There is a spiritual flood that is cleansing the earth. This trance-endence of consciousness is prompting us to look inward, and as we explore our inner spaces we recognize the harmony and atonement that has always been there. We are also becoming more aware of our intuitive voice which provides a reliable source of guidance if we will just listen. When the physical senses are hushed, and we begin to listen to that inner voice and surrender to it, we notice that moments of true healing and growth occur. In this silence, where the conflict of personalities has ceased to interest us, we begin to experience the joy of peace in our lives.
Although we want to experience peace, most of us are still seeking something else that we never find. We are still trying to control and predict and fall in the mire of self-judgment and therefore we feel isolated, disconnected, separate, alone, fragmented, unloved and unlovable. We don't seem to get enough of what we think we want, and our satisfactions are highly transitory. Even with those people who are close to us we often have love/hate relationships. These are relationships in which we feel a need to get something from someone else; when the need is fulfilled, we love them and when it is not fulfilled, we hate them. Many of us are finding that, even after obtaining all the things we thought we wanted in terms of job, home, family, money, there is still emptiness inside. This is what I call a spiritual deprivation.
Throughout the world there is a growing recognition of the need to feel fulfillment within, rather than to rely on the external symbols of success. When we have a desire to get something from another person or the world and we are not successful, the result is stress expressed in the form of frustration, depression, perceptions of pain, illness and death. Most of us seriously want to get rid of the pain, the illness and frustrations, but we still want to maintain our old self-concept. Perhaps that is why we are going in circles, because we rigidly hold on to our old belief system.
The world we see that seems so insane is the result of a belief system that is not working. To perceive the world differently, we must be willing to change our belief system, let the past slip away, expand our sense of NOW, and dissolve the fear in our minds. This changed perception leads to the recognition that we are not separate, but have always been joined.
We can have a single goal of peace of mind and a single function of practicing forgiveness, and our fulfillment can come from listening to the voice of our inner teacher. In so doing, we can learn to heal our relationships, experience peace of mind and release fear.
© Lori Lines, 2015. All rights reserved.
Author Lori Lines
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