What is spirituality?
Is it looking upon yourself and not liking what you see? Is it looking at others and feeling resentment for what you see and feel? Is it being pessimistic, negative, judgmental, bossy, demanding, needy, manipulative? The answer is simply…. NO To be spiritual you need to look at yourself and others and not judge. You need to accept who and what people are including yourself. You need to give yourself and others unconditional love. But how often do people do this? How often do you do this? Too often people fall into a trap of looking better, feeling better (or worse), having more, having less etc etc than the next person. You often look outside your windows and see the neighbours have something that is ‘better’ than what you have… but is it really? To be spiritual is not to have more, want more, need more it is all about love… pure and simple. But do people love themselves? Be honest with yourself… do you love you? If you were asked if you love your children/partner/ parents/ pets etc? The answer would be YES. But do you love yourself in the same way that you love those that are dear to you? The most common answer is NO. To love yourself is to forgive yourself of past hurts, past grievances, past sorrow. I hear you now saying ‘but I didn’t ask to be treated this way or that, I didn’t ask to be hurt by such and such, I didn’t ask to be used or manipulated or abandoned…’ The list is endless and this is your ego talking. What you have forgotten, however, is that you are here on this earthly plane to learn, yes that’s right learn. You have placed yourself here to feel the pain and suffering that you have throughout your life by choice… your choice or rather the choice of your spirit, your soul, the essence of who you are. Before you are born your spirit, your soul; the part that is the essence of who you are; makes a choice of what your lessons are to be learnt. Why? To get to a higher level of understanding… to reach the one thing that you are all here to learn… to achieve what is achievable and realise that it was and is within you all the time… love, unconditional love. And for most people they will have many lives on this earthly plane to attain this. But before you reach this state of unconditional love you need to let go of all past hurts and regrets. All the things that you have allowed to swell and accumulate within you over the years to fester and eventually make you sick… ‘How do I do that?’ I hear you ask, simply let it go, let it all go. This can be done in various ways and a lot of it can depend on the individual. One method is to meditate… imagine that in the distance is a bright shining globe or orb and slowly draw it towards you… when it reaches you guide it to float above your head and feel the warm and golden glow emanating from it… as you sit there with this globe hovering over you visualise it opening up and feel it showering you with love and energy… while the globe is doing this visualise all pain, hurts, anger anything that is no longer an asset to your soul slowly rise out of your heart chakra and enter the globe… when you have
released your pain slowly close the globe and send it back to the distance for all your hurts and pain to be released into the universe. This method can be done many times but I must warn you there is a side effect… you will feel better… you will feel lighter and happier. Some of you may cry when you use this method but that’s ok it is just the releasing of all the things that you have held on to for so long that are no longer of any benefit to you. This is not something that you just do once and you’re ‘cured’, this is something that will need to be done many times over and for some it will be a long process but the rewards at the end will be fulfilling and lasting. There are of course other methods and again it is up to you as an individual to search for the best method that will suit you. There is no right or wrong way as long as you let go of all your past pain the result will be the same. Next you need to look at yourself in the mirror and honour the person you see standing there. Don’t pick at this flaw or that wrinkle or the scar you have here or there… this is the ego talking and you need to go past this and talk to and see your spirit, your soul, your true essence. Honour the person you see there standing in front of you and acknowledge your connection and oneness with all things, give yourself the same unconditional love that you give others in your life. This can feel ‘wrong’ for some but that’s ok, it is just a reconditioning of what you have been taught by your parents and society. There is nothing wrong with loving yourself… I will repeat this… THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH LOVING YOURSELF. To love yourself gives you the capacity to love others in an unconditional way, to see others for the pure spirit that they are and to realise that they too, like you, are here to learn a powerful lesson. If people don’t see it that way that’s ok for they are not ready to be shown or see the truth but everyone will eventually see and feel the truth of why they are here… if not in this life time it could be in the next or the next… there are no set rules for when people should realise this, it is all up to the individual person; who you must remember is controlled by ego and has freedom of choice. But here you are now at your point in time realising that you are here for a reason, a purpose, and that you now have the opportunity to step forward and go forward in your life’s lesson. It is all up to you, again it is freedom of choice. No-one is forcing you to do all this, no-one is dragging you and telling you that this must be done. You will know within yourself when it is time and you will also receive guidance from your spirit guides and angels… they are always there to support you and give you their unconditional love. When you first started on your journey, what prompted you? What was the catalyst that made you realise that from all your years of growing and learning did you realise that ‘there is more to life than this’. This was your turning point, this your part in life that your spirit, your soul, your true essence, was actually able to speak to you over your ego and say that the way to truth is via another path and thus you began your search and quest for spirituality. Many of you will have gifts that are starting to come to the fore but there will also be many who cannot see or feel their gifts… this is ok and the time will come when you will realise what you can offer other people to also help them on their path and journey to
enlightenment. For some it will be healing, for others it could be guidance or counselling, the possibilities are endless to you. Once you have released your past hurts and pain your ability to be of assistance to others will increase. You will also sense your guides around you more readily and be more acutely aware of the signs that are placed there before you. Some people will only need to help a few such as family, and friends and others will have a wider field but this is ok, for you will all be doing the same thing for others no matter how big or small the amount of people you help. All it takes is you to help one person and eventually that one person will go on to help another and so it will continue. I am Spirit Cloud and I come to you from my realm of existence to teach you and to guide you. I am here to let you know that you are on the right path, that you are here to learn more and be more than what you have been lead to believe. I am here to let you know that there is a higher truth, a higher wisdom and that many such as yourselves will join you in your quest for knowledge and truth and that there will be a mass accumulation of higher awareness of people. I give to you my unconditional love to share with you and all who are willing to take that next step in their life’s lesson.
© Tania Collier May 2006
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