“Being spiritual has nothing to do with what you believe, and everything to do with your state of consciousness.”
Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth: Awakening To Your Life's Purpose)
I have been writing this blog for six years because I believe that raising consciousness is the most important quest for humanity. I don't have a lock on exactly what higher consciousness looks like, nor can I give you pat answers as to how to achieve it. All I can possibly do is reveal to you my own journey with its struggle to increase awareness through living every day with open eyes. I can tell you that I do believe we are here, not to play a role, however consequential or inconsequential that role may be, but to further our own soul's growth and thereby contribute our little strand of energy to the evolution of the universal soul.
Being spiritual has almost nothing to do with religion, but most of us come to it by way of a religious vehicle. Most begin with a religious framework, and then move beyond the one, to the universal. We do that by living consciously. In the words of Eckhart Tolle, “Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness. How do you know this is the experience you need? Because this is the experience you are having at the moment.” (A New Earth) Having this perspective helps to navigate the “goods” and “bads” of life, and begin to see everything that happens as simply meaningful and useful. Experiences bring joy, they bring sorrow, they are exciting, or boring, and all are necessary. All can increase consciousness if we live them with awareness rather than sleep-walking our way through life.
Jesus famously said, “He who has ears to hear, let him hear.” It can also be translated, “Anyone with ears should listen and understand.” We must take spiritual evolution seriously, and that includes our relationships with ourselves, with one another and with the planet on which we reside. Live this day, and every day with awareness.
In the Spirit,