Universal Transformation

Sharing the Journey of Becoming * Metaphysics * Spirituality * Transformation* Change


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Are we there yet?

I recently came across Molly’s post on 2020 Spiritual Vision (thanks Molly!).  She mentions that “…Living a life lead by spirit is a walk with faith…” and I completely agree. At least my spiritual path doesn’t feel easy either. Many of us endure some severe, some difficult, some seemingly ridiculous physical, emotional and mental symptoms. Some of us are so tired that – aside from those symptoms – we may also suffer additional burnout due to our Awakening. So it may feel as if we’re being pushed through the eye of a needle to prove our dedication. I hope that’s not the objective but rather a side effect of following this type of spiritual path. All the pains and losses and whatnot symptoms along the way are our perceptions and reactions to the signs of change, the transformation we’re going through. So are we nuts or what?

Sometimes the challenging parts of this path may appear as bordering insanity (depending on your perspective, of course). ‘Following Guidance’ is a major component of my path. It took me a long time to achieve a better, clearer communication with my Spirit Guides. When this finally came to pass it seemed only natural that I follow their advice. This doesn’t mean I’m a puppet, I hope. I always try to treat my Guides with respect. I’ve noticed if I follow their suggestions things frequently work out well for me – if I don’t, then not so much.

cardboardFor the last year or so my husband and I have been told by Guidance that we’ll be moving soon. The dates keep being pushed out but the message remains essentially the same. So all renovation projects around this house (new flooring etc) get postponed, from one month to the next to the next… you get the picture. We feel as if we need to be ready for the move but nothing happens. We’re lucky we haven’t packed yet or we would have been living out of cardboard boxes for the last half year! But we do have the empty boxes ready.

Travel is another great example of how dedication to my Guided path  has changed my life. I used to love traveling, not so much anymore. When I’m considering a trip I ask Guidance if the trip would be beneficial or if there is a reason I shouldn’t go. If they object, I usually conform. Unfortunately the few times I asked that question in recent times, I was told to stay home. Last summer, however, my husband and I were specifically asked to take a trip to Switzerland – and so we did. Are we crazy? Probably but since we have Guides shouldn’t we listen? We went, we had a good time and made important connections.

It is true: no one promised it would be easy (as Molly stated) and sometimes it may get to the point of butthurtridiculousness but would I want to change it? Probably not. Spiritual dedication can be a pain in the butt (literally, as I spend so much time on my zafu) but there’s no question of quitting at this point. Did I sign up for this? Not that I am aware of but it’s possible I missed the small print. One of the things I’ve learned on this Spiritual Journey is to have a lot of patience and not take things too seriously. Just like life itself. It may be terminal but it’s not serious.

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The magic-free meaning of “What we think, we become”

Different perspectives – different perceptions.
Here’s a great post/reblog addressing the issue of “creating our reality”…. or as Buddha said: “what we think we become”. It is not only coming from a different perspective but also looking at a certain aspect of perception. There’s a good example illustrating how emotional reactions influence our perceptions…thus influencing our reality. Mindfulness is an important and powerful tool in the process…and I agree, it takes LOTS and LOTS of practice. But who said being a “Co-creator” is easy?
I used to practice Zazen for some years and now do my own style of meditation. In my experience there is nothing more disturbing than mind chatter and emotions running wild when trying to meditate, which, in my reality means CONNECT.

Hope you’ll enjoy this post from TOTALPRANA!

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The above quote is the theme of today’s post. I wanted to take a moment and summarize what, specifically, the Buddha meant by this statement and, in the process, address some of the misguided New Age quick fixes that have cropped up in the past several years surrounding this quote.

Buddha was not talking about lotto win’s or weight loss or attracting the perfect mate; he was not instructing us to visualize wealth, apply emotion toward that visualization, and then wait for the Universe to deliver it. Buddha’s first sermon took place in a deer park at Benares, India where he spoke to ascetics with whom he had previously associated. This sermon was later referred to as “Setting in Motion the Wheel of Law” and in it the Buddha discussed the Eightfold Path and the Four Noble Truths, all of which were foundations of the Middle Way.

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