Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Spiritual Commitment

I recently had a lady get in touch with me because she was experiencing severe negative energy attacks. It turned out she had been experimenting with many different spiritual practices, dipping in and out and often trying many very advanced techniques without ever taking the time to work through the basic fundamentals of spiritual development or that particular belief system or spiritual/magickal practice. 

Without working through  protection, opening, centring, closing down again afterwards and grounding/breaking state etc  we leave ourselves wide open to attack from low level and in some case high level negative attacks, astral leakage, lack of ‘presence’ in the physical world to name but a few.

Myself and several other concerned spiritual teachers have been discussing if too much information is too readily available now. 

Through history there have always been magickal orders where an initiate is taken through a particular system step by step never going beyond what they are able to manage or what is beyond their abilities in an energetic sense as well as emotionally and mentally. The information closely protected and only metered out with caution, respect and guidance. 

Now anyone can walk into a book shop or go online and order or download the most high level powerful magickal information and work through it in any way that they please.

This can be wonderful for those who don’t live near a spiritual teacher or may live in a family or communality which doesn’t support their beliefs, but it also has a downside. Information on websites can be misleading and dangerous if the one writing it is inexperienced themselves or if the information is taken out of context. 

Be discerning in what you read, check and compare with other sources and if it doesn’t feel right, truly resonate with you no matter what they may proclaim then walk away.

I among other practitioners are hearing some terrible stories resulting from those who dabble in and then walk away from various spiritual practices whenever they wish, or when they don’t get the results they want or were promised, often  leaving themselves wide open energetically in the process. Spiritual development is something which needs serious commitment and application. 

No one disputes that anyone should be free to study whatever they wish I only urge caution, and if it is a particular path you feel drawn to seek outside guidance from someone experienced. 

If it is a magickal course you are following in a book, please work through it step by step no matter how basic or tedious the early exercises may appear to be they are there for a reason to help you build a safe working foundation. 

Don’t be disheartened if you don’t see results overnight, like any seed planted it needs regular care and nurturing to grow, and blossom.

Raine Hilton-The Good Vibes Girl –

Taking Pride In Your Accomplishments

Reading how others have overcome adversity in their lives, even when the odds seem so stacked against them and come out on top inspires me and gives me the strength to carry on when days seem dark and obstacles appear insurmountable.

When times are challenging it is hard to remember how much we can achieve when we are firing on all cylinders. Too often we beat ourselves up, never once stopping to take stock of our lives and look back at all the amazing things we have achieved in our lives. 

Instead of feeling powerless and as if the whole world is against us we can look back on those really dire times, when everything seemed so bleak and impossible and realise that YES we did make it, we are still standing here today in spite of everything. After all it’s not in the falling down, but in the getting back up that counts, and each time we do this it only serves to make us stronger still.

I read of a businessman who had earned billions, lost it all then gained it back again. He said that the only thing that got him through those dark days was looking at his accomplishments list. This list reminded him of all his achievements and of where his strengths lay.

I thought that this would be a great thing to do and once I began I found it really helped to keep me on track. It’s not about boosting your ego but more like looking at your life through the lens of success and celebrating the high points of your life with sincere gratitude for all the good that has come your way. Once we can do this we begin to experience life at a whole new vibrational frequency which will attract even more of the good stuff to us.

Vibrationally speaking like always attracts like, which is why when your day begins on a bad note and that’s all you focus on things soon spiral out of control from one upset to another. People, who think of themselves as lucky, vibrate at that frequency and find that no matter what is happening things always have a miraculous way of turning out fine.

Try it today, write down all the things that you have done that you are proud of, it doesn't matter how small they may be, if they rocked your world then they deserve a place on your list!

Here are some of mine:

1.Bringing into the world and raising 3 healthy, fantastic children who amaze me everyday at the sheer joy, wisdom, and unconditional love they radiate

2.Combining my abilities and experiences and using them as the foundation to start my own business

3.Going back into education and discovering a real passion for learning, passing exams and earning my diplomas.

4.The sheer joy of being able to help make a difference in someone else’s life because of either my own experiences or because of something I have learned through my studies

See it’s not that difficult is it? So now I challenge you to do the same, take a pen and pad or open a new file on your computer and write down all those fantastic things that make you who you are!

Once you have finished your list, print it out and keep it somewhere where you can see it. Read through it at least once a week. 

In spite of what life throws at you, the challenges, failures, disappointments, or hardships you may be facing right now, deep inside is a bright, wise, committed, and hard-working soul who has a track record of success!

Have you started your list yet?

Raine Hilton- The Good Vibes Girl -