Walking the Spiritual Path Day 1
Never be in a hurry. Do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.
St. Francis de Sales
Rushing is a big obstacle for me on my spiritual path. There is really nothing in my life I need to hurry over. My awareness for today is about the energy of hurrying and always feeling that there is something urgent I have to do before I focus on my spiritual path. Our minds and bodies are so conditioned to rush about, filling our days with empty activity. Our attention span is so short that focussing on one thing for 60 seconds is challenging. Don’t believe me? Try it now. Set a timer for 60 seconds and close your eyes. How many thoughts came popping up?
If I am not careful, I can spend the entire day going from one thing to another. That is the seduction of rushing — everything is important. Hurrying and that false sense of urgency is like a mental and emotional drug. It makes a person feel important, needed, and valued. It provides an illusionary sense of purpose. Hurrying is really just a smokescreen. It’s a distraction. It keeps me from being centered and grounded. It is impossible for me to connect to my higher self when I am rushing. It is a way for the physical body to avoid the connection to my spiritual being. It is a pattern and habit that does not serve me.
I’ve have been on my spiritual path long enough to recognize what energy is pushing me to rush and to make the unimportant urgent. It is the energy outside me: the low level energy that permeates this reality. I know this energy is not a reflection of my spiritual being. My soul is calm, centered and grounded. She is aware and alert. Her guidance and awareness is available to me in every moment, if I just slow down enough to focus on her and ask. This is my job. To ask: ask for my soul’s insight, ask for my soul’s guidance, ask my soul what is her desire in this moment. Today I am aware that I need to slow down to maintain my manifestation and keep my connection to my inner being.
Affirmation: I am one with my higher mind and soul. My every action today is guided by my soul. Her awareness, calm and serenity fills my every moment.