AWAKENING THE SPIRITUAL WITHIN
Spirituality is not
religion, though it can bring expansion to a religious life.
Spirituality is not philosophy, though it can enlighten the inquiring mind.
Spirituality is not science, though it can expand the discovery of truth.
One can never be open to flourish spiritually
as long as one is closed to everything save one’s own beliefs and truth.
And so one will not experience the Presence of the divine Light within
as long as one does not accept the possibility that
one is ONE with ALL !
KNOWLEDGE and TRUTH
on WHO WE ARE and how to be ONE WITH ALL.
We are also spiritual beings
attracted by GOODNESS, by LOVE
Then explore the
experience of Spirituality and the Spiritual Path.
the irresistible inner force that drives us, individually and collectively,
along with all beings in the Cosmos, to reach out ceaselessly for greater levels
of understanding, awareness and betterment of the Cosmos (microcosm and the
We all are
seeking KNOWLEDGE and TRUTH on WHO
WE ARE and how to be ONE WITH ALL.
SPIRITUALITY is a natural and unavoidable development in our evolution as
This is the central Truth about ourselves and the Universe — a Truth shared by the Great Souls of all epochs.
is the Spiritual Path?
Path is the Journey of the Soul
to higher consciousness , which passes through the totality of the human
experience generating expansion of awareness at every step.
Through time, we
eventually arrive to the point where we seek to have a true understanding of
ourselves, our world and the nature of the Universe around us. Through this
seeking, we inevitably find that there is a Mighty Power within each one of us
that can allow us to meet every need and to fulfill every desire, if we could
just discover It and understand It.
describe this search for understanding and realization as the SPIRITUAL PATH. It
could be called in many ways. The name is of no importance. What matters is that
we all are seeking, consciously or unconsciously, to get in touch with the
spirit within us.
within has been described as SOUL, SPIRIT SELF, HIGHER SELF, TRUE SELF or INNER
GOD/GODDESS. What matters is that somehow we are sensing, or beginning to sense,
that within our own consciousness is the way to our understanding and to the
fulfillment of our deepest longings.
within is a natural outcome of our development and evolution as human beings.
Sooner or later, every one arrives to this inner path, and everything that we
have ever experienced, in this lifetime and in previous ones, will help us to go
within and discover the Source of our being.
have three basic parts: a body, a mind, and a soul. According to most spiritual
traditions, the soul is basically dormant in the average person. However, it can
be enlivened through various means.
-The God within:
of all the ages have united in teaching this fact of the existence and
ever-present power of an individual inner god in each human being, as the first
principle or primordial energy governing the progress of man out of material
life into the spiritual. . . . The inner god in man, the higher Self , is the
root of him, whence flow forth in inspiring streams into the psychological
apparatus of his constitution all the inspirations of genius, all the urgings to
This inner god is the "eternal soul" that reincarnates again and again, an inexhaustible fount of life, intelligence, and consciousness. The inner god is the most enlightened part of us, active when we exercise the finest human qualities: tolerance, love, understanding, and compassion
-The Lower self
is associated with opposite qualities, such as self-seeking, narrow-mindedness,
a limited view of one's responsibility to others, competition, separateness, and
selfish ambition.. While most of us, thankfully, are not completely absorbed in
this aspect of ourselves, unfortunately neither are we able to retain the
inspiration of the higher self for long periods. We are riding a roller coaster
of consciousness between the two extremes, often seeming to have little control
over which aspect of our nature is dominant at any time.
and mystical teachers have pointed out that it is our responsibility as human
beings to overcome the temptations and limitations of the lower self and merge
our consciousness with the higher self. Many cultures compare this process to
polishing a mirror.
with the spirit within:
What do we mean by the inner god,
the personal ego, the higher and lower self, and how do they relate to ordinary
The Path is a spirit of Love of Divine to be breathed.. It is not about rules, doctrines, precepts, philosophies or sciences.. It is, simply, to be one with the Breath of Love , of God — all wise, all embracing, all mighty
Our only role is
to embrace and express the spirit of Love at every moment. Then, all the Wisdom,
all the Intelligence and all the Might of the Universe will flow through us as a
blessing to all.
Within every human being there is a deep longing to find peace and joy in the human experience.
the Path to wholeness: body/mind /spirit is a long path to transform the self
into a Self. To grow beyond the little self , we have to deal with the ego.
which is a mental construction of the brain . It is simply the bundle of
feelings and thoughts that arises when you think about yourself.
practice, it is possible to differentiate awareness from this sense of self.
When developed appropriately, such an awareness gradually transforms into the
soul. Many of the main spiritual practices are aimed at this. In particular, the
development of morality along with a deepening ability to concentrate through
either prayer or meditation, forms the essence of most spiritual systems.
1-Acknowledgement that All is One- One is All and of the spirit within
2-Discernement : negative/positive mind
3-Positive thinking- Awareness of the Soul.
5-Beyond duality Balance of physic, emotional, mental bodies
6-Power of Prayer, of meditation
7-Increase of vibration- building of the aura
8-Control of Prana, Soul and of life
9-Control of the subtle bodies-clairvoyance, clairaudience
10-Building of the light body- Splendour, Magnificence
11-Control of light bodies -Spiritual self master- Oneness
the universal aspects of life
The other way to
move beyond the self to something more wholesome is through surrender to the
universal aspects of life. In this way we can really come to know and belong to
that which is larger than ourselves. One way to begin such a journey is just to
remember the obvious: that life is utterly miraculous and despite all our
accumulated knowledge, very mysterious. Many meditation practices are geared
toward this result. In particular, mindfulness meditation, which forms the core
of all Buddhist traditions and many other western esoteric ones as well, is
directly aimed at this way of transcending the self
Making holy-Spiritual maturity
We, as humans,
can access this dimension of life. It is our right and destiny. Doing so accords
with the natural flow of universal forces. Not every human can be expected to
immediately achieve such wonderful insight and wisdom as spiritual masters have
done. But the very existence of such accomplished souls points to a great human
potential. To even begin that journey is a mature and good step, and is helpful
for the whole of humanity as well.
understanding of the reality of spiritual life and its relevance to our
day-to-day concerns is a vital and necessary first step. But the second, more
consuming and embracing step is to bring this wisdom into the world through
action. Words, and even noble emotion, will not suffice. It is in the labour of
the body--its engagement with the world--that spiritual life will gradually find
a way to blossom and vitalise us and all around.
responsibility as basically rational and decent beings is to pull together as a
group to understand, explore, and develop the rich harvest of well-being for all
that spirituality brings. At a personal level, this means taking up some
spiritual practice to improve our own condition.
Having such a
practice need in no way contradict any religious beliefs that we may have. All
religions have mystically oriented sides to them, so one can remain in one's
chosen faith if desired.
At a social
level, this means honouring and respecting
others, regardless of their beliefs, and trying to help out others, even if it
is in very small ways. Indeed, having the desire to help others and then serving
them in small ways is one of the very best means to develop spiritually--and the
opportunities are endless
Finally, at a
spiritual level, this means accepting life
the way it is, regardless of how much it might hurt. And yet it is still our
spiritual responsibility to believe in something better and more than just the
confusion and sorrow of this life. The precious gift of devotion to something
larger than oneself is the royal road to this attitude.
The journey to the inner self usually commences with efforts at
self-purification, which may include physical techniques, such as various forms
of yoga, abstinence from recreational drugs, and eating foods which will do the
least harm to our fellow creatures. If we don't take care, however, these
efforts may become yet another type of self-indulgence. Over time, interest may
progress from the physical arena through emotional and psychic realms to
spiritual development. At some stage the soul will begin to be aware of a vague
glow of the inner spiritual light. In some sensitive people this experience may
shake them to the core, and there is often real suffering of heart and mind. We
make great vows to ourselves: "Now that I have glimpsed this light I will
do my very best to change my ways and lead a more spiritual life." But
everything in and around us seems to conspire against our best intentions as
nature immediately presents us with tests to prove our resolve. Karma normally
spread over many lifetimes may come to us over a very short time. We should
remember, however, that along with opposition, our vow invokes forces which help
The appeal to
the Higher Self, honestly and earnestly made, opens up a channel by which flow
in all the gracious influences from higher planes. New strength rewards each new effort; new courage comes with each step
forward. So take courage . . . and hold on your way through the
discouragements that beset your earliest steps on the path . . . Do not stop to
mourn over your faults; recognize them and seek to learn from each its lesson.
Do not become vain of your success. So shall you gradually attain
self-knowledge, and self-knowledge shall develop self-mastery
the spiritual will:
Looking for and working with the inner god of every person we encounter, and not
becoming weighed down with a limited self-centered viewpoint, allows the inner
god to guide us in daily living.
daily karmic script: We are composite beings, a vortex of forces from the greater
sea of life in which we are immersed. This fact explains many of the moral
dilemmas and strange quirks of human behavior we all encounter. The inner god,
the enduring part of us, animates the lower forms and energies and sends us
forth periodically on a voyage of understanding which we call a lifetime. As we
experience life's challenges, the higher self never provides a greater load of
karmic lessons than we have the capacity to bear. Life is our teacher, and our
experience provides the exact set of circumstances which we need to grow.
There are many
ways. Various forms of concentration and meditation accustom us to hearken to
the voice of our inner god. Particularly beneficial are greeting the
opportunities the day has to offer in the morning and reviewing the spiritual
lessons one has learned in the evening. There is also need for silence, a
precious commodity in today's hectic world, in which to hear the whisperings of
the Voice of the Silence. Even if we are busy with the tasks at hand, we always
have the opportunity to devote part of our mental energies to finding spiritual
directions from the many choices which face us.
The ability to
read the daily karmic script will enable us to better appreciate the inner
purpose of our lives that our higher self is trying to communicate to us each
second as it urges our footsteps along the path to greater understanding of the
oneness of Being. Nothing is stopping us here and now from trying to live a life
closer to the internal example of perfection within us.
The best way to
overcome the lower nature is not by "battling" it and
"fighting" it, thus exercising it and making it strong and vigorous,
but by understanding it to be a part of yourself and by resolutely putting it in
its proper place with inflexible and impersonal kindness and gentleness.
Sometimes and very often indeed the best way to begin to do this is by
completely ignoring it, turning the back upon it. ally yourself with the higher
parts of your nature, and in consequence you identify yourself thereby with the
higher parts of the Universe.
path will conduct to experiencing Unconditional Love and Unconditional Bliss, Oneness with God within and out
Bliss is out
true nature. Bliss is gained when the sense organs merge in the mind through
concentration. It is not obtained from exterior objects.
Therefore , if
you want bliss, breath and try to acquire concentration.
Bliss is out true nature
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