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Sunday Homily: Becoming One With Yourself

Carole Bourdo - "Wolf Song"

Carole Bourdo – “Wolf Song”

Spirit, Soul, Body – Living As One

Part of living and walking your talk, is learning to live as One with the Divine I think it’s hard for us to put it into a box of this life as Spirit in you life. Whatever that is to you, walking your path means bringing your spirit into your daily life and expressing the love and compassion in all things. Sometimes that can get confusing and people struggle with the concept of becoming one with spirit. How do we do this, what aspects of self are we uniting and connecting. How do we live the talk and belief of our spiritual path?

It can be a daunting perspective to grasp for some. And that’s understandable. Many spiritual teachers talk about “Becoming One”, and explain why it’s important. But how many break it down and explain the details of what that means and how it can be accomplished? Today, we’ll look at how Pagan Metaphysics looks at this concept and how we can become one with the self. Along with the Divine in your life.

To start we need to break down the aspects of self. Who are we? How are we connected and intertwined with the Divine in the first place? Living life actually starts with understanding the processes of physical Life and Death. You can read more about the Pagan Metaphysical view from “What Happens When We Die – The Process of Life and Death”  here on Springwolf Reflections. Understanding who we are as Spiritual beings and how we choose our past lifetimes to create a new embodiment helps to visualize the components of self that we’re bringing together. Continue reading

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Don’t follow me.
Don’t walk in my footsteps.
Journey beside me and
let us share in the wonderment
of the Universe together.

~ Springwolf  🐾
© 2014

 

 

 

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© 2014 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: The Sun

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

When you shine, others take notice. Make sure what they notice is the positive example. Don’t merely talk about living and thinking positively and not put those words into practice. Walk the talk and practice what you preach to others. You will bring the success you seek into your world; and be the shining example to others that you can make it with the right attitude.



Additional Insight:

Remember the children watch and emulate your actions and reactions. When you put your spiritual beliefs into practice, you are teaching them how to live with ethics and integrity. These are the characteristics you will show to the world around you as well. 

Those who preach to others but do not put those lessons into practice on their own path, live in hypocrisy. You cannot preach about peace, love and compassion and then withhold those activities from a select group of people simply because you don’t like what they look like, or the way they have chosen to live their lives.

Be the shinning example of your positive and inspirational words and you will find success in all the things you do.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Springs Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Strength – Inverted

Strength Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Many are feeling drained in all areas of mind/body/spirit. It has been a trying week on all levels, but much work has been accomplished. You’ve made it through, now it’s time to relax. Spend the afternoon soaking up some sun, floating in the water, or simply sitting in a park and watching the world move about. Allow your stress to leave your body, relax for the remainder of the weekend and escape the day to day grind. You deserve it!



It’s important to escape the stress of life now and then. If for no other reason than to replenish your energy to fight again another day. This weekend take time for YOU and relax. Failing to do so will cause you to worry yourself sick.

Spend the afternoon with good friends and enjoy some much needed down time. Share a meal, a bottle of wine or just relax on the porch or deck and soak in the calm serenity of nature around you. This weekend is a great time to journey to a park and walk through the trees, or sit on a bench and watch the birds play. Find something that you will enjoy to take your mind off the stresses of this past week. Boost your energy with some light meditation. Watch a good movie or read a good book. Let your mind wander through dreams and desires and truly escape the worry for a few days.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Three of Pentacles – Inverted

3 of Pentacles - Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Stop day dreaming and pay attention to the work at hand. Your lack of focus will cause you to pull up the plants in your garden instead of the weeds. Don’t let your frustration and impatience get the best of you today. You have work to do and things that need your attention. If you give them your time and attention, you’ll undo a lot of work you’ve already done to put your plans and dreams into place!



Additional Insight:

Even though your energy is depleted, now is not the time to give up and push things to the side. Wait till tomorrow afternoon and this weekend to relax and regain some of your energy. Today it’s important that you remain focused and stay on task. There’s a time and place for play, and a time and place for work. Don’t throw away all your hard work, simply because your tired. Take a 10 minute nap this afternoon and then get back to work.  But stay focused. Mistakes can undo all the hard work you’ve already achieved. You’ll be glad you made the extra effort today.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Temperance –

Temperance

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Temper your confidence with compassion and nurturing of others. Don’t stick your nose in the air and act as if you’re better than anyone else. Others have gone through what you have, and they too have made it through with grace and dignity. Hold onto your strength and ability to survive. But remember, you still have healing to do within, and issues to face. A little humility goes a long way when you share your knowledge and what you’ve done to succeed.



Additional Insight:

Being confident in your abilities to face adversity and overcome what the world throws at you is important. But allowing that confidence to turn into over indulgence, or arrogance does a disservice to you and the work you have done to survive.

Remember others have gone through things that are much worse than you have and they too have survived. Instead of looking down on others who are still struggling, your humility will be better served by helping them get through their trials with encouragement, support and sharing what you have done to innovate, adapt and overcome.  Be an inspiration to others and help them see what they can become in their own right.

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Today’s Tarot Meditation Drawing: Knight of Wands – Inverted

Knight of Wands: Inverted

Mystic Faery Tarot by Linda Ravenscroft

Don’t put your gut instincts to sleep and ignore their message. Doing this overtime can cause your instincts to weaken and you will lose the benefit of their insight. You know what’s going on, stop ignoring it simply because you don’t want to face the truth. You’ll be much better off in the long run if you deal with it now, than if you wait and allow your emotions to become more invested in something that isn’t good for you. Sometimes what you want, isn’t what you need. What you desire now, maybe blocking you from something greater and something you deserve. Don’t settle. You’ll be glad you listened in the long run.



Additional Insight:

When we listen to our gut instinct we can divert our choices around the pot holes that lay in our way. Whither we’re settling for something we desire, or reaching for what we deserve; our gut instincts try to guide our way down the easy road. When we ignore our intuition, we send a message to our subconscious that we don’t deserve more, we’re not worthy of all that we dream of and we booby trap the path with mine fields that get us every time.

Being realistic is only another way of saying you can’t attain the brass ring you’re reaching for. You don’t have to settle and accept the “lack” of your dreams. Remember that no one is better or worse than you are. You deserve happiness, security and abundance in your life. Your inner spirit knows the path to tread and will try to light the way and guide you to the high road. Listen, trust and act upon your inner instinct. The more you, the more confidence you will gain when things do work out for the best and the stronger you instincts become. YOU are your best guide along your spiritual path. Shouldn’t you listen to YOU?

© 2012 Springwolf, D.D., Ph.D. Springwolf Reflections / Spring’s Haven, LLC. All Rights Reserved.