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Perspective

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I think this is a beautiful quote which came to me at the exact time I needed it (as things always do.) I realized that all the confusion and doubt I was previously feeling and dubbed “growing pains” could also be looked at from the perspective where I was able to better accept the change and process as a gift.  I am going through a change.  I am not who I once was and as part of that I have to be able to release what no longer serves.  All that I viewed as confusion or a struggle was simply love bringing everything up that no longer belonged to me.  I feel light again. 🙂

For the conscious/spiritual developing bookworm :D

I love to read!!!! For me, reading expands and grows me, it validates things I may second guess in my own thoughts and it’s just overall something I have enjoyed since I was a child 🙂

If reading is your thing I’d highly recommend the following books:

Although I already mentioned it Ask and It Is Given by Abraham-Hicks (Jerry and Esther Hicks) literally busted my mind open. It started me on this amazing journey that is getting to know myself and God first hand

A Course in Miracles by The Foundation for Inner Peace.  I’m still working through this one.  I’ve found that in my specific path I don’t feel the need to read it cover to cover, I do however enjoy the lessons it teaches (you are supposed to study one lesson each day) and the teaching manual

The Finding of the Third Eye by Vera Stanley Adler.  This I found amazing because it was originally published in 1938 but is very much so applicable and relevant to today. As a result of reading this book I was skyrocketed in a million different directions!! It lead me to read The Egyptian Book of the Dead as well as The Tibetian Book of the DeadThe Teachings of Ptahhotep, The twelve labours of Hercules. and a very insightful article on Pelmanism which all helped in my expansion 🙂

The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  Another book that gave me growth and made me just that much better.  The subtitle of the book is “A practical guide to personal freedom” It’s not lying lol

Astral Projection and the Nature of Reality by John Magnus.  This one all I can really say is once you begin to really expand you may find you want to get your feet wet in all the cool abilities of your mind.  It’s a book about out of body experiences, learning how to have them and what to do when you do.

A Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. This I read with one of my best friends because we have a “book club” it came at the perfect time for me and I was able to take just what  I needed at that moment.

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.  I am definitely enjoying this read.  Although technically it’s a fictional story it doesn’t take away from the very real spiritual/consciousness development stages.

As for the following books, they may on the surface seem to be only for entertainment at which point you may discard the value they may have on one’s spiritual development but one thing I have learned is insight can be found in all things and all people. In The Teachings of Ptahhotep, he states “Good speech is more hidden than greenstone (emeralds), yet it may be found among maids at the grindstones.” What I took from that was never discount someone’s ability to impart valuable wisdom to you based on their appearance or standings.  God moves and speaks through all of us which includes those we categorize as people who create things on a superficial level (i.e. for entertainment purposes)

THe Hunger Games, Catching Fire and Mockingjay by Susanne Collins

Divergent , Insurgent and Allegiant by Veronia Roth

Allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll of the Harry Potter Books!!!! Those books are about Love!!!!! It’s really beautiful when you are able to actually see it 🙂

http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/35-must-read-spiritual-books-youve-never-heard-of/

and when you’re tired of reading there’s always writing your own books!!! I’d totally recommend journaling as part of your spiritual development. It’s actually how this blog ever even started!! 😉

Have a great day my lovelies!!

Meditation

There’s so much that can and should be said about meditation.  In my intro I said mediation is life.  I stand by that 100%. Meditation is essentially your direct line to your higher self (also know as God in whichever form you choose to call it *the note here being don’t get caught up on the semantics of the name as much as the meaning of the connection you are forming*)

The first and most important thing one should know about meditation is this….YOU CANNOT DO IT WRONG!!!!!!

I feel that some people tend to think meditation requires you to sit in a room with your legs crossed, and your thumb and index fingers chanting waiting for some profound moment to come. Not all meditations will lead you to some great epiphany. Take the pressure off of yourself and know no matter how your meditation comes out it was PERFECT. Sometimes you won’t be able to quiet the rambling as quickly as you can on other days, sometimes you’ll fall asleep and sometimes you’ll complete it knowing you were able to connect with your higher self.  All of these things are 100% perfect because you are exactly where you need to be in the present moment.  Meditation takes practice, it’s no different than if you wanted to build your bicep, you wouldn’t lift a 20lb weight one time and then get mad you aren’t super buff would you?

As a recommendation *keeping in mind it’s different for everyone* I always say find some soothing music of your preference (youtube has tons of meditation music) and simply find a space where you can get comfortable and quiet.  You can sit up, you can lay down, whatever it is that will help you get settled into the moment is the goal, then you simply listen to the music. I find taking a couple of slow deep breaths helps me settle in then I begin to follow the musical notes.

As you begin to get comfortable with this you’ll notice that there are gaps in time where you aren’t hearing any of your every day mind rambling, and THAT’S your goal.  It’s not a crime to have thoughts during mediation your goal is just not to carry full conversations during that time.   You’re not looking for absolute silence you’re looking for temporary moments of quiet in order for you to actually HEAR what I call clear thought.  Sometimes it will initially seem as if these thoughts are random but if you keep yourself attuned within the day things will appear in your life to make some of these things clear.

As an example during meditation one morning I ended up on a tangent about the Jewish custom of sitting Shiva.  I could not tell you why of all things that was on my mind.  It progressed into a thought about a Jewish man I knew *mostly because I couldn’t imagine him not clean shaved* which then progressed into how he’s such a great and sweet person.  At the moment I determined this was not a CLEAR THOUGHT but everyday rambling and so I cleared it from my mind.  When I went into work that morning I found out that same man was going to be having surgery within a few weeks as a result of having double hernia’s.  My thoughts lead me to him for a reason it just wasn’t clear why until after the fact.  Those thoughts of love directed towards him were called to the front of my mind on purpose.

So to conclude I’d just like to reiterate 1. you cannot do it wrong 2.you can have thoughts just try not to hold conversations (remember you’re learning to make the distinction between mindless rambling and CLEAR thought  and 3. the more you do it the more natural it becomes.

Good luck and happy travels 😀

Welcome/Introduction

First and foremost if you are here reading this I’d like to say thank you and welcome. You could be anywhere on the internet learning and expanding but you have found yourself with me 🙂
It is my vision that this blog/website be one of many bridges in your ever-expanding spiritual journey.  There’s so much to learn and so much to know. Enjoy every moment knowing that whatever comes to you is in perfect time.  We’re never given more than we can handle or more than we are ready for so trust in the pureness and goodness of this moment(as in RIGHT NOW, as you are reading these words)
The beginning of any spiritual journey is filled with a lot of complex emotion.  Is it fun, exciting and sometimes scary? Yup.
I’d actually like to take a moment to discuss the scary, it can be scary when you’re standing on the edge of something you can feel is BIG but you don’t know exactly what awaits you on the other side of that experience.  You may dawdle at that line tipping your toe over, not really sure what’s to come, further more if you really are going to want it once you find out what’s on that other side…..let me assure you…..you want to jump in!
To say it’s the greatest thing you’ll ever do in your life is not in the least an understatement. (take the red pill Neo….take the red pill. That just made me laugh) But seriously even if you do tip toe on the edge don’t worry about it, you’ll know when you’re ready.  The fact that you’re spending time reading spiritual blogs and searching the internet for this stuff is a pretty good indicator of such 🙂
The last thing I’d like to ask as you continue is to approach each one of my entries with an open mind.  But more important than an open mind I urge you to take all that you absorb in a moment back with you to meditation. Meditation is LIFE. Meditation is  EVERYTHING.
I’ll go into meditation a little more later but even if I try to describe or explain it, it sort of doesn’t do it justice because no two people are going to have identical meditation experience because WE ARE ALL INDIVIDUAL HUMAN BEINGS!!   The whole reason that I say meditation is so important is because it’s such a personal and intimate experience between you and your higher Source.  So when you make that connection in meditation you’ll be able to verify what is true for you and what is not.
I can only speak from my truth based on the personal relationship I am forming with the Creator(whomever you chose to call him/her/them is not of importance) Some of the things I may say may ring a bell in your head, some of the things may cause you to go pssssssssssssssssssssh she is completely wrong, it doesn’t matter. My primary purpose is to help you along your own journey in any way I can, not to try to push my personal truths as the one size fits all truth.
With this all being said I wish you much growth, light, peace, love and expansion in your travels.