Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Focus on the Good

by Madisyn Taylor

There are many ways to raise your vibration including thinking positive and uplifting thoughts.
Everything in the universe is made of energy. What differentiates one form of energy from another is the speed at which it vibrates. For example, light vibrates at a very high frequency, and something like a rock vibrates at a lower frequency but a frequency nonetheless. Human beings also vibrate at different frequencies. Our thoughts and feelings can determine the frequency at which we vibrate, and our vibration goes out into the world and attracts to us energy moving at a similar frequency. This is one of the ways that we create our own reality, which is why we can cause a positive shift in our lives by raising our vibration.

We all know someone we think of as vibrant. Vibrant literally means "vibrating very rapidly." The people who strike us as vibrant are vibrating at a high frequency, and they can inspire us as we work to raise our vibration. On the other hand, we all know people that are very negative or cynical. These people are vibrating at a lower frequency. They can also be an inspiration because they can show us where we don't want to be vibrating and why. To discover where you are in terms of vibrancy, consider where you fall on a scale between the most pessimistic person you know and the most vibrant. This is not in order to pass judgment, but rather it is important to know where you are as you begin working to raise your frequency so that you can notice and appreciate your progress.

There are many ways to raise your vibration, from working with affirmations to visualizing enlightened entities during meditation. One of the most practical ways to raise your vibration is to consciously choose where you focus your attention. To understand how powerful this is, take five minutes to describe something you love unreservedly--a person, a movie, an experience. When your five minutes are up, you will noticeably feel more positive and even lighter. If you want to keep raising your vibration, you might want to commit to spending five minutes every day focusing on the good in your life. As you do this, you will train yourself to be more awake and alive. Over time, you will experience a permanent shift in your vibrancy.



Sunday, June 25, 2017

Serving Your Community

by Madisyn Taylor

To live harmoniously, we need to be supportive and helpful to all people, creatures, and plant life that share this earth with us. While "being of service" is part of being a good citizen of the world, it also feels good to help others. When we do something for others in service, without the expectation of anything in return, we are turning our actions into offerings.

There are many ways to be of service to our community. There are the obvious and much needed volunteer opportunities, such as serving Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter, mentoring our youth, or cleaning up a beach. Then, there is the kind of service that we may not even think of as being acts of service. Learning a new language (perhaps sign language) so that you can talk to more people is a way to reach out to others. Inviting someone who isn't motivated enough to exercise on their own to join you on your daily walk is a way to give of yourself. Sharing flowers or vegetables from your garden, organizing a poetry reading, offering to babysit for a busy parent, or donating pet food to an animal shelter all are simple ways to offer your services to your community.

There are many ways that you can serve the world. Imagine the impact we would have on the environment if we picked up one piece of trash off the street everyday and chose not to drive our car once a week. Even gardening tactics such as throwing wildflower seeds onto a vacant lot can brighten the lives of others – including the lives of birds and insects. Everyday, you can do something to make this world a better place. During meditation, ask for guidance on what you can do to be of service. This can be a wonderful way to start your day. Smiling at a stranger who looks down in the dumps or teaching your neighborhood kids how to whistle will impact someone's day or even their life. Giving of yourself is the best gift that you can give.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Like thoughts attract like thoughts

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Each and everyone of us is an electromagnetic sending and receiving station. Every moment in life we are emanating myriads of frequencies while at the same time we are being hit, on a moment-to-moment basis, by countless impressions from the world around us.


Which of these impressions we tune into is up to us.

We magnetically attract such thought waves from the mental atmosphere around us which correspond in character with the kind and nature of the prevailing thoughts in our own mind.

In other words: When it comes to our thoughts, like attracts like.

If we spend all day in (and thus radiate) fear and worry, we will magnetically attract into our electromagnetic sphere more and more things to fear and worry about. That’s why, „When it rains, it pours.“ Yet, if we spend all day in joy and love, that’s what we radiate and that’s what we’ll attract.
And this is why, if we want to be joyous and happy, the best thing we can do is just to be joyous, happy and grateful, no matter what may be going on around us. Even if a „million things“ seem to go wrong (due to our „old thinking“), just focus on the ones that go right and be joyously grateful for them (in this way starting your nucleus of „new thinking“).

It is all about generating the frequencies of joy and gratitude. It is all about getting into alignment with that which we want. And one way by which we accomplish this is to find something, howsoever small, to be grateful for. The moment we feel gratitude in our heart, we radiate gratitude. By perpetually focusing on things to be grateful for, by perpetually radiating joy and gratitude, unhappy things will soon begin to give us a wide berth. Why? Because waves of happiness literally repel and reject waves of unhappiness, and vice versa. This is the law.

The way out of unhappy circumstances, relationships and problems is to raise the frequencies of our thinking, feeling, speaking and acting life.

ACTION STEP: What are you habitually attracting into your life? Start thinking of your thoughts as magnets that attract their own. For the next 24 hours, think only (!) positive, uplifting thoughts. When a negative thought pops up, immediately replace it with a joyous thought. Repeat for 21 consecutive days.

Source: http://iamuniversity.org/like-thoughts-attract-like-thoughts/

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Three Questions

by Sarah Rudell Beach

Over 130 years ago, Leo Tolstoy published a short story that began with these words:
It once occurred to a certain king, that if he always knew the right time to begin everything; if he knew who were the right people to listen to, and whom to avoid; and, above all, if he always knew what was the most important thing to do, he would never fail in anything he might undertake.
I think that king is my spirit animal. If I just knew 1) when to do the things, 2) who to do the things with and for, and 3) which things to do, I’d have life all figured out.

Would YOU like to know these things, too? Then let me tell you the rest of the story…

Tolstoy’s king, being a wise, left-brain type, devised a clever solution: he announced he would give a great reward to the person who could answer his questions. The most educated men throughout his kingdom quickly arrived to share their wisdom.

The problem was, even though these were clearly the wisest men in the land, they all had different answers! On the first question —when to do the things– some said he should plan everything in advance, some said he must pay attention to everything all the time in order to know when to act, some said he should let his council decide all questions of timing, and others said only magicians can know the perfect timing of things!

And then there were all sorts of ideas about who the important people were — priests, council members, warriors, doctors — and LOTS of suggestions of the most important things to do — worship, research, train in warfare…

The king was frustrated — wasn’t there anyone in all the land who knew all the things?!?
So the king did what we all would do in such a situation — he took off on a journey into the woods to find a wise hermit who could answer his questions.
When he came upon the hermit, a frail man working with some difficulty in his garden, he immediately announced,
I have come to you, wise hermit, to ask you to answer three questions: How can I learn to do the right thing at the right time? Who are the people I most need, and to whom should I, therefore, pay more attention than to the rest? And, what affairs are the most important, and need my first attention?”
This being a cute fable, the hermit simply ignored him and continued his work. As the king noticed the hermit looked quite tired, he offered to take his spade and take over the digging. The hermit happily handed him his tools and rested for a while.

The king, after some time, repeated his questions, and, of course, the hermit said nothing.
And then, because this is a quirky old story, allofasudden the hermit and the king were startled by a man running out of the woods, clutching his bleeding belly and then collapsing in front of them! The king and the hermit immediately tended to the man’s significant injuries, and spent the rest of the night cleaning his wounds, changing his bandages, and offering sips of water.

In the morning, the man thanked the king profusely (and informed him, of course, that he had actually been in the woods to try to kill the king yesterday, to seek revenge, but instead had been attacked by the king’s bodyguard. He expressed his deep gratitude to the king for saving his life, though his intent the day before had been to kill him!)

The king, thankful to have made peace with his enemy, decided to head home, but sought out the hermit one last time to answer his questions.

To his surprise, the hermit told him, “You have already been answered!”
The king was shocked — the hermit had not answered him at all!

The hermit proceeded to tell him that when the king found him, the most important thing to do was to help him — for the hermit was weary, not to mention that if the king hadn’t stayed, his enemy would have caught him, and likely killed him. And when the man eventually burst forth from the woods injured, he became the most important person, and the most important thing to do was to help him — for then he never would have reconciled with his enemy.

The hermit told him,
Remember then: there is only one time that is important– Now! It is the most important time because it is the only time when we have any power. The most necessary man is he with whom you are, for no man knows whether he will ever have dealings with any one else: and the most important affair is, to do him good, because for that purpose alone was man sent into this life!”
So, dear reader, we have our answers:
  1. When is the most important time to do the things? NOW.
  2. Who are the most important people? The ones we’re with NOW.
  3. Which things are the most important? The things we’re doing NOW, to help the ones we’re with NOW.
And a whole bunch of artists and dancers agree, so the hermit clearly knew what he was talking about:

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused.Martha Graham
 
In magic – and in life – there is only the present moment, the now. … We human beings have enormous difficulty in focusing on the present; we are always thinking about what we did, about how we could have done it better…. Or else we think about the future, about what we are going to do tomorrow, what precautions we should take, what dangers await us around the next corner, how to avoid what we do not want and how to get what we have always dreamed of.Paolo Coelho.
 


Thursday, May 4, 2017

Home Is Where the Heart Is

A turtle carries its home on its back, as humans we carry our home in our heart.
The word "home" has a wide variety of connotations. To some, home is merely a place where basic needs are addressed. To others, home is the foundation from which they draw their strength and tranquility. Still, others view home as a place inexorably linked to family. Yet all these definitions of home imply somewhere we can be ourselves and are totally accepted. There, we feel safe enough to let down our guard, peaceful enough to really relax, and loved enough to want to return day after day. However, these qualities need not be linked to a single space or any space at all. Home is where the heart is and can be the locale you live in, a community you once lived in, or the country where you plan to live someday. Or home can be a feeling you carry inside yourself, wherever you are.

The process of evolution can require you to undergo transformations that uproot you. Moving from place to place can seem to literally divide you from the foundations you have come to depend on. Since your home is so intimately tied to the memories that define you, you may feel that you are losing a vital part of yourself when you leave behind your previous house, city, state, or country. And as it may take some time before you fashion new memories, you may feel homeless even after settling into your new abode. To carry your home with you, you need only become your own foundation. Doing so is merely a matter of staying grounded and centered, and recognizing that the pleasures you enjoyed in one place will still touch your heart in another if you allow them.

Your home can be any space or state of being that fulfills you, provided you are at peace with yourself and your surroundings. A person can feel like home to you, as can seasons and activities. If you feel disconnected from what you once thought of as home, your detachment may be a signal that you are ready to move one. Simply put, you will know you have found your home when both your physical environment and energetic surroundings are in harmony with the individual you are within.

Daily Om - Madisyn Taylor

 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Enlightenment At Home


by Madisyn Taylor

Spiritual growth can take place anywhere if you are open and ready to learn and receive.

Many spiritual seekers feel called to far-flung places across the globe in the interest of pursuing the path of their enlightenment. This may indeed be the right course of action for certain people, but it is by no means necessary to attaining an enlightened consciousness. Enlightenment can take root anywhere on earth, as long as the seeker is an open and ready vessel for higher consciousness. All we need is a powerful intention, and a willingness to do the work necessary to moving forward on our path.

In terms of spiritual practice, at this moment, there are more tools available to more people than at any other time in history. We have access to so much wisdom through the vehicles of books, magazines, the Internet, television, and film. In addition, the time-honored practice of meditation is free, and sitting quietly everyday, listening to the universe, is a great way to start the journey within. There is further inspiration in the fact that the greatest teachers we have are our own life experiences, and they come to us every day with new lessons and new opportunities to learn. If we look at the people around us, we may realize that we have a spiritual community already intact, and if we don't, we can find one, if not in our own neighborhood, then on-line.

Meanwhile, if we feel called to travel in search of teachers and experiences, then by all means, we should. But if we can't go to India, or Burma, or Indonesia, or if we don't have the desire, this is not an obstacle in terms of our spiritual development. In fact, we may simply be aware that our time and energy is best spent in our own homes, with our meditation practice and all the complications and joys of our own lives. We can confidently stay in one place, knowing that everything that we need to attain enlightenment is always available right where we are.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Why and how to develop self-discipline

By Gloria Excelsias

Self-discipline is one of the most important qualities to develop on the Spiritual path. It is certainly no coincidence that the words disciple and discipline sound so similar. They originate from the same root. Discipulus, in Latin, means student – and discere means to learn.

It is only when the student begins to learn to discipline his and her forces, that true Spiritual growth and self-mastery may be attained. So long as we don’t learn to control the invisible forces within us, we cannot hope to steer and direct our visible life.

Until we decide to develop self-discipline, we are basically thrown hither and yon by the inner currents of desire and by the outer currents of temptation. In other words, we are the victim of desire and confusion and not the captain of our ship.

Self-discipline enables us to direct our forces and thus take control of our life.
With this understanding in mind, how may we develop self-discipline?

We develop self-discipline first by deciding that from this moment forward we’ll control our desires, passions and appetites which have hitherto controlled us and that from this moment forward we’ll resist the temptation to give into selfish gratification.  Step number one is to make a decision to change our life and take control of our forces. What might be helpful is to make this decision in front of our Creator in the form of a Spiritual contract of sorts. Doing this will make it easier to follow through.

Step number two is to take the opportunity, when the lower passion or appetite arises, to not just restrain it but purify it. Remember, we live in a world of energies and forces. Lower passions, desires and appetites are real, tangible forces. Just trying to restrain them will not get rid of them. The only way to get rid of them is to transform them. Energy can neither be created nor destroyed, it can only be transformed. We transform a lower passion by purifying it into a higher aspiration. As we transform these lower forces, one by one, they will soon lose their hold over us as well as their attractive power. In other words, as we begin to purify our life through self-discipline, we will begin feeling repelled by the impure life and start feeling attracted to the pure life. As the lower life is phased out of our constitution through self-discipline, as per the law of attraction, we will no longer feel attracted to it.

It is through the purification of our lower nature that we step into our nigher nature. The lower animal forces are not lost in the process of purification, they are simply transmuted into higher spiritual energy. However, this transmutation of lower force into higher energy does not happen by chance. It happens by choice. It is accomplished through self-imposed discipline.

Here is what happens: Each time we give into a lower passion and desire, we give our power away to the lower desire and in this way strengthen the force of desire while at the same time weakening ourselves in proportion. However, each time we restrain a lower desire and transmute it into a higher form of energy, we strengthen our will power and grow in Spiritual power.

As we begin to transform our lower desires into higher energies, we develop will-power, self-confidence, self-love and self-respect. We also begin to conserve our energies rather than dissipate them. In other words, we begin to apply the law of energy conservation. Nature does not dissipate her energies and neither should we if we are serious about stepping into Spiritual maturity.
Without self-discipline we steadily keep drifting lower and lower (one low passion magnetically leads to another lower passion) whereas through the execution of self-discipline we may lift ourselves out of the lower life into the glories of the high life.

We won’t just wake up one magical morning being fully awakened and alive without having initiated the necessary self-discipline to prune away all that is not divine and cultivate all that is. As we sacrifice the lower life, we gain so much in return! Give it a try

ACTION STEP: Practically speaking, let’s say you want to become the master of your tongue. Each time you are about to say something unfriendly, unsupportive, unhelpful, mean etc., restrain yourself and make yourself say something nice, uplifting and supportive instead. Words are forces! That’s why they can hurt – or uplift, for that matter. Every time we restrain our tongue and/or turn a negative conversation into a positive one, we are literally transmuting lower force into higher energy. We are practicing alchemy Spend the next seven days actively practicing alchemy.

Link: http://iamuniversity.org/why-and-how-to-develop-self-discipline/


Thursday, April 6, 2017

Purification: An Alchemical Process


It is not possible to advance on the Spiritual path without going through a process of purification. The word purification comes from the Latin and means „to make pure.“ („purus“ = pure; + root of „facere“ = to make) It literally means „free from extraneous matter.“

Being an extension of Source, we are – like Source – a trinity: Spirit – consciousness – matter; in intuitive philosophy this trinity is also known as: Monad (Spirit or life aspect) – Soul (consciousness aspect) – Personality (matter aspect).

Our mental, emotional and physical/etheric bodies constitute the so-called personality vehicles. Our bodies are made of various degrees of matter (physical/etheric matter, astral matter, mental matter). The quality of the matter constituting our physical/etheric, emotional and mental bodies is dependent on the thoughts we think, the feelings and emotions we experience, the words we speak, and the actions we take.

Now, I would like to take a moment and talk about the need of purification, focusing specifically on our matter aspect, our bodies. At the end, I will explain why purification is a necessary discipline which we cannot evade if we are to take the next step in our evolution and advance into a Soul-conscious species.

Let’s begin with our mental body.

Since in our current stage of evolution we are mostly unconscious and passive and pay little to no attention to our thinking, we naturally allow the people around us, the situations we find ourselves in, the programs playing on TV, global events, etc. to condition our mental body. Said another way: The newspapers we read, the shows and movies we watch on TV, the conservations we have at work and with our family, the people we hang around with, all play upon and condition the matter of our mental body. Since we, as a human family, are still mostly identified with separation, most of these vibrations are separative in nature. They separate us from Source and from one another.

However, the Spiritual path is the path of gradually replacing the illusion of separation with the reality of oneness. Therefore, to accomplish this, we need to purify our mental vehicle of all separative elements. If we do not systematically purify our mental nature of these separative elements, we will not be able to grow and advance. On the contrary: we’ll stay stuck exactly where we are and keep going in circles. You need to understand that we will not just wake up one magical morning having a fully purified and enlightened mental body. If our mental nature is going to transform into one of love and light and beauty, we will have to take the initiative to do so.

Now, how do we purify our mental nature? One of the most essential ways – and that‘s just one way – to purify our thinking is to begin observing our thinking. As you observe your thinking, the moment you catch yourself having a thought of fear, hatred, separation, anger, etc., immediately stop it and replace it with a thought of love, joy, gratitude and freedom. Energy cannot be destroyed but it can be transformed. When we replace a thought of fear with a thought of love, in that very moment of changing the direction of a thought current, we transform the energy of that thought current and thus literally transform the quality, wiring and substance of our mental body. Changing fear-based thoughts into love-based thoughts is literally an alchemical process. As we keep raising the substance of our mental body by purifying it on an ongoing basis (by continually replacing fear-based thoughts with love-based thoughts), we can use our mental body for an increasingly higher, divine purpose. (To think high thoughts, we need a mental body made of high vibrational mental substance; with a low order mental body we cannot think high thoughts!)

What about our emotional body? The quality of our emotional nature is dependent on the feelings and emotions we express – past, present, and future. Fear-based emotions are separative in nature. Cutting off oneness, they literally destroy the wiring of our emotional nature and create short-circuits in our nature. As as result, we cannot change our emotional responses but are caught in so-called emotional automatic reactions. Someone attacks us, and we automatically attack back (before we even have time to „think“ about what we are doing). To heal these cleavages, we need to flood our emotional nature with love and joy and gratitude, etc. Fear separates, love mends. This way we literally heal the wiring and raise the substance of our emotional nature. So: Observe your emotional automatic reactions. As you catch yourself reacting on automatic pilot, stop yourself in the middle (to the best of your ability) and make a conscious effort to consciously respond in a new, loving way. In this way you install a new program. Part of our evolutionary goal is to master and control our bodies so we can use them in service of the Soul and Spirit. When we have an emotional body that does its „own thing,“ the Soul cannot use it in service. When you purify your emotional nature by flooding your feeling nature with love and joy and gratitude, and by striving to respond to what happens in your life in new enlightened ways, you literally purify and thereby raise the very frequency of the cells constituting your feeling instrument.

Lastly, we also need to purify the matter out of which our physical body is made. Now, how do we accomplish that? Through fasting, deep breathing (I am not talking about pranayama!), sports, sweating in the sauna, etc. Fasting, deep breathing, sports and sweating are excellent disciplines to release coarse matter from our physical matter and build new, finer, higher matter into our densest vehicle. In other words: these are excellent exercises to purify and raise the frequency of the cells constituting our physical body.

Now, this being said, as we all know: we are NOT our bodes. So why bother to purify our vehicles if we are NOT our bodies? Excellent question! As I have said in the beginning, we are a trinity: Spirit, Soul, matter. These three aspects work together in unison. The Soul is Spirit’s vehicle of expression, and the matter aspect (involving ALL our bodies) is the Soul’s vehicle of expression.

In other words: The Soul cannot manifest itself without matter (without bodies) because matter is the very vehicle for the manifestation of the Soul.


Our current evolutionary goal is to advance into a Soul-conscious species. Our current evolutionary goal is to MANIFEST the Soul, and for the Soul to manifest itself it needs suitable instruments. A suitable mental, emotional and physical instrument is free of lower-vibratory coarse matter and full of high-level-vibratory fine matter. The Soul literally cannot manifest itself in a heavy, lower-vibratory physical body, emotional vehicle and mental house.

Purification is a necessary discipline on the Spiritual path because it is the discipline that enables us to replace coarse matter with fine matter (in all our vehicles). Purification is a discipline that enables us to alchemically transform our vehicles so as to provide our Soul with suitable instruments to express and manifest itself on Earth. And why should we strive to manifest express and manifest the Soul on Earth?

Great question! Because, again, it is current evolutionary goal to advance into a Soul-conscious species – and we reach this goal by each one of us manifesting our Soul on Earth – in our thinking, feeling and acting nature.

Source: http://iamuniversity.org/purification-an-alchemical-process


Monday, April 3, 2017

A Thought to Carry with You

Great wisdom often lies hidden in deceptively simple language. Scottish author George MacDonald's At the Back of the North Wind contains this little gem among many:

"The lightning and thunder,
They go and they come;
But the stars and the stillness
Are always at home."


Lightning and thunder come and go in the literal sense of weather changes, of course, and they are also familiar metaphors. In our personal lives, things may move along "as usual" for a while, but sooner or later a storm bursts in: a family argument, an accident, a ravaging illness, the death of someone we love. Beyond our own horizons, we are saddened to hear about upheavals in the lives of our sisters and brothers around the world: wars, famine, political oppression, refugee crises, and more. Tempestuous forces may sometimes clear the way for us to break free of limitations, gain courage, and come more fully alive. But there's no doubt that they are emblems of impermanence and can lead to terrible loss.

Dramatic storms tend to stand out in our memories. It's rarer for us to recall the stars and the stillness that outlast the wild whims of weather. This week, be on the lookout for a steady, sure vantage point from which you can sense the stars firmly situated in their celestial home. Rooting yourself in stillness fosters serenity, calm, and clarity like that of a clear night sky -- qualities that last even when storms are raging.  

Blessings,
Your Spirituality & Practice Team
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Patricia Campbell Carlson
Darren Polito 


Monday, March 6, 2017

7 Reasons why to develop the powers of the Soul




The Science of Virtues is the science of developing the powers of the Soul. Virtues are Soul powers that enable us to manifest the Soul in our thinking, feeling and acting life. 

But WHY should we strive to manifest the powers of the Soul? How can they help us in a practical way in our daily life?

Here are seven compelling reasons why it is wise to consider beginning to work on the unfoldment and development of these Soul powers, or virtues, as they are called in colloquial language, in a systematic way:

VIRTUES ARE A REQUIREMENT TO EVOLVE INTO THE FIFTH KINGDOM IN NATURE

The Spiritual path is the path towards Spirit. This is the reason why we call it the Spiritual Path and why, in order for us to reach this goal, we have to spiritualize our consciousness and material nature. Spirit and matter are the two opposite poles of polarity. Matter is rarefied Spirit and Spirit is rarefied matter. The closer to Spirit we advance, the higher and finer the frequency. We cannot enter the higher dimensions with a low vibration. Therefore, we have to sublimate our lower nature and raise our vibration. Virtues, being evolutionary energies, enable us to do that. Without unfolding and developing virtues, we literally cannot take the next step in our evolution and evolve into the fifth kingdom in nature. When we are not evolving (moving towards Spirit), we are naturally involving (moving towards matter).

VIRTUES ERADICATE OUR SO-CALLED “BAD KARMA”

All of life is governed by laws. One such law is the law of karma. Karma is the law of cause and effect. Whatever we sow, we shall reap. Whatever we radiate, we attract. As such, the law of karma is a learning device. It confronts us with our own radiation and thereby helps us to correct separative tendencies etc. which otherwise we may be blind to. Now, when we deliberately and systematically transmute the involutionary forces in our aura – and that‘s really what so-called bad karma is: an involutionary force in our aura – by changing the involutionary force into an evolutionary energy, we resolve the issue before we meet it. We transmute our karma before we meet it. In other words: when we decide to develop virtues, we literally spare ourselves many accidents, health lessons and problems because virtues eradicate involutionary forces in our nature which – sooner or later – would otherwise magnetically attract situations into our life which are not fun and joyful.

VIRTUES ENABLE US TO MEET THE NEEDS OF DAILY LIFE

Undeveloped virtues are unrealized potentials, and these unrealized potentials will be lacking in us and will make it more difficult for us to meet certain needs and master certain situations in the course of our lives. However, once we systematically develop virtues, they are no longer just potentials, they turn into powers that we can actively use. So, it is not just a noble thing to develop virtues; developing virtues enables us – in a very practical way – to meet the needs of our daily life; virtues enables us to master life.

VIRTUES GUARANTEE A BEAUTIFUL DEATH EXPERIENCE

Virtues, being Soul energies, put us in touch with the higher dimensions. As we deliberately strive to get in touch with these higher subtler dimensions while in incarnation, it will naturally be very easy for us to access these higher dimensions when it is time for us to go. Why? Because we are already rightly attuned. When our aura is full of evolutionary energies (virtues), then these evolutionary energies will magnetically pull us up into the higher dimensions. So by the law of attraction, vices (being involutionary forces) magnetically pull us down into the lower planes whereas virtues (being evolutionary energies) magnetically lift us up and out of the lower planes into the finer dimensions of reality. In other words: Dying will become easy because we are already aspiring upwards on the evolutionary ladder while in incarnation and will naturally continue to do so when we let go of the limitations of the dense body.

VIRTUES, HAVING HEALING PROPERTIES, ARE MEDICINE

According to Djwhal Khul, all disease is the result of inhibited Soul life. Virtues are Soul energies. When we set out to systematically develop virtues and actualize them in our thinking, feeling and acting life, we allow the Soul to express itself without inhibition – and when the Soul can manifest itself without inhibition, health is the natural result. Vices inhibit the Soul life, virtues enable it. Therefore, vices make us sick and virtues make us healthy. As the energies of the Soul flow into our personality vehicles, they break up crystallizations and cause wholeness (healing). They pour down from our higher Soul nature into our etheric plane; then they pass via the Chakras (force centers in our etheric vehicle) to the ductless glands and are thereby released into our blood. In this way, virtues create the necessary elements and chemicals in our bloodstream and physical body. So, virtues are not just empty names on a piece of paper. A virtue, by definition, is literally a chemical substance. Virtues literally change the very chemistry in our body.

VIRTUES ENABLE US TO LIVE AS A SOUL

It is our current evolutionary goal to learn to live as a Soul. As we develop the qualities of the Soul, with each virtue we learn to express through our personality vehicles (physical, emotional and mental bodies), the Soul gains more and more control over the personality, and thus eventually we learn to live as a Soul and literally give birth to the Soul. The personality, which is the reflection of the Soul, becomes the Soul in manifestation. And that’s the goal: manifestation of the Soul in our thinking, feeling and acting life – and virtues enable us to realize this goal.

VIRTUES GIVE US SELF-CONFIDENCE

The more virtues we build into our nature, the more we will be able to meet the needs of daily life and thus master our life. So with each virtue that we build into our character and actualize in our daily life, our self-confidence grows. Virtues give us self-confidence because virtues make us stronger, more capable and more useful.

 Source: https://iamuniversity.org/