Angels and spirit guides, gods and saints and other helpful entities. What do you make of them?
The giving over of our sovereignty to other entities that we value more than our own innate connection with life doesn't sit well with me.
I don't buy it. I struggle with the whole concept of thinking that there are disembodied entities that know more about me than I do. The whole deal of relinquishing my own power and knowledge to an entity of whom I know little is disturbing to say the least.
Everyone of us is driven by our own needs, whether they are for spiritual growth, consciousness expansion, or how you will get your next meal. Disembodied entities are the same. They have needs that they are seeking to meet.
In the first instance taking responsibility for our own needs means taking actions to head in the direction that will satisfy those needs, and recognising when the conditions are not conducive to them. Then we have a decision to make. Do we relinquish our needs or take another action in a different direction.
This is where we become unstuck. Our social conditioning strongly keeps us on our path even when our needs are not being met. That's a problem. That's why we need to be really challenging our conditioning and turn in the direction of what actually works for us.
Praying for a miracle from an entity is not going to make any difference if you walk out of church and curse the first person that needs your encouragement and support.
I really don't want to say anymore on this topic except to say that when you are in alignment with life itself, you won't need disembodied entities to support you. You'll have more support than you know what to do with.
In that alignment you may think that you have the opportunity to work with them, entities, for the greater good. Caution needs to be exercised there, because who chooses what's in the interest of the greater good.
Life itself will deliver to you what you need to take the next step. If that is an entity that shines the light momentarily, so be it. Let it flow through your life as your progress on your journey.
366 days Towards Self-Mastery
When I considered my New Year's intentions for 2020 I had just one: To allow my heart to love what it loved...and let it lead me. (If not now, then when?)
I've spent months working on integrating my life. To live life more fully with my home life, my interests, my work, my responsibilities, all coming together, all connected. I want to give each the attention that they desire and need, and still have time and energy for the others. That means living and working from the heart.
As I was clearing out my bookshelf over the Christmas break I discovered Simple Abundance. I set it aside to explore it on New Year's Day as I lazed through another delicious day of nothingness. Sarah, the author, says this book is about living in grace. Living in grace I realised, is about Self-Mastery.
My thirst for understanding the human condition has driven me all my life, and hand-in-hand with self-mastery it has been a life-long goal. And seeing as I love to write, that living in grace is about self-mastery, and I love a bit of a challenge, then if I am truly going to let my heart lead, I really don't have any other choice. So scary as it feels, I'm starting out on a daily mission of leaning into the suggestions of this daybook and making a daily post to keep me accountable. If not now, then when?
I'm Josie. You can find out a little more about me here.
Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy: by Sarah Ban Breathnach.
This book is written for the Australian and NZ market because it refers to seasonal changes. It's available on Amazon here if you'd like to follow along.