Life is a sacred adventure. Every day we encounter opportunities to grow spiritually, through acts of love, forgiveness, compassion, and kindness. I call these moments “spiritunities,” or opportunities for an individual to connect, commune, and converge with Spirit, the Higher Self, God, etc., that leads to his or her authentic, divine self. Life is filled with these moments, if we are willing to open our eyes and hearts to such moments.
Spiritunity is about becoming aware of all the wonderful and important things going on directly in front of us, and seeing how these things are interconnected by and with Spirit. But we miss them when we aren’t paying attention. When we are in too much of a hurry in life, we lose moments of insights, epiphanies, grace and beauty. We take things for granted, and we close ourselves off to the world of Spirit. Life becomes rather boring and mundane. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
To become spiritually aware, we must consciously choose to put ourselves in a place where we are open, receptive, and totally present in the moment. We do this by asking and inviting spiritunities to reveal themselves. Once we open our spiritual eyes, we see a world of wonders that has been around us all along. We slap ourselves on the forehead like the V8 commercial...it’s our “Duh!” moment.
As we become spiritually aware and as we see with our new eyes, we come to understand that there is a natural course that this awareness follows. We can’t rush it. We can’t ignore it. We can’t get in the way of it. We do this by having faith, not necessarily in any particular religion, but in the counsel of our Spirit. We let it unfold in it’s own time. Will we hit bumps in the road that prolong it’s realization? Sure. This becomes our spiritunity of patience. Will we find things accelerating in our lives? At times, yes. This becomes our spiritunity of adapting to change. Our job is to look long and steadily at things because they will speak to us and reveal themselves. Spirit is in the details. Paying attention requires discipline and practice.
As we develop our spiritual awareness, things begin to flow in our lives. Synchronous events occur. We find ourselves in the right place at the right time. Resources seem to magically arrive to help us on our journey. We begin to sense the inner, spiritual essence of all people and things. Through our regular spiritual practices, our intuition grows, and we get in touch with our Voice of Knowing. It may speak with a whisper, but it speaks volumes. Learn to listen to it and trust it. When we do, we begin to value our insights, especially in dealing with life’s challenges.
Awareness is the spiritunity to see and experience life from a new perspective, one filled with meaning and adventure. As our awareness grows with attention and intention, we find ourselves expressing a higher frequency of consciousness, one that leads to a state of harmony and balance. We discover that the whole world is charged with sacred meaning. We are born into a new life.