Very often when we look to make shifts in how we be or we want to add practices into our life or we want to reflect, we want to have the active practice of reflection and observation about how we’ve been in the world in order to make our life our practice, it always seems as if, for many people, that we have no time. “Finding the time” seems to be beyond the reach of many people. So, great intentions never get realized. Often, when people think about making shifts in their behavior, or simply looking to add time onto their day in order to reflect and add the practice of meditation to their day it seems as if there’s no time.
Spirit is generous and wise and has shared many messages that are designed to help you to learn how to use your daily life as the platform for your spiritual and personal growth. May you become infused with light as you read each teaching!
Making decisions for many people can be a very, very difficult task. In fact, some people get paralyzed making commitments. Other people, regard decision making, as quite simple or quite easy.
I remember when I was a little girl, my grandfather, my mother’s father,Jack was from Poland. He was a tailor and he lived in the Bronx with my Grandma Lily. He was one of the wisest people I know. I absolutely loved him and he adored me.
Many students who come to practical spirituality are already on a path. They may be yoga teachers, people who meditate regularly, they’ve possibly worked with other spiritual teachers. They’ve gone to workshops. They’ve read lots of books on spirituality, on energy work, on Buddhism, on Taoism, on different practices. They’ve studied teachers like Caroline Myss and Eckhart Tolle. They’ve followed Deepak Chopra and possibly done silent retreats.
The consistency of our time and attention when we approach practical spirituality is very, very important. The concept of practical spirituality is to approach our everyday life and to respond to the challenges, to our relationships, opportunities, events, from one of the many faces of love. This looks like, as things happen instead of getting lost inside the event we always keep an awareness that there is a response we can have in any situation that comes from love.
Honoring your humanity. It’s important. It’s important to not denigrate but to celebrate who we are in our totality. Sometimes when we’re on a spiritual path and we’re so invested in bringing forward the intuitive body and beginning to work from the intuitive rather than the brain and emotional state, which is where we’re usually functioning from, when we’re in that process of bringing forward the divine and having that lead our way, there is sometimes a tendency to denigrate, to make less the parts in us, the thinking mind, the feelings and to put them aside or hold them in a place where we say, “Go away.”
Living in your own truth, is not an easy thing to do. Maybe that’s why so many people in our world today are so interested in everybody else’s truth. In fact, many people are interested in everybody else’s business. We’ve got magazines that blare the stories of not only celebrities but anyone who has any type of visibility in our world. We have TV shows that are going into the lives of all kinds of people who have dysfunctions and parading them in front of the world as if it was news.
Practical spirituality. I’ve been thinking about that term, as it was recently given to me by spirit to define the teachings they given to me to give to you. Practical spirituality. It truly refers to the idea that everything you need to do, all the tools you have in order to access and work and develop a life that is based in spirit you already have. You have everything. It’s all inside of you. The memory of who you are, the memory of energy in form that you are. Not the thinking memory, but the true experience of who you are is inside of you.
The purpose of our daily life. We’re here in bodies as energy in form. I believe there is a very specific purpose for this. The purpose of our daily life, of the challenges, of the stories that happen, of the relationships we have, the decisions and choices that we get to make, the events, the beauty, the wonder, the pain. I believe that the purpose of the way that our life is constructed is to help us to practice and to bring into the physical world the energy of who we truly are, the energy of our natural inheritance, the energy of love.
In the last few days, I’ve had the opportunity to be reminded of the power of love. Many will tell you that love is our natural inheritance. I believe that to be true.
What I teach is Practical Spirituality. We use our life, our daily life, as the practice pad to grow our spiritual integrity. Growing our spiritual integrity means walking the talk. The talk are the spiritual values that we say we hold dear; wisdom, compassion, kindness, tolerance, understanding, presence, gratitude, grace. Practical Spirituality is a term that refers to the fact that we have all the tools we need right here, right inside of us. We don’t need crystals to imprana us. We don’t need mantras to charge us. We’ve got the charge.