Monday, April 20, 2015

Tree of Life

     The most difficult thing for us to understand is that the seed of the Tree of Life is within us and only we can care for it, giving it all the nutrients and food it needs to grow, to blossom and to radiate the beauty that is inherent in each one of us.  No one else can do it for us.  This Tree can only be nurtured from within.
     We can nurture it with gentleness, kindness, patience and compassion.  These are attributes of spiritual growth, tools that will allow any garden to grow and bloom. 
     As the Spirit begins to find its rhythm, it begins to expand in understanding and clarity, and realizes that compassion expressed as service is the spiritual compass.  Service, whether material or spiritual (prayer) is an expression of God's love for us as Children of Spirit.  When we help another we are serving as instruments of Infinite Spirit.  We allow God to manifest through us and to work through us. We overcome the material lethargy and let our Spirit express itself in good deeds.  After a while it becomes a habit and the Spirit develops its spiritual muscles.  You can bring the Love of Spirit to all whom you touch. 
     Anytime we sit in prayer, we are joining millions of others all over the world at that very moment to make the connection with Infinite Spirit.  Prayer is spiritual service, the denominator in the equation of Love and Peace.  Prayer is the connection that forges a World of Light where everyone is touched by the Truth of Being.  Pray, Pray Pray.......it doesn't matter how you pray or when you pray.  Let your Spirit (voice) be heard in the Ether of the Universe and express Love, Love, Love.........the essence of all being.
 


Leading to the Light Within with Love and Wisdom,


Spirit Sage Awilda



Saturday, February 21, 2015

Spirit is Triumphant!

      This week marks the beginning of the season of Lent on the Christian calendar.  This is a time when many of our Christian brothers and sisters all over the world prepare for the coming of Easter, a period celebrating the resurrection of life, or the transformation of life after death.
     In Spiritualism this time symbolizes the rebirth of a soul to a higher awareness.  It reminds us that the Spirit continues to live after physical death.  And, it affirms the Spiritualist Principle #4 "......that the existence and personal identity of the individual continue after the change called death." You are a Spirit with a body - not a body with a Spirit - Spirit trumps matter!
     As we learn about other faith traditions not only do we expand our spiritual awareness, but it will also helps us to better understand our own faith.
     We too can use this time to prepare for a closer relationship with Infinite Spirit, a deeper understanding of God's love for us.  We begin the process by letting go of unnecessary attachments, releasing all that no longer serves us, like Spring cleaning of the Soul:  we let go of unhealthy habits, thoughts of limitations, old  hurts and regrets, make amends for our mistakes and move on in peace and with compassion; we trust that God is present in our lives, and in all situations.  And we begin our own spiritual practice of prayer and sitting in silence, opening the door for God to speak to us.
     As we let go of unnecessary attachments, we make room for Gratitude, Compassion, Hope, Peace, and Confidence in the presence of Spirit in our lives, under all circumstances.
     Remember, "Let go, Let God."  Under all circumstances, make room for Spirit in your life and let your light shine.


Leading to the Light Within with Love and Wisdom,
Spirit Sage Awilda





    



Saturday, January 24, 2015

Natural Law

      As we continue to reflect on how life reveals itself during these winter months, we are able to see the true beauty of nature and the flawless way it expresses itself all around us.  We are reminded that we, too, are part of that nature, a link in that constant order of the Universe that we call Natural or Divine Law.    
     Natural Law is Infinite Spirit, God, the creative force behind all life, the material and the spiritual.  All life, in all its forms, is subject to the Natural or Divine Laws of God. 
     The Spirit Guide Silver Birch, through the London medium Maurice Barbanell, reminds us that "There is not, within the whole of the universe, a thing of nature which does not respond to the intelligence provided by the unchangeable Natural Laws of the Universe."
     In other words, nothing happens by chance.  There is precise order throughout the Universe. The same intelligence that we see expressed in all nature - the tides of the ocean, the movement of the planets and stars, the cycle of the seasons - is also working within us.  Just think about the amazing machine that is the human body, working with such incredible accuracy!
     The same Law that creates the workings of the human body and manifests in the seasons of nature also governs our own seasons. And so we learn to trust that natural flow in our lives without doubt and without fear.  We know deep down that there is a time for everything - a time to be born and a time to die.  And we accept that as part of life.
     We continue our Journey knowing that we too are children of God, creations of Love with unlimited spiritual resources, if we allow ourselves to be guided by that Divine Intelligence.
     Let us make a conscious effort to live in awareness of God.  Pray, meditate and give thanks every day.  And remember - life is to be lived without fear; so laugh, play, love, and continue to grow.


Leading to the Light Within with Love and Wisdom,


Spirit Sage Awilda
    
    
    


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Winter

As the cold of winter takes hold and the days get shorter, we might feel as if our energy is being sapped, both physically and mentally.  For many it is a season of darkness and sadness.  But, if we think about the true nature of the season, we begin to realize that winter is a time for going within both physically and spiritually, a time to replenish our energies.  We acknowledge our feelings of loneliness and sadness, but we also remind ourselves that this cold and dark season will pass, and we will again experience the sunshine.  Winter is a time for healing.


 Spiritualism teaches that  "The phenomena of nature both physical and spiritual are the expression of Infinite Intelligence."  That means that God is expressed in everything around us and that everything has a purpose. 


And, Ecclesiastes 3  reminds us: "For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven."  (ESV)


May the coming New Year bring you Blessings of Peace, Understanding, Healing, Joy, Abundance, and whatever else you may need.  May it bring you the awareness and  knowledge of God's Unconditional Love in your life, especially during times of loss and grief.  And when life gets a little overwhelming, as it sometimes does, Psalm 46 reminds us:  "Be Still, and Know that I am God."  Take a minute and feel the loving presence of God with you, remind yourself that you're not alone in your pain and that God is always with you.


Leading to the Light Within,


Spirit Sage Awilda