Spiritual Study Series: Introduction
Spirituality, faith, God.....these are heavy words. For a lot of people - especially people who feel as though they have been judged and damned by God - the topic of Spirituality itself is an intellectual and emotional block. People who have been emotionally traumatized (and that, according to recent studies is as high as 1 in 3) are often angry with God. They wonder how a loving God could have allowed this horrible thing to happen to me.
Life has become incredibly stressful, yet most people choose to struggle through it all on their own, reluctant to trust anyone with their deepest fears, transgressions and resentments for fear of being judged, criticized and condemned. This choice prolongs the suffering.
Spirituality, for thousands of years, was a combination of psychological and Spiritual education, intended to provide people with life tools. It took decades of practice to become a teacher or priest which is why most Spiritual leaders were referred to as Elders. As the years went on, different labels were given to those who studied ancient Spiritual texts, mythologies and the occult, but the one constant was how long it took to become a Spiritual teacher.
I certainly don't profess to have all the answers. In fact, the life answers I arrived at mostly only pertain to my personal life experience. That's how I believe Divine Wisdom works. My revelations are not likely going to make total sense to you because your mind's process can't reference my Mind Files, but because we likely have common experiences, there will be some things that ring true for you. This is what I hope to do. Pass down what I have learned with the intention that you will find peace in your heart and begin to become who you were meant to be.
Here in Canada, fall is quickly approaching. As the days get shorter and colder, the trees begin the process of letting go. People will spend more time indoors so it's the perfect time of the year to begin a Spiritual practice!
Think of it like this: Just as the leaves on the trees will turn from green to gold and then to brown before dying and falling to the ground, we can use the fall and winter to reflect upon the things that we've experienced in life that once held a great deal of energy. We can look into our hearts and learn from those experiences turning them into golden lessons, then be willing to allow them to turn brown, die and fall away from us.
In this series, my intention is to get you thinking about your past in a different light. I'll be referencing different myths and Spiritual texts, with the hope that something I offer provides insight or comfort, and helps you to forgive and let go.
I don't have a membership or a list or anything that will remind you to visit this blog. It's up to you to decide if what I offer is of value to you, so you are going to have to remember to visit this website every once in a while to see what's new in the series!
I suggest you find a notebook or a journal to write in. As you read the blogs, jot down things that generate a feeling inside you. The feeling could range anywhere from 'aha!' to anger, and Yes! to you have got to be kidding! Include all the thoughts that come to your mind, then carefully reassess what you've written down. Ask yourself where exactly that thought originated and if it makes sense to you today - with everything you've learned since your mind's process formed that thought. Take five long and slow deep breaths. Once you're calm, ask God, however you choose to understand Him, for guidance, then write down what comes to your mind.
Remember, you are the only expert of you! Take what you like and leave the rest here! Be patient with yourself on your healing journey, and if you feel as though you need some personal help, don't be afraid to reach out and ask.
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll stop by again!
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