Harmonising Spirituality and Materialism
“In order to change the external situation we must first change within ourselves”.- His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso.
“Mind has much greater power than medicine” – Paramahansa Yogananda
When science separated from spirituality in the Middle Ages many of the spiritual healing tools used gradually faded into obscurity. So called “witches” were burnt at the stake for using or speaking about them. Many were stoned to death or had their throats cut to prevent them speaking their wisdom and truth. Many people alive today have soul memories of these experiences and are still afraid to speak their truth. It’s time to heal that fear and courageously speak the truth of your feelings and knowing.
In our current times people today experience the dilemma of harmonising spirituality and materialism. For centuries we have been so programmed by societal control measures it is a challenge to realise the extent and detail of them. If you watch mainstream media and follow a societally structured and controlled path you will become even more ensconced in materialism, completely under the thumb of the global controllers who seek power above all else. In every walk of life this abuse of power through control of the masses has taken over people’s minds. There won’t appear to be any other way of living life. Daily spiritual practices cannot be fitted into a busy, busy life – or so you may think!
As the material world has become darker there has been a corresponding increase in light. Millions of people around the globe have awakened to the light of higher consciousness, able to perceive themselves and their lives from a higher perspective. They have opened up to the fire of Spirit within their souls and rejoice in this awakening.
Our souls entered this dense earth plane for a divine purpose, inherent in each of us. For aeons these seeds of purpose have remained dormant. Why do we not live our day-to-day lives consciously fulfilling our soul’s purpose? What gets in our way? One answer is because we engage in the material world of busyness where there appears to be no time to spend time alone in the silence and stillness.There is plenty of time. We need to prioritise it in order to access cause of our soul’s wounds, both physical and psychological, so we can heal them in order to create internal harmony.
This process requires us to go deep and ask ourselves difficult questions and give ourselves honest answers. Look honestly at the choices you have made. Accept that you are where you are now because of them. What choices do you intend to make in order to create a lighter and healthier future? Are you willing to accept the differences in people? We are each unique human beings. We haven’t walked in another’s shoes so how can we know their perspective?
Look deeper into how your earn your income. In this material world you are accountable for how you manage your daily life. This means facing, embracing and moving through challenges in order to become your greater self. Here are some other questions to ask yourself:
Are you happy with the work you are doing? Does it bring you joy and a lightness of spirit even though it might be challenging? Is it fulfilling? If not, decide to find another way. There will be one, just right for you. How can you create it? Every day observe yourself feeling and itemise on a list the things you do that brings feelings of joy. It can be walking in the rain – playing with children, cooking, gardening, running, singing, creating order out of chaos, organising new ventures or interacting with others. It doesn’t matter how small or inconsequential the thing may seem, it’s important to list it. This is a life-enhancing exercise so take your time with it. Keep on observing your heart-felt feelings as you go about your daily activities and add to the list whenever you feel joy and a lightness of spirit arise. This process may take a week or two – or more. When complete, reflect upon it. What are the most important aspects on your list? From this list decide how you want to live your future life. Be reasonable about the income you want to earn. Be specific and very clear about the details contained within whatever you want to create. Then ask for the help of your Higher Self and spirit guides to assist you access the best work for you. It will come. The clearer, lighter, emotionally detached and more joyful you are as you create the quicker will be the manifestation. Be as joyful as a child waiting in wonderment at how Spirit will materialise just what you need to further your growth. You will need to be alert for whatever manifests and be willing to take the plunge into the new way of life.
Look deeper into your interactions with your family members. Do you feel emotions arise as you do so.?These emotions are your responsibility. Dense emotions are like poisonous chemical smoke. They block the flow of spiritual light that needs to move freely through your body’s meridians and other systems to enable optimum health. Emotional density will hold you captive in the dense material realm. You can choose to hold on to it for the rest of your life or choose to make time to heal it. Ask yourself whether these shadow emotions allow you to be the best and most empowered version of yourself. Ask whether the life you are now leading is how you want to live in the future.
When you realise you made an incorrect decision that didn’t serve you, the forgiveness prayer is of great value to the healing process when spoken many times silently and sometimes aloud, with a depth of sincere feeling. “I forgive myself for the harm I have created to myself and others. I did the best I could with what I knew at the time. I intend to never, ever action that harm again. I forgive myself, I forgive myself, I forgive myself”.
It takes a congruent and heart-felt decision to change our internal management system (our mind) to attain a balance between the spiritual and material worlds. The inner work needed to do so ensures a lighter, more harmonised future for our families and planet.
You are far greater than you can imagine you are. You are a soul in a physical body living life on a physical planet having a material experience. When you harmonise the material world with your spirituality from a place of openness and love, a place of knowing your own personal values and living life in joy and truth, the energy emanating from you will assist the harmonisation of those around you. As you spread the energy of harmonisation, peace will gradually come to this planet.You are a Way-shower. The Christ light is within you. Will you claim it?
May you allow the force of Light and Love to guide your way home.
February 4 2024