Spiritual Times – Being Me
For The Bali Times
SEMINYAK ~ Divine Guidance â€“ wisdom from your Higher Self â€“ can help you to follow the path that is your highest good. Find out how to access that wisdom, here.
Meditation â€“ Divine Wisdom
Relax, breathe and find yourself sitting at a round, white, frosted glass table. Another person enters and sits at the table with you, shuffling some large, light-colored cards. Now you have as much time as you wish to listen to what this person has to say, to ask questions and express you own needs and wishes as you lay out the cards together in various patterns. Enjoy the experience for as long as you wish, and continue to play until you are both happy with the card arrangement. When ready, gently return.
The Higher Self is the part of us that holds our divine wisdom, and is closest to God. It just is; it has no desires as such. It can offer wisdom for your development and growth; however your heart, or the Inner Feminine, is the part of you that should lead, as your feelings are your true North. If you allow purely your Higher Self to guide you, you end up with good for all solutions in your life that are not necessarily good for you personally, for your relationships, for your financial and physical wellbeing and for your playfulness (meaning, Higher Self only can be a bit dry.) However, the valuable wisdom of the Higher Self offers useful insights.
Bear in mind that divine guidance comes from inside of you, for you are the divine â€“ consciousness, expressing itself in your body. As a result, everything physical around us has a divine message for us. Hereâ€™s how to access it.
Exercise â€“ Accessing Your Divine Guidance
Relax, breathe, look around you and allow your eye to light on one of your possessions. For example, a client, Sarah, who I recently did this with, chose her handbag. I asked her to say how the handbag made her feel. â€œWarm, trepidation, excitement, pleased,â€ she replied. The handbag, being an inanimate object, is merely a foil allowing Sarah to access her own feelings. I asked Sarah whether any of the feelings did not feel good to her. â€œTrepidation,â€ she offered. So I guided Sarah to use the belief-change process to change that feeling: â€œI choose to feel trepidation; I love myself when I feel trepidation; and I embrace it; and I surrender,â€ she said. She noticed how the feeling released. The handbag, being a â€œfeminine containerâ€ is also a symbol for relationships, so her feelings related to that area of her life.
Try the exercise now, on any objects you have around you. Then simply underline any feelings that you feel are negative or do not feel good, and use the belief process to relieve them.
Another wonderful way with this exercise is to think of someone you know (especially someone you donâ€™t like) and list how you feel when you think of them. Sarah thought of her mother, and listed â€œpeace, freedom, happiness, love, pain.â€ She underlined pain as negative, and used the process to release it. To test the results, repeat the exercise on the same person. Continue until you reach only positive feelings about them. Use this anytime, to help in all your relationships. Of course, all the people in your life are only showing you yourself, and your own (hidden) feelings â€“ the gift of every person is to show you an aspect of yourself (thatâ€™s divine wisdom for you). You can release the negative feelings yourself, easily, in this way, without reference to the person who is (only apparently) causing them. It also helps you to remember that feelings emanate only from … yourself. And thus, we always have complete freedom of choice over our feelings.
Achieving Life Purpose â€“ â€˜How Toâ€™ Guide
James came to me looking for Divine Guidance â€“ feeling unsure he was going in the right direction, wondering about his life purpose. I explained our true life purpose is simply â€œI amâ€ â€“ to be ourselves, emanating out our own personal vibration of who we are. I asked James to contact the masculine, active part of himself, and ask it what its life purpose is. â€œTo be me,â€ he said. I guided him to embrace the belief â€œI am not me,â€ which creates the resulting opposite â€œI am me.â€ This is the â€œI amâ€ answer I am talking about. Then James contacted the feminine, feeling part of himself and asked what its life purpose is. â€œTo be free, being me, now.â€ Clearly that part of James felt it was not free – otherwise, why would it be asking to be so? So I guided him to embrace the belief â€œI am not free, being me, nowâ€ and the result is â€œI am free, being me, now.â€ (Which again is â€œI am.â€) We repeated this for the playful Inner Child, and the wise one, until all are saying â€œI amâ€ as their life purpose. Once you achieve this, and all four parts of the self are saying that â€œI amâ€ is their life purpose, then you have truly arrived! There is nothing that you need to do, except express yourself and be who you are. Try this exercise for yourself, and repeat it anytime you feel unsure about life purpose. Sometimes it takes many steps to reach â€œI amâ€ â€“ simply keep embracing whatever comes up, until you reach â€œI amâ€ in each part of the self.
Connect with the active, Masculine part of yourself and invite it to be present. Invite in the feeling, Feminine, the playful Inner Child, the wise Higher Self, and say aloud:
I choose to believe â€œIâ€™m not sure whether I am really meant to be here or not.â€
I love myself when I believe â€œIâ€™m not sure whether I am really meant to be here or not.â€
And I embrace it, and I surrender
Take it slowly, rest afterwards, drink water.
Repeat the process for each of these:
Beliefs â€“ Divine Guidance
Iâ€™m not sure of my divine guidance.
Iâ€™m afraid Iâ€™m here for the good of others, not the good of myself.
Iâ€™m afraid that I wonâ€™t get anything out of it and everything always stays the same.
Iâ€™m afraid of having it all, or not.
Next issue: Sibling Rivalry
Jelila practices healing in Bali at Desa Seni, Jl. Kayu Putih No. 13, Canggu. Healing Sound Groups Tuesdays at 4pm and Thursdays at 7pm. If you have a question you would like help with in this column, please write to Jelila at email@example.com.Filed under: Health