Saturday, November 27, 2010

Spiritual Food

In this time of feasting and Thanksgiving, we often review our blessings (health, family, home, etc) and we think about the food we will eat (the turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, pumpkin pie, etc).

This year, I am thinking about a different kind of food - Spiritual Food.  I am referring to:
  • reading inspirational books
  • attending a spiritual development class
  • walking in Nature and witnessing God in the sunlight, the trees, in everything
  • going to a church service or prayer service

Before my son was born, I had the opportunity to eat Spiritual Food every day and in every way.  I was like a sponge, soaking up my communion with God with gusto.  Each day, each week, each month, I found inspiration in Spiritual Food by feeding my mind and soul. 

After he was born, my time became so limited because I was focusing on tending to our family's Needs that my old schedule of Eating Spiritual Food was forgotten for a time.  Eventually, I lacked Spiritual Food in my life so much that I was feeling a disconnect from my spiritual center within.

Thankfully, I noticed this void - and instead of filling it with despair and depression - I recognized my need for Spiritual Food and began feeding myself again.  My son was older and could play for ten minutes or so by himself in the morning, so I would take the time to read some pages from an inspirational book, then allow myself to review the words throughout the day as their meanings resonated in me.  In essence this was similar to stretching before physical exercise, but this was stretching before spiritual exercise so that I could plunge into the depths of my Being and climb into the sacred mountains of my Divine Self. 

I then was able to arrange for him to be watched by loving family members so that I could take time to steady myself with walks alone in Nature, go to a development circle, or attend a church service.  With each step, I felt my spiritual self strengthening again.  It was wonderful to swim in the Divine Essence with prayerful intention again! 

After all, "Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God." (Matthew 4:4)

Synchronistically, the importance of eating Spiritual Food was mentioned in one of the books I was reading yesterday.  In her book "The Beauty of Beholding God", Darien Cooper explained about a time when she was feeling empty spiritually and needed new Spiritual Food.  She recognized that, after she stopped teaching her Christian marriage seminars in order to tend to her family's needs, she became spiritually malnourished and began outlining a "plan to get moving toward spiritual health again".  She turned to God's word (in her case The Bible) and found a renewed sense of spiritual purpose.

As a second point, while spiritual work is energetically rewarding, spiritual malnutrition can be one of the hazards of ministering to others.  Mediums, healers, and spiritual teachers should be careful to take in Spiritual Food to the same or greater degree than they give out.

Bottomline: Don't starve yourself - eat Spiritual Food with gusto!  And feel your special relationship with God and your Divine Self grow more and more fulfulling in every way.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Waking up

During the past two years, I've noticed that my son and I are attuned to each other in many ways.    One of the ways we are linked has to do with sleep. (See my blogpost on Sleep Smiles.) Sometimes in the middle of the night, I will wake up and just a few moments later I will hear my son stirring, rousing from slumber.  I can usually get to him before he cries for food, diaper/potty, and cuddles.  I feel this is Nature's way of assisting me as a mother. 

I also noticed that this works in a slightly different way with my husband.  If he wakes up and quietly leaves, I wake up anywhere from instantly to 25 minutes later, even if it's the middle of the night.  Somehow a part of me knows and when I come to the end of a sleep cycle, I surface instead of entering another sleep cycle.

It's like some buzzer inside of me goes off, like an internal alarm clock, only it's set for random times and in accordance with my family's sleep cycles and their needs.

Has this happened to you?

Here's my take on it:  You energetically notice the shift of another person's aura out of your physical and energetic space, even though you are unconscious.  You recognize their energy signature - in the same way you recognize your loved ones in Spirit.

Remember from my Auras 1 blogpost"The aura is part of the energy signature.  The aura is usually a fluid thing. Changes occur in your aura with every change of thought, every move, every meeting. These changes can cause your aura to expand or shrink, to change color, to become denser or lighter."

In the case of my son, I energetically bonded with him during his gestation.  My aura became very practiced in blending with my child during those nine months. This continues after birth. As I mentioned above, I recognize his needs by his energy signature and vibrational frequency.

And in the case of my husband, our auras blend during the day and continue to blend while we sleep.  Although I have become accustomed to his breathing, body heat, and physical presence, I feel that - as a general rule - I discern the shifts in his vibrational frequency via my aura. 

I really appreciate having this energetic notification, so I consider it a blessing [most of the time *smile*].  I hope this helps you to understand your energetic bonds with your family so that you can use your powers for Good.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Relax...

Last night, I was trying to get to sleep and wasn't going into a peaceful slumber right away.  So I took stock of the situation. 

I noticed that I still had some little tensions in my body and that I was holding onto stress from the day.  I thought about how the techniques I use to facilitate and relax into meditation could help me sleep now.

During my meditation times, I close my eyes and consciously relax my body. My awareness travels the highways and byways of my body, releasing tension in my limbs, stomach, back, neck, shoulders, and head. I feel the tightness releasing and good energy flows into all the spaces of my Self. My breathing also relaxes and I focus on taking deeper and slower breaths. In a matter of moments, I shift my state of conscousness from alpha, to beta, to theta.  Light and love surround and embrace me, and I marvel at the peace I feel.

Using these principles last night, I consciously relaxed my arms and legs, my neck and shoulders, and my face and mouth.  Without realizing it, I had been clamping my jaw tightly.  Breathing through it, I allowed my entire being to relax and let go. 

As I was drifting off to sleep (finally moving into delta *yay*), I thought about how I would share these simple techniques with you my blogreaders to help facilitate your meditation and/or sleep.

Now, you are ready to experience time with your Divine expression with open energy and open arms.  What a wonderful way to prepare for renewal during the day or night!

Monday, November 1, 2010

The year of the train

My little boy is two years old now and we celebrated his birthday recently.  When it came time to open his presents, those gathered were astounded.

One set of grandparents gave him a set of handmade wooden train cars with wooden zoo animals.  The other set of grandparents gave him a Lincoln Log set with a train track and train engine.  And get this, my husband gave him a Thomas the Train set (I can't take credit as it was purchased without my knowledge).  Trains, trains, and more trains!

Prior to the gathering, no one knew that the others planned to gift him with trains.  Without conscious awareness, they were all tuned into the Univeral Mind and their intuitive selves were sharing vibrational frequency with one thought, one reality --- TRAINS.  This is an example of the spiritual natural Law of Attraction in action.  The Law of Attraction assisted the magnetic draw of the trains.

But it gets better... a few days later, a good friend gave my son a train cake muffin pan for his birthday, so now we can make an edible train!  And she didn't know about the other trains either.

We all got a good chuckle at the synchronicity of events.  This year, trains were definitely on the brain!!!

Have you been part of the synchronicity of gifting?