Fall is in the air! Here in Los Angeles, it is cloudy and actually drizzling! Most of the country is experiencing the crisp air and changing colors of the leaves… autumn is arriving! I equate the cool weather with a warm cup of chai tea!
What does it mean to STEEP in your SPIRITUALITY, to STEEP in your SPIRIT?
Our Spirit is who we truly are, our true nature, our highest Self. Most of us think of ourselves as our personality, our learned behaviors and reactions to the life circumstances we’ve experienced. We are so close to ourselves and those experiences, we think we ARE the opinions, messages and beliefs we’ve picked up along our life’s journey to date.
When we back away from ourselves, so to speak, when we gain enough altitude to look down upon ourselves, we find that we are much more than the circumstances we were born into or lived through. There is a “Self” within our self, a Golden Thread of Self that has been present throughout our journey. If we gain even more altitude and look down upon ourselves, we find that the Golden Thread of Self was present even before we were “born” into this life, into this family, culture and body.
We’ve all heard of original sin. ORIGINAL LOVE is our true nature. our true Spiritual Identity. We were born ORIGINAL LOVE: whole, enough, deserving and worthy…. nothing wrong with us, nothing broken, nothing needing to be fixed. Over time and through life circumstances the knowing of ourselves to be worthy may have faded, may be covered up, but is still right there within us. The challenge is that perceiving ourselves as flawed is a long time habit and more familiar. BUT, JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS FAMILIAR DOESN’T MAKE IT TRUE.
In order to become more familiar with our true nature of original love, each day we need to STEEP IN OUR SPIRIT by:
1. CONNECTION: Connect inwardly to the ORIGINAL LOVE that is your true nature, your true Spirit and your true Identity. Recognize yourself as enough, unique, whole, deserving and extraordinary. Connect with the unique gifts that are yours to bring and share with the world as only you can.
2. INSPIRATION: Connect with something inspirational. Inspiration lifts us out of the lower vibration of this world into the higher realms and reminds us of who we truly are. That is why listening to beautiful music, looking at beautiful art and nature uplifts us and reminds us that we are greater than our circumstances. From this elevated place, go back to step 1 and acknowledge your Highest Self as your true identity.
3. MEDITATION: Meditate for 30 minutes or a minute 30 times a day, on your original nature of love and the gifts that you are here to bring and contribute. Use music, poetry, art or inspirational readings to set the tone and catapult you. Again and again, call yourSelf back to step 1, reminding yourself that the real you is your Highest Self.
4. CONNECTION: Return to step 1 often throughout the day because….
THE LONGER SOMETHING STEEPS, THE MORE POTENT IT BECOMES!
THE LONGER YOU STEEP IN YOUR SPIRIT, THE MORE SPIRITUALLY POTENT YOU BECOME!
Below are my Piano CD’s, music for connection, inspiration and meditation and Guided Meditation CD Just “click” on either image.
I am grateful for each of you in my life and look forward to our continued connection!