Friday, July 12, 2013

Open the door to abundance so more can flow

Are you open to receiving more in your life?  Supposedly the Universe around us is abundant, all we need do is open ourselves to receive from that abundance. The key is being open. Open to receiving.

Maybe you are walking through a parking lot and see a penny lying on the pavement. It might be old and tarnished but it is a penny. What do you do?  Do you snub your nose at this bit of free money?  Or do you bend over, pick it up, and thank the universe for bringing abundance your way?

That very thing just happened to me. An old corroded penny, lying on the pavement. At first I passed it by, but then thought to pick it up and acknowledge the universe for bringing me this gift.

Soon as I straightened up, I saw a quarter lying on the ground a little ways away. 

It was as if the universe were showing me, open the door to a little bit of abundance, and more abundance will follow. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

What spiritual diseases do we carry and pass between us?

Is there such a thing as "spiritual disease" that can be passed from one person to another? It would be like Germ Theory that says one person coughing on another is enough to pass a cold or flu or whatever between people. While one could cook up a theory of subtle energy virus's, I've just read an interesting article on The Huffington Post that has a different take on the phrase "spiritual disease." Rather than talk about infections of the subtle energy system, the author speaks of different forms of imbalanced spiritual practice, or imbalanced use of spiritual ideology.

Can spiritual transformation be as quick and easy as popping into a fast food joint for a burger and fries?

Is dressing the part of a spiritual person enough to be spiritual?

What is the real motivation for spiritual exploration?

Does our ego create our spiritual experience?

Does fill-in-the-blank spiritual teacher have a real state of enlightenment?

Does being spiritual make one superior to others?

What about the tendency for groupthink among spiritual seekers?

Can one group of people truly be Chosen By God to be more special than another?  Is this the God that loves all creatures equally?

Is there a destination or end-goal in the process of spiritual exploration or enlightenment?

It's worth a look-see and reflect on any way these imbalances are present in ones own life.

10 Spiritually Transmitted Diseases