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Creating Heaven on Earth-A Spiritual Endeavor

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Creating Heaven on Earth-A Spiritual Endeavor
By Vickie Spray

The identities we cling to, the ones we have adorned ourselves with in order to make sense of who we are, hide the true identity of our spiritual nature. Our true Self, all of life’s true Being, can be seen in every act of love and the hope we feel even when things seem hopeless. , The true Being is what is behind the wag of our dogs tail when we come home. Our true nature does not care what we look like, what kind of job we have, how much money or how big of a house we may live in. It does not care if we are lesbian, straight, Bi or transgender. It does not care if we are fat, skinny or in between. Our true nature can not hold a grudge against ourselves for anything we have ever done. It resides within the pure joy we feel when are able to forgive someone who has wronged us and when we give without expecting anything in return.

The Spirit that is our true nature holds the world in place even when the unenlightened side of our human nature builds chaos. While we hear of catastrophes or experience the tragedies of living, a subtle energy of rebuilding occurs in all lives affected by that catastrophe. Spiritual growth is possible in each crisis we face. While fear is epidemic in the hearts of humans, a sense of peace is found in all who surrender to their innermost silence. While the great monster of shame born from the clinging past demands honor and respect, a quiet self-acceptance grows into full-fledged-unconditional-positive-regard. While we live in physical form, our Spiritual Self is a constant companion who simply waits for our attention.

In the stillness that lives beneath the world’s activity, is the strength, the power and the will of a Universe that holds us and all things dear. We are not separate from It and it is not separate from us. Our awareness to this connection is what is changing the world in which we all live. That awareness is how we become who we are capable of becoming. This awakening is what leads us to our true Self.

Our true Self is accessible at all times. It is gotten to by a willingness to pay attention to its promptings. It speaks in that small still voice we probably have heard at one time or another. Some call it intuition. Some call it God. Some call it Source, Universe or Consciousness. The mind is unable to reach this place. It can take us to the door of that inner sanctuary but it does not open the door. The mind has a tremendous amount of power but it does not have the power to reach our true Selves.

If we hold dearly onto the false identity of human form, what we look like or what kind of power or control we have amongst people, we depend upon something that is fickle and easily destroyed. If we depend upon the love that connects our true Self to these very same people and their true Self, our strength and peace of mind is a forgone conclusion. The more peace we experience within ourselves, the more peace we experience on the earth we inhabit. The more peace we experience, the more peace we will want to experience. It is a much friendlier loop than the constant loop of our minds with its constant concern for the unimportant and trivial.

The religions of the world were created by the combination of a whisper from Spirit and the roar of humanity. In some centuries, the ugliness of unenlightened humanity had horrid outcomes. In other times, the Spirit, in its quiet weavings within small enclaves of humans in touch with the mystery of living as Spiritual Beings, created a divine fabric of awareness that we can still feel in our present existence. The spiritual movement that is occurring on the earth at this point in human history is being built on both. Let the mystics, religious individuals, seekers, and philosophers continue to hear the subtle nudging of Spirit. In that nudging is the compassion, acceptance and divine right to BE. In the silence of our own Spirits we find the truth of who we really are. In that silence we experience the love behind all things beautiful. We are beautiful.

Copyright 2010
Vickie Spray

Where Strength Abounds

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A friend once told me that when she is able to feel the quiet force of the Universe she feels an abounding love. I responded that when I am able to feel the quiet force of the Universe, I feel power. I could tell from the look on her face that this startled her and it may have even made her a little afraid.

I have since come to realize that I did not know the type of love that she was talking about and she did not know the type of power that I was talking about and that we were talking about the same thing. I can say this because I recently woke up from a deep sleep and felt this powerful love.

It was the strangest thing because this feeling was not coming from me. I was actually only a witness. What happened was that I woke up and instantly felt something I had never felt before being directed toward two of my friends who happen to be a long- term couple. It came from the right of me and was complete in itself, unadulterated and unshakable. It took me a few seconds to realize that it was love!

This love did not seem to have any expectation of anything in return. It had a “Just Is” quality to it and I trusted it immediately. I felt the intensity of it’s being and yet I knew instinctively that it had no purpose. It was being what it Is. It was not revved up for this particular occasion. I did not come upon it in my dreams and discover something new. It was there and had been there for a very long time. It was kindness and compassion. It was penetrable and impenetrable. I suppose, now that I look at that evening, that the power was not only in its unmovable quality but in its total lack of concern, this sounds funny, for other people’s opinion. It was going to do what it Is and it needed nothing else from anything else to accomplish what it naturally does in its being. I remember thinking, Ah! This is the Being I have been reading about and feeling little nudges from!

My friends did not respond. I had the feeling they were just going about their daily lives while this power directed its love toward them. It occurred to me that this happens a lot. That an amazing source of love is working in our behalf and we are mostly oblivious. I do not remember that I had any judgment around this thoght. I do remember thinking how strange it was that my friends could have this much undeviating interest from the Universe and they be so seemingly unaware of its presence. To my credit, I quickly asked myself if I walk around in my daily life with the full awareness of this kind of love. The answer is no. No judgment (well, maybe a little).

But, also to my credit, since that night of being a witness to this powerful love, I have been deciding to become aware of its presence in my life. Some amazing things are happening in direct result of that night’s grace and my deepening decision to pay attention. There were a few other images on that night of insight that I am still processing. The glimpse I have received of the existence of a powerful love has filled me with a hope I did not have previously and a strength that bolsters me in a way I could not have predicted.