Walking the Spiritual Path Day 13

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When you’re going through hell, keep going.  Winston Churchill

The devil whispered in my ear “you are not strong enough to withstand the storm.”   Today I whispered in the devil’s ear, “I am the storm.”

Walking the spiritual path is not always easy.  There is a common misconception in the new age culture that being spiritual means life will always be smooth, serene and easy.   This is a dangerous misconception; I have seen many people step off the spiritual path because things got tough.  They weren’t prepared for the fact that sometimes you have to stand your ground, grit your teeth and refuse to budge.  Sometimes staying on the spiritual path means fighting — facing your inner demons, pushing back against the voices both internal and external that tell you it’s too hard and you need to stop.  Of course, these defeating words are rarely so obvious.  Instead, these messages are delivered in soft seductive language of just taking a little break.  Whatever your personal refuge is — binge-watching tv, going back to sleep, or surfing the web aimlessly for hours to name a few — the message is aimed at the same result.  Stop.

What this message is really saying is give in, and that stopping is ok.  These voices don’t really want me to stop for a little while.  That little voice today becomes the louder voice tomorrow, and louder still the day after that.  If I listen, then resting stopping becomes the right choice, the “taking care of me choice”, “the it’s so hard and I just can’t choice.”

But I know that stopping is not an option.  I know what is behind those seductive whispers that want me to rest, and sit in the corner and feel sorry for myself.  I know the price of stopping.   It is not a price I am willing to pay.   Those voices do not mean me well.  They intend to destroy me.  Since they can’t beat me in a frontal assault, they use seductive lies to get me to give up on myself.  This is not the time to listen nor to slow down.  It’s the time to strap on my battle armor and face head on those entities and energies that seek to vanquish me through false flattery and seductive lies.

Today she overcame everything that was meant to destroy her.

Affirmation:  Today I keep going through the hard parts.  I know my higher mind and soul can take me through anything.  I turn inward and grasp my soul’s hand, and keep going.

 

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