Accessing Your Spiritual Guidance

Accessing Your Spiritual Guidance

For the last 35 years, I have been working with individuals, couples and families, as​ well as​ business relationships. I have 8 published books on relationships and healing, some of​ them best-sellers. in​ the first half of​ my career, I worked as​ a​ traditional psychotherapist, and was not happy with the results. in​ the last 18 years I have worked with a​ process called Inner Bonding, which is​ a​ powerful six step psychological and spiritual healing process. I discovered that there is​ no real healing without a​ personal connection with a​ source of​ spiritual guidance.

Everyone in​ recovery - whether from alcohol, drugs, food, spending, gambling, sex, TV, codependency, or​ any other addiction - knows that they cannot heal without a​ connection with their Higher Power, yet for many, this connection is​ illusive. it​ is​ a​ common experience for me to​ work with people who have been in​ Twelve Steps for years yet still don't have a​ direct, personal experience of​ their Higher Power. All of​ us want a​ direct line to​ our spiritual Guidance. We need this help in​ maintaining abstinence and taking responsibility for ourselves. We want to​ know what is​ in​ our highest good, what is​ the right decision in​ different situations, how to​ set appropriate boundaries, and how to​ manifest what we want.

It is​ the birthright of​ each of​ us to​ have a​ direct line to​ God, whatever God is​ for you. Yet few of​ us have learned how to​ do this at​ will on a​ daily basis. Surprisingly however, it​ is​ not hard to​ do.

The spiritual realm exists at​ a​ higher frequency than we do here on the physical plane of​ Planet Earth. in​ order to​ access the spiritual realm, we need to​ know how to​ raise our "frequency".

One way to​ understand "frequency" is​ to​ imagine a​ room filled with people who are sharing love and joy with each other. This room has a​ feeling of​ lightness--a high frequency--whereas a​ room filled with angry, tense people has a​ feeling of​ heaviness--a low frequency.

So, how do we raise our frequency? There are numerous things you can do to​ help yourself raise your frequency, but none of​ them will work unless you have the intent to​ learn with Spirit about loving yourself and others.

Our intent is​ the most powerful tool we have for raising our frequency. There are only two possible intents in​ any given moment: to​ learn with God/Spirit about loving yourself and others, or​ to​ protect against your pain and avoid responsibility for your feelings. When our intent is​ to​ protect and avoid we seek to​ control - through our various addictions - our feelings, others' feelings and behavior, and the outcome of​ things. When our intent is​ to​ learn, we seek to​ take responsibility for our own feelings and behavior by discovering what we may be thinking or​ doing that is​ unloving to​ ourselves and others, and what would be loving.

You can try many methods of​ raising your frequency, from prayer to​ meditation to​ chanting, but if​ your intent is​ to​ protect instead of​ learn, none of​ these will do any good at​ all. The reason is​ that when the intent is​ to​ protect against pain, we close our heart so as​ not to​ feel whatever we are feeling. God cannot come through a​ closed heart.

We are each given free will when we come to​ this planet. This means that we get to​ choose our intent - to​ be open or​ closed, loving or​ unloving, protected against pain or​ taking responsibility for our feelings. While the love that is​ God is​ all-powerful, it​ cannot come into a​ closed heart. Just as​ the air you breathe cannot come into your lungs until you take a​ breathe, the love, power and wisdom that is​ God cannot enter your being until you choose the intent to​ learn about loving.

When you have a​ true, pure intent to​ learn, your frequency automatically raises. None of​ the actions I suggest below will raise your frequency without this intent. However, once you have this intent, the following actions can help to​ further raise your frequency.

• Move into your imagination. Your imagination is​ a​ gift from God. When you move into your imagination, you raise your frequency and tap into the source of​ your creativity and inspiration. Our willingness to​ move into and trust our imagination is​ essential to​ being able to​ connect with our personal spiritual Guidance When you first begin to​ utilize your imagination to​ increase your frequency and connect with God, you might feel as​ if​ you are just using your imagination to​ make things up. However, as​ you take the risk of​ trusting what you think you are "making up," you will discover that it​ really is​ coming through you from God rather than from you.

• Keep your body clear. Your body is​ an​ energy system. if​ your body's energy is​ clogged with drugs, alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, sugar, heavy foods, lots of​ food or​ foods contaminated with pesticides, preservatives, artificial sweeteners or​ any of​ the thousands of​ chemicals that are added to​ foods, your frequency is​ lowered.

• Pray. Sincere prayers of​ gratitude and asking God for help in​ healing all blocks to​ loving can raise your frequency.

• Chant. Repetitive prayers, chants and mantras can open you to​ higher frequencies, as​ can singing in​ general.

• Dance. Rapid repetitive movement, such as​ Native American drumming dances, may open you to​ higher frequencies.

• Spend time in​ nature. The frequency of​ a​ city is​ far lower than the frequency of​ nature. Being among trees and flowers, near a​ river, creek or​ lake, at​ the ocean, in​ the desert, or​ on a​ mountain can all raise your frequency.

• Listen to​ classical or​ spiritual music.

• Do creative, artistic activities. Moving into your creative imagination raises the frequency.

• Use incense or​ do "smudging." Incense has been used for centuries to​ raise the frequency and invite spiritual connection. "Smudging" is​ using the smoke from various dried plants such as​ sage, pine, cedar and lavender to​ clear the energies in​ a​ room and raise the frequency. Smudging has been used for thousands of​ years by indigenous peoples throughout the world.

• Lighting candles. Candlelight, too, has been used for thousands of​ years to​ clear the air and raise the frequency.

If you get into the habit of​ asking yourself throughout the day, "What is​ my intent? Am I trying to​ control something, or​ is​ my deepest desire in​ the moment to​ learn about loving myself and others?", you will begin to​ understand intent. This will eventually lead you into hearing, feeling, and seeing your personal spiritual Guidance.

Accessing Your Spiritual Guidance

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