Guiding Light Psychic Tarot Readings

TJ Higgs - Psychic Medium Healing Singing Bowls Courses on the go. Holistic and Spiritual CoursesDistant learning. Alternative spiritual therapies Psychic Workshops Alex Lovelock Medium Elizabeth Francis - Psychic Medium Lorrain Violet Moon Kim Barden Hypnotherapy BWRT Spiritual Energetics
Glastonbury Fairy Fayre - FREE ENTRY
Date: 19-Oct-2019 10:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: Glastonbury Town Hall, Magdalene St, Glastonbury, Somerset UK, BA6 9EL, United Kingdom
Glastonbury Fairy Workshop with Karen Kay
Date: 19-Oct-2019 2:30 PM

Visit Site
Address: Glastonbury Town Hall, Magdalene St, Glastonbury, Somerset UK, BA6 9EW, United Kingdom
Autumn Gentle Yoga & Wellness Retreat
Date: 25-Oct-2019 3:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: EX37 9BJ, EX37 9BJ, United Kingdom
An Evening of Mediumship with Sue Hind
Date: 16-Oct-2019 7:30 PM

Visit Site
Address: Rustons Sports & Social Club, Newark Rd, LINCOLN, LN6 8RN, LN6 8SA, United Kingdom
LIVING THE LAW OF ATTRACTION RETREAT BALI
Date: 18-Oct-2019 2:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: Narasoma Retreat Centre,Jalan Monkey Forest,Gang Beji No 35,Ubud 80571,Bali, Indonesia, 80571, Indonesia
An Evening of Mediumship with Sue Hind
Date: 18-Oct-2019 7:30 PM

Visit Site
Address: Hoveton Village Hall, 30 Stalham Road, Norwich, Norfolk. NR12 8DU, NR12 8DU, United Kingdom
The Inner Vision: Self Development Retreat 2019
Date: 19-Oct-2019 9:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: The Grand, The Leas, Folkestone, UK, CT20 2LR, United Kingdom
Iridology and Naturopathy Symposium
Date: 19-Oct-2019 9:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: YMCA Indian Hotel/Hostel Conference Centre, 41 Fitzroy Square, Fitzrovia, London W1T 6AQ, W1T 6AQ, United Kingdom
Pendulum Dowsing Workshop
Date: 19-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: ThetfordIP24 3AU, IP24 3AU, United Kingdom
Colchester Mind Body Spirit Festival
Date: 19-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Marks Tey Parish HallOld London RoadMarks TeyColchesterEssex, CO6 1EJ, United Kingdom
Akasha Yoga, Moving Meditation Prajna Akasagarbha - Leigh Buddhist Centre
Date: 19-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: 879 London Road, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9SZ, UK, SS0 9SZ, United Kingdom
CHESTER HEALTHHEALING&WELLBEING FESTIVAL 19 & 20 October 2019
Date: 19-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Chester Racecourse, The Pavilion, Watergate Street, Chester CH1 2LY, CH1 2LY, United Kingdom
Vibrational QiGong - Leigh Buddhist Centre
Date: 22-Oct-2019 7:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: 879 London Road, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9SZ, UK, SS0 9SZ, United Kingdom
Energy Trinity Weekend
Date: 25-Oct-2019 4:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: Royal Norfolk Hotel, The Esplanade, Bognor Regis, West Sussex,, PO21 2AQ, United Kingdom
Nantwich Civic Hall Mind Body Spirit Event 26th October 2019
Date: 26-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Beam Street, Nantwich, UK, CW5 5LY, United Kingdom
Nantwich Mind Body Spirit Event – 26th & 27th October 2019
Date: 26-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Nantwich Civic Hall, Market Street, Nantwich CW5 5NH, UK, CW5 5DG, United Kingdom
Body & Soul Fayre
Date: 26-Oct-2019 11:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall2 Sauchiehall Street GLASGOW, G1 2FF, United Kingdom
Dorking Mind, Body & Soul Show - 28th October 2018
Date: 27-Oct-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Denbies Wine Estate, London Road, Dorking, UK, RH10, United Kingdom
Angelic Reiki 1st & 2nd Degree
Date: 01-Nov-2019 6:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: 99 Snydale Road Cudworth, S72 8LH, United Kingdom
Divine Feminine in Egypt November 2019
Date: 06-Nov-2019 2:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: Achti ResortAl Awameya, P.O. Box 43, Luxor, 83951, Egypt, 83951, Egypt
Confessions of a Hypnotist - Secrets of NLP Hypnotherapy & Mind Therapy Hypnotism
Date: 09-Nov-2019 9:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: The Clayton Airport Hotel Stockhole Lane, Clonshagh, Dublin Airport, Co. Dublin, K67 X3H5, Ireland, K67 X3H5, Ireland
7th BRITISH CONGRESS MEDICINE SPIRITUALITY
Date: 09-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Rudolf Steiner House, 35 Park Road, Baker Street, NW1 6XT, London, NW1 6XT, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - SPALDING BOSTON
Date: 10-Nov-2019 7:15 PM

Visit Site
Address: Moulton Seas End Village Hall, Seas End Road, Moulton Seas End, Spalding, UK, PE12 6LE, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - LEICESTERSHIRE
Date: 11-Nov-2019 7:15 PM

Visit Site
Address: Turville Memorial Hall (Husbands Bosworth Village Hall), Husbands Bosworth, Lutterworth, UK, LE17, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - Durham
Date: 12-Nov-2019 7:15 PM

Visit Site
Address: Shadforth Village Hall, South Side, Durham, DH6 1NS, DH6 1LP, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - KNARESBOROUGH
Date: 14-Nov-2019 7:15 PM

Visit Site
Address: Staveley and Copgrove Village Hall, Main Street, Knaresborough, HG5 9LD, HG5 9NJ, United Kingdom
Future Life Progression Practitioner Training
Date: 15-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Clarendon Hotel Montpelier Row, London, UK, SE3 0RW, United Kingdom
Mind Body Spirit Fayre
Date: 16-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Address: The Linden Hall, Lyndhurst Community Centre, Lyndhurst Car Park, Hants. SO43 7NY, SO43 7NY, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - LATE SESSION SOUTH SHIELDS
Date: 16-Nov-2019 7:45 PM

Visit Site
Address: Sutton Hall 210-212 Prince Edward Road South Shields Tyne & Wear , , United Kingdom
Lighting up the Earths Crystals with Tim Whild & Rosemary Stephenson
Date: 17-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate, an Ascend Hotel Collection Member, Park Parade, Harrogate, UK, HG1 5RQ, United Kingdom
Spirit of the wolf fayre
Date: 17-Nov-2019 11:00 AM

Address: The manor house golf clubCastle combe chippenham wiltshire, SN14 7JN, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - HARTLEPOOL
Date: 17-Nov-2019 7:15 PM

Visit Site
Address: Hart Village Hall, Front Street, Hartlepool, UK, TS27 3AW, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - Newton Aycliffe/Barnard Castle
Date: 18-Nov-2019 8:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: Middridge Village Hall, Walker's Lane, Middridge, Newton Aycliffe, UK, DL5 7JN, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - Wakefield/Dewsbury/Barnsley
Date: 19-Nov-2019 7:15 PM

Visit Site
Address: Netherton Village Hall, Netherton, Wakefield, UK, WF4 4LR, United Kingdom
Sound Meditation Evening - Lincolnshire
Date: 20-Nov-2019 7:15 PM

Visit Site
Address: New Waltham Village Hall, New Waltham, Grimsby, UK, DN36 4QJ, United Kingdom
EFT Levels Combined 1&2 Practitioner Course
Date: 22-Nov-2019 9:45 AM

Visit Site
Address: venue details on booking form, IP24 3AU, United Kingdom
The Powerful Freedom of Choice
Date: 23-Nov-2019 9:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: The Tower TheatreNorth Rd, Folkestone CT20 3HL, CT20 3HL, United Kingdom
The Shamanic Journey
Date: 23-Nov-2019 9:30 AM

Visit Site
Address: D-Day Memorial Hall, Southwick, Fareham, PO17 6EB, United Kingdom
Worldwide Live Online Mind, Body & Spirit Event
Date: 23-Nov-2019 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: London, UK, WC2N 5DU, United Kingdom
Retreat to Holy Land and Petra, Jordan
Date: 11-Dec-2019 8:00 PM

Visit Site
Address: London, UK, WC2N 5DU, United Kingdom
ANGELIC REIKI LEVEL 1 & 2 PRACTITIONERS TRAINING - LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Date: 12-Feb-2020 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: OTLEY ROAD Otley Road, Leeds, UK, LS6 2UE, United Kingdom
Norwich Mind, Body & Spirit Fair
Date: 07-Mar-2020 9:00 AM

Address: The Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich,, NR2 1TF, United Kingdom
Mind Body & Soul Fair - 18th/19th (20th Year)
Date: 18-Apr-2020 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Bedford, UK, MK45 1AH, United Kingdom
Free ONLINE Angel Healing Course (includes recognized accredited certificate)
Date: 31-Jul-2020 10:00 AM

Visit Site
Address: Global Online, M2, United Kingdom

International Version
Select County

Ann Sinclair - Psychic Reading Spiritual Readings Book this slot - SM12 IPHM Side - Therapists Accrediation Spiritual Events UK - Psychics For Hire Theta Healing Academy Psychic Paula VgoriPsychic Paula Vgori SMALL 12 Book SM22 Book Here - SM23 MBS Web Design - Mind Body Soul Gathering of Minds Peaceful LivingLuna Chakra and Aura Certified Course Pauline Clairvoyant Medium Book this spot (SM29)






[ View My Events ]
  +Add Event +Add Article +Add Classified +Add To Directory
Search
Psychic Readings from Spirit Guides, Career, Money, Life

How To Be Spiritual In A Material World

By:Caroline Nettle
Date: Fri,20 Apr 2012
Submitter:Caroline Nettle
Views:9855

View Related

This dilemma presents itself almost as soon as we set foot on the spiritual path. As we begin to become aware of, and to exam our behaviour and belief systems, it soon becomes apparent that not everybody shares our new found excitement or passion for truth, integrity, and compassion.

Whenever change occurs, there will be those around us that react angrily to the perceived threat of change. This can happen for many reasons, but the principle one seems to be that other people are put in the position of having to look at their own issues if we begin to take responsibility for our own.

At the beginning of the journey, we may be looking to those that love us for support and encouragement, and yet the reality can often be the opposite - ridicule, anger, and covert attempts to make us revert to type.

Human beings on the whole do not welcome change. We currently live in societies that are themselves undergoing enormous changes, and this fact alone can mean that a variety of people will steadfastly cling onto what they know because it gives them a sense of security.

In the face of this fear of change, if a loved one suddenly begins to wax lyrical about forgiveness, compassion, and eternal bliss, the ensuing reaction may well be one which staunchly defends the blaming, gossiping, victim behaviour, and the control and power games that used to be the language we understood.

We have been raised in a world where to in order to be someone, you need to be rich, famous, good-looking, and superior to others in every way. We worship these people regardless of their talent, good character, or moral integrity. In an attempt to be like them, or just to be somebody, we are told to work hard, and millions of people work for long hours, with no time for family or friends.

In pursuit of the dream, we chase ideals, eat on the run, and are enormously stressed out. We thereby endanger our health and live in a constant state of fear that we are not good enough, have not achieved enough, or will be happy when......(fill in the blank).

When we begin the long journey from a human doing to a human being, it seems as though there is a paradox. Being spiritual in a material world in the beginning seems to be a challenge because the two states appear to be at opposite ends of the spectrum.

One aspect of spiritual growth that seems to contradict the world of materialism is learning to be more tolerant of others’ points of view, religious persuasions, political ideologies and cultural beliefs. In the materialistic world, one of the ways that you know that you have “made it” is that you are able to look down upon those that are worse off than you are. Superiority and condescension belong to the world of competition and materialism.

In direct contrast, the spiritual approach is one of inclusiveness - underneath all the masks that we wear, we are all the same, regardless of creed, or colour, and despite all the external symbols of success, wealth, fame or lack of it.
Another facet of spiritual growth that seems to directly contrast materialism is that of learning how to be of service to others.

The mantra of the materialist is “Me, More, Now”. The mantra of those on a spiritual path becomes “How can I be of service?” We can never truly know how our actions impact others, which is why we decide upon honesty, integrity, kindness and doing no harm wherever possible. The ripple effect of your actions - be they kind or selfish- goes all the way to the edge of the pond, so on the path to peace, we learn to choose kindness.

As we grow, we learn that one of the most important aspects of spiritual growth is becoming aware of and taking responsibility for our actions, thoughts, words and deeds.

A good example of this is learning that lying is second nature to us, even when we think we are being honest. As children, we learn to lie in many instances. We learn to say sorry when we do not mean it. We kiss people we do not want to kiss because we are told to. We learn to be quiet when we want to make noise. We learn to take on the characteristics of a boy or a girl regardless of whether or not they sit comfortably with us. These learned behaviours follow us through teenage years and into adulthood.

Learning to tell the truth can be very challenging as often we are unaware of all the ways that we do not tell the truth. How do you respond when someone enquires how you are? Do you use the stock response of “I am fine”? Ask yourself what does that actually mean, and how often you really would prefer to say that you are sad, or weak, or vulnerable, angry, bored, or whichever one of a vast array of emotions you are feeling at the time?

Part of the journey is very much related to simplifying your life, and searching for peace within. As we study the great writings and philosophers from ancient and modern times, we repeatedly hear how important it is to stop looking outside ourselves for the answers in relationships, possessions, knowledge, and so forth. We are guided to go within and learn to listen to our own innate wisdom, to hear our own truth.

We are spiritual beings in a human body, and it seems that whether or not we choose to wake up this lifetime, we are having a spiritual experience.
There are many different approaches to and aspects of a spiritual journey, and we have touched on a few here. At the beginning, there seems to be a paradox between living spiritually and living in a material world. As the journey proceeds, however, we begin to see that living a spiritual life within the materialistic world is what is called for.

By taking responsibility for yourself and your actions, you are giving permission to those around you to do the same for themselves. If you can live by a code of ethics that is honest and based on integrity, service and love, you will impact those around you, encouraging them to act in a similar manner.

If you can learn to be truthful and act with integrity, again you will find that those around you will follow suit, or leave. (Not everybody is ready to do the work on themselves that is required, and that is ok). Similarly, if you can stop being judgemental, and critical, you will both become someone that others will want to spend more time with, and also be leading by example in a world where judgement is the order of the day.

Taking responsibility for your thoughts and words can often begin with very small steps, because many of us have cruel, critical voices inside our heads, telling us that we are not good enough, that we will fail, that are not worthy and so on. Imagine that you are speaking to a small child and repeat the statements that your head tells you are true. Are they kind, loving and supportive, or do they shame, criticise and blame?

Changing belief systems that you have been taught can be a long, arduous journey as in the beginning, you need to find out what you do believe. Once you know what you belief, it is time to find out if they are still true for you today? If yes, move onto the next one. If no, change it for one that helps you and encourages you to be a better person.

Eventually you will come to understand that being spiritual in a material world involves being truthful, acting with integrity, and being authentic regardless of what is going on around you. As Ghandi said “ Be the change that you wish to see in the world”. Lead from the front because you live your truth, regardless of the perception that you have of what is going on around you.

Peace amidst the chaos. Kindness amongst the violence. And most of all, love always.

Written by Caroline Nettle
www.spiritualgrowthtools.co.uk

Please leave a comment or thought below.
Confused about how to take the next step? I will help! Discover products and services that will enable you to grow with grace, and address issues that are preventing you from happiness, health or abundance! Real help is waiting for you. Go to— http://www.spiritualgrowthtools.co.uk
Like This? (Click Me)
 Be the first person to like this
 Known Humans have read this.
Post a Comment   View Comments(8)
Did you enjoy this article? why not let us know.

Visit website for more info:
www.spiritualgrowthtools.co.uk








Share Page with Friends EmailBookmark and Share
Contact Me Contact Me
Request Delete/Amendment Request Amendment
Digg this article!
Delicious! Add this article to Del.icio.us!
Discuss Article on TheSpiritGuidesNetwork.co.uk Discuss Article on TheSpiritGuidesNetwork.co.uk

Post Article:
Submit Your Own Article

Leave a Comment

 

  
   
 


  


Enter the numbers shown above:

Comments

Lesley said:

The War and Peace quote absolutely coins it for me. No wonder I am bandy legged, feels like they're all on my back though I know I am not the only one. Desperate to get through yet not to change, sums up an awful lot of people. Thanks for that gem Jim.
Wed,25 Apr 2012,10:43:29 GMT

Caroline Nettle said:

Thank you for your comments Lesley and Jim! Rachel, I think that many feel that way you do and that living your truth will become easier. Sending you all love! xxx
Wed,25 Apr 2012,08:08:46 GMT

rachel said:

ever since i remember i have felt this way , so i tend to keep it to myself my family are all sceptic and differant views so i avoid mentioning certain things that i believe in just wish i could share it more
Wed,25 Apr 2012,05:29:07 GMT

jim said:

Leo tolstoy [War and peace]- i sit on a mans back willing him to carry me, meanwhile assuring myself and others i absolutely sympothise with him and will do everything in my power to ease his suffering, aside from getting of his back.
Mon,23 Apr 2012,17:12:25 GMT

Lesley said:

Just found out the key is to be of service to spirit and not mankind!!!!
Sun,22 Apr 2012,11:45:25 GMT

Caroline Nettle said:

Thank you Anna and Joseph, and I am glad it resonated with you. Joseph, I agree. In the beginning, everyone was difficult to be around as they wanted me to remain the same. Now I can see that they are able to change because like you I stood my ground. It is definitely worth it in the end!
Sending you love and blessings,


Caroline xxx
Sun,22 Apr 2012,08:28:51 GMT

Joseph Starman said:

I like this message because it is clear and as far as i am concerned it tells it how it is. Very hard to be spiritual in this wolrd because the moment you have the thought to do so it seems (Well it did to me) that the vibration of most of the people in the world do not like it and most famliy and friends turn against you (They did with me) just because i wish to to be a nice person??? but not now for after many years of remaining the man i wish to become i am now accepted by all my famliy and friends and also almost all those i now meet.

For me well worth the effort... Jospeh
Sat,21 Apr 2012,23:02:51 GMT

Anna said:

Refreshing and very uplifting, words of how I feel, empowering to carry on, regardless of what is around us.
Thank you.
Fri,20 Apr 2012,14:20:03 GMT
Copyright 2006-2013 TheSpiritGuides.co.uk
Tel: 07967 595893
A Mind Body Soul Directory and Spiritual Knowledge Site. Dedicated to Brenda Smith and all spiritual seekers out there.
0