The Times They Are A Changing!
The spiritual path...what exactly is it? What does it mean "to be on your path?" We hear people talk about it all the time. How do we know if we are on our path?
You are on your path when you take time to look at the self and be totally, brutally honest with yourself. It means not being the victim. It means consciously working from a state of pure unconditional love to the best of our ability.
It's easy to be the victim. It takes hard work to look at the self and realize we are the victim only as a result of what WE have created through thought, word, or deed at some point in our life.
Being on the spiritual path takes hard work. It means you are consciously monitoring every thought, word, and deed at all times. It means doing your utmost best to be in a state of pure unconditional love.
Prayer and meditation are very important, but they are not everything. What good does prayer and meditation do if we turn around and mistreat our neighbor? That is not love.
Thoughts are things. We validate our thoughts with our words, our actions, our deeds. Every thought, every word, every action, every deed should be made from a state of pure love. If we are not at peace and harmony with ourself, how can we be at peace and harmony with another?
If we are stuck in the drama of life, it says we have a belief we are a victim of life. There are no victims in life...only co-creators of circumstances. We've all heard the sayings: "There are no accidents in life." "There is a reason and a purpose for everything." "What you give out, you get back tenfold." These are not just words. They are the truth.
Earth is a school filled with many lessons. One of those lessons is to learn to control the emotions...not to deny them, but to control them. We came to experience the emotions so experience them. Do not deny them, but at the same time, do not wallow in them.
Choose the road of detachment instead. Walk away for a few minutes from a difficult situation. Take a deep breath so you can see/think clearly. Handle the situation from a state of pure love.
Detaching from the emotions does not mean you don't care about someone. It simply means you choose to see things clearly so you can move forward in life instead of spiraling downward.
There are two root emotions: love and fear. Every emotion comes from one or the other. Fear is only the absence of love. Where there is fear, there cannot be love.
My brother told me the other day he was consciously trying to live his life by the Golden Rule. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." How many of us remember to do that?
How are you handling life? Are you living in a state of peace, harmony, and love? Or are you still caught up in the drama of life?
Yes, there will be tests along the way. Remember, life is a school. The only way to pass a test is by being positive and remaining in a state of love. If we do not pass one test, guaranteed there will be another. The more we resist, the more it persists. And remember--what we give out, we will get back tenfold.
So the next time you find yourself saying, "Why does this keep happening to me?"...ask yourself instead, "What lesson is it I need to learn?" Once we have truly learned the lesson, the lesson goes away.
We are on the threshhold of a new Golden Age. The Age of Aquarius, an age of pure unconditional love. Are you ready? Are you taking the time to consciously monitor every thought, word, and deed? Are you being truly honest with yourself? Or are you still in a state of denial?