If you have been working hard on your spiritual growth, it’s easy to get into the trap that if you are “good,” only good things will happen.
Good things will happen if you are spiritually devout.
If you meditate every day.
If you put spiritual development first.
If spirituality is your whole focus.
But then sometimes, in fact often, “bad” stuff happens anyway. Why is this?
It’s true that as you become more aware, your life tends to improve very rapidly. What you create or manifest as your reality, is what you begin to experience. When you are in higher vibration from spiritual practice, you begin to experience a higher vibration life. And yet…
The sad, rough stuff of life still happens. No matter how “good” you are.
Let yourself simply accept this. We’re here for the good, the bad, the all of it. We’ll have lessons in soul growth, until the moment we die. And after we die, we’ll come back and do it all again, in our next life.
Don’t try to use spiritual practice as a way of making your life all “good.” It doesn’t work that way.
We’re here to grow. Every single experience in our life takes us there.
When you are on the spiritual path, you will find that usually you have a nudge or crisis or event that results in an awakening.
Sometimes it’s really beautiful; the result of a very deep meditation, or an experience in a workshop or retreat.
But more often, it’s the nudge or crisis version that wakes us up the fastest. Getting fired, getting sick, breaking up, financial ruin, death… all of these big jolts break us out of whatever pattern we were in, so we can start again.
It’s like a do-over, a reset, a big shock in the circuit that makes us stop, take a breath, and reassess.
If we’re really aware, we see clearly how much we were on the wrong track.
And with this jolt, also comes awakening: we wake up to who we really are (unlimited soul in limited earth body) and what we’re here for (soul growth) and we get back into the business of life with new understanding and new appreciation.
When I work with people to discover their spirit guides, there’s often a lot of expectation that we will encounter a particular kind of guide: a tall, wise guide, for example, or a beautiful woman guide in lovely gowns, or a devout monk, and so on.
And yet, often… in fact very often, people have tiny guides show up in one or more of the guide positions: earth guide, spiritual teacher, mystic guide.
The tiny guide might be a fairy, or a leprechaun, or something like Tinkerbell. And often when people see these tiny guides, they laugh at first, because the guides are so delightful. But, then they get worried, that they don’t have “big” enough or powerful enough guides.
Don’t be confused by the way a guide first shows up. In all cases, the tiniest guide is not tiny at all: they are just showing themselves to you in this way, so that it will be easier for you to receive them.
Guides use humor and friendliness in the same way. They show themselves in non-powerful, non-aggressive ways, so that we are not afraid, so that we let our guard down, so that our childlike Self sees clearly.
Underneath the tiny aspect, the guides have other ways of representing themselves: they are incredibly powerful and wise. If you think you are ready to see this, ask your tiny guide to show you the other aspect of themselves, and watch them shape shift into something different.
The power will be astounding. You will see how big they are: ascended masters of tremendous wisdom and energetic ability. You may prefer them tiny, after all!
We use chakras a lot in spiritual intuition, because they are so quick and easy to read.
Usually, the way chakras present most often is in color. In other words, the vibrational energy of the chakra shows up in meditation as a vibrational frequency, which we see or recognize as color.
The colors are very simple and easy to remember:
Red: first or root chakra, security, stability, survival, money, fear.
Orange: second chakra, reproductive system, sexuality, creativity.
Yellow: third chakra, solar plexus, personal power.
Green: fourth chakra, heart, heart opening.
Blue: fifth chakra, throat, voice, self-expression.
Indigo: sixth chakra, third eye, clairvoyant seeing.
White: seventh chakra, crown of your head, divine knowing.
Sometimes we see brilliant dazzling gold, which is often about radiant healing, above the crown chakra. We often also see a beautiful pale or bright pink, which is often about love.
And of course, there are more negative or low vibration colors, such as grey, black, sickly yellow, sickly green, muddy brown. These usually show stagnant energy, illness, grief, and so forth.
When you are working in spiritual intuition and a color shows up, any color, you can trust that it has symbolic meaning.
This is one of the easiest ways to work with the information you receive; you don’t have to over think it, you can just look at the color, and know the message is about that particular chakra.
For example, if you received a meditation of a red self being discarded, you would understand that your old Self, based in the fear of first chakra, is being let go. If you received a meditation of yourself and a lot of yellow, you would know that this is about personal power. If you received a meditation of yourself dipping in a pool of indigo, you would understand that you are being immersed in the higher vibration of intuitive and spiritual understanding.
The Universe works very hard to make the information we receive easy for us to translate: color is one of the main ways we understand, and it is a clear and consistent tool.
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