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Higher Self: Growing Inside of Us
Maybe once in a lifetime, we find ourselves seeking spiritual growth mostly when everything we try to do is hard to achieve. Among the many questions that consequently come out are: Who am I? Why am I here? Is there a Higher Power?
Since arguing over these questions surely can bring down a lot of lines, I will present to you some definitions from the common New Age term "Higher Self," which I believe is the very important start of all well being. The Higher Self is your connection to your spirit or spirituality. It is the consciousness of your soul. It is that part of you which is closer to God and has never forgotten its divine connection. It is only concerned and actively interested with how YOU are going to evolve your spirit. Your "Higher Self" does not grieve, feel pain or failure.
I also like what Sanaya Roman teaches and explains in her book Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self (Earth Life Book III). Through practical techniques, Spiritual Growth teaches readers how to move to higher consciousness, to their higher selves, and create a vision of their higher self. Thus it could be a great proposal, or any other book related to personal enlightenment.
For a better picture, think of the "Lower Self" or ego personality as the contrary of higher self. The lower self is encapsulated within its own desires; once a desire is accomplished, other desires spring up. It never stops.
However, spiritual techniques like meditation assist people to switch from Lower Self to the Higher Self, which is used by certain schools of spiritual teaching such as the Golden Dawn and Theosophy.
The Order of the Golden Dawn, a magical group which was founded in England by men with backgrounds in Rosicrucian and Freemason societies, flourished for some 40 years prior to 1920. This occult society admitted both male and female members with equal status and now significant proportions of it's senior officers are female.
From the neo-pagan revival to the New Age movement, the Golden Dawn's wealth of teachings still has a profound and lasting effect on all those who seek spiritual enlightenment in the western world. Astrology, tarot, Kabbala and the Egyptian mysteries formed the backbone of their teachings.
Theosophy is a fragment of the ancient wisdom teaching. The masters of Theosophy, located in Tibet and around the world, preserve and extend this ancient wisdom. Periodically they send a messenger - Helena Blavatsky - to help spread this teaching to all of humanity.
The Theosophical Society is a worldwide association of men and women determined to encourage altruism and compassion. Founded by Helena P. Blavatsky, and several others, it is one expression of a spiritual and educational movement that has been active in all ages. Its objectives are:
? to demonstrate that the oneness of all life is a fact in nature, and to form a nucleus of a universal brotherhood;
? the study of ancient and modern religions, sciences, and philosophies;
? to investigate and share natural truths -- the spiritual, psychological, and material laws and powers found in the cosmos and in the human being.
Alma De la Cruz, a staff mystic employed by http://www.psychicrealm.com, has a profound personal history where she has unabashedly delved deep into the heart of occult mysteries for an extensive period of her life. Her name literally means "Soul of the Cross" in Spanish. Currently she is working publishing a manuscript that delves into the mysteries of Hispanic new age beliefs incorporating old insights with new spiritual methodologies. Check out her bi weekly metaphysical column: http://www.newagenotebook.com where she takes a new twist, incorporating Latin shamanistic philosophies with leading edge occult beliefs.
Spirituality: Confusing or What?
For some of us, spirituality is considered a religion, and for some it is not. For some spiritualists, we still see them dealing with their spiritual belief and see them stuck between two worlds.
Living Successfully - Spiritual Answers for Modern Day Desires: Part 1
Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts, and see if any wicked way is in me; and lead me in the way everlastingLet me start by saying that this is not another "How To" article that are so common and successful in today's world. This series of article's will try to go much deeper than the "how" and answer the "why".
Spirituality: Impersonating Jed McKenna
"No man is a prophet in his own country."That line keeps running through my mind as I sit over lunch with my sister who I haven't seen in several years.
The 17 Miracle Prayer Points that Make You Rich
Someone asked me the other day what was the most effective prayer point to pray and become wealthy.I did some digging around and found out that the most powerful prayer points for wealth are the ones prayed by one of our partners over 5 years ago.
Show Of Hands
The human body is surely a miracle of God's creation. Each member has its unique function with none quite as active as the hands.
Formula for Spiritual Growth
The formula for spiritual growth is given briefly in 2 Peter 1:5-7. Make every effort to add to your faith goodness, and to goodness, knowledge, and to knowledge, self-control, and to self-control, perseverance; and perseverance, godliness, and to godliness, brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness, love.
Fool for God
The following article is an exploration of the Spring holiday season and its spiritual implications. In it will be a unique perspective with a special emphasis on the importance of owning our dualities for the purpose of transcending them.
Solitons and Wavelets
Everything in the entire universe, big and small, visible and invisible, is composed of energy.Quarks and quasars, gluons and galaxies, protons and persons, molecules and minds, sunsets and sensations, electrons and ebooks, anything and everything, are all composed of energy.
Making the Impossible Possible
"I learned I was not, as most Africans believed, the victim of my circumstances but the master of them." - Legson KayiraOne of the things my Christian faith has taught me is that with God nothing is impossible.
The Centre of Our Existence!
Most of us have heard talk or have read something about the seven centers of energies that we refer to as Chakras. I do believe these are very important centers of our being in terms of our energy field, our aura, and most of all our own balance that can manifest into our physical body.
Understanding the Gospel of Matthew and Why it Matters - Part 8
Matthew 3:1-3 The Preaching of John the Baptist1 In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea,2 "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."3 For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, 'The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord; make his paths straight.
Fear Base Society
In today's world we worry about everything, food, jobs, clothing, shelter, children, husbands, etc. But what does the Bible say about fear and what shall I fear.
Connecting to Spirit
Every soul that is currently experiencing life on any level begins and ends as a whole. Our essence - the very core of our spiritual being - remains One with God.
Choose Life or Death
No one, not even God can make us choose the right things. He gave us the freedom of choice where our own lives are concerned.
Mind, in Time and Space
One cannot make a decision in the moment of now. All decisions are made from the past, and then you work in the past to recreate a future that has already passed based on that decision.
The Divine Throne-Chariot
The following fragment was found in Qumran along with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls believed to be from the sect known as the Essenes. J.
Why Keep a Journal
What purpose does keeping a journal serve?Do you write down your thoughts, your innermost feelings, the joys and the pains embedded deep in your heart ? Does it help for you to "verbalize" in words your plans, your promises and don't forget those forgotten events?Anne Frank kept a diary. To this day and for many more generations to come, she shares a world , a life at an era where human dignity and freedom for some was a crime.
Understanding the Gospel of Matthew and Why it Matters - Part 6
Matthew 2:16-18Herod Kills the Children16 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men.17 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah:18 "A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.
A Bellyful of Mindfulness
Taco Bell, the Mexican fast-food franchise, has a new ad campaign focusing on the slogan, "Get full." The commercials show people ecstatically announcing that they are full--thanks, of course, to the huge value meals now available at Taco Bell.
Writing Letters to God
Many of you come to this site because you are a Seeker. You are looking for something -- answers to a problem, a relationship, a better career, more money, and/or the return of a lover.
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