You are not enclosed within your bodies,
nor confined to houses or fields.
That which is you dwells above the mountain
and roves with the wind.
It is not a thing that crawls into the sun for warmth
or digs holes into the darkness for safety,
But a thing free, a spirit that envelops the earth
and moves in the ether.
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
If I could give you a kingly gift, a gold nugget of wisdom, “The Answer” if there truly were only one answer, it is this page of learning how to have a spiritual connection with beings that are more evolved than yourself. (And I would tie it all up with a big box of essential oils!)
There once was a cat that did not have an owner, a caretaker, guide or nurturer. The cat roamed wildly. His main goal in life was to find food & shelter. He was mangy, sickly, and malnourished. He combed through the garbage and was grateful for any morsel or scrap he found. He was afraid of people, the dark, other cats, and loud noises. He had to rely solely on himself for all of his sustenance. He knew no comfort, he knew no love, he knew no support, and he roamed and roamed aimlessly looking for his next meal.
When we have no connection to a divine source – a God, a higher self, a higher power – we roam endlessly like the cat, accepting the garbage of life as our offering. When we are like the cat, we have to be strong in ourselves, for we are the only ones who can take care of what we need. It is nearly impossible to do it all ourselves. We become overwhelmed, we feel lost. Like the cat, we lack a compass to guide us. We are not ‘in tune’ with our life purpose. We become like the politician who has to take a poll to determine how to act and what to choose.
To experience Whole & Complete Living you have to develop a connection to something higher than yourself, no matter what name it goes by. When you have a spiritual connection to a higher power (I don’t mean belief, I mean connection) you get to experience and receive:
Pure Joy that is lasting
Feel Supported & Nurtured by a being whose goal is your success
Answers to all of your questions
Direction on where to go and what path to take
Confidence in yourself to the core of your being
Balance in your life, your mind, your health & emotions
Freedom to live what you know is right
The will to accomplish all he puts you on the path to do
Our higher source is always there waiting for us to talk to him, ask questions, listen to him and receive the nourishment that we need. When we don’t receive any of the blessings from the list above, it is because we have disconnected from him, not because he has disconnected with us.
As I write this I remember the time, the period of time that lasted 10 years, when I would have been angry at reading what I just wrote. I thought God was a sham and was out to punish me for some perceived wrong I’d done. I was a good person and lived right and did all I needed to do and yet, I wasn’t happy, I was persecuted, I was abused by some of the very people who were supposed to support and protect me. Life became so painful that it was easier for me to disconnect from God. At least if I didn’t connect I wouldn’t have to be mad at him for how unjust my life was and how he helped everyone else except me.
After a year of using the essential oils, I felt the strength to take on this major block in my life. I put on the spiritual oils for meditation (Sandalwood, Clary Sage, Wild Orange & a grounding blend) and began meditating every day. At first my mind was in such chaos it was extremely painful to meditate. After a few months I had a real talk with my Divine Source, Creator. I told him how angry I was, I listed all of my problems and how he had betrayed me. I dared him to argue with me and prove to me that it wasn’t true. Then I waited patiently for an answer. Through his answer and talking to him I realized that it was me that had stopped the flow of communication and connection. The things that had happened in my life were not him punishing me, but other people making bad choices. I listened and listened and he began talking, giving me answers, guiding me. I felt so much confidence in everything I started doing because I knew that I was being guided by a being that has more knowledge than me.
If you feel stuck with finding a connection to your higher source….. if you are bitter, depressed, closed down and you want to clear this block to start receiving answers of your own, schedule your SimplyHealed Session today. Through my proven techniques you will rediscover your Divine Source and clear the connection. Communication will begin to flow to you uninhibited.
The following things I have found to be literal life-savers to finding, keeping and nurturing my spiritual connection. Here are the 7 Ingredients to Profound Spiritual Connection:
Join a Spiritual Group
Letter from your Guardian Angel
Find a quiet, calm place to be alone. When my kids were young it was the bathroom at 5:30am. Rub Sandalwood essential oil & Clary sage essential oil on your forehead to open your third eye. Breathe them in deeply. Put a grounding blend on your wrists, rub them together and inhale deeply to connect you to the earth. Rub Frankincense and Coriander into your heart and solar plexus to open your chakras, soften your heart and help you to be loyal to yourself. Breathe the oils in deeply. Sit crossed legged with the back of your wrists resting on your knees. I prefer to meditate with palms up in the spirit of receiving. Relax your body, breathe deeply in and out and turn your thoughts to your higher source. Ask him what you need to know today.
The biggest complaint I hear from people is that they have trouble quieting their mind so that they can connect. Meditation becomes a source of anxiety instead of relaxation. When I meditate I have four notebooks right by me with a pen.
1. To-do Notebook – I write down all the things I am afraid I’ll forget to do
2. An Inspiration Notebook – I write down the things my Divine Source tells me or inspires me to do
3. A Positive Messages notebook – I write down all the loving things that I hear
4. A Negative Messages notebook – I write down all of my negative thoughts
Using these notebooks has allowed me to empty the contents of my brain on paper so that I have the space in my mind to connect spiritually to my creator. Through Meditation I have received answers to my deepest questions, I have received guidance and literal ethereal downloads. I have received knowledge that was beyond my scope of knowledge and gifts that were beyond the gifts I had possessed. They are there waiting, waiting for us to connect to them. They have always been there to feed our souls, all we need to do is reach up a hand. Meditation is the most powerful way to do this.
If you’d like to find your deepest, most profound connection with your creator and start or deepen the answers you receive, schedule your SimplyHealed Session Today. Learn now how to enrich your life with the confidence of knowing you are linked to the Divine.
Learn how to meditate with notebooks. Basic Meditation….Coming Soon! A Free Download!
Praying is a form of discussion with the Divine that is different than meditation. In meditation you are connecting visually, in prayer you are connecting vocally. Important to say your pray out loud and allow your voice to connect you to your creator. Here’s a Basic Prayer:
1. Acknowledge your higher power
2. Tell him the things you are grateful for
3. Ask him for what you stand in need of
4. Be still and quiet to listen for any answers
5. Close your prayer (Amen or thank you for listening to my prayer)
A powerful prayer to give is a gratitude prayer. You open your conversation with your Creator with a greeting, and then you spend the rest of the prayer thanking him for everything in your life. Be specific. Your gratitude prayer may look something like this:
Dear Creator – thank you for my life – for my family(list them all by name) – for my animals (pets) – thank you for our home – thank you for our phones that allow us to stay connected – thank you for our computers that we are able to work and play on – thank you that we always have enough to eat – thank you that we are always able to get the things that we need – thank you for the trees – the sky – the weather – the plants – the birds – the flowers – the grass – thank you for other people – the people who are brought into my life for me to teach – the people who are brought into my life that I need to learn from – thank you for directing my life – thank you for my feelings – thank you for joy – thank you for excitement and happiness – thank you that I am able to allow my feelings to flow through me – thank you for my body – I love my body and I am so grateful for it – thank you for blessing me with health and strength – thank you for blessing my family with health and strength – thank you for our (my or his) job(s) – thank you for money – I am so grateful that our family has enough money to live and provide for our needs – thank you for abundance
Prayer is a powerful mechanism of connection, using your voice.
Spend some time every day reading out of a spiritual book. This could be a book about or tied to your religion or group, or a book about spiritual principles. You can build your spiritual muscles and the power of your brain to receive knowledge by taking on this little exercise when you read spiritual principles.
First rub Clary Sage Essential Oil and/or Sandalwood on your forehead between your eyebrows to open your spiritual eyes. Read your spiritual book slowly. Digest the principle word by word, taking in each word by itself and then each sentence as a whole, to get the full meaning of what is being taught. It will take you a long time to read, but you will gain incredible knowledge and will from reading spiritual principles this way. If a feeling of frustration comes up (remember that there are negative forces that do not want you to read spiritual principles) breathe slowly, put on the essential oil Wild Orange or a calming emotional blend on your wrists and breathe them in deeply as you read.
Try this exercise right now reading the following message from Light On The Path by Mabel Collins. Notice how you feel reading it and what knowledge you gain from it.
Experiment with reading this way, every day, 1o minutes at a time to start. Do this for a month straight and you will be hooked on this powerful way of reading your books with your spiritual eyes. Julie’s Spiritual Reading List….Coming Soon.
Join a Spiritual Group
Join or start a group of people who believe what you believe. It is so important to have support on your spiritual path. This could be a religion, a meditation group, or a spiritual work group. This will allow you to be nurtured in your beliefs.
The dark forces in the world do not want you to be spiritual. There are so many other distractions in this world to take up our time. What is the commodity that people have the least of today? Time. If you let it, the shiny distractions of this world will suck you dry of all of your time to connect and stay in tune with your creator. Having a group that meets weekly that reminds you of you of your beliefs, that spiritual feeds you with soul nourishment is so vital to you staying connected. Find a group or religion that aligns with your beliefs and will support you in staying spiritually connected.
Social Anxiety stopping you from connecting with others? Rub Frankincense Essential Oil on your heart and breathe it in deeply. Take back control of your life naturally and with ease.
Letter from your Guardian Angel
Guardian Angels are spiritual beings closest to the human being, whom they guard, guide and lead throughout this life & even beyond. There is an individual relationship between each human being and his angel. Our world is so full of distractions that we don’t often get the quiet and clearness of mind to hear the messages that our particular guardian is sending to us. Angels can give us guidance, advice, support and warn us of upcoming dangers.
Writing a letter to your guardian angel everyday is a practice that will give you connection, peace, support and answers. Ask him questions. The question can be specific or general. You can ask “what do I need to know today?” or you can be specific about a specific thing you want to know about. “Please tell me what way I can bring up this topic with my children so that they will be able to hear it.”
Then you write a letter back to yourself from your guardian angel. The key is to write really slow. Use lined paper, print with a pen, use the entire space for the letters and write one letter at a time. If you have never done this before it may seem really weird to you. Before you try this exercise the first time, you make think that it is all made up or nutty. I thought that too the first time I tried it. “Really I am just writing to myself, how silly.” I thought. After my first time of writing I became a believer and so will you. You will be shocked to see how the message you need to hear comes through you writing back. You will be clear, after the first time you do it, that you did not come up with it yourself. Your guardian angel is real and will speak to you through these letters.
One of the characteristics that is a necessity to all humans who desire a spiritual connection is the art of giving. Learning to sacrifice and to give of yourself opens your heart. Giving allows you to experience compassion, love, and acceptance of other people.
There are many ways that you can give. You can share your smile and simple hello as you pass others. Provide people with excitement in your eyes for each interaction. How would you like people to feel special when they walk away from an encounter with you? Be overflowing and generous with your compliments. Today, amongst mounting jealousies, many are stingy with their outgoing praise. You will feel great as you exuberantly help others to feel fantastic! Prosperity and abundance are yours when you train your eyes to be observant of the beauty in other people.
Be generous with your money. What is the use of having wealth if you have alienated everyone along with way? You alienate others when you pass judgment on their worthiness of your money or you are a miser who finds safety in coveting your money. Every act of generosity comes back to you ten-fold.
Learn to be a giving person and you will open up the windows to Heaven.
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Learning to be a person who receives what is offered them gracefully is becoming a lost art. Today, people are independent and go do everything themselves. We would deign swallow a worm than to ask others for help. We say, “no, that’s okay, I’ve got it.” Or we lie and say “I’m fine, I don’t need anything,” when we’re really not. These examples our plainly seen, but what about when we are too prideful to accept a gift, a meal, a hand, a compliment, that is freely being given.
What is receiving? Taking in the good that is around you, in the world, and that which is offered by other people is the way to spiritual enlightenment. None of us can get there alone. It is time for us to connect to the human race and accept what is being offered. How can you receive answers from your Divine Source, your guardian angel, or other people if you push everything away from you because you’ve got it all handled, you don’t need help, you couldn’t possibly accept it or you don’t think you are worthy.
Maybe you are thinking, what are you talking about? I would love to receive if other’s, God, would just give!! Think about the last time someone gave you a compliment, though. Did you receive it and allow it to grow in you or did you push it away or deflect it. In order to connect to your Divine Source in a meaningful way that is satisfying and fulfilling, grow and expand in you the capacity to receive.
There is a simple exercise you can do to increase your ability to receive. The next time someone gives you a compliment (or you could set it up and ask your spouse, significant other or best friend to give you some compliments so you can practice).
Listen to the compliment ~Imagine their compliment soaking into your body, every corner of you ~Breathe it in ~ Say “thank-you,”
Deflecting is the act of pushing something away from you or letting it fall off of you so that you don’t have to take it in. The problem is that most people are deflecting the positive things coming into their lives, instead of the negative. Here’s a real live example of deflecting the positive. Notice how Julie does not allow in the good feelings.
Bill: “Hi Julie.”
Bill: “I just wanted to tell you that I really loved the dinner you cooked last night. It was so wonderful!! You’re a really good cook!!”
Julie: (Smirking & letting out a sarcastic laugh) “If only I hadn’t burned the rolls a little bit and been running late. Maybe someday I’ll take a cooking class so I can really learn to cook.”
Could you see how Julie pushed away the compliment with her negative remark? Here’s an example of soaking in the good feeling and growing the compliment inside. In this example Julie is receiving.
Bill: “Hi Julie.”
Bill: “I just wanted to tell you that I really loved the dinner you cooked last night. It was so wonderful!! You’re a really good cook!!” (listen & soak in the genuine compliment)
Julie: “Thank you.” (Smile) “I’m glad you like it.” (Hold in that good feeling)
The next time someone pays you a compliment remember to expand the feeling. Receive the good the world, and other people have to offer.
These tools will help you to find the most abundant, rich, profound spiritual connection that is possible for you. The journey of this life can be painful when you are carrying the incomplete conversations and beliefs of your ancestors. Clear these unwanted blocks to your Whole and Complete Living through a simple proven method that leaves you free to create the life of your dreams. Schedule your SimplyHealed Session Today!
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