There are three important energies that must be expressed in order to live a Spirit-centered life. These are difficult energies because they do not necessarily bring success in the world. Those energies are a focus on: knowing, understanding, and manifesting– Great Spirit’s will for you each day.
To manifest Great Spirit’s will it is necessary that for every action, thought, or, especially, any words that comes out of our mouths we ask: How is this promoting love, joy, or peace? Because the only true expressions of Divine Will results in more love, joy, and peace. If it is not promoting one of these truths of Spirit Grace, what we are about to do, think, or say, is not Great Spirit’s plan for us. If we discover our intention is not in alignment with love, joy, and peace then we can practice silence, meditation, or non-action.
Anger and grief, even pain, are usually the result of thinking in terms of what others need to do in order for us to have love, joy, or peace. What are we going to do to create love, joy, and peace? It is not Great Spirit’s way to confront misbehavior. Focus instead on forgiveness. Listen to the voice of Spirit and we will hear Great Mother and Father Say-I do not remember that you have ever offended me. This is Great Spirit’s forgiveness. It is the only way we can find more love, joy, and peace when people and things upset us.
Some ideas that prevent us from promoting Great Spirit’s will in our lives are- thinking, obsessing, and retelling our favorite hell/pain/betrayal stories over and over again. Pointing out the faults of others. Worrying over imagined “what ifs” does not enhance happiness or peace. Being upset because others “don’t get it” prevents us from the possibility of tranquility or friendship. Counting our hardships instead of our blessings prevents us from feeling, knowing, understanding, and expressing our Divine Inheritance of love, joy, and peace.
Because the ability to desire, manifest, and hope for love, joy, and peace already exists inside us- all we need to do is take a quiet time out- a meditation time- and listen for what Great Mother and Father wish for us this day. Meditation can be as simple as sitting quietly outside listening to the birds, floating peacefully in a pool of water, or sitting on a cushion focused on our breath. Take a time out and listen- How can I love more today? How can I practice bringing joy into life today? How can I let go of my worries and enter into the promise of peace?
When we fail to express our inner divine nature of love, joy, and peace- and we will fail- wallowing in guilt will not help us. Guilt is just the warning beep that we have gone against Spirit’s purpose; recognize it and try again. Notice we have made a mistake and get on with trying to know, understand, and manifest love, joy and peace. This is an obsession worth having!
Consider Others Before Yourself
To consider others before ourselves is not an invitation to martyrdom. It’s an invitation to contribute to the lives of those around us and to make a difference in the world in whatever way we can. It is the call of our soul as a human being.
We knew when we came here what it would be like. Great Spirit shared stories of what the world was like- and told us they knew that we could make a difference. But after we were born, instead of holding to selfless intentions, we learned to be self-centeredness. I need; I want; I must have. And someone is preventing me from having it.
We have forgotten we are here to make the world a better place. So-called peace talks often demonstrate how people believe life is about getting what they want and making demands on others to give it to them. True peace talks would be about what there is to share together in the spirit of loving kindness and generosity. Even marriage counseling is often about complaining. He doesn’t give me what I need. / She doesn’t fulfill my needs. Then the process often moves into negotiations- I’ll give you this if you’ll give me that. This rarely works. The other person would have already given what us what we felt we needed if s/he had the ability to share that energy with us.
The point of leading a spirit centered life is to get rid of selfishness and make a contribution. This takes time, maybe as much time as it would take for a bird’s wing feathers to wear down a mountain. But if we align our lives with Great Mother and Father’s Grace- transformation into loving kindness, compassion, and peaceful joy may be only a surrender away. Be willing to contribute without receiving thanks
True humility is to recognize when we are wrong, apologize, and make atonement, if necessary. The battle of light and dark goes on inside us every day. If we are not practicing love, joy, and peace then we are causing pain and suffering- even if only to ourselves.
Practice loving without return, happiness without a cause, and peace when it seems stupid. Do this if others notice or not, if we receive praise or not- Practice even in difficult circumstances. Our purpose isn’t to save the world but to be good spirit centered people contributing to the world.
To live Spirit’s life we must take sanctuary in beautiful places. We must take refuge when hopelessness and helplessness overwhelms us. Great Mother and Great Father are waiting to hold us, comfort us, and send us back to the world with renewed determination and hope. The Spirit-centered life is hard, but not impossible- when we live it one thought, one, action, one word, and one day at a time.