In the previous post, I described a bit of what a spiritual path means to me . . . However, there's more to say on that subject . . .
As I said, this is absolutely the path I was meant to pursue . . . Did I necessarily realize that from day one? Definitely not! But, as I look back on the events in my life, I can clearly see that everything seems to have pointed me this way . . . Maybe pulled is a better word . . . One thing needs to be said though, and it's that some of my behavior in this life could be described as, shall we say, decidedly non-spiritual . . . Oh yeah, there just might be a skeleton or two in Snake's closet . . . But, amazingly, the gods have for the most part kept me out of trouble . . . I've been spared from most painful repercussions . . . I can think of a time or two though where, if things had played out differently, my life would NOT be what it is today . . . So, of all the things I'm consciously grateful for, that's up there on the list . . . Do I have a guardian angel? Maybe I have (and have needed!) more than one! At times, it seems as if I was being protected . . . Just no other way to explain it . . . :)
Over the years, I've been on and off the spiritual path . . . Early on, quite frequently I'd fall off the bandwagon . . . But always, something would happen that would draw me back . . . I can only look back and shake my head in wonder, that everything seems to have played out perfectly, and continues to . . .
People have many misconceptions about what a person's life might be like if a spiritual route is taken . . . It does not mean giving up life's pleasures . . . It does not mean losing interest in sex . . . It does not mean going to India to find a cave in the Himalayas to meditate one's life away . . . For some, it might mean those things, but certainly not for me . . .
The vast majority of people who pursue the path appear quite normal, in fact . . . There is no mark on the forehead to identify them, no clothing to give them away, no code words they use to communicate among one another . . . They appear quite normal, and in fact, ARE quite normal . . . They do the same things everyone does to get through life, but . . . And this is the kicker . . . They have a different attitude, and a different view of reality than most . . . However, there isn't any one specific view that defines the path, as everyone is unique and so is their Journey unique . . .
All I can describe is my experience . . . There's a calmness about things from moment to moment . . . I've done so much meditating in my life using many techniques, that I'm certain I'm one of those people whose brain has been altered by it . . . That's been proven scientifically to happen to some people . . . And then, their brain waves undergo a change as well . . . It's all for the better however . . . These are positive changes . . . My view of people is a bit different . . . We all have the Divine spark within us, and when we feel it ourselves and see it in others, it can't help but change how we deal with other human beings . . . We become more accepting, less judgemental, more loving and understanding . . . In my case, it also means that there are certain types of people I'll try to avoid . . . That could seem contradictory, but it really isn't . . .
Although there are always going to be challenges in life no matter what path we pursue, my life has a flow and a sense of ease that is very peaceful and calm . . . I'm not talking about being sedated, but just a feeling of ease . . . Perhaps a better word is balance . . . Balance and ease sounds just about right . . . That comes from meditation, which I always joke is the best drug I've ever taken . . . In fact, most of the time, I feel like I'm in an almost permanent meditative state . . . Which is good! My intuition is highly developed, and I always listen to the voice . . .
It amazes me how everything seems to fall into place . . . Along with that, I've had some profound experiences that I'd never discuss with anyone else . . . Some things are meant not to be shared . . . But they happen, and the further I go, the more powerful they become . . . The last few years have been mind-blowing!
Yes indeed, life is beautiful baby!
Peace and love . . .
Until next time . . . Ciao!!