As many of us have sensed in one way or another, everything happens for a reason. There is intent and purpose to all that exists. The difficult part is in realizing this, is not allowing fear, fantasy or analytical thoughts to creep in which can hinder you in many ways. It’s important not to set your rules of behavior or determine your thought patterns through means of fear.
This planet is a living spiritual being. Life in so many forms has sprung forth on its surface. Everything needed for survival is available to us. I also believe that our planet is a beacon of sorts, which attracts not only ‘earth bound’ spiritual guidance, but also guidance from other realms. The ‘Earth Being’ is home to so many species and life forms, humans being the strangest of them all — which is truly remarkable once you think about it.
Humans are such an interesting mix of divine and savage. On a simplistic scale, we are divine when all of our own basic needs are met. We become savage when our basic needs are not met. For example, it is easy for someone with more than enough food to share some with a hungry person. On the other hand, if one’s child is starving to death, killing or stealing to save your child becomes first priority. This goes back to Chakras and self care. Starting with the root Chakra which deals with survival, up to the seventh Chakra which is our connection to the divine. If your foundation is not solid (your root Chakra), there is much difficulty in reaching ‘higher’ levels of consciousness. I could go on and on about Chakras, though I will spare you …On a less simplistic scale, we have more tendencies toward self destruction than any other creature. We also have the capacity to care for another like no other creature does. Two completely opposite ends of the spectrum.
Many of us are being challenged on a basic survival level considering the economic situation we are in. For many people it feels as if they are working for nothing, or not working at all which can be frightening. Not working for many equals not eating or having adequate shelter. Again when the basics are not being met, the divine takes a back seat to fear.
Your connection to the divine does have an impact on how things turn out in your life. Keeping in mind that there are reasons and lessons in every situation we find ourselves in, is the first and most important step. The divine inherent in you is connected to all that is, and is your greatest guide. While it is understandable to worry and stress about problems, taking time out each day to reconnect to the divinity in you is extremely healing. Listen to your body as well. That gut feeling or sudden knowing has much purpose and is your guidance speaking to you. Make time to get quiet and listen each day. Of course, asking for assistance when needed is helpful. The most important lesson we learn in life, in my opinion, is learning to trust ourselves … trust the divinity in you!