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Personal Freedom

I just started The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard and although I am early in the book it’s already had some resonance for me; Specifically the point that we all have an inherent desire to be whomever we are without fear of being judged or ostracized.  These same sentiments are expressed in the Outkast song above Liberation.

“Can’t worry bout, what another nigga think–Now that’s Liberation and baby I want it..  “–Outkast

“I said I have a choice to be who you wants to be–It’s left uppa to me, and my momma n’em told me”–Outkast

“That is ultimately what Personal Freedom is: liberty from the restrictions of social oppression and the tragic self-oppression that is fear”–Brendon Burchard

Each of us, every individual, ought to have the right to happily and peacefully move our lives forward without fear or hurt or imprisonment or arbitrary social constraints.“–Brendon Burchard.

Once again the personal realization of the fact that there are so many ways to say the exact same thing only causes the resonance to amplify more as a personal truth.  I am a true believer that there is more than one way up this spiritual mountain so whichever road we all choose is not nearly as important as the fact that we ascend. 🙂

For me personally I have been playing and growing into the idea of personal freedom a lot.  It has definitely become detrimental to my spiritual development because I am getting acquainted with who I really am and guess what…..I like her!!!  Although I don’t like getting caught up in labeling things for the sake of understanding I have realized I’m a hippie!! l love all things that, stereotypical speaking, hippies love!!!  Nature, meditation, yoga,  connecting with people on a spiritual level and of course my own spiritual exploration and development!! .  This is the me that I did not know I was as a teen and young adult because my primary focus was to fit in.

I can now say that I am liberated.

I don’t care if people think I’m weird, or use the word hippie to mean something negative.  I am who I am.  I am a individual and unique expression of the divine and I am going to use this expression as boldly and freely as I please.  This is exactly why everyone is flipping their lids about Caityln Jenner!!!! She is unapologetic about who she is and people don’t know how to handle it (which is the saddest part in my opinion, truth be told it would be impossible for me to care any less about the subject because all I can see is the bigger picture of letting someone do what they feel they have to do to be happy.)

You should never feel you have to justify yourself  or apologize for being the authentic version of you.  It’s really that simple.

You may find that people will be removed from your life as a result of the change of your personal perspective of self but it should never be viewed as a loss.  The more you are true to yourself the more the right people be drawn to you anyway!!!   I wish this experience for us all,  I have slowly but surely broken the mental and social chains that cause me to be someone I am not and I hope that you all find such liberation in a way that is comfortable to you individually.

Much much much love ❤

Lesson 7–A course in Miracles

I see only the past.”

When I first read this lesson how I interpreted it was that our past experiences give us reference to the present moment so when you are looking at something you aren’t just looking at that specific thing you are looking at the culmination of all interactions you’ve ever had with that thing.

“I see only the past in this shoe” (etc…)

When you look at a shoe you are able to recognize it for what it is based on experience.  This experience is also known as the past. As the example if you had no reference point to what a shoe was you’d not know the meaning of the word let alone the function of it. I often think of babies as a great example of this, if you give a baby a shoe they may play with it, put it in their mouth but not think to put it on their little foot.

This lesson came back to me today in relation to my efforts to work on staying present. (Stay with me because this is going to seem random initially but it really illustrates the point of this lesson to me) I was putting some shea butter in my hair so I look at the jar then proceed to think about how I used it on my hair before vacation.  This thought turned into thinking about how vacation was so amazing and all the things that took place.  I had left the present  so easily looking at this object because I was looking at it in terms of the past!!!

I managed to bring myself back into the present and when I did the deeper understanding of this lesson came with me.

I love when thing tie in on that spiritual level. 😀 There are so many ways for us to say things but ultimately we are all saying the same thing.

Love Love Loveeeeeeeee

The Power of Now and Pain Bodies

I’ve really been enjoying The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.  As previously discussed this book brings to light how much of my time I have habitually spent outside of the present. It is something that comes so “naturally” to us that we don’t even realize that we do it.  We cannot change something that has happened in the past nor can we determine exactly how the events of our future will unfold, yet we spend so much of our time in those places!?

After this realization I’ve started to look at it as a fun sort of activity where I try to catch myself mentally wandering, it’s always refreshing to come back to “here” when I do.

“Here” is actually pretty awesome 🙂

The other spiritual expansion I have had with relation to this book is learning about what Eckhart refers to as Pain Bodies, here is his explanation of it.

In the book he states “This accumulated pain is a negative energy field that occupies your body and mind.  If you look on it as an invisible entity in its own right, you are getting quite close to the truth”  To me, it was like he was finding another way to describe what some would view as the devil.  It made so much sense on both levels because essentially they are both saying this is something that is not truly OF YOU.

It is not of you because you are of God. 🙂

All negative emotions and pretty much anything you would consider of low vibration are not of the goodness you are truly made of.  As part of our decision to work on spiritual development/growth we have to be able to recognize these negative aspects to transmute getting “carried away” by them.  We also have to understand they are not a part of our true character nor nature.

We are not negative beings.  It’s a BEAUTIFUL THING actually.

He directs us further by saying “Watch out for any sign of unhappiness in yourself, in whatever form–it may be an awakening pain-body.  This can take form of irritation, impatience, a somber mood, a desire to hurt, anger, rage, depression, a need to have some drama in your relationship and so on.  Catch it the moment it awakens from it’s dormant state.” 

I promise you when you are able to catch it before it even gets going it begins to amaze you how quickly you are able to dissolve something with the potential to emotionally exhaust you!!! (I can’t even tell you how much this has helped with me avoiding getting into arguments or becoming impatient when waiting on a long line.)

And so…Thank you Eckhart Tolle for expanding my soul just that much more 😀

Love Love Loveeeeee

Now Reading!!

What can I say really, reading is one of the biggest ways I spiritually expand, grow and learn.  Every book offers what I would say is spiritual resonance, I am able to connect on what feels like the purest level of my soul, when I read some things I KNOW them to be true, they become more than a concept or something that sounds good in theory.

It is a beautiful thing I am highly thankful for.

Thanks James Redfield!

I have recently completed reading The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield. Simply put I loved it and would of course recommend people check it out.

As a result of reading this book I was able to appreciate at the core of my being a bigger picture.  I was able to understand truly why I love and enjoy reading so much. Every single book I read finds a way to expand me in a direction I was not able to see prior to it.  Every book I dig into and explore (by way of reading in combination with my practice of meditation) drives me deeper into my spiritual development.

I no longer believe in coincidences so I know that it is solely by cosmic design (God if you will) that I am always lead to exactly what I need at the precise time I need it in order to further expand myself.  This further encourages me to want to write; if for not solely for the gratitude of this amazing soul experience of my own but in hopes that I am able to help someone expand  in their own spiritual experience. I sincerely enjoy being able to point someone in the right direction for their own spiritual development ❤

The book goes about explaining nine insights of spiritual development by way of a fictional adventure.

I believe spirit science did a very good job of explaining the insights you can check it out below

Related to reading The Celestine Prophecy I really wanted to touch on the 4 Control Dramas.  The comprehension of the way people relate to each other in competition of acquiring energy caused me to look at my own control drama as well as my parents.  It further caused me to understand exactly why my spiritual being came into physical existence through my specific parents.  Mind blowing is an understatement for this realization.  in the link below James Redfield explains control dramas and energy relations 🙂

http://www.celestinevision.com/2014/11/relationships/understanding-power-struggles-in-relationships/

much love!

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!!