Why do we move so far away from our true nature?

I have been studying spirituality for some time now, I started this journey after a loss I experienced some years ago, when we are so attached to our identity, when that identity gets hurt in someway, it makes us question everything and this is what happened to me.

Anyway, I am now at the point in life where I understand that I am more than just my name, there is something deeper that lives within us all and that is from what I believe; the soul. The souls is purely light and the souls true nature is made not of materialistic things, like cars, big houses, fancy watches but simply of love, joy, peace and truth. Now my question is, if this is the true nature of all us human beings, why and how do we move so far away from it, why do we get so obsessed with the physical things that in reality, just don’t mean much, now don’t get me wrong, I am not saying they are not important because obviously, without them, it would be pretty hard to live but all I am saying is why is there so much importance placed on them. Well, it’s because of conditioning. We have been conditioned by society, the media, people we meet that we need all these things to have a better/happier life but let me tell you, it’s not going to make you happy, if anything, they are going to make you question your happiness.

Last night before bed, I searched though all the papers in my journal, my routine for the last few months has been to get into bed and meditate but in the last month, this hasn’t really helped my sporadic sleeping habits, so I thought I would try something different. I read an extract that must have resonated because for the first time in a long time, I actually got a decent nights sleep. The extract was coupled with repeating the words I am peace, without realising, I had become unconscious, I had become distant from this memory of who I really am, just like all those who have forgotten their true nature, so had I. I want to share what I read with you all, consider it a little bit of wisdom from the beyond, not me, something higher that is always there looking out for us…if we allow it too.

“When we think the five senses of touch, sound, sight , taste and smell are our only source of experience we begin to rely on external things for our happiness and peace. Food, music, films and cars for instance, give us pleasure and make us happy. However in the physical world, everything changes and comes to an end. And when those sensual pleasures end, we become unhappy and peaceless. We desire more and a never ending queue of desires follows, and we becomes dependant on external stimulus. Our moods go up and down, conditioned by how satisfied our physical senses are. And when we don’t get what we want, we get angry, and that anger can lead to violence. And even when we do get what we want, we want more, so we become greedy. Or we show off what we have got and we develop ego. All these things make us feel powerless and unhappy, feeling OK one minute and not OK the next.”

“Instead, be aware of yourself as a soul, a conscious eternal being; a point of energy with no physical identity. This resolves all conflict within ourselves we cease to identify with all those labels…This realisation of your true identity as a soul is thus the key to experiencing your real nature peace and happiness. This is the key to understanding yourself.” 

How attached are you to your identity?

Thank You…

Writing is such a good way to feel more connected, when I am in the zone, the words just flow and I thoroughly enjoy sharing my thoughts, its great to get them out of my mind. I don’t know how many of you out there can relate to my posts but it gives me great joy sharing them and this blog helps me to explore my feelings in a really honest way which is so great.

So this is just a little note to say Thank You to all of you who follow me, like what I write and comment. It’s nice to know I am not alone on this journey.

The Spirit speaks…

I’ve been feeling a tad under the weather in the last few weeks, nothing major, just not 100%, now I know various things have been bugging me (To do with yet again things not moving as fast as I would like them too – Patience is something I am working on this year)  and I am very aware how these things can affect my health because I have experienced it in the past.

Anyway, this got me thinking and I decided to do a quick search for explanations of my various ailments and this is what I found:

Anxiety: Not trusting the flow and the process of life.
Indigestion: Gut-level fear,  dread, anxiety. Griping and grunting.
Insomnia: Fear. Not trusting  the process of life. Guilt.

Amazing right and completely true in my case. Even more proof that there is more to us then just our external shell.

How have you been feeling? Do you think it’s more than just a body illness? Interested to see the spiritual explanations?

Check this out – http://kathyhadleylifecoach.com/spiritual-causes-of-diseases/

 

Learn to take some time and reflect

I went to a spiritual camp a few weeks ago, it was really interesting and one of the biggest lessons I got from it was to spend time reflecting on how your feeling. With life being so busy, there really isn’t much time to stop and reflect, so forcing yourself to do this is a really good way to check in with yourself and see how your feeling. While immersing yourself in this procedure, there are a few questions you need to ask yourself to delve into what your really feeling and why, the likelihood is the feeling is arising from some kind of habit your used to feeling. The questions are as follows and remember, be 100% honest with your answers:

FYI: Reflections should happen in complete silence, silence of the mind more then anything else, that is when you can get some true clarity. Make notes on each question, writing it down really puts it in perspective.

1. How am I feeling?

2. Why do I feel this way?

3. What behavioural habit is more dominant thanks to this feeling?
There are habits that you have for example, the behavioural habit might be:

I am running away from myself/life?
(What am I avoiding)

I am in my comfort zone?
(What am I ignoring)

I am living in fear of relationships and situations?
(How am I suffering)

I am trying to control things?
(What am I suspending)

I am beating myself up/being too self critical?
(What am I struggling with in myself)

4. In what particular area is my life being affected?

5. How is this impacting me?

6. Describe how it is affecting my behaviour and attitude?

7. What do I fear?

8. What does your inner wisdom say to you?

9. What does your heart say?

Why not give it a go and let me know how you feel after…

What is freedom?

Life is funny, people who seem the happiest actually end up being the saddest and people who seem content and comfortable with life seem to be the happiest. Why is this? This came to me while I was reading an article by an Indian Travel Blogger who decided to leave behind his safe, well planned out life to travel around India on a motorcycle. The triggers he said were his divorce, being made redundant and a slipped disc. It’s crazy how things that seem so bad can actually help you to find what’s really important.

For me, what’s most important is freedom, being free means different things to different people but to me it means being able to make your own choices. After a long time of doing things that made others happy, I now do things that make me happy, I appose people who try to tell me what to do and those who understand me know that’s not the way to influence me. As long as I feel free, I am happy! What does freedom mean to you?

Sending Light

On Saturday I was in a funny mood, too long at home made me irritable and a little sad, anyway, although I managed to recover and pick myself up, the other half who was feeling pretty much the same still seemed to have this irritability in him come the evening, I told him I was keeping my distance because I know how influential powerful souls are…his mood continued into bedtime. While I read and he popped off to put the alarm on, I remembered a valid exercise I had learnt whilst dealing with a challenging relationship…sending light.

My relationship with this particular person had really been deteriorating and I didn’t realise how sad I felt about it till I expressed it to a friend. Her response was ‘Right, that’s it, we’re sending him light’. I am open to anything that will make things better, she explained that sending light is something that if done continuously will improve relationships, I was very ready to give it a go. As she began the guided session, I could feel a tightness in my chest, I told her this and she explained that the love between me and this person had gone but doing this exercise again and again this tight feeling would eventually go, that day when I got home, the improvement was immediate, this was evidence enough that sending light works.

How to send Light
Back to Saturday, while he was out of the room, I closed my eyes and imagined god, I asked god to send me light to fill my body with light and then just for a second, I imagined him infront of me, then I just saw his soul and from god and through my body, I sent him light, I filled his body with light. I spoke of him being a soul who felt unsettled, who felt irritated, who needed light, I then opened my eyes. Exercise done and the result, he returned back in the room and seemed to be himself again, once again evidence that this actually works. So I honestly believe the answer to help improve a challenging relationships is to send them light, it might be hard to begin with, it might feel uncomfortable but the benefits will be worth it, why not give it a go…

A new day is just around the corner

I am glad each day isn’t the same as the last and I am glad when a new day comes we don’t have to relive the upsets and confusions of past days, a new day is a fresh start, some are going to start amazingly and we are going to feel motivated and optimistic and strong and some days are going to start rubbish and we won’t be able to pick ourselves up but we can always feel relieved to know once we rest our head down to sleep, a new day will start all over again – this brings me a lot of happiness. One day I am hoping every day will be a good day but until that day, I’ll just be glad that each day isn’t the same