Productive Spiritual Growth versus Age of Faith customs like praying for others. Yes, this article aims to bring clarity about sweet customs that we may have been taught as children.
Such as the idea that, to help other people spiritually, pray for them.
Sweet as customs go? Sure. However, not helpful for those of us who seek to improve our sacred relationships. Like the one you can have with God. Or Jesus. Athena or St. Germain. Or any Divine Being of your choice!
Warning, in case you haven’t yet noticed: This article may strike you as controversial or even offensive.
I don’t mean it that way. Instead, I’m writing as:
- Somebody who does not know everything.
- Yet I have served for some years now as an Enlightenment Coach.
- Therefore, I’ll be writing here from experience. Including plenty of detailed aura reading research.
Productive Spiritual Growth NOW: JENNIFER Inspired Me
JENNIFER has written some powerful comments today at this blog. Over at the thread on Brett Kavanaugh’s Aura, see her Comments #33 and 34.
To begin, I think it’s important to start with this:
“I don’t normally use my Technique Time to pray but boy howdy have I been praying lately for Dr. Ford, the other survivors of his violence, and everyone supporting them.
“It was really inspiring to read about the Divine blessing in her aura.”
Productive Spiritual Growth NOW: Can We Bless People?
During the Age of Faith (before 12/21/12) you were probably taught to pray for others.
Very standard advice! Maybe it worked really back in the day to help others (although I have my doubts, personally).
Undoubtedly praying for others has always made people feel better. As if they were doing something.
I certainly staked my life on that, once upon a time. Why do I move to the Washington, D.C. area? Because my (former) guru, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, persuaded “strong meditators” like me: If we do yogic flying in a big enough group, we’ll bless the entire city. Young and pretty broke and exceedingly idealistic — we were true believers.
Well, I’m no longer affiliated with teaching TM, but that did get me here. And here I’ve stayed since 1982. I still remember how wonderful it felt to be “helping.” Because, I believed.
More likely, Blog-Buddies, you’ve followed a Christian or Buddhist background. Or some other beautiful religious tradition, where (supposedly) you would use your relationship with God to bless other people.
Hours after I read JENNIFER’S comments at my blog, it stuck me. Boing!!!! Maybe JENNIFER mentioned all her prayers because, in her mind, she connected that with the Divine blessing in two parts of Christine Blasey Ford’s aura (as I described in that blog post).
No no no no no.
IMHO, everyone’s prayers are sweet. But the only way a person gets a Divine Blessing in her or his aura — it happens due to that person’s connection to the Divine through spiritual growth. Or spiritual evolution. Or spiritual awakening.
Whatever you want to call it, really. So long as you’re quite clear that each person’s aura is her business. Or his business.
That’s especially true about living now, in The Age of Awakening.
Productive Spiritual Growth NOW?
We can grow as fast as we want. Provided that we follow the new rules that work now. In contrast with the old rules from the Age of Faith. (I’d recommend this resource for learning about those new rules. Plus much more to help you with spiritual evolution NOW.
It’s astounding how fast we can evolve, really.
Unfortunately, there are also beliefs, customs, and practices that backfire. They sound so sweet and spiritually powerfully. But really they keep us stuck in spiritual evolution. And this “praying for others” custom is a great example.
(If you want more details from me, bring up specific questions. Use the COMMENTS box. You know how this works! If you comment, I’ll respond.)
(And I can only imagine how painful and difficult it may be for some of you Blog-Buddies to let go of old beliefs. Promises you’ve been given since those sweetest Sunday School Classes. In many ways, it can be hard to let go of the past and accept that we live in The Age of Awakening now.)
But once we get with the program now, life gets easier. We evolve faster. And we gain more current understandings about what spiritual growth today can actually be.
Productive Spiritual Growth? Yes, JENNIFER Asked a Great Question about That
Specifically, JENNIFER asked:
“Could you please elaborate on what you meant when you said “this version of Divine presence appears to me like a development out of Christine Blasey Ford’s . . . gradual refinement of her own nervous system to support a personal relationship with God”?”
Gradual refinement really does matter. And going for that is whose responsibility?
Does it depend upon all the folks at your favorite church who are praying for you????
Please! Your Productive Spiritual Growth NOW Is on YOU.
Just As Dr. Ford’s Is on HER
And so is everybody else’s spiritual growth: It’s that person’s job. Nothing else can substitute.
JENNIFER mentioned in her comments doing 20 Daily Minutes of Technique Time (Tops). That’s how we evolve super-fast now.
- Not all forms of Technique Time are equally helpful. But most kinds are.
- In addition, it matters if we act with integrity. Tell the truth. Do our reasonable best.
The combination of spiritual growth practices and living with integrity, humanly — that’s how people evolve towards Enlightenment.
Probably that’s simple common sense to you, right?
But here’s one wacky thing to consider about Productive Spiritual Growth NOW:
Don’t Believe that Spiritual Awakening Equals Enlightenment
It doesn’t. All your spiritual growth adds up.
Do speed dating, if you like. Just don’t expect speed Enlightenment to be something you catch at a NonDuality retreat. (Especially since, sadly, most NonDuality coaches whose auras I’ve researched… Sadly, they’re no longer living in Enlightenment but have slipped int extreme spiritual addiction.)
So, to answer JENNIFER’S original question….
Why Did Dr. Ford’s Aura Show a Divine Blessing?
Here’s why I think she got that gorgeous spiritual upliftment:
- Partly because she needed help to follow through in doing the right thing — her civic duty.
- Probably she asked for it. Directly asked God for it. She asked.
- Plus she really needed it.
- But she also did her human part to prepare for the big ordeal. (Including hiring some smart attorneys.)
- In short, Christine Blasey Ford deserved to receive it.
Putting it bluntly, I doubt that people can force God to make God bless people. Like some kind of Holy Pestering Power.
Don’t you think that Almighty God is capable of helping us humans through difficult times? I do. You know, because God decides to help.
Back in the day, during televised presidential debates, I’d read auras of the presidential candidates. Every time, one candidate’s aura would light up at the High Heart Chakra Databank for Soul Thrill.
Yes, light up with a Divine blessing. Every election, that glowing-up candidate was the one who won. Except…
That tradition stopped with Vice-President, and presidential candidate, Al Gore. (Perhaps some of you Blog-Buddies remember what transpired with that election.)
Anyway, receiving Divine help is lovely. But that’s not our responsibility, depending upon it like helpless little babies.
Living today, we can learn to become God’s grownups.
By doing our own favorite kinds of Technique Time and also living in integrity, gradually, we refine our own nervous systems. This helps us to support a personal relationship with God. And then, when Divine blessings are thrown our way, we can catch them.
Earth School: A learning planet where we incarnate as humans in order to learn from free will.
Free will and, then, consequences.