Spiritual Evolution

Spiritual evolution is the growth of a human from a baby to a wise soul that has learned through experiences, including observations, knowledge, thoughts, words and actions. It is our awareness, through reality, our perception of new knowledge and our experiences of past, present and future that leads us to wisdom and the understanding of the Divine principles of life. When we have faith, hope, love, humility, gratitude and trust we believe in the infinite truth, we open to the light of our true spiritual soul. As we evolve and grow, we understand the synchronicity of life and know that there is always a time and place when we must have faith that things will fall into place and our light will shine brighter for all to see. Our laughter, light-heartedness and our respect and compassion for all living things gives us a feeling of serenity and allows us the freedom to move through life with an understanding of peace and oneness. It is all of these principles together that create a basis to open our spiritual potential and the balance to evolve and grow through life experiences.

We come into this world with a purpose and a mission to fulfil, to help us understand the meaning of life. With so many people in the world, there are so many aspects that people do not understand about others actions and reactions. If we can follow the basic principles of spiritual evolution we can work together to understand one another as one. To help each other we must work toward mastering ourselves before finding the oneness in all. We need to delve deep inside and ask ourselves what we can do to become the best person we can be. Our purpose is to understand the human life, evolve, come together and appreciate one another on all levels. Life is about choices and depending on the choices we make and lessons we must learn determines how quickly we evolve into more enlightened beings who understand the meaning of life. Nonetheless time is moving so fast that sometimes we feel left behind. So, who do you want to be? I suggest that you buy a beautiful notebook just for you and note ideas and thoughts about what you would like to do in life. It might be a poem that inspires you or a song that makes your heart dance. You may write everything you want to accomplish. I always encourage people to start a new chapter in their own book of life by writing all their hopes and dreams. This is where you open your heart and dream of a life filled with love and respect and free of all drama. So, what’s the first page of your story?

 

What’s My Life Purpose?

Many people want to know what their real purpose in life is and most believe it is solely to do with their career, but is not. Life purpose is much more than a career. It’s a passion that lies within and gives purpose and meaning to your life. It is not your daily responsibilities or even your goals, it is what gives you and others around you pleasure and makes your heart sing. It is the very reason you exist. To find your life purpose you must explore and look deep inside yourself to find the true answer. To do this find a quiet place and with pen and paper, sit down and ask the following questions without any restrictions whatsoever.

What makes you smile?

What makes you feel happy? What is your favourite pastime? What makes you feel wonderful?

What has stopped you from doing what you love in the past? Who inspires you?

What do people ask you to help them with? What are you naturally good at?

What is the most important thing in your life?

What difficulties have you overcome?

What causes are you passionate about?

Once you have answers to these questions, continue writing anything else that comes into your mind until you find the theme or commonality within your writings. Sometimes when doing this, it can unlock hidden emotions but if you can feel your emotions flowing or get a tear in your eye, this is usually a good indicator that you have found your life purpose. Trust your instinct when answering these questions. You may already be following your life purpose but you may have a hard time doing it as you tire and feel run down. Remember, everything is about balance. No one said living your life purpose would be easy and it is definitely not always rainbows and butterflies, but the reward is worth it. I love the saying, ‘What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger,’ and sometimes we have to be strong for the ones who can’t be.

 

What does the Future Hold?

Many people come to me looking for answers of what the future holds for them. I could tell everyone that everything will be perfect and you shall live happily ever after, and yes, this can happen with life there is no quick fix. I wish it was as simple as waving a magic wand and presto, life is perfect but life is about balance. No one, including me, can fix anyone’s life, only you can fix your own but it takes courage to work through our challenges, taking personal responsibility for our emotional, physical and financial baggage and making the right choices. I believe everything is a lesson from which we must learn to evolve as a soul. Unfortunately, some have more difficult issues than others but the biggest lesson of all is how we handle situations and what steps we take next.

Everyone has experienced traumatic events in their lives and these are always to be shared with others. It is important, that when people have sickness or tragedy within their family they understand the ripple effect around them as they try to stay strong. Sometimes we cannot understand why until many years later, when we look back and see the purpose and the results for future generations. Every person in this world deals differently with the influences and the emotions of others. With so many energies around us, there are about one hundred different paths we can take. Some may be rough and there may be detours but it is how we proceed on our journey to our destination that is the key. There are no wrong or right turns, just a journey that is changed by the people we meet along the way, the energy around us and our emotions, thoughts, words and actions. So, even though many experiences are hard they are part of our journey.

Now, I would like you to think about the lessons we can choose to change every day. It may seem difficult but we can master it. Most people’s lives revolve around lack of money and the power it has over us. But, I ask you these questions:-

What is your quality of life?

•     Does having money, all of these possessions and the debt that goes with it

make you happy?

•     Do you work really long hours?

•     Do you have time for family and friends?

•     Are you making a difference in the world?

•     What happens if sickness strikes you down?

•     What happens if you come home and your loved one is no longer waiting

there for you?

•     What if you lose one of your family members tragically?

•     If this happens, what is the quality of life now?

•     What’s your quality of life?

If money is the issue, try to live within your means and be happy with what you need and not what you think you want. Don’t try to keep up with the Jones’s because, quite frankly, they aren’t paying your bills! If you are passionate about your work then make sure you have balance and time out with family and friends. Don’t close your family and friends off, let them know how you are feeling. If you feel unhealthy, kick start your body, change the way you look at food, exercise and make a commitment to just do it, because your physical body is the most important part of you. If emotional problems are holding you back, find the root cause and work out what you need to work on or let go of. If you are unhappy in your job, ask yourself who and what you want to be. If you are still unsure how to change, start with mind mapping and create a clear picture of the issues you need to work on.

Like I said, it won’t happen overnight but if you do your best and take one step at a time the baggage and blockages will lift and everything will seem easier. You will feel stronger and before you know it, that perfect life you are looking for could be right there. So, strive for pure happiness and settle for nothing less! This perfect life is not just for us but for our children and their future. So, what exactly do you want to teach them? Do you want them to learn to use anger, blame, depression and escapism or that there is no quality of life, because everything revolves around work and money? What are you teaching them about the value of family? To send the right message, we must show them how to take pride in their lives and to be thankful, not to waste life but use it to the best of their ability.

Show them how to stand strong by accepting responsibility for their actions and how to break the negative cycles that have held you back, by teaching them how you have changed the way you live. Encourage them to be a lover, not a fighter. Teach them to respect their body and treat it with care, to listen and open their heart to others, bringing kindness to all beings. Give them the knowledge to let go of control and anything else that no longer serves their purpose. It is in our human nature to be the best we can, so let us lead by example and change our ways, so that they then have the tools to teach their children.

We must open our heart fully to life to truly balance our mind, body and soul and to create a bright future full of possibilities for generations to come. So, what is your quality of life? What do you want to teach your children? Every day is a new day, a new beginning, a new start to life… Live it!

 

KISS – Keep it Simple Sweetheart (Simplify your daily life!)

•        Less social media and internet: Take any unnecessary apps of your smart phone and replace with new music and inspirational apps, including meditation and affirmations.

•        Less drama: Try turning off the television for one night a week. Read a good book, play a game or go out for dinner or evening walk with friends.

•        More casual outings: Catch up with family and friends but remember no phones and total commitment to the people you are with.

•        More exercise: Try 30 minutes a day.

•        More music: Chill out to your favourite tunes and sing like no one is listening.

•        More meditation: Some alone time meditating will do wonders for your mind, body and soul.

•        More family time: Make a commitment to your family and organise more

funfilled family time.

•        Sunday rest day: Have the day off and catch up on some R&R.

•        Get back to gardening: Get into nature and express your personality in your garden.

•        Go to bed at a reasonable hour: Sleep is an important function, so make a commitment to go to bed early.

•       Plan and save for a holiday: Start a piggy bank and start saving your money and set a date.

•       Do something nice for someone: Show random acts of kindness, it will make you feel fabulous!

 

Random Acts of Kindness

This is a principle I love and use constantly! A random act of kindness is when you perform an act of beauty and kindness toward another human being. This shows faith that generosity without recognition is a great way to begin an amazing ripple effect through others and creating good karma. It’s not difficult to simply do something for someone else. Quite often I give money to a waitress at a coffee shop to pay for the next person’s coffee. Other times it might be as simple as letting someone go in front of you at the checkout or helping someone carry something to their car. Imagine if we all deliberately and consciously made a choice, just once a week, to do something nice for another human being. Now, imagine it happening daily! I can guarantee there would be lots of fun and smiles because random acts of kindness are contagious. The person you show your kindness to benefits from your generosity and it makes them feel wonderfully special and worthy and you in turn, feel better as you work towards a kinder world. I watched a movie with my children recently and their rule was, every time anyone in the family made a negative statement about another person, they had to instantly say three positive statements about them. I really like this aspect because these days, it is much easier for us to comment on negative behaviour rather than positive behaviour. I always say, never underestimate the impact of kindness shown towards others, because one day, someone will show the same to you. Here are various ways of showing and sharing random acts of kindness.

 

Quick Guide to Random Acts of Kindness

•     Pay for the next person’s cup of coffee.

•     Put money in your parking meter as you leave.

•     Help your neighbour mow their lawn or trim their hedges.

•     Send a thank you note to someone who has made a difference in the community.

•     Send a thank note to caring professionals for example, police, fire brigade,

ambulance, hospital, teachers and any others who inspire you.

•     Walk a friend’s dog or offer to feed the dog when they are away.

•     Send flowers anonymously to someone who has helped you out.

•     Give up your seat on the bus, train or in the shopping centre.

•     Pay for one or two grocery items for someone who is behind you in line

at the grocery store.

•     Allow someone to go before you when standing in line.

•     Leave a tip for good service.

•     Pick up rubbish on the side of the road or when you see it laying around.

•     Give another driver your parking space.

•     Leave an inspirational book on a plane, train or bus for someone to read.

•     Smile and say hello to people you don’t even know.

•     Buy a lottery ticket for a stranger.

•     Volunteer your time at retirement homes, animal or homeless shelters.

•     Give blood.

•     Donate money to charities.

•     Give your family members a day off, with no chores, every now and then

(not just on birthdays or special occasions).

But most of all, be kind, be thoughtful, be courteous, give daily compliments to others and give recognition to people who have done amazing deeds within your community. Be kind towards your family and friends.

 

Quick Guide to Random Acts of Kindness for Kids

•     Give compliments daily to others.

•     Take the neighbours dog for a walk or take out their wheelie bin

and perhaps wash it.

•     Help your parents by doing chores without being asked.

•     Give Mum or Dad a FREE day when you do special things for them

throughout the day.

•     Write a special note to your parents telling them how special they are.

•     Organise something interesting to do with your grandparents

and elderly friends.

•     Smile at your bus drivers.

•     Write a thank you note to your teacher let them know you appreciate

all they do.

•     Help your teacher clean the classroom.

•     Say good morning to the teachers, principal, staff and classmates.

•       Let a classmate go before you at the canteen.

•       Invite someone new to play with your group.

•       Collect food, clothing, toys and books to give to charity.

•       Create a painting or craft or make a special package to take to

an elderly friend.

•       Send a thank you note to a caring professional in your community for example the police, fire brigade, hospital and any other people that inspire you.

•       Pick up any rubbish you see laying around.

•       As a school class, put each child’s name in a bowl and each day, choose a name so the class may do random acts of kindness for that one person making them feeling like a prince or princess for a day. This is a great way for children to interact with others they usually wouldn’t interact with. This can be done for teachers too.

•       & SMILE… It’s contagious!

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