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Life Transition: Discovering the Spiritual Path
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
As James van Praagh said, “We have all been placed on this earth to discover our own path, and we will never be happy if we love someone else’s idea of life.”
Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations. The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow.
The secret of freedom is courage. Ask yourself what is really important and then have the courage to build your life around your answer. Wisdom is knowing the right path to take - integrity is taking it.
Be comes before do and then have. As Marianne Williamson put it: Ego says, “Once everything falls into place, I’ll feel peace.” Spirit says, “Find your peace and then everything will fall into place.”
You can’t take down barriers if you don’t know they are there. We take these things for granted, such that they become invisible. That’s why we need to constantly look afresh and question our motives... “Is this guided by love? Is this what I truly want?” Once realized, we can let limitations go. And then give new possibilities enough hope and conviction that they have the time and opportunity to prove themselves out in our life.
Love leads to connection and oneness, acceptance and compassion. It's the path we need to take, both to survive and to evolve. Indeed, it's the spiritual path.
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The spiritual being that you already are is already awakened, already conscious, already empowered, and already eternally free. You are an infinite being, who will live forever. You are connected to the greatest source of divine love you can imagine! You don't need any method, teaching or person outside of you to access this. All that is needed is a deep relaxation into the source of what you already are. You are the authority of your life and you decide when, where, and how you will find, feel and experience the Divine. Continues...
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