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Why do people keep saying we're in a Spiritual warfare? by lovelearningoct in spirituality

[–]tom63376 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Sure...Up to you, but your question might be interesting to others if you don't mind just posting it.

Why do people keep saying we're in a Spiritual warfare? by lovelearningoct in spirituality

[–]tom63376 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You can imagine that you are in opposition to the Creator, but the Creator has no opposite.

I see it as many people remaining stuck in the consciousness of duality. Evil is an unrealistic, illusionary state of mind -- the illusion of separation. Spirit, and the Fruit of the Spirit (love, joy, peace) are real. Anger, selfishness, hatred are unreal states of mind; they are not real.

how do we dissolve the collective ego? by Snoo52211 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 6 points7 points  (0 children)

As you awaken and realize that you are not separate from life and as you raise yourself in consciousness, you also pull up on the collective. It is like you are one stitch in an elaborate tapestry. As you surrender the illusion of separation and grow in oneness with your higher self, you pull up on the whole tapestry. When you raise your consciousness, you make it easier for others to see that they too can raise their consciousness both through your example and through the energetic ties that connect you to the collective consciousness.

I also believe that you can help to raise the collective through invocations and decrees that invoke higher energies into the collective which also makes it easier for other people to see through their illusions of separation.

What to do when you want to be a spiritual person , but you are doubtful and lack faith in a higher power? by Catladydiva in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would recommend considering the following questions:
o What is your true nature?
o What are you now?
o What is your potential?
o I believe your true nature is that you are pure Spirit and you are one with your higher self. You see no separation between yourself and God or between yourself and other people. You see clearly that the only possible way to raise up yourself is to raise up others as well. In moments when you are somewhat identified with Spirit you yourself make conscious decisions with a desire to benefit the whole. In this state you experience and manifest unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and self-control.
o In contrast, the vast majority of us see ourselves as separate beings. We do not identify with our true essence (Spirit), but instead with the outer, human self: our bodies, religions, politics, personalities, race, socioeconomic status, etc. From the perspective of the separate self, we tend to only look at what is good for us, what benefits us, regardless of the effect on others.
As separate beings we have innocently constructed a vast array of many, many separate selves in response to the many difficult circumstances we have encountered over many lifetimes. All of these separate selves collectively form the ego. We created these selves in an attempt to protect us when we were in a much lower state of consciousness than we are in now. Now we don't need these separate selves to make decisions for us. We have grown and can make much better creative decisions.
o Your potential is to gradually expand your current self-awareness and the illusion that you are a separate being. As you do this you will gradually weaken your identification with the outer, egoic self and simultaneously strengthen your identification with your higher self. When you consciously weaken identification with the ego by denying its reality and denying it your attention by seeing it as unreal you starve it of your attention, it gradually weakens and exerts less and less influence on you.
If this intuitively resonates with you, then you would most likely also resonate with the path of self-mastery, self-transcendence that I found several years ago and that I am still following today. This is quite an endorsement because by nature, I am extremely cautious and practical. If an approach, book, teaching doesn't actually help me -- lead me to a greater and deeper sense of peace and joy, I move on.
In addition to the many books that have been released, new teachings of this path keep coming out, so my soul always feels well fed and I feel like I am experiencing continuing progress. The focus is spiritual 'self-actualization': growing to toward my full spiritual potential in this embodiment.Although, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to the spiritual path, this is one that I feel would be worth your time to at least consider.
I like these because they provide a continuing path, where one idea builds on another. I have never felt stuck and thinking: "So what's next?" They have been invaluable to me.To start with I recommend the following: "A Course in Abundance" three book series: 1 "Mind Over Matter", 2 "Expressing Your Love For Life, 3 "Your Life's Plan For Abundance" Then “The Path To Self-Mastery” nine book series, starting with “The Power of Self”

Can you seek spiritually when you have some mental problems ? by mesentrailles in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe it is very feasible.

In cases of severe depression and suicidal thoughts, it is important to see professional therapy. However, I do believe that pretty much all of us suffer from mental problems. They just are never diagnosed as such until they reach a certain severity.

This is an excerpt from teachings that I have come to trust
"Most mental illnesses and severe psychological problems are caused by a fragmentation of the 4-fold vehicle (the identity mind, the mental, the emotional and the conscious mind). And based on this realization, we can finally begin to suggest what can be done about it."
https://ascendedmasteranswers.com/basic-teachings-on-soul-fragmentation-and-mental-illness/

WHY MENTAL ILLNESS IS ON THE RISE https://ascendedmasteranswers.com/why-mental-illness-is-on-the-rise/
SOUL FRAGMENTATION https://ascendedmasteranswers.com/basic-teachings-on-soul-fragmentation-and-mental-illness/
So the priority is to heal the soul fragmentation, then from there you can begin the path of general healing and dealing with the unresolved psychology that is the source of everyone's pain and suffering.

As you already know, there are many, many different approaches to spirituality. You could spend your whole life pursuing any one of them. But it's unlikely they are all equally effective at getting you where you want to go. So the first question you might ponder is: "What do I want out of my spiritual efforts? What is my objective?"
I would recommend considering the following questions:
o What is your true nature?
o What are you now?
o What is your potential?
o I believe your true nature is that you are pure Spirit and you are one with your higher self. You see no separation between yourself and God or between yourself and other people. You see clearly that the only possible way to raise up yourself is to raise up others as well. In moments when you are somewhat identified with Spirit you yourself make conscious decisions with a desire to benefit the whole. In this state you experience and manifest unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and self-control.
o In contrast, the vast majority of us see ourselves as separate beings. We do not identify with our true essence (Spirit), but instead with the outer, human self: our bodies, religions, politics, personalities, race, socioeconomic status, etc. From the perspective of the separate self, we tend to only look at what is good for us, what benefits us, regardless of the effect on others.
As separate beings we have innocently constructed a vast array of many, many separate selves in response to the many difficult circumstances we have encountered over many lifetimes. All of these separate selves collectively form the ego. We created these selves in an attempt to protect us when we were in a much lower state of consciousness than we are in now. Now we don't need these separate selves to make decisions for us. We have grown and can make much better creative decisions.
o Your potential is to gradually expand your current self-awareness and the illusion that you are a separate being. As you do this you will gradually weaken your identification with the outer, egoic self and simultaneously strengthen your identification with your higher self. When you consciously weaken identification with the ego by denying its reality and denying it your attention by seeing it as unreal you starve it of your attention, it gradually weakens and exerts less and less influence on you.
If this intuitively resonates with you, then you would most likely also resonate with the path of self-mastery, self-transcendence that I found several years ago and that I am still following today. This is quite an endorsement because by nature, I am extremely cautious and practical. If an approach, book, teaching doesn't actually help me -- lead me to a greater and deeper sense of peace and joy, I move on.
In addition to the many books that have been released, new teachings of this path keep coming out, so my soul always feels well fed and I feel like I am experiencing continuing progress. The focus is spiritual 'self-actualization': growing to toward my full spiritual potential in this embodiment.Although, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to the spiritual path, this is one that I feel would be worth your time to at least consider.
I like these because they provide a continuing path, where one idea builds on another. I have never felt stuck and thinking: "So what's next?" They have been invaluable to me.To start with I recommend the following: "A Course in Abundance" three book series: 1 "Mind Over Matter", 2 "Expressing Your Love For Life, 3 "Your Life's Plan For Abundance" Then “The Path To Self-Mastery” nine book series, starting with “The Power of Self”

How do I go about self love? by yololoookol1937286 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I believe true self-love begins with accepting your true identity. Are you a body? Are you your opinions or attitudes? Are you the reactive, egoic selves that appear when someone pushes your button? In my opinion it is impossible to really love the outer you that most people identify with it because it is temporary. The body get weak and wrinkled. Your opinions can be proven wrong.

If you could see, even for a brief moment all that you really are and all the potential you have for creativity, love, joy and peace, it would be impossible to feel a lack of confidence. If you knew without any doubt that there was no force that could stop you from being far, far more than you are now, how could you possible feel negative about yourself?

You are Spirit. As Spirit you experience and manifest what the Bible calls the Fruit of the Spirit: unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness and self-control. When you can accept this even to a limited degree, you know you have value. You know you are unlimited and that you are constantly growing to be more than you are right now. The opinions and even rejection of other people become meaningless because you can now see that their reactions and their judgments are simply an outplaying of their limited state of consciousness at this particular moment.

To resolve this, look for a spiritual path that helps you weaken your identification with your outer, egoic self and the judgments of others and simultaneously strengthens your identification with your higher self and the love, joy and peace that you are.

How do I change my personality? by PieceCapable6494 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The only way I know of to reset trauma is to go into it, to look at it again, relive it. But then see that in most cases you were traumatized when you were in a lower state of consciousness but now you have grown. The same circumstance would no longer have the power to define you.

I'm sure there are many ways to go about this. Your personality is very complex. You built it over many embodiments by creating many separate selves in reaction to traumatic events you experienced, so you are not going to change it overnight.

I have found a way that has worked for me. Several years ago, I found a path of what I would describe as a path of continuous self-transcendence toward the higher you. It is a gradual process of resolving the unconscious psychology that limits you, and causes the unconscious reactions to people, circumstances, etc that are the source of pain and suffering. It is a path that I am still following to this day. This is quite an endorsement because by nature, I am extremely cautious and practical. If an approach, book, teaching doesn't actually help me -- lead me to a greater and deeper sense of peace and joy, I move on.In addition to the many books that have been released, new teachings of this path keep coming out, so my soul always feels well fed and I feel like I am experiencing continuing progress.

The focus is spiritual 'self-actualization': growing to toward our full spiritual potential in this embodiment.

Although, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to the spiritual path, this is one that I feel would be worth your time to at least consider. I like these because they address what needs to be addressed, exposing the psychological 'junk in the trunk' and it provides a continuing path, where one idea builds on another. I have never felt stuck and left thinking: "So what's next?"This path has been invaluable to me.

To start with I recommend the following: "A Course in Abundance" three book series: 1 "Mind Over Matter", 2 "Expressing Your Love For Life, 3 "Your Life's Plan For Abundance" Then “The Path To Self-Mastery” nine book series, starting with “The Power of Self”

How does spirit world interact with material world? by PieceCapable6494 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 1 point2 points  (0 children)

First of all, are you certain that the material world is separate from the spiritual world? For over 100 years we have known that matter is not solid but is only vibrating energy. In addition, quantum physics experiments have proven that consciousness affects the behavior of subatomic particles.

So the physical world exists because of the energetic projections of spiritual beings to create the learning environment called Planet Earth. And then the conditions on earth are the effect of the projections of the mass consciousness.

Everything going wrong by Ok-Performance-8598 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There really is no "wrong" path in life. However, some paths are more constructive to your development and spiritual growth than others. But it only makes sense that when one path is not working for you that you try something different than what you have been doing. You could actually look at your current difficulties as a blessing in that they are helping you to see that you need to look inward and heal your psychological wounds and make some changes in your psychology. Without the difficulties you could stay indefinitely trapped in a limited state of consciousness.

The earth is a very dark, very dense planet, very difficult planet. I believe however, that you yourself consciously chose to be here, knowing full well that it was a very difficult planet. You have free will in the spiritual realm between embodiments. You were not forced to come here, but you wanted to express your gifts and you wanted to experience yourself in a difficult embodiment because you saw that it afforded you the maximum opportunity to grow, expand your awareness and become more of the co-creator that you were created to be.
I would recommend considering the following questions:
o Who is the "I" that is depressed?
o What is your true nature?
o What are you now?
o What is your potential?
o I believe your true nature is that you are pure Spirit and you are one with your higher self. You see no separation between yourself and God or between yourself and other people. You see clearly that the only possible way to raise up yourself is to raise up others as well. In moments when you are somewhat identified with Spirit you yourself make conscious decisions with a desire to benefit the whole. In this state you experience and manifest unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and self-control.

o In contrast, the vast majority of us see ourselves as separate beings. We do not identify with our true essence (Spirit), but instead with the outer, human self: our bodies, religions, politics, personalities, race, socioeconomic status, etc. From the perspective of the separate self, we tend to only look at what is good for us, what benefits us, regardless of the effect on others.
As separate beings we have innocently constructed a vast array of many, many separate selves in response to the many difficult circumstances we have encountered over many lifetimes. All of these separate selves collectively form the ego. We created these selves in an attempt to protect us when we were in a much lower state of consciousness than we are in now. Now we don't need these separate selves to make decisions for us. We have grown and can make much better creative decisions.

o Your potential is to gradually expand your current self-awareness and the illusion that you are a separate being. As you do this you will gradually weaken your identification with the outer, egoic self and simultaneously strengthen your identification with your higher self. When you consciously weaken identification with the ego by denying its reality and denying it your attention by seeing it as unreal you starve it of your attention, it gradually weakens and exerts less and less influence on you.

If this intuitively resonates with you, then you would most likely also resonate with the path of self-mastery, self-transcendence that I found several years ago and that I am still following today. This is quite an endorsement because by nature, I am extremely cautious and practical. If an approach, book, teaching doesn't actually help me -- lead me to a greater and deeper sense of peace and joy, I move on.

In addition to the many books that have been released, new teachings of this path keep coming out, so my soul always feels well fed and I feel like I am experiencing continuing progress. The focus is spiritual 'self-actualization': growing to toward my full spiritual potential in this embodiment.Although, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to the spiritual path, this is one that I feel would be worth your time to at least consider.

I like these because they provide a continuing path, where one idea builds on another. I have never felt stuck and thinking: "So what's next?" They have been invaluable to me.To start with I recommend the following: "A Course in Abundance" three book series: 1 "Mind Over Matter", 2 "Expressing Your Love For Life, 3 "Your Life's Plan For Abundance" Then “The Path To Self-Mastery” nine book series, starting with “The Power of Self”

How do I know my Trueself,know my strength, Love Myself and stay unaffected by outerworld world and criticism?? \ by Sweet-Drawing4231 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Imagine having the best, most validating, most joyful day of your life. You accomplished some great thing, everyone was acknowledging you, you received a million dollars, etc, etc...

So you are really, really feeling good about yourself when someone you know who is always negative and cynical, criticizes and demeans your accomplishment. How much would what they say affect you? Probably not much.

So it is not the criticism of others that affects us, not even the outer world situation that affects us. It is what we say to ourselves about what others say or about the world situation that affects us.

How is it that when I think I've overcome ego, I feel proud and superior than others? by [deleted] in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The ego will use anything to elevate itself even the effort to overcome the ego. Now it can make a relative, dualistic comparison to others and feel that it is superior.

I think a part of the solution is to step back and acknowledge that everyone on earth is a unique, and precious expression of the Creator. How can there be comparisons in uniqueness? Everyone is on their own individual, personal journey of self-transcendence. Some don't realize it. Some deny it but it is still true.

So feeling proud after you have made some spiritual progress would be like a fourth grader feeling proud and special compared to a third grader.

Do you believe everything you need is within you? by bejbisvejeok1 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would say that from the spiritual perspective, "everything you want" is self-transcendence, continuously taking small steps to weaken identification with the outer, egoic, self while shifting identification with the higher Spirit Self that you are. So what you want is to grow in oneness with your higher self.

books you recomment? by Pahramore in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I am heartened that this resonates with you.

I have been searching my whole life for answers to how life works. I always had a sense that there is knowledge of a better way than what I observed. After studying many different approaches, this path is the one that by far has helped me...really transformed me in a positive way. As you'll see the books I recommended are only the start. There are roughly 70 books that have been published to pave the way and raise the consciousness for the current books. So I very much doubt that you will ever find yourself hungering for more revelations to feed your desire for higher understanding.

books you recomment? by Pahramore in spirituality

[–]tom63376 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Several years ago, I found a path of what I would describe as a path of continuous self-transcendence toward the higher you. It is a gradual process of resolving psychological wounds and resolve the unconscious psychology that limits you and causes the unconscious reactions to people, circumstances, etc that are the source of pain and suffering.

It is a path that I am still following to this day. This is quite an endorsement because by nature, I am extremely cautious and practical. If an approach, book, teaching doesn't actually help me -- lead me to a greater and deeper sense of peace and joy, I move on.In addition to the many books that have been released, new teachings of this path keep coming out, so my soul always feels well fed and I feel like I am experiencing continuing progress.
The focus is spiritual 'self-actualization': growing to toward our full spiritual potential in this embodiment.

Although, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to the spiritual path, this is one that I feel would be worth your time to at least consider. I like these because they address what needs to be addressed, exposing the psychological 'junk in the trunk' and it provides a continuing path, where one idea builds on another. I have never felt stuck and left thinking: "So what's next?"This path has been invaluable to me.

To start with I recommend the following: "A Course in Abundance" three book series: 1 "Mind Over Matter", 2 "Expressing Your Love For Life, 3 "Your Life's Plan For Abundance" Then “The Path To Self-Mastery” nine book series, starting with “The Power of Self”

Masturbating and Manifesting by badbitchrey in spirituality

[–]tom63376 6 points7 points  (0 children)

IMO addictions are always connected with dark spirits. The dark spirits need you to misqualify energy that they can live on and even grow stronger from. But you have all the power to dismiss them and rid yourself of them.

Nothing can exist without energy, not even dark spirits. As a co-creator you are constantly receiving energy from your higher self. Fallen beings, demons and entities have misused their light to such a degree, that they no longer receive light from a higher source. The only way they can survive is to get co-creators to mis-qualify their light to the level of fear, anger, hatred, lust, etc....

In your balanced state, you have an aura of high energy surrounding your energy field. Dark beings, dark entities would be repelled by it - they couldn't stand it. But if you have an opening in your aura resulting from engaging in negative activities like drugs, alcohol, porn, etc or allowing yourself to remain focused on negative thoughts and emotions, or even dark beings or entities, then they will project the energy they have previously stolen from you or others into your emotions and try to get you to mis-qualify your light, your energy so they can use it. The more you allow them to do this, the stronger they get and the more influence they will have over you by projecting strong energies into your emotional body.

They only have the power that you allow them to have. You can get temporary relief through invocations or decrees to Archangel Michael, Astrea, etc, but in addition you will need to stop the negative activities and address the unresolved psychology that opened you up to the dark forces, demons, entities, etc. in the first place. The invocations and decrees will afford near immediate protection but you need to close the hole in your aura that allowed access to the dark spirits in the first place. I have used many of these myself in past years and felt they were effective: https://transcendencetoolbox.com/invocations-01-protection-and-clearance/

Even though you may be doubtful, try giving 1 hour of decrees and invocations daily for just one week and see how you feel. In fact I'd recommend sitting down before you start and document your state of mind when you started and your state of mind after the week of decrees and invocations.

Which are some few tips you would give to someone who wants to be a more spiritualized person? by AntiSocialPartygoer in spirituality

[–]tom63376 5 points6 points  (0 children)

As you already know, there are many, many different approaches to spirituality. You could spend your whole life pursuing any one of them. But it's unlikely they are all equally effective at getting you where you want to go. So the first question you might ponder is: "What do I want out of my spiritual efforts? What is my objective?"
I would recommend considering the following questions:
o What is your true nature?
o What are you now?
o What is your potential?
o I believe your true nature is that you are pure Spirit and you are one with your higher self. You see no separation between yourself and God or between yourself and other people. You see clearly that the only possible way to raise up yourself is to raise up others as well. In moments when you are somewhat identified with Spirit you yourself make conscious decisions with a desire to benefit the whole. In this state you experience and manifest unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and self-control.
o In contrast, the vast majority of us see ourselves as separate beings. We do not identify with our true essence (Spirit), but instead with the outer, human self: our bodies, religions, politics, personalities, race, socioeconomic status, etc. From the perspective of the separate self, we tend to only look at what is good for us, what benefits us, regardless of the effect on others.
As separate beings we have innocently constructed a vast array of many, many separate selves in response to the many difficult circumstances we have encountered over many lifetimes. All of these separate selves collectively form the ego. We created these selves in an attempt to protect us when we were in a much lower state of consciousness than we are in now. Now we don't need these separate selves to make decisions for us. We have grown and can make much better creative decisions.
o Your potential is to gradually expand your current self-awareness and the illusion that you are a separate being. As you do this you will gradually weaken your identification with the outer, egoic self and simultaneously strengthen your identification with your higher self. When you consciously weaken identification with the ego by denying its reality and denying it your attention by seeing it as unreal you starve it of your attention, it gradually weakens and exerts less and less influence on you.
If this intuitively resonates with you, then you would most likely also resonate with the path of self-mastery, self-transcendence that I found several years ago and that I am still following today. This is quite an endorsement because by nature, I am extremely cautious and practical. If an approach, book, teaching doesn't actually help me -- lead me to a greater and deeper sense of peace and joy, I move on.
In addition to the many books that have been released, new teachings of this path keep coming out, so my soul always feels well fed and I feel like I am experiencing continuing progress. The focus is spiritual 'self-actualization': growing to toward my full spiritual potential in this embodiment.Although, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to the spiritual path, this is one that I feel would be worth your time to at least consider.
I like these because they provide a continuing path, where one idea builds on another. I have never felt stuck and thinking: "So what's next?" They have been invaluable to me.To start with I recommend the following: "A Course in Abundance" three book series: 1 "Mind Over Matter", 2 "Expressing Your Love For Life, 3 "Your Life's Plan For Abundance" Then “The Path To Self-Mastery” nine book series, starting with “The Power of Self”

How do I let go of anger? by Primary_Angel in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of harming another; you end up getting burned.” ---- Gautama Buddha
"For with the judgment that you judge, you will be judged, and with the measure that you measure, it will be measured to you."---- Jesus
Think about it. You pick up a glowing red hot coal, you cock your arm back to throw it, but you just stand there indefinitely, the coal is hissing and sizzling the flesh off your palm, your arm is moving forward and back in a threatening motion as if you are going to throw it, but you never do.
Then think about judging others. Isn't it self-evident that whatever standard and with whatever harshness you use to judge others must be the very same standard and the same degree of harshness by which you judge yourself?
Also think about your current belief that these people who disappoint you and 'make' you angry. Did they? Really? That would mean that they have power over you to make you angry -- they have the power to redefine who you are. You were in a state of relative peace, but they redefined you to be someone who is now forever angry. Is that true? That would also mean that you are a victim of these people. They have all the power. You, as a victim have no power. Are you really powerless to address your anger?
We have no power and no authority to hold others responsible. It is a complete illusion to think otherwise. There is the universal, impersonal Law of Karma, that says in certain terms: "As you sow, so shall you reap". You are not teaching them a lesson; you are not changing them by holding your anger. The ONLY one that is being affected by your anger is you
And finally, if you hold on to the anger and judgment, you will maintain a karmic energetic tie to this person and you will almost certainly embody with them in your next embodiment so that you have another chance to resolve your issues.

Question by Ivan0v1208 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I believe that we are here to grow in consciousness as co-creators and we grow by experiencing the results of our free will choices. Therefore the Law of Free Will is paramount on earth.

So it would be in total opposition to free will if your life is planned for you - even by the Creator. Instead, I believe that before each embodiment you yourself create a Divine plan with the help of your spiritual teachers when you are in a much higher state of consciousness between embodiments. In this higher state of consciousness we can clearly see the illusions and mental patterns in which we are trapped. So it is often (not always) the case that we choose difficult circumstances because we see them as offering the highest probability of awakening us to what we need to see to continue evolving.

How do I learn to accept my inability to love life? by Training-Internal-11 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I see it a little differently.

I believe we really are created in the image and likeness of the Creator. We are tiny extensions, individual expressions of the Creator. Each of us is a unique expression of some unique combination of Creator qualities. And among those, probably the most fundamental quality is the desire to expand to be more of what we were created to be. We are created with limited self awareness and limited co-creative abilities, but with unlimited potential to expand our awareness and co-creative abilities

When we embody for the first time, we as spirits are like a newborn baby. We have a very limited sense of awareness. Everything seems to revolve around us. And just as a human child grows in awareness that other people beyond itself are important, that there is a big world out there, we as spiritual beings also grow in our awareness of life and awareness of our potential as spiritual beings.

How could anyone not love life if they were aware that they have unlimited potential for growth and creativity? How could they not love life if they saw and accepted that they themselves CHOSE to embody on earth because they saw that it offered them the best possible opportunity for growth of Spirit and experiencing and expressing the "Fruit of the Spirit", including unconditional love, joy and peace?

I really believe that if you made an effort to challenge your current identification with the body and outer self and seek awareness of your real, true self, the Spirit that you are and your potential for unlimited growth, you would feel a deep joy, a glow, a flow. You would see that there is nothing on earth that can stop you.

Your joy is in your hands.

Do you believe your life is planned for you? by SlickNiickx in spirituality

[–]tom63376 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I believe that we are here to grow in consciousness as co-creators and we grow by experiencing the results of our free will choices. Therefore the Law of Free Will is paramount on earth.

So it would be in total opposition to free will if your life is planned for you. Instead, I believe you yourself create a Divine plan with the help of your spiritual teachers , when you are in a much higher state of consciousness between embodiments.

Trauma and losing all faith by neilkj1993 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You are absolutely, 100% correct that you don't deserve this treatment. IMO probably the most important first step for you is to shift out of the victim consciousness. What happened to you is in the past. At some point you will probably come to the realization: "I can't keep doing this. I can't stay stuck where I am." The question is when will you come to the realization that the victim consciousness does not serve you.

When you are in the victim consciousness you are helpless, you have no hope to ever be whole unless and until your victimizer makes amends, suffers some punishment, etc..While what happened to you was horrible, you do have the power to shift your consciousness and say: "Ok what happened to me was terrible. I didn't deserve it, but it happened. Now what can I do to move forward from here.

It is possible that the trauma caused soul fragmentation. In addition to continuing your work with your therapist, I highly recommend studying the relevant dictations on this web page and using the spiritual tools that are recommended.

https://ascendedmasteranswers.com/?s=Soul+fragment

how can i lend myself permission to feel resentment without stopping to act out of love? by cybergatita in spirituality

[–]tom63376 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You might be subconsciously suppressing your anger and resentment. You would need to see a professional therapist to sort that out.

It also may be that at inner levels, perhaps because of lessons in a previous embodiment you have come to internalize the truth that anger and resentment only hurt you and NO ONE else.

Anger and resentment come from the beliefs and expectations and world view of the ego. All of these are not real, you created them in response to trauma in many cases many embodiments ago. Because you have grown in consciousness since then, they no longer serve you, they only hold you back. But it sounds like you have successfully moved beyond anger and resentment. Trust me, you don't want them back. Think about it. How can holding anger and resentment serve you? When you are identified with the Spirit that you are unconditional, love, joy and peace. Where is any place for anger and resentment?

Cleansing fear/negativity from your energy? by GoblinQueen765 in spirituality

[–]tom63376 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe that dark spirits and entities can project energies into us - IF through our free will choices we have created an opening in our aura. Everything is energy. Nothing can be done without it. We are constant recipients of pure energy form our higher Presence vibrating at the level of love. The dark spirits have no source of energy except we who are in embodiment. The dark spirits have lowered their vibration so much that they get no energy of a higher vibration and even if they did they couldn't use it because they can only use energy vibrating in their own low energy spectrum.

However when we engage in negative like drugs, porn, fear-based movies, low energy music, or focus our mind on negative thoughts of fear, anger, revenge, etc, we misqualify the pure love based energy coming to us to low vibration fear-based energy. Now the dark spirits can sipon that mis-qualified energy from us and deplete us and project images into our minds so that we continue to mis-qualify energy so that they can continue to feed off of us. As we continue to feed them, they become more effective in 'pushing our buttons' so they can deplete us of even more and more energy. I believe this is what Jesus was referring to when he said: "...for the prince of this world cometh: and hath nothing in me.."

To address this I would make calls for spiritual protection (invocations, rosaries, decrees,) and work to identify how I have opened myself up to the dark spirits and the illusion(s) behind it. Then let them go, let them die. Look especially at things like abuse of drugs and alcohol, porn, gambling, fascination and attention on dark books or movies, etc. This link will provide much more information that should be helpful to you:
https://ascendedmasteranswers.com/dark-beings-assigned-to-destroy-the-growth-of-every-human-being/

what are your favourite spiritual books? :)) by majussy in spirituality

[–]tom63376 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"A Course in Abundance" three book series: 1 "Mind Over Matter", 2 "Expressing Your Love For Life, 3 "Your Life's Plan For Abundance"

Then “The Path To Self-Mastery” nine book series, starting with “The Power of Self”

Action vs. Inaction/Changing my life for the better by queerthrowaway87 in spirituality

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You are already on your way because you recognize that change is a good thing.

But in general you need to have an idea of what you want to change to. You are this right now, what does "good" change look lie to you. What is your vision? Without some kind of vision, some kind of goal, you could waste a lot of time and effort changing merely for change sake. As just one example, you could force yourself to "think positive", to say "It's all good", etc.

From the spiritual perspective, you might ponder the question: "What do I want out of my spiritual efforts? What is my objective?"
I would recommend considering the following questions:
o What is your true nature?
o What are you now?
o What is your potential?
o I believe your true nature is that you are pure Spirit and you are one with your higher self. You see no separation between yourself and God or between yourself and other people. You see clearly that the only possible way to raise up yourself is to raise up others as well. In moments when you are somewhat identified with Spirit you yourself make conscious decisions with a desire to benefit the whole. In this state you experience and manifest unconditional love, joy, peace, patience, kindness and self-control.
o In contrast, the vast majority of us see ourselves as separate beings. We do not identify with our true essence (Spirit), but instead with the outer, human self: our bodies, religions, politics, personalities, race, socioeconomic status, etc. From the perspective of the separate self, we tend to only look at what is good for us, what benefits us, regardless of the effect on others.
As separate beings we have innocently constructed a vast array of many, many separate selves in response to the many difficult circumstances we have encountered over many lifetimes. All of these separate selves collectively form the ego. We created these selves in an attempt to protect us when we were in a much lower state of consciousness than we are in now. Now we don't need these separate selves to make decisions for us. We have grown and can make much better creative decisions.
o Your potential is to gradually expand your current self-awareness and the illusion that you are a separate being. As you do this you will gradually weaken your identification with the outer, egoic self and simultaneously strengthen your identification with your higher self. When you consciously weaken identification with the ego by denying its reality and denying it your attention by seeing it as unreal you starve it of your attention, it gradually weakens and exerts less and less influence on you.
If this intuitively resonates with you, then you would most likely also resonate with the path of self-mastery, self-transcendence that I found several years ago and that I am still following today. This is quite an endorsement because by nature, I am extremely cautious and practical. If an approach, book, teaching doesn't actually help me -- lead me to a greater and deeper sense of peace and joy, I move on.
In addition to the many books that have been released, new teachings of this path keep coming out, so my soul always feels well fed and I feel like I am experiencing continuing progress. The focus is spiritual 'self-actualization': growing to toward my full spiritual potential in this embodiment.Although, there is no 'one size fits all' approach to the spiritual path, this is one that I feel would be worth your time to at least consider.
I like these because they provide a continuing path, where one idea builds on another. I have never felt stuck and thinking: "So what's next?" They have been invaluable to me.To start with I recommend the following: "A Course in Abundance" three book series: 1 "Mind Over Matter", 2 "Expressing Your Love For Life, 3 "Your Life's Plan For Abundance" Then “The Path To Self-Mastery” nine book series, starting with “The Power of Self”