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This is part 3 of a 3 part series. You can start with Part 1 – Spiritual Information – before you read this.
It’s possible to become masterful at collecting spiritual information, even information from the best spiritual sources, powerful teachers and writers and still be a person who’s closed off, angry and miserable.
I used to think, “I know these spiritual principles. I’m such a good student. I get A’s on everything.” That was my ego, enticing me to stay stuck in my intellect rather than moving into my heart. When we’re ego-identified we can’t understand things well, because we’re cut off from the Spirit, the Source of all Wisdom. With ego/intellect, life’s a lot of smoke and mirrors formed around wild goose chases and interminable rabbit holes.
For me, part of what was so time and energy consuming was my obsessive, compulsive thinking about how to figure things out. I was convinced that finding an intellectual spiritual method would help me heal.
I thought if I read all these books, and listened to all these classes, and lots of audios it would somehow heal my mind. But I’m here to say that it does not. I’ve done the research.
There’s a wonderful teaching from the Bible, that when you come back into your heart and you’re reborn in the Spirit, then all the years that the locusts have eaten are given back to you. All the time that you think you wasted, it’s given back to you.
How is it given back to us? Because when we’re reborn in the Spirit, by virtue of moving into our heart, having self-compassion, loving ourselves, forgiving ourselves and everyone else, forgiving the debts and the debtors, the trespassers and the trespasses, then we can live in the moment.
Then, we can live the Love, and all the Love we’d blocked, all the learning that we’d blocked, we can now harvest it. So, it really is like all the time we wasted is given back to us.
Every single moment offers us an opportunity to do this, to return to the beginning through forgiveness.
Forgiveness is a spiritual practice that brings us to a place of being able to finally learn the lessons from our errors.
Without forgiveness we must keep repeating the errors.
When we don’t forgive, it’s a kind of arrogance we’re adopting that says “I think I know what everything is for, and I’ve decided it’s not for my good.”
Those judgments prevent us from really understanding what things are for. Which prevents us from harvesting the learning from our experiences. Without any learning, we’re just repeating the same errors and feeling more and more foolish.
When we develop the spiritual maturity of being able to forgive, release the judgment and harvest the learning comes a sweet and great gratitude for the learning. That’s one of the things that’s such a key component to my life, everything that I share, and the teaching in my Masterful Living Program that starts on Monday.
Together, as a community, we remember to live from the heart, being loving and forgiving. It heals our whole life, and it raises up our loved ones, our co-workers and our friends. Forgiveness as a spiritual practice is just one day at a time, one moment at a time, and one choice at a time. That’s the only way to really do it.
It’s a living spiritual practice of being loving.
We can’t get it from a book, but we can get it from listening to each other and hearing Spirit’s Voice in each other’s voice. We can get it from being Prayer Partners together, and helping each other to release the shame and the blame.
Together we cultivate our spiritual maturity through a practice of non-judgment, and harvesting the learning. It’s amazing, miraculous and it’s deeply healing!
STARTS MONDAY – Let’s make life easier, and more enjoyable. It’s easier and more joyful when we’re connected with Spirit and aligned with the divine. When we do it together, miracles are natural and prolific. Make this year the year you go for it! Gather support, have a strong intention. You don’t need my help, but if you’d like to explore together, here’s how to begin:
If Masterful Living is right for you, I trust you will know it when you read what I’ve written on my website.
Trust your intuition – it will not fail you.
If this feels like it MIGHT be the thing for you this year – follow through.
I would LOVE to have the opportunity to walk step-by-step with you this year if you’d like to join us!
If you feel called to join us, follow your intuition. You can book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors to discuss any questions you have about Masterful Living and that’s a free call!
PODCAST: The latest episode of my podcast’s topic is Attraction of Guilt: Obstacles to Peace – Part 5. Let’s heal the belief in unconscious guilt and get the guilt out of our relationships. Watch for a new episode SOON!