Using This Time To Learn And Grow Who We Be
For weeks now it has been our civic duty to stay home. We have been unable to partake in the rich array of offerings that our physical worlds normally provide us with. You wouldn’t wish this on anybody, and certainly not any of the fear or suffering that has been present. This situation is likely to evolve, but it may still take months for any semblance of “normal” life to return. What can we do?
For me personally, I’m watching the play of consciousness and my rational decision making. My heartfelt yearning is that this is a time for many people to really power up spiritually. I have enjoyed having the time to devote to more spiritual practices, and different types of spiritual practices as well. There has been time to read books from the ancient wisdoms that I love and a lot more time to meditate.
It has been interesting to note how on some days the resistance I feel to doing any of the above can be quite extraordinary. At those times I’m really paying attention, because what I feel that I’m seeing is the sort of separateness or resistance that I didn’t know was still inside me, rearing its head, showing itself, so that I can actually deal with it. What I’m doing now is being rigorous about morning practices, as well as other spiritual practices during the day. What I’m finding is that my meditations are going deeper than ever, faster than ever, and that I can still get a lot more done in my day.
I feel that this is an opportunity for all of us to climb up the spiritual ladder. When you think about doing a meditation, or a mala of mantra, and catch yourself getting distracted, this is a good time to stop and observe ‘ah, here is some resistance’. Here’s the part of me that actually doesn’t want to change, that wants to live in my ego and stay in a separate state. An approach to use is to lovingly say to yourself, ‘It’s okay, come on, we’ll do the practice. Then we will do whatever it is we thought we might do instead’.
That’s my top tip at the moment. To have commitment to your spirituality, to do whatever spiritual practices you like. Try different things. Look around, there’s plenty on offer. Rather than listening to talks all the time (which are important because they get our minds into a place where we’re receptive), also do the practices such as meditation, practices that arise out of the healing traditions, mantra, puja or other ceremonies that people do, which bring in such a lot of spiritual energy and also feed nature at the same time.
Why not explore and utilise this precious time to advance ourselves vibrationally and spiritually? So that, when the world returns to some semblance of normal, it will be a different world for us because we’ve taken the time to raise our vibration. We’ll find the world is: same, same, but different. We’ll feel more empowered. People seem to like us and respect us more. This will be because we’ve spent this time loving, respecting, accepting and trusting ourselves. So, my encouragement while this portal of change is open would be: commit and do your daily spiritual practices, and change your world.