The Spiritual Path
Many people think because they pray and meditate daily they are spiritual. This is not entirely true. Prayer and meditation are wonderful tools to help us on the spiritual path. We use them to gain an even closer connection with God and to ask for help and receive guidance.
And just because someone is psychic or intuitive does not mean they are spiritual. There are many tricksters in the astral realm who often claim to be someone they are not. Ego shuts the door where Spirit dwells.
So what exactly is the spiritual path? The spiritual path is the path of self-mastery -- learning to master the "self."
Walking this path means learning to recognize what is Truth and what is not, for not everything we have been taught is truth. It means standing in your own power and not giving it away to someone else. When you put someone else up on a pedestal, you go down. We are all equal in the eyes of God.
To walk the spiritual path, one must constantly be looking at the self—monitoring our thoughts, words, emotions, and actions to be aware of what we are creating in our world.
At any given moment, we are the sum total of all our experiences—past lives and current life. Who we were in the past helped to create who we are now. With each lifetime, we build on our experiences like a child going through school. We learn from our mistakes and the mistakes of others. We learn what to do and what not to do, what to be and what not to be.
To walk the spiritual path means we must stop blaming others and accept responsibility for what we have created through our past actions. What we give out we get back tenfold.
To walk the spiritual path means recognizing our weaknesses so we can turn them into strengths. It means recognizing our fears so we can overcome them.
To walk the spiritual path means forgiveness, forgiving others for what we perceived they have done to us (intentionally or unintentionally) and forgiving ourselves for what we may have done to someone else and to ourselves.
To walk the spiritual path means recognizing life is all about choices. Some choices are high in vibration while others are low in vibration. There is no good or bad in life -- just experiencing. We learn from our experiences.
To walk the spiritual path means becoming God-like, becoming all the God virtues -- patience, purity, humility, compassion, forgiveness, devotion, faith, trust, fairness, honesty, joy, kindness, selflessness, impersonal service, temperance, thankfulness, truthfulness, understanding, wisdom, and the greatest of these virtues, pure unconditional love for everyone and everything in life.
Individual development and mastery go hand in hand with impersonal service.
Impersonal service means remembering "the world does not revolve around me!" We are all connected, and we cannot hurt another without hurting ourselves. We are all in this together, and we must help each other along the way for no one is better than another.
When we go Home at the end of an incarnation, two questions most often asked are: "How did you expand the Light/Love of the world?" and "How was the world a better place as a result of your being in it?"
How will you answer these questions? Instead of living your life for today, live your life for the day you go Home and have to account for how you lived your life. It's never too late to begin.
Blessings to you on your journey!
With much love, Pat