I have been wanting to start a blog, but life got in the way. I'm sure you know how that is... Just so you know, this blog is going to deal with spirituality. I have been a spiritual seeker for over thirty years. I have dabbled in lots of things. To name a few: Spiritualism, the New Age philosophy, A Course In Miracles, I Am, gurus, etc. You get the idea. I am a seeker of truth.
Sometimes that truth appears in some pretty strange packages. Ever attend a seance? I have. Lots of them. I've also led seances. Sometimes I think I have a short attention span. But then again, I've been seeking all things spiritual for decades. Apparently I haven't lost interest in learning and growing in that capacity. I love to learn and grow my soul.
I've been doing a lot of growing in the last year and five months. I will share some of that growth with you as I write these blog entries. It is my hope that you will learn from my experiences. If you like what you read, please leave a comment. If you have question, ask me! I would love to hear from you. Let's be friends! Stay tuned!
Today we will look into my path. It's been full of curves, but never dull. I always kept pursuing and eventually came to a conclusion, for good or not so good, depending how you look at the end result. Every step was a learning experience. If we aren't learning, why are we participating? But we are required to be aware of what's happening around us. If we don't notice, then we are just treading water in the pool of life. And not learning.
Not everything we endeavor to participate in is worth our time. If there is nothing positive in this venture, if we aren't feeling uplifted, if we aren't learning something new, we have to ask ourselves why we are still there? Have you ever been a participant with joy in your heart, but there was this nagging little imp doing a dance in the back of your mind? Something distracting you from the current activities, softly suggesting that this isn't what it appears to be. You know deep in your heart, if you'd bother to pay attention, that this activity is not for you. It's probably wrong on various levels and the little imp is screaming at you to pay attention.
I had that happen to me after I had received shaktipat and was initiated into following a guru. I even traveled to India in 2009 to stay at this guru's ashram. Frankly, it was more palacial than ashram in its appearance. Huge buildings surrounded the ashram where followers could stay. During the time of the guru's birthday, so many would attend the celebration that they camped out on the mammouth grounds next to the Ghangi River. All very impressive. At the time. Not any more.
When something is nagging at you, causing discomfort, inserting questions into your head, please pay attention. Somthing isn't right. Something here is definitely not right for you. I'll tell you more about my guru days later. In the mean time, be aware of what is subtling bothering you. There is a lesson to be learned.
Love to all.
(c) 2018, Elizabeth Owens