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One ‘Spiritual Trap’ People Fall Into That Sabotages Their Growth

By Joe Martino, Collective Evolution

What does it look like to live from your heart? What is the mind’s role in our experience? In my 10 years of studying and practicing living from the heart, I’ve discovered an emerging trend: Some of us in the spiritual community have made a demon out of the mind and ego. And it’s causing a lot of suffering.

There is no doubt that the mind is the source of suffering — the incessant thoughts and worries, the endless ego stories, the mental tricks we often play — but this doesn’t mean the mind as a whole is the problem, nor does this mean we should avoid the mind.

It seems now that any form of thoughts, ideas, planning, logic, and so forth get put into the category of “not in the flow” or “being in the mind,” and this is simply a misunderstanding. I’ve seen people try to avoid their mind like the plague, to avoid thought, avoid processing, just because “the mind is evil” or other such misconceptions. So, let’s dive into how the mind works so we can better understand its true role. Continue reading One ‘Spiritual Trap’ People Fall Into That Sabotages Their Growth

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Pt. Narendra Dutt Mishra : I Knew There was No Sin – Only Experience

enlightenment-111-1via Golden Age of Gaia

Steve Beckow: Given the approach of our planetary heart opening, I asked Narendra if he would give us an account of his heart opening.

His experience sounds like Brahmajnana, God-Realization, or seventh-chakra enlightenment (however, I am not an expert), which would be a more complete unfoldment than my fourth-chakra experience.

My Heart-Opening, or Samadhi, (1) occurred several years ago, around the turn of the millennium. As I reflect now on the experience it really did proceed exactly as AAM said in [Steve Beckow’s] last post – going deeper, higher, broader into meditation. (2) Continue reading Pt. Narendra Dutt Mishra : I Knew There was No Sin – Only Experience

How to Communicate with Your Higher Self

By Sallie Keys, thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit

Your Higher Self is the part of you that resides on the spiritual plane and contains the knowledge of all that you came to do and were designed to be. It’s what you are constantly striving to be in your most evolved state along your journey on your path and your purpose. It’s the part of your totality designed to help guide you along your path and into your purpose.

It’s always there waiting to connect with you and communicate with you. It wants to and no matter how disconnected you are, your Higher Self consistently tries to get through to you, sending you urges and messages all the time, even if you don’t realize it. Continue reading How to Communicate with Your Higher Self

18 Traits for Successfully Walking the Spiritual Path

By Open, Wake Up World

What is the true measure of success in life?

I recently came across an insightful article on the internet that I found quite inspirational. It provides a list of 18 things highly creative people do differently. It also struck me that they are traits that greatly help Walking the Spiritual Path successfully too. So that’s why I felt to share them here. How can you find true creative fulfillment, happiness and harmony in your life? I believe there some important clues here below… Continue reading 18 Traits for Successfully Walking the Spiritual Path

How to Start “Thinking” With the Heart

By Johanna Bassols, The Mind Unleashed

For far too long, but particularly in the modern, Western world we have thought of the heart as simply a pumping mechanism responsible for bringing blood to our organs.

The heart’s physical importance not to be underestimated, it supports life, sending the blood of life to the tree-like limbs of our vascular system – but this is an overly simplistic view of what the heart is capable of.

Gregg Braden’s latest research elaborates on the ancient technique of using the heart as an intelligent organ. Continue reading How to Start “Thinking” With the Heart

5 Pitfalls of New Age Thinking That Can Actually Help You

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 273rd issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

Income from the guide helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe is given at the bottom of this post (learn about subscribing with cash/check here).

The new age movement has produced a lot of interesting ideas, many of which have been criticized for being zany or outrageous. But beyond the zaniness, some truth exists in new age philosophy that can help us if we choose to see it.

How we approach these ideas will determine what we get out of them, and here, we’ll look at five common new age ideas from a different perspective.    Continue reading 5 Pitfalls of New Age Thinking That Can Actually Help You

Top 5 Benefits to Balancing Your Energy Field

energy-fieldBy Nilofer Safdar, Thanks to Body Mind Soul Spirit

There are enormous benefits to balancing our Energy Fields. Listed below you will find the Top 5 Benefits.

1.  Clear Vision– It can assist you in having a clearer vision of what you are here to do, and the many seeming blockages and hurdles that have hindered you until now, will melt away, as if they’ve never ever existed. If you are teaching or working with others, you will find your work will take on a higher level of meaning and significance and it will somewhat magically, make you more magnetic to your clients and students. Continue reading Top 5 Benefits to Balancing Your Energy Field

Glass Ceilings that Hinder Evolution

By Samiksa Love, In5D.com

Are you hindering your own spiritual evolution unconsciously with invisible chains? If so, you are gloriously human!

For so many of us on the spiritual path, while we seem to be from time to time facing obstacles “out there” in the external reality, the most pervasive limitations have mostly been laid down by ourselves through our lifelong conditioned beliefs and our daily habits. Continue reading Glass Ceilings that Hinder Evolution

Patterns of Resistance

 

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Credit: Refining Truth Ministry

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

 

Kathleen is coaching me on getting deeper into the practice and wisdom of forgiveness.

I was meditating on what prevents me from forgiving when I suddenly had a thought that left me feeling self-righteous. That led off into interesting paths of inquiry.

I used Kathleen’s technique of turnaround and imagined I heard a mother say, “How would you like it if he treated you that way?” (1) Continue reading Patterns of Resistance

Portable Spiritual Practice

antique-suitcasesBy Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

I’ve always wanted my spiritual sadhana or practice to be portable. So that I can practice wherever I find myself.

So I don’t want to carry a load of books around with me or a directory tree full of information in my laptop or in my brain. I want the whole matter to be simple and manageable. Continue reading Portable Spiritual Practice