As many of you know I have another job (besides my healing business). I work 2 days a week in medical research. A buzz word at the moment in the research community is Translational Research. There is an emphasis on how to translate the “bench top” academia into the real world. Many researchers have to think about how they can benefit the wider community from their findings and how to then translate this into better patient care or procedures. Of course research is about finding out information, exploring the unknown, testing a hypothesis and adding to the wide databank of knowledge there already is, but is it really useful to bother doing this if human kind can’t ultimately benefit? With research funding more scarce than ever this has become a point of focus for anyone wanting to perform research.
The spiritual community I believe is also following this trend. The emphasis is not so much now about the theories of energy and the mysteries of the universe, but about how we can use these connections and knowledge and make our lives better. It all well and good to learn Reiki or learn how to meditate but what use is it really (besides the fun you will have!) if you can’t put practical changes and applications to your own life.
I see so many people enjoying spiritual classes and turn up to their yoga session or meditation class, and yes they may bilss out for a few hours and ‘escape’ the stressors of their life, but if it doesn’t improve your life or help you make the choices that will fulfil you the most, then what is the point!
I know this sounds a bit cynical but my point is to try and inspire you to go a bit deeper with your spiritual practice. How can you apply this knowledge you have about your energy field and the universe and how will it help you live your life.
There is a story I have heard (sorry I can’t remember the full context) about a man who was practicing a mindfulness meditation at home. He was diligent in his practice and dedicated time and space to regularly do this. One day his young son interrupted his meditation with a question or a need. The man rudely snapped at his son for interrupting his meditation. Hmmmm. If he had been translating this mindfulness practice and dedication into his everyday life this situation may have looked different.
This is what it means to me to ground our spirituality and to embody our soul. It is about bringing down these amazing higher energies and to actually start choosing to act differently. How will your life look different?
I believe that knowing who we are at our unique soul level holds the key to living an authentic and joyful life. Once we know who we are, we can begin to BE who we are, and then BECOME who we were always destined to be.
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