"We can't really digest food unless there's hunger. So we can't really assimilate spiritual wisdom unless we feel the need for it." ~Radhanath Swami Thanks to Brainy Quote! Photo courtesy of Flicker! There are so many “spiritual people” who want to hold you accountable for your every action and every utterance. They are correct, but only up to a point. It is difficult, if not impossible to ALWAYS be positive, to ALWAYS be happy, to ALWAYS be grateful. If it were easy, don’t you think everyone would do it? Each person is on their OWN spiritual path. What other people can do is lead you toward the ideas and practices that resound most deeply within you. You are not here by happenstance or coincidence. If you are reading this message, it is because the message is for YOU. Pay attention! There are so many forms, practices, rituals, etc. leading to a more peaceful existence. Yet, in the end we are STILL HUMAN, with all the fragilities and failings that Being Human brings. We also have the grace, courage, perseverance and honor to know what the right thing is and do it more times than not. Not a single one of us is Perfect. Many of us are striving to do better and be better, but perfection is a long way off. This is one of the definitions of "spiritual". I say all this to say that “Thinking positive thoughts” does not always lead to desired outcomes. How could it possibly lead to exactly what you want when what YOU want may not be in your highest interest? Sometimes (The Law of Attraction) does not work! Sometimes, what I WANT is selfish and self-serving. So, how is something that only will benefit ME succeed in elevating me to a higher plane? It won’t. So, if you hear someone say that “Your thoughts are blocking your manifestations” sometimes that is TRUE. However, sometimes what you think you want is not what is best for you. And in those cases, you won’t get it! That is where committing to a spiritual practice will assist you to grow in all ways, with grace, acceptance, humility, courage and gratitude. You won’t get everything you want. Or, you will have everything you need, and be grateful to also have most of the things you want. I am in the second category. I don’t need a mansion, or a yacht (but I would love a Cessna) to stroke my ego. The reason I would love a plane is because I love to travel but HATE the airport. And many folks feel the same way. Please don’t get this twisted. There is nothing wrong with wanting or having nice “things”. But in the end, they are things and will not be going with you on your next step of spiritual development. That step where you are once again in SPIRIT form. There are so many resources on this site. Take advantage of what I have pulled together from my personal experience and offered to you. Need a little more guidance, try an Angel Card Reading! My Angels have been quite active this week ensuring me that I am on the right path. Trust me, this last few months have not been easy, but just before I give up, I remind myself how many times I have been pulled from the flames, before the burning starts. And then something special occurs! Time to get to work or in some cases BACK to work. As I have said time and time again – WE NEED YOU. This is an ALL HANDS ON DECK situation. So suit up and get to work! I appreciate you reading! Questions? Contact me! Namaste By:Michelle D. Smith ATTRIBUTE:Flicker.com
What is your song? I have shared the message regarding “Your Song” several times on my blog. Just last night, watching “Chopped” of all things, one of the firefighters stated “We are ALL here to do SOMETHING” advising he was here to be a helper. So, what are you here for? Finding the answer, the TRUE answer to why you are here will remove and release much stress and anguish from your life. Imagine, if you are here doing what you were sent to do, what you signed up to do, what YOU promised both God and yourself you WOULD do, what a wonderful world we would live in. There would be no need of envy, for we each would be able to provide, share, barter for whatever we need. There would be no hunger, for enough people who came here to be farmers would be farmers. Enough people who came here to provide shelter, would provide shelter. Enough people who promised to be healers on every level would be healers. Imagine a world where we did what we were meant to do, even if that involved low pay. Think of all the people who work in jobs because of the salary, or the people whose only job is to con other people into believing Greed is a good thing. What kind of world would we have if we all were willing to GIVE without thought of SELF? What kind of world indeed. A far better place than what we have now, I assure you. One worth fighting for, one worth praying for. Put your imagination, your prayers and your meditations to work for the GREATER GOOD. I dare YOU! Wanted to share a facebok post from Tantra (via Debbie Mancini) Thanks Debbie! Am also sharing the info - and a link back to my own post on this lovely message. Thanks Finding YOUR Song! By:Michelle D. Smith
Short and sweet- Enjoy! All Spiritual being is in man. A wise old proverb says, "God comes to see us without a bell," that is, as there is no screen or ceiling between our heads and the infinite heavens, so is there no bar or wall in the soul where man, the effect, ceases, and God, the cause, begins.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson -- _____________________________
All Creation is connected with a thread. It is what you do with that thread that determines your life.
I AM ISIS a "Spiritual Warrior of the Light." In my hand I hold the Sword of Truth.
I wish you Joy, Love & Peace, ~ Lady of the Light ~
From The Circle of Light ezine
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