Do you think spirit is always with you, wish it was, or maybe you think it is a ridiculous concept? Spirit – the mystical, the unknown, God energy, source energy, a force greater than you is recognized in all belief systems. But how does it function in your life?
I realized over Easter that the concept of the Easter Bunny was one of my first introductions to spirit. There was also the tooth fairy, moss in the woods where the fairies danced and a magic tree that dropped pennies on the ground when I wasn’t looking. These delightful parental rituals, the bible’s stories of miracles and children’s books were my introduction to spirit.
Once grown, we are supposed to put the fantasy part away. But I had experiences that made wonder, and now there are many of us who want to make spirit part of everyday life. As important as it’s been to me, I want to talk about it.
Here are some basic concepts that ground the idea of spirit that can help you recognize how it moves in your life.
BELIEF – A foundation for much of modern thought on religion to physics and metaphysics comes from the ancient Egyptian Hermetic Principles. The Law of Correspondence, the second of the seven Principles, says we live in direct relationship to everything above us in spirit. This relationship with spirit affects how our life below goes in direct proportion to how we interact with it. This is an important concept in every major religion, and it underlies everything about spirt. It is why we are taught to pray.
If you believe in something greater than you, no matter your beliefs, you will be open to recognizing how spirit moves in your life. You will be willing to engage and interact with spirit in its many forms. It allows you to consider possibilities, make connections between things and most of all, know you are not alone.
At a young age, it allowed me to accept and understand that sometimes bad things happen for a reason, and that trusting the outcome will serve me in the end.
KNOW YOU ARE A POWERFUL ATTRACTOR – The third law, Law of Vibration, says that you will bring into your life what you are a vibrational match to. You know this as the Law of Attraction. When you are clear and intentional with what you seek, you draw the right people, places and things to you.
When I recognized this power, I realized that my clear intentions, (thoughts), the passion for what I was seeking (strong feelings) ,and total belief that it was possible (spirit) made things happen. Often very quickly. I had learned to align mind, body/feelings and spirit. I was creating the open door for spirit to come in.
I have been able to attract the right work, husband, friends, home, travel, dog – really everything I love has come to me this way.
HOW IT SHOWS UP IN EVERYDAY LIFE:
SERENDIPITY – Just today as I was telling a friend about this Ayurvedic cleanse I’m doing, she laughed and said of course you’d be the one to tell me about the product I’m thinking about using. No accident. Spirit works like this – you need to know something and almost magically the information is shown to you. Start noticing how what you are seeking or needing actually appears.
MESSAGES FROM THE NATURAL WORLD – I’ve always had a relationship with nature – trees, the weather, animals, birds. You can receive symbolic messages from them in the most interesting ways. A tree waving its branches told me about a family member’s pending death, a cloud turned into a glittering heart when I was wondering if Lee was the right one, and an owl confirmed it. The weather, trees and animals will all respond to your interaction with them. You will see it, or messages will come to you as a deep knowing, a voice or sensing. The natural world is another form of spirit – a concept profoundly understood in indigenous cultures.
ANSWER TO PRAYER– If you have had an answer to prayer, then you know how powerful this experience is. It is your confirmation that you are connected to something bigger than you. My yearlong prayer as a young girl, was really a question to God. When I finally heard the answer in a loud booming voice, my life was changed. I knew then that spirit is always with me, and is with you, no matter what name you give it.
OUR GUIDES – We have guides from the spirit world too. Many different kinds are available to us, though to meet and interact with them takes time. You have to lay the groundwork by aligning your beliefs, intentions and feeling about it. You have to raise your energy so you can be a vibrational match for them to come in. They are spirit after all, and vibrate much higher than we do. They guide us in all the ways I mentioned above. And when you get curious enough to meet them, establish a practice that invites them in, you will get to know them. I have several different ones – each serving a different function.
This is a simple introduction to a big topic. I realized that spirit is so much a part of my life, it is time to talk about it. The foundation for knowing how it works for you lies in embracing the belief that it’s available and you can attract it’s visible presence. Then when you are open to knowing, you will begin to understand all the signs and signals that spirit is working in your life. Curiosity to know more will lead you.
Does this interest you? If you’d like to explore how spirit works in your life, reach out. My Transformation Coaching and Therapy includes guidance on knowing how spirit works in your life. Go to www.spectrumtransformation.com and use my Free Consultation link to reach me. I’d love to help you know more.
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