We are all on our own spiritual path whether we recognize it as such. We are infinite spirits on this Earth in flesh suits. A much better body description was coined by my son-in-law, Gerald Clark...meat modem.
I particularly love it because it best describes us as a body that both receives and sends energetic signals in an energy field. It just makes sense to me that the more optimal 'the unit' the better it can process signals. So am I saying get ready to be a tri-athlete? Only if it's in your heart to do it!!
I'm old enough to have played with string phones where you connect 2 tin cans with a long cotton string...no cell phones or walkie talkies! They only work if the string is tight...if it sags or touches something forget it just wont work well if at all.
This body of ours is a mass of electrical circuitry and it all runs through our spine as it transmits from head to toe to finger tip. Collecting and processing data through the filters you've made an agreement with...huge key...the filters we either willingly make or assume through group identity.
Throughout my life I have injured my back many times...it's one of those things that brings clarity... everything is connected because everything you do produces pain! When you're in that condition you just want relief so often a physical therapist (torturer), chiropractor, or acupuncturist is sought out so everything will go back to being a friendly communicator...no bulges or kinks in the line! Through the process too you learn proper mechanics of lifting and strengthening exercises to prevent further injury. But I tell you what the moment relief comes is pure magic!
So too in our spiritual life, when you realize you are spirit and you have this thing called infinity your a part of...and you are unconditionally loved by the Creator of All, the Universe, Source, God...it's an awesome moment...your spiritual birth/awakening!!
Now through new eyes you can re-check some of those filters you've used before, you work through the negative words that have been spoken over you, the assaults against you, the conditional love you've lived with...your shadow work.
Through it all you are learning to live life in the spirit...and that we each have our own path!
That's a tough thing for people to accept...they want you to join their club or church and accept the dogma they've made an agreement with. What they are really saying is if you do this and behave this way, perform under our conditions, you can have unconditional love...WHAT?
The process of growing your spirit is unique to you although there are a lot of common practices that apply to everyone. Unconditional love for yourself is your first focus...so prayer, meditation, and worship (expressing extreme gratitude) are first tools to learn and apply. Find a quiet space, your prayer closet...or go camping in Creation and feel your spirit sing along....find a rock, tree, or beach and meditate there. Wherever you are take off your shoes and socks and get yourself grounded. You can feel the energy exchange as you flex your toes in sand, dirt, grass, or water...you can feel your connection with Creation. Your meat modem is adjusting to connecting with the Cosmic Devine!
Most folks recognize a caduceus...what we recognize as a medical symbol 2 snakes entwined around a stick. A yogi would refer that symbolizes your Devine energy flowing up your spine...with energy fields along the path, chakras. Yoga can be a powerful tool for you spiritual growth. I know some of my evangelical friends are getting nervous talking about yoga...may I suggest if you view it as an issue your still processing your own conditional love. Someone that has no faith and is 'shopping' could look at countless Christian leaders that have done horrendous things and surmise Christianity is a dangerous cult...Jim Jones and Jonestown come to mind. The point being don't judge the whole by the actions of a few.
Again our focus is to learn to be non-judgmental, unconditionally loving...Christlike
There was a fellow that used to walk the Earth as Enoch, some believe he was the founder of the Essenes a group that believed they could through raising their vibration (holiness), become one with unconditional love, they could come and go to Heaven (multi dimensional travel). The Bible says he never died, he was taken away but for some reasons those responsible for formulating the Bible decided The Book of Enoch wasn't foundational. The leadership of the day did not want you or I know we hold the keys to walking as powerful spirits, as Masters-as the Christ.
I've shared before one of my lifelong motivational verses is Proverbs 25:2 "It is the Glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of Kings."
Again your spiritual path is up to you to walk...are you just believing what's been told you or are you willing to research...to look in unfamiliar places, exercising discernment, to raise your vibration and really find and walk in unconditional love?
I'm interested to hear what some of you use as a catalyst to ignite you spirit! Have an awesome week!