Posts Tagged ‘spirit’

The Stirrings of Your Soul

March 29, 2010

By focusing solely on the material world and believing only in the reality you can confirm with your five senses, you forget your divine heritage.

It is the ultimate human paradox that man’s dependence on perception precludes his being able to know his own identity.
Dr. David R. Hawkins

Look to the outer world and you see yourself as a human being. Look to your inner world and you see yourself as a spiritual being.

We behold what we are, and we are what we behold.
John of Ruysbroeck

Ego cunningly (more…)

Open Your Heart and Listen

September 29, 2009

It was a joy to attend Dr. Ibrahim Jaffe‘s Creating a Life of Love workshop this past weekend. I had first attended one of Ibrahim’s workshops in 1998, which was truly a life-changing event. Not only did I come away with exciting new insights about love and healing, but Ibrahim also worked with me personally to open my heart more fully. Since then, I have made much progress, although my ultimate goal of always coming from my heart seemed like a distant dream more than an attainable goal.

On Sunday, while Ibrahim was talking about going deeper and further opening our hearts, it struck me that the major obstacle in my way was me. Or more precisely, my ego: that part of me that was more concerned with impressing others and gaining their approval and recognition.

You will not make significant progress on a spiritual path until you align ourselves more with spirit than with ego. The more you empty yourself of ego and your own self-importance, the more room there is for spirit.

Spirit and ego are polar opposites. When the soul identifies with the mind and body, it (more…)

Follow Your Guidance

August 27, 2008

angel-walking-in-oceanThe inner voice of your conscience is constantly guiding you. You will “hear” that voice in any number of ways. It may manifest as an unpleasant feeling in the pit of your stomach. It may express itself as a flash of insight that helps you make a difficult decision. Or you may feel nudged in the right direction at a crucial fork in the road.

While some people hear that voice more clearly, it is accessible to anyone who chooses to listen. Indeed, the challenge is not to further develop your intuition but to (more…)

Neale Donald Walsch on the Myth of Betterness

August 25, 2008

Neale Donald Walsch

I love this essay by Neale Donald Walsch. It eloquently expresses the “ego vs. spirit” and “cooperation vs. competition” conflicts. Walsch, author of the groundbreaking Conversations with God books, also contributed a story to my book, Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything. Read an excerpt here.

by Neale Donald Walsch

A “cultural story” is a story we tell ourselves about how life is. It is based on fiction and has nothing to do with reality, yet it persists, because it is told over and over again – and acted out – by the members of our species who have an interest in perpetuating it. Others follow the model.