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The Sacred Journey of Self Discovery

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As a soul temporarily residing in an earthly body, you are on a sacred journey of self-discovery. Developing self-knowledge requires shifting your focus from the world outside to your inner world—the invisible subjective realm of thought, feeling, emotion, energy, subtle perception, intuition, direct knowing and Oneness. Turning your attention inward, allows you to learn about your self and the sacred Source with which we are One.

“. . .[S]elf observation . . . means to watch everything in and around you
as far as possible and watch it as if it were happening to someone else.
What does that last sentence mean? It means that you do not personalize
what is happening to you. It means that you look at things
as if you have no connection with them whatsoever.” (Anthony DeMello)

Love,…Just Because

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Love is the essence of your being. It is the sacred ground in which you are rooted. It’s the invisible current of life that flows through you. And, when this vital energy is flowing freely, you enjoy vibrant physical and emotional health, and remember your connection to spirit.

Does it seem strange to think of yourself as love? That may be because, not only is love both a noun and a verb, but, from an early age, you experienced love as conditional. That means it is only given or received under certain conditions. While parents may, in fact, love their children unconditionally, from a child’s perspective, it doesn’t seem that way, when the parent withholds tenderness, affection and approval, when the child fails to behave as expected. As children, when we fell short of what was expected of us and met with disapproval, we may have concluded that we were unlovable or not deserving of love. Thus, from the earliest age, we got the message that our value is conditional and not self-evident. Later in life, this belief continues to be reinforced as people judge us on the basis of superficial things, such as our appearance and how much money we make, rather than for who we are. But more importantly, we do this to ourselves by rewarding ourselves with self-love only when we pass certain self-imposed tests. You know how it goes: if you gain a few pounds, things aren’t going well at work, or you aren’t in a relationship, you don’t feel good about yourself and deny yourself love.