’d say with a smile. “Miracles happen. Life sometimes fools you.” I can’t tell you how many people, gardeners even, told me to cut down my dream. But I never did.

Much of being an adult spiritually is about realizing one thing only:

That the human world and all of its effects are more of an illusion than a reality. What you see physically in front of you is more about the mental process of using your personal past to identify what you see, presently. So, ten people could, possibly, identify the same object through different lens, causing ten different reactions, because each of identify the physical through the lens of what we know from our past. If you past is laced with trauma, you probably see completely different than someone born with a silver spoon.

As I have been practicing meditation for years now, I realize one important fact: The longer I meditate, the more I learn to stay in the observer part of my brain, which gives me the opportunity to look at life through a different lens—the lens of Spirit. So, when something perceivably bad happens that could be a stumbling block, I go into my observer place and watch, instead of react. If I stay in the observer mind long enough, eventually, I realize that the perceived negativity is usually a gift.

People around me often say, “How did you not react to things in life?”

My answer is always the same, “My initial anxious reactions have never helped me in my life. So, I realize that not reacting and trusting that Source is always leading me toward my highest and best, help me to live in a more peaceful, prosperous place.”

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Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

 

 

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Growing Spiritually into an Adult Warrior

I wrote a book about two years ago called Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. The book addresses the spiritual disenfranchisement of the GLBT children of God. I share how GLBT family have to, sometimes, create our own religion and path to Spirituality in order to be accepted and feel a part of the whole. Tomorrow evening, one of my dreams about this book will be fulfilled. I will begin to meet with a group of Gay Spiritual Warriors for a monthly meeting at my new church, Center of Spiritual Living Fort Lauderdale #CSLFL. I share this news because, part of our human pact with Spirit, as we come into our existence on this earth is that we work on ourselves, but, also, we share our gifts and insights with others to help humanity grow.

Sometimes, in our meditations, we may receive a call. I’ll define this “call” as an opportunity. I don’t believe that Spirit forces us to do anything on earth. So, from the Subjective Mind of God—that place where we all have access to the uncreated, unlimited good in meditation—we may see an opportunity to be of use to the world. If we choose to accept this call, then we must act as Spiritual Adults in our quest to let it unfold.

The first action I took was to say an affirmative treatment, which sounded like this: “Spirit God, Unlimited Good, Power of the Universe, I am one with you and your purpose. Out from our oneness, I reach into the subjective field of thought and form this idea of an Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warriors group. I plant the seed now, envisioning that this group touches many hearts and helps the disenfranchised grow spiritually. I know that you are growing this seed according to a perfect will beyond all of my imagination. I thank you for the opportunity and for the responsibility to be of service to the world in this divine way. And I release my prayer to you, Spirit, knowing it will not return unto me void, as you are my inspiration!”

I spoke this prayer one year before I even knew that I would be sitting in my office in South Florida—instead of Nashville—getting the opportunity to minister to many gay men and women in an area of Ft. Lauderdale that is primarily gay. The church I felt led to attend, when I moved here, just happened to be in the center of this borough, Wilton Manors. I had no idea about the location or even had made an initial visit there. I simply had a very strong leading in my heart.

This leading not only helped me achieve the next step in moving forward with my spiritual calling, but it also aided in my sister’s and mother’s growth spiritually. They both love the church and strongly agree with the teaching of our minister. To me, this is a win-win situation. How many times do we get to evolve spiritually with our biological family? It’s just beautiful to watch my eighty-two-year-old mother at church on Sunday so interested in the teaching and thrilled by what she learns on a day-to-day basis. I know this path to spirituality works, because I see it in front of me in my sister’s and my mother’s faces, every day.

So, hearing “the call” is the next step to growing into a spiritual adult. As I said, the call is for anyone interested. It’s like a Spiritual Ad in the heavenly newspaper. You can read it, but never submit your proposal or resume. However, if you choose to submit your resume, you have to be prepared to work toward the calling. This is spiritual law in practice!

I have waited for an entire year for the seed of this idea to become a reality. “I plant the seed. God grows the tree!” But the truth of how Spirit works is that so many things in my life had to change to make this vision become a reality. Most importantly, I had to be willing to take the call then make shifts in my own reality to move toward this call. I can now say that the pathway to becoming a spiritual adult is as difficult and also as liberating as it is to go from being a teenager to a leaving your childhood home to venture out on your own. The metaphor of human growth follows the same path as our spiritual growth.

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Bo works with people on SKYPE and FaceTime all over the world. He is taking new clients now. Call 954-253-6493 for information.

Take the time to look at Bo’s bookshelf of self-help books, novels, healing downloads, and yoga DVD. All of Bo’s books help people such as you, make SIGNIFICANT CHANGE with habits, find your SOULMATE, your PASSION, reach YOUR DREAMS, and dictate your own FUTURE.

Chosen to show his new hypnotherapeutic techniques on The Learning Channel (TLC) and also given the opportunity to teach at the world conference for Learning, and received the award of excellence for Helping Overcome Obesity in Nashville, Bo Sebastian is the writer and director of Finding Authentic You and Uncommon Gay Spiritual Warrior. Go directly to Amazon/Amazon Kindle to buy any of his wonderfully inspired books: ]

 

 

 

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