A spiritual awakening refers to the reconnection with reality. It involves rising above the lies that have been guiding your life and adopting a spiritual perception of life. Awakening is good for you because it strengthens your connection with Infinite Intelligence and makes you see the world through spiritual eyes.
There are several discoveries you’ll make when you awaken. Here are seven of them:
1.Nature is Important
You’ll become obsessed with conserving nature because you’ll realize that nature is essential for your survival. Besides, you’ll discover that nature can survive without man but man can’t survive without nature. For this reason, the destruction of nature will hurt you and you’ll wish to eradicate the individuals that do it.
2.Huge Corporations Create Your Belief System
Awakening will enlighten you that your beliefs have been engineered by huge corporations that want you to buy their products. You’ll realize that wealthy entrepreneurs pay movie producers and musicians to produce content that makes you believe in materialism hence resulting in you constantly buying their products.
3.All Religions are Similar
Awakening makes you discover that all religions are similar because they lay emphasis on the connection with a Higher Power. You’ll realize that they all acknowledge Infinite Intelligence, but provide different ways of connecting with it. For this reason, you’ll dismiss the idea of a ‘true religion’ and you’ll try to acquire pearls of spiritual wisdom from every religion.
4.People Are Powerful Beings
You’ll discover that people are suffering because they are unaware that they are beings of unlimited power. You’ll also realize that you have the power to create the life you want because The Creator’s energy lies within you. This discovery will make you avoid worrying about the future because it will enlighten you that you have power over your destiny.
5.The Dangers of Following the Masses
Awakening will enlighten you about the side-effects of following the crowds. You’ll discover that following the masses limits your capabilities as it requires you to adhere to certain patterns that make you live an average life. You’ll thus realize that everybody who failed in life followed the masses.
6.Ego is The Enemy
You’ll realize the ego is the enemy because it makes you obsessed with your self-image. Moreover, you’ll realize the ego is the enemy of progress because it makes you obsessed with what others are thinking about you. For this reason, you’ll try detaching from the ego and you’ll work on letting your true self direct your life.
7.Knowledge is Power
Awakening will enlighten you that knowledge is power hence making you hungry for knowledge. You’ll become obsessed with reading so that you understand how life and Infinite Intelligence work.
There are many more discoveries you’ll make when you awaken, and I would like you to share them in the comment box below.
Anyway, I wish you the best in your spiritual journey. May you awaken and realize the greatness of Infinite Intelligence.
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Living in Harmony with Nature: The Wisdom of Stoicism
‘If you live in harmony with nature you will never be poor.’ – Seneca
Stoicism was an ancient philosophy that constantly reminded people about the unpredictability of life and the importance of rising above one’s emotions and external conditions. As well, it strived to enlighten people about the importance of accepting whatever happens and living in harmony with nature.
Today, I’ll focus on the stoic teaching of living in harmony with nature because it enables people to reach their full potential and live a fulfilling life.
Living in Harmony with Nature according to Stoicism
‘Let us keep to the way which nature has mapped out for us, and let us not swerve therefrom.’ – Seneca
According to stoicism, nature designed us to flourish because it wants us to attain the full expression of our human potential. It thus planted within us a desire of wanting to become the highest version of ourselves and provided us with everything we need to be our highest self.
For this reason, living in harmony with nature is to strive to reach our highest potential, which can be done by developing our character and perfecting reason. We perfect reason by cultivating wisdom, and we develop character by living a virtuous life through embracing justice/good-heartedness, courage, and self-discipline.
To the stoics, self-discipline meant controlling our emotions and embracing humility and forgiveness. Besides, courage meant acting fearlessly while justice meant fairness and good-heartedness.
The stoics believed anyone who strived to reach her full potential by developing her reasoning faculty and a good character will live a fulfilled life as she will be in harmony with nature.
Studying nature enabled me to realize that every living thing was designed to grow into its full potential. For instance, mangoes are designed to develop into huge trees with several fruits while whales are designed to grow into huge mammals that give birth to live young.
For this reason, I firmly support the Stoics’ idea that we were also designed to live up to our full potential, and I believe we live in harmony with nature by aligning with this design.
As well, I agree that we’ll live a fulfilling life if we develop our character because a good character enables us to establish good relationships, and connect with the right people. Moreover, it enables us to rise above failure and attain prosperity.
Lastly, I support the fact that perfecting our reason leads to a fulfilling life since it results in a positive perception towards life and enables us to make healthy judgments, wise decisions, and perform the right actions.
Hope you enjoyed the wisdom of the stoics. Anyway, besides the idea of living in harmony with nature, I will continue providing you with more powerful stoic teachings in my future articles because I recently discovered that practicing stoicism leads to a happier and peaceful life.
There Is No Specific Formula for Answered Prayer
The internet is filled with spiritual experts who claim to know the right formula for answered prayer. Some of them advise us to pray while kneeling, and others while bowing down. Besides, others claim that we should pray according to God’s will while others urge us to focus on affirmative prayer because it’s more powerful than other forms of prayer.
I used to believe in these ideas, but after studying and meditating on esoteric philosophy for about three years, I realized that all the above ways of praying are just ideas – and not fundamental truths – because there is no reliable evidence that proves their validity. Furthermore, the formulas seldom succeed even after people try them for a long period.
I think people should pray whenever they want, using any formula they want, because there is no specific formula for answered prayer. Many people could have had their prayers constantly answered if there was a specific formula for prayer that ensures answers.
My doubts regarding an assured formula for answered prayer arose after studying the prayers of several ancient religions. I discovered that different religions had a different way of praying, and every religion believed its way of prayer was the best.
For instance, ancient Muslims believed their way of prayer was the best while ancient Christians, who prayed differently, also believed their way of prayer was the best. For this reason, the belief that there is a specific formula for prayer that always works is illusory for it is based on an individual’s religious belief system, which is influenced by how the founders of his religion understood spirituality.
However, despite my argument that there is no specific formula for answered prayer, I believe TRUST ensures an individual’s prayers are answered regardless of what he’s praying for. People who trust with all their mind, soul, and heart that they will get whatever they pray for, often get it even if its against God’s will.
By the way, I don’t believe in the idea of God’s will because no one can understand God’s inner nature, and therefore, one will ever know ‘his’ will. God is unknowable, and whatever we know about God’s inner nature is based on belief systems and assumptions. As the Hermetists put it, ‘any information regarding the inner nature of God, is but the childish efforts of mortal minds to grasp the secret of the Infinite (The Kyabilion –The Three Initiates).’
With that in mind, instead of trying to find the best formula for answered prayer, we must focus on building our trust in The Creator. And if you seldom pray, don’t worry because many atheists have manifested their desires just because they trusted that they will get whatever they want.
Lastly, realize that we are multi-dimensional divine beings that were created in the Creator’s image, and within us is the Creator’s power. A power that serves us only when we TRUST that everything will work in our favor regardless of whether we pray or not.
PEACE BE WITH YOU
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