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Do you prefer information or insight? One thing I know about the ego is it’s always seeking to collect more information. Many spiritual students, myself included, can get hung up on collecting information. I’ve learned the hard way that information isn’t healing. Love is healing and only Love is healing. I’ve allowed myself to be so distracted by collecting information that, in the end, was completely useless to me.
It’s important to know what the motivation is – is the motivation to end your suffering? To feel better? To gain something? I’ve learned that none of those things can actually be accomplished by gathering information. There’s no amount of information that has ever been healing to me.
The ego is constantly in search of data to prove someone wrong or right and that is a completely useless pursuit. Spirit already knows everything. OUR Spirit already knows everything. That knowing is our access to True Wisdom. Accessing Divine Wisdom clears the clutter of our mind. Accessing Divine Wisdom is healing – and it’s always available to us!
Here’s the three step process that changes our life: Ask, Listen, Follow.
Ask for guidance.
“Listen” (or sense) the guidance.
Follow the guidance.
All the energy that I used to put into collecting spiritual information, I now invest in “ask, listen, follow” to support my becoming more awake, aware, patient and kind. This is what brings me benefit AND Joy!
Do you find yourself searching for information when you don’t even need it? Is it just a distraction that makes your ego feel “good.” Do you have stacks of books that you never bothered to read and that you feel if you did someday read them they would somehow help you be more spiritual? Don’t believe that line of thinking anymore!
Consider: has collecting information ever improved your life?
Instead of collecting information, get out there and be helpful.
I used to collect books and information, but not anymore – I’ve realized it just doesn’t serve me. It actually weighs me down. Lots of information can be like clutter in the mind. I’m interested in clearing my mind and by focusing on Love I’m able to do that! Phew!
When the ego is driving your spiritual practice it seems like information is helpful, that’s when it’s MOST helpful to put Spirit in charge! That’s what the miracle happens. Healing is ours, when we allow it.
Staying focused on healing and not being distracted by shiny objects is part of our spiritual practice and discipline.
Spirit will discipline our mind for us when we allow ourselves to become a true disciple of the truth.
Today is a really good day to start!
We practice and learn Self-Love in Spiritual Community and it’s a powerful healing experience. It’s a living, loving, beautiful expression of Spirit’s Love. We are an expanding global spiritual community of prayerful people willing to be co-workers with God. To this end, I’m offering another Spiritual Counseling Training Intensive in May and my Stop Playing Small retreat right before, at the end of April. (If you can’t make this Counseling Training in May, there will be one in October.)
If you feel that you’ve been playing small in any way, I’d love to support you in breaking free of that. If you’re feeling called to do this work with me, please trust that and allow Spirit to provide what is needed so that you can answer the call you’re feeling. We can do this together!
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We’re waking up together and finding freedom in our hearts. I’m so grateful for this!
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