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Spirituality - Beginning Your Spiritual Journey

May 29, 2008
Have you ever wondered what this thing we call 'life' was really all about? Have you ever had the knowing that there was something more than meets the eye, but no idea what that was, or how to find out what it was. Maybe you have had the feeling that you were meant to be doing something with your life, but once again, had no idea what that was!

Maybe you're just sick of all the stress and chaos and just want to be peaceful. Well if this sounds familiar, you should be feeling very excited. Your life is about to change in ways you could only imagine. This is your spiritual awakening. You're about to take the first exciting steps toward a life of fulfillment, love and joy. Once you realise the magic that we live in, you will wonder why it took you so long!

OK, first things first!

We would strongly suggest attending a course for beginners where you will be taught a whole range of ideas to get you started on your spiritual journey. You will be introduced to the different forms of spiritual guidance we are all receiving and taught how to use your psychic gifts - even though you are probably unaware you have them. You will be taught exercises that allow you to start loving yourself and forgiving others. You will be amazed to see and feel the human aura, you may even see angel wings behind one of your classmates - seeing is believing! You will learn how to use psychic tools such as angel cards, how to meditate, all about your aura and chakra system and how it plays a big role in your health etc. You will love spending time with like minded spiritual people and will leave wanting more!! The length of each course varies, some are one day courses, others run once a week over a period of weeks.

The next suggestion we would make is 'start reading', we have recommended some fantastic spiritual books that you can purchase from your nearest New Age Store. Some great books to get you started are:

'Conversations with God' by Neale Donald Walsch
'Messages From Your Angels' by Doreen Virtue
'Hidden Messages in Water' by Dr Masaru Emoto
'The Secret' by Rhonda Byrne
'Absolute Happiness' by Michael Domeyko Rowland
'Phenomenon' by Silvia Browne
'Kryon books 1 to 10' by Lee Caroll
'Born Knowing' by John Holland
'The Master Key System' by Charles Haanel

**If you are really serious about your spiritual journey and changing your life for the better, read and practice 'A Course In Miracles,' Free at most spiritual churches.

Below we have outlined some basic steps you can work on right away to get you heading in the right direction.

THE LAW OF ATTRACTION - is the most powerful Law in the Universe. It states 'that which is like unto itself, is drawn.''
Your thoughts are what have created your reality up until now and what will create your reality for the rest of your earthly existence. You will be astounded, when you start taking notice, of the amount of negative thoughts you have every single hour of the day. What you think about is what you get, whether it is positive or negative. If the Universe hears your thoughts of lack, the Universe will make sure you receive more lack, if the Universe hears your thoughts of abundance, the Universe will make sure you have abundance in your life.

First and foremost on this amazing journey you have begun, take notice of what you are thinking and what your emotions are telling you. As soon as you notice a negative thought or bad feeling, stop yourself right there and then and turn it into a positive affirmation. We all have so many negative programmes in our subconscious mind that have been given to us by our parents and other adult influences in our life during childhood, (this is not their fault, they are just passing on the beliefs they have been given from their parents etc). We accept these programmes as 'Truth' when they are really just the opinion of someone we looked up to. These programmes play out for the rest of our life if we don't take conscious control to change them. The best way of doing this is to watch our thoughts and emotions and practice positive thinking and affirmations every day of our life. Slowly but surely we are able to re-programme our mind, changing negative beliefs that hinder our life experiences to positive beliefs of self worth and love, enabling us to live a more fulfilled life, attracting positive loving experiences into our daily existence. So if you catch yourself thinking a negative thought such as 'I have a bad relationship or I am so broke', immediately turn this into a positive thought such as 'I have a happy, loving relationship or, I now have an abundance of money', Any affirmation will do as long as it turns the negative into a positive. It doesn't matter if you don't really believe it initially, if you say it regularly enough, the subconscious will start believing it and begin attracting it to you.

We cannot stress enough the importance of monitoring your thoughts and emotions. You will be amazed at how this one daily practice alone can change your whole life. You will find that when you practice this relentlessly, the negative situations in your life that were attracted via your own negative thought patterns will just drop away or you will gain extra strength and courage to just walk away knowing that you have the ability to co-create any life you desire. Our thoughts are magnetic energy attracting to us whatever we are thinking about.

Our EMOTIONS are our spiritual guidance system to see us through this human experience. Trust your emotions - start taking notice of what you feel, the repetitive thoughts and gut feelings you have been receiving. Believe it or not, this is your psychic guidance. We all have these repetitive feelings and thoughts, it's just whether or not we choose to take notice of them. If we do not take notice of our negative emotions, we cause disharmony or blockages in our energy systems, which eventually turn into dis-ease in the physical body. We believe that at the core of all physical illness there is emotional blockage or disharmony. Via natural therapies that work on the emotions, we can access these blockages, make the necessary changes in our life and free ourselves of illness and disease.

LOVE YOURSELF. The Majority of us are bought up thinking it is wrong to love ourselves, that we are vain if we even like ourself! This programme sets us up for so much heartache in our life. The truth is, if we don't love ourselves, we cannot truly love anyone else. Until we love ourself unconditionally, we are constantly looking for fulfillment in other people, especially our partners, which can only lead to disappointment and heartache. When we can honestly say we love every part of ourselves, we will automatically stop judging others. It is then that we realise, we are all perfect in spirit and doing the best we can in this human existence with the programmes we have been given in childhood. When we can just accept without judgement, we really start to understand the term 'Inner Peace'. It is then and only then, we can truly forgive others for the wrongs we think they have done to us throughout our life - often becoming the cause of lifelong pain and eventually illness or dis-ease of our physical body.

MEDITATE. By meditating we are nurturing our body, mind and spirit. If we spend 20 minutes meditating every day we will soon reap the rewards. We become more peaceful throughout the day and sleep more soundly at night. Things that would normally upset us start to just wash over us - the peace is too lovely for us to let these little incidents interfere with it. Anxiety and other fear based emotions will drop away as we become aware that we are connected to the Creator and the Abundance of the Universe, leaving us feeling safe and peaceful. Our own spiritual guidance becomes stronger and we become more in tune with our own Psychic gifts. Don't waste anymore time, start meditating today!!!!!

LIVE IN THE NOW. When we live for today, life becomes so much less stressful. Really, all that there is, is NOW. None of us even know if tomorrow will ever come, so why do we spend so much time worrying about tomorrow instead of making the most of what we know we do have and filling our days with laughter and love. If there is only NOW, then there is no yesterday, no past and no reason to be angry at anybody. When we can release all anger from our body we will certainly feel the benefits. Holding on the anger and un-forgiveness is debilitating to our physical and emotional bodies. I read once that the most selfish thing we can ever do is to forgive. I truly understand that now, forgiveness equals freedom! (If we are holding on to anger we need to work on loving ourself!!). If there is no tomorrow, no future, no reason to stress about bills and money, no reason to worry about what's going to happen to......etc. THERE IS ONLY TODAY, LIVE IN THE NOW.

THE FOUR AGREEMENTS - is a fabulous book I recently read that states that our minds have been poisoned by the programming of others. If we live by these four agreements we can start to free ourselves from this poison and live joyful, loving, and peaceful lives.

"Be Immaculate in your word" - only say what you mean, take control over your words, the words you say to others and the words you say to yourself. Your words are your thoughts and therefore create your reality, so only say what you mean.

"Don't take anything personally" - what people say to you comes from their own programming. What they say is not really about you, it is about them, so don't take it personally, they are living in a different world to you.

"Don't make assumptions" - Don't assume anything, we don't really know what people are thinking, or what they are going to do. By assuming, we blow things up in our minds and make mountains out of molehills causing unnecessary stress and anger.

"Always do your best" - When we do our best it doesn't matter if we make a mistake, our inner critic or judge cannot criticize us if we have done our best. If we always do our best at whatever we do and others criticise us, it doesn't matter, we know we have done all that we can do. Our inner judge or critic can be so cruel, if we always do our best, they lose the power to make us feel bad.

If we would all live our lives by these 4 Agreements the world would surely be a more peacefull and loving place. Enjoy your spiritual journey!!!
About the Author
At Spiritual New Age Guide we are passionate about 'All Things Spiritual' You will find information on Spirituality and the Steps To Beginning Your Spiritual Journey. There's info on everything from Angels to Auras, Psychics to Spirit Beings- please visit us at www.spiritualnewageguide.com.au
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