Looking Ahead; Personal and Spiritual Growth in the Coming Year December 29, 2015
Thoughts About Spiritual Well-Being
Do you believe in God, or a supreme being?
This may be a surprising and possibly uncomfortable question, posted here, since I am most often writing about the material world, as I know it.
One of the benefits of getting older though, for me, is a better understanding of my spiritual existence. I have shed most religious rituals, for a stronger relationship with God and my purpose, here on earth.
It’s all sort of like painting a piece of furniture. Yes, that’s what I said!
There isn’t just one way, to complete the project. We all have a process that works for us. Some of us perfect our technique sooner than others.
One person, who has had a big influence on my outlook, has been Dr. Wayne Dyer, one of the original self-help gurus. I heard him speak a couple of years ago, but since he passed away earlier this year, I have had the chance to read some of his teachings.
He believed that God or as he calls it, the Source, isn’t in some distant heaven, but living in each of us. It’s up to us, to let his “light” shine through us. Dr. Dyer also was a huge advocate of positive thought.
If you want to manifest your dreams, you must become a master at monitoring the thoughts and feelings you are aligning yourself with. Your thoughts and feelings become reality, so become adept at observing the thoughts and feelings you are creating for yourself. If you want to elevate your life, then you have to change what you’ve believed to be true, that has landed you, where you are.
The second big influencer for me, this year, has been reading The Four Agreement, by Miguel Ruiz.
Where do I begin? This book covers a lot of territory, that is still sinking in. I’ll be finishing the book soon, but will probably need to re-read it once or twice.
The author delves into how we were raised, the roles we were/are expected to play, the power of the message we give ourselves and others. The power of our word, for good and for bad and how we shouldn’t accept other’s beliefs/opinions as our own, or take them personally. Tall order!
Trust me, there’s lots of other “food for thought”. The author repeats himself, more than necessary, but the message is valuable.
The tag line, under the book’s title, is “A practical guide to personal freedom”. Personal freedom and power is something we all need to find, protect and hold onto.
Thanks for stopping by. I hope my thoughts have sparked some interest, or a moment of reflection.
Peace, health and happiness, to you and yours, in the coming year!