“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience”. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin.
We cannot deny that this new age spiritual movement (since the 1970’s) has been spreading like wildfire. We see the posts on social media, the nuances in fashion as well as many people’s choice of lifestyle (diet, rituals etc…). It has become people’s way of life (enter the uber cool bohemian feel). So, when we say we are not human beings, we are spiritual beings DOING the human thing-it isn’t news to many people.
The Ultimate question: ‘So why are we here then?’
In understanding that we are spiritual beings having a human experience, it begs to ask ‘why?’ Why THIS experience? In my last hangout with the ladies, we pondered on that question.
To make a difference. To fulfill our purpose. To save the World.
Yes, all the wonderful thoughts you are thinking and consider…you have been placed in this dimension as an expression of God. Stop right here and think. Close your eyes and imagine that you are God, what would you do differently? Where, in your life, do you feel you could honour yourself and others more. Sleep better? Eat better? Communicate better? You know what is interesting about the word communicate… it comes from the word commune (to be in connection with another-sharing).
YOU-as an expression of God
We can accept that we have been created in the image of God and yet find it hard to embrace the full capacity of a Divine presence within. What does being an expression of God really mean?
If I asked you to think of being in full awareness and alignment with the divine. What would be possible? Clarity, excitement, joy, bliss or maybe just unconditional love. Such Love that would be bursting out of your heart-an energy that is your cape to your superhero persona.
Imagine all the beauty that comes from that. Think of someone that carries such a spirit. In their presence, you feel acceptance, safety, possibility and most of all just joy and ease. We all have someone like that strategically placed in our families.
Do you know the ‘God will save me’ story:
God Will Save Me
A terrible storm came into a town and local officials sent out an emergency warning that the riverbanks would soon overflow and flood the nearby homes. They ordered everyone in the town to evacuate immediately.
A faithful Christian man heard the warning and decided to stay, saying to himself, “I will trust God and if I am in danger, then God will send a divine miracle to save me.”
The neighbors came by his house and said to him, “We’re leaving and there is room for you in our car, please come with us!” But the man declined. “I have faith that God will save me.”
As the man stood on his porch watching the water rise up the steps, a man in a canoe paddled by and called to him, “Hurry and come into my canoe, the waters are rising quickly!” But the man again said, “No thanks, God will save me.”
The floodwaters rose higher pouring water into his living room and the man had to retreat to the second floor. A police motorboat came by and saw him at the window. “We will come up and rescue you!” they shouted. But the man refused, waving them off saying, “Use your time to save someone else! I have faith that God will save me!”
The flood waters rose higher and higher and the man had to climb up to his rooftop.
A helicopter spotted him and dropped a rope ladder. A rescue officer came down the ladder and pleaded with the man, “Grab my hand and I will pull you up!” But the man STILL refused, folding his arms tightly to his body. “No thank you! God will save me!”
Shortly after, the house broke up and the floodwaters swept the man away and he drowned.
When in Heaven, the man stood before God and asked, “I put all of my faith in You. Why didn’t You come and save me?”
And God said, “Son, I sent you a warning. I sent you a car. I sent you a canoe. I sent you a motorboat. I sent you a helicopter. What more were you looking for?” (CREDS TO EPISTLE.US).
God works through us. That divine spirited person in your life is a gift from God-embrace them.
Sounds amazing. How do we ignite our alignment?
This is a personal connection with your Highest Self/ God/ Allah (whatever you refer to Source as). So, it will be your own personal expression. So before we dig into the what, let’s talk about the why. Think of the desires, the feelings you are searching for.
What makes you feel present?
What makes you feel alive?
What makes you feel connected / not alone?
What makes you feel an indescribable internal power?
For some, it is the run in the rain or the walk in the forest at dawn. For your average busy urban professional, the fail-proof method is through Meditation. Meditation’s sole purpose is to bring about that internal peace that connects you within where all your clarity, purpose, joy and love exists. It is, in essence, what you are searching for.
“Although the practice of meditation is associated with a sense of peacefulness and physical relaxation, practitioners have long claimed that meditation also provides cognitive and psychological benefits that persist throughout the day,” says study senior author Sara Lazar of the MGH Psychiatric Neuroimaging Research Program and a Harvard Medical School instructor in psychology.
The secret in meditation is the practice (while it may take some time) to be thoughtless and in the present moment. In my last blog post I wrote extensively on the benefit of being in the present moment (READ HERE).
Being in connection with others whereby your self-expression is not only understood but embraced whole-heartedly…Just as God would.
Being in love, unconditionally and unapologetically, not only with yourself but with everyone around you…Just as God does.
Being in-spired (in + spirit) on a daily basis whereby every morning you just can’t shake off this feeling that you just HAVE to share your passions and desires with the World…Just as God is. I mean he created the greatest masterpiece of all, did he not :).
I would like to take a moment to share my gratitude for these wonderful ladies who join me on a weekly basis to selflessly spread the message of love, connection and amazing possibilities. I love you so much.
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(of course Rada got me with the cameo of her pup lol-I’m such a sucker for Canine’s & a birthday song).
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