Becoming More Spiritual in Our Daily Lives by Linda Pendleton

 Soul Choices

1.  Acknowledge That You Are a Spiritual Being.

Too often we forget that we’re spiritual beings traveling this lifetime in a physical vehicle.   

When  you come to a full understanding that you are a spiritual being, and  all the things that go along with that understanding, such as meditation  and prayer, a connection to all life, compassion and love, and a true  appreciation of being alive, daily problems and challenges will become  easier and lighter.   

2.  Meditation and Prayer.

Meditation  and prayer are important because they not only put you in touch with  the Divine, but in touch with yourself.  Meditation and mindfulness  becomes a beautiful opportunity for spiritual enrichment.  When you  receive guidance during meditation or prayer, it comes to your  uncluttered and still mind with clearness.

Within your quiet and  peaceful moments you open your connection with the world of spirit,  allowing you to receive messages of love and divine inspiration, in  addition to conversing with God or the Divine Source, your angels,  spirit guides, and deceased loved ones.  Meditation relieves stress and  puts you in touch with your higher self.  It also allows for  intellectual communication at a cellular level.  In the slightly altered  state of meditation, much like the daydream state, the life force  energy flows much freer throughout the body, and with the free energy  flow, the chakras come into balance, and into alignment.  It is a time  of cleansing and healing of the body, mind, and spirit. 

3.  The Power of Choice. 

We  can think of ourselves as a rose bud, which first begins as a small  green nub and then begins to form the petals of a rose within.  As the  petals take shape and form, they evolve and grow, soon bursting open and  revealing themselves to the world.  And as the rose continues to grow,  absorbing the rays of sunlight and soaking up nourishment which filters  up from the roots of the rose plant, it continues its evolution,  expanding, filling out, and maturing.  It then becomes a beautiful,  flourishing and thriving rose.

Life is growth, from our first  helpless cry at birth to our last breath.  Life is also a personal  journey and we make our choices along the way, and observe our outer  world in the way we choose.  We also see our inner-world with our eyes  alone.  It is there in our inner-world where we shape who we are and  project an image out to the world around us.  We are many things and we  change moment to moment as our perceptions change:  perceptions of  ourselves, as well as perceptions of the outer world.   We are meant to  grow, to learn, and to come to new understandings.  That is our  soul-purpose, but the choices are ours.    

Peace, as with love,  has to come from within. In order to reconnect with peaceful and  content feelings, one has to reach inward and rediscover that place of  centeredness. Taking quiet time for ourselves, or quality time spent  with our loved ones, walking in the woods, or along the seashore and  connecting with nature, or quietly watching a beautiful sunset will do  wonders to relieve stress and bring a sense of peace and oneness with  all of life. 

© Copyright 2014 by Linda Pendleton.

This was written for GaiamTV-Spirituality 101, at their request.