Becoming Spiritual is About Being YOU

Becoming spiritual is not about religion or becoming a monk. It’s about understanding who you are from a different perspective to that which you are familiar with. For example, you might say that you are a mother, father, nurse, lorry driver or CEO of a large company. That’s not who you are; that’s what you do. Who you are extends much more profound than a label? One of the first points of entry into ‘Becoming Spiritual’ is understanding who you are. Only you know when something in your life does not feel right. For example, you go for a job interview, of which you are naturally nervous. But something does not feel right about this new company. That is the inner part of you communicating to you that all is not what it seems in this interview.

We have all been provided with a generous gift from birth but have mostly suppressed it. Once this gift is Awakened, your life will change. So, what is this infrequently used gift? It is the gift of judging a situation outside of what you see it to be. That is the spiritual part of you that is always there for you but is sometimes ignored. You don’t really need anyone to show you how to become spiritual because you already are. All you need is to point in the right direction. A few signposts along the way on your spiritual path are all you need.

Bodhi Tree
Bodhi Tree

Spiritual body and mind

The body is one of the routes to entry into a state of inner peace, as are the silence and space all around us. You can use access points within your mind to bring us to the present moment, where problems do not exist. It is there that we find pure joy and bliss where we can embrace our true selves. It is here we discover that we are already complete and absolute.

In other words, as human beings, we can detach our minds from past and future events. Past events are a history trail. Future events have not yet, nor ever will, arrived. Pause for a moment and think about those two sentences.

The only moment you will ever have in your life is the time of NOW. The future never comes because when you perceive it to be here, it is the NOW moment. The past cannot catch you up, only the thoughts of the past. Those thoughts are just that, thoughts, not actions or events. We have this great gift of being able to create our destiny. Whatever we believe will always happen, it is the power of our thoughts, coupled with the power of intention, that makes our fate.

Human-being is the term we call ourselves. But what is the Being? Being is the part of you that cannot be seen and only felt. Babies are pure Beings; they have no judgement of others nor fears of any kind. The environment in which a child spends its early years determines its outlook as an adult.

Becoming a Conscious Parent

We are all blessed with two types of mind – a conscious and a subconscious mind. The unconscious memory runs 95-98% of our day to day activities as adults. In our conscious memory, we use 2-5% of the time. During the first seven years of a child’s life, a vast amount of information comes from their environment. This information goes into the subconscious, where it stays permanently locked in from the age of seven. The subconscious is responsible for your thoughts based on your childhood environment for the rest of your life. If you have ever started to doubt yourself as an achiever, that doubt comes from your past. Maybe you know you are an achiever, that positiveness comes from your childhood.

Don’t blame your parents

Don’t blame your parents for the way you are now. That will not help the situation. Blaming others for your life today will only produce adverse effects that are not helpful. As an adult, you can change your life should you want to. As a start, you will need to change your subconscious mind through meditation or affirmations. Meditation, though, has longer-lasting results because you are reprogramming your mind more permanently.

You may have heard your parents say, “you do not deserve things,” will never amount to anything,” or “you are a naughty child.” Unthinking or uncaring parents pass on those messages; they are not aware that such comments become absolute facts to a child. The subconscious mind becomes a place of storage for those words. In later life, those words become why you are not confident about the specific things you do.

Traditional Spiritual Meditation

It is not necessary to meditate, as shown below. Sitting comfortably in a chair with your feet flat on the floor is acceptable.

Meditation Pose

People could prevent themselves from learning how to meditate because of the difficulty of adopting the pose, as shown above. Meditation is achieved just as well by sitting in a chair in an upright posture.

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