We’re All in This Together
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We’re All in This Together7 steps to living in-Spirit.
Every human encounter represents a moment of truth, one in which you can choose to be reconnected to Spirit and offer to others what you genuinely want for yourself. The opportunities present themselves in the form of a smile or a greeting or an extension of kindness, even if it’s just a silent blessing to a person begging on a street corner or a prayer said quietly when you hear a siren. (The siren is a reminder to offer thoughts of comfort to whomever is in need of assistance.)
Countless opportunities arise each day to reach into the lives of others in an inspiring way. We can act on these impulses and feel inspired, or we can ignore them and stay in our ego-dominated world. I choose to act because it makes me feel creatively alive, connected to good (God) and to everyone else in the world.
Taking action is how we increase our connectedness to Spirit. If we’re heeding our true calling, we must be willing to act on that mission. Try the following action steps for a few weeks and see if you don’t feel more inspired than you’ve ever felt before.
- Before beginning your day, spend a few moments with God during the early morning. When you awaken, remind yourself, “These are my few moments with God.” During those precious seconds, ask, reflect, feel the peace, and most important, extend your gratitude. I end my few moments with God every morning with this: “Thank You, thank You, thank You!”
- As you begin your day, decide on something to do that will improve the quality of life for someone, without seeking any credit for yourself. (If you can do it before breakfast, great!) A letter, some flowers, a contribution, an unexpected plan to visit someone later in the day—do anything at all that will make someone else feel good.
- Overcome your inertia. Since to be inert is to be without action, agree to become a being of movement: Plan to exercise, make that call you’ve been avoiding, or write that letter. Just as the key to Spirit is movement, the key to health is circulation. Spirit is always in a state of creation, so commit to less lying or sitting around and more movement.
- Listen to your inner voice and promise that you’ll take corrective action. For example, if you’ve been addicted to alcohol or drugs, overeating, or being a doormat, listen to that inner voice that begs you to be big rather than small, and take one corrective step. Just for today, throw the cigarettes away, pass on the sweets, walk around the block, or stand up for yourself. That inner voice is God pleading with you to rejoin Him in-Spirit by being pure, strong, and an instrument of well-being.
- Accept no excuses: Stop with the BS and be truthful with yourself, admit your flaws rather than defending them, and look in the mirror and talk to yourself honestly. Affirm: I am a creation of God, and I am Divine. I’ve forgotten this, but now I’m not accepting excuses. I’m going to stop fooling myself and work at being all that I was destined to be.
- Experience the apprehension and do it anyway! It’s the doing that brings you in tune with Spirit, so don’t let fear stop you. Allow the panic to come, and then move in the direction of facing it. Visualize the fear right in front of you. Stare it down and tell it how you truly feel and what you intend to become: “I’m stronger than you. I have my Creator here with me as a Senior Consultant, so I’m no longer willing to allow you to have dominance in my life. I’m scared, but I’m also taking action.”
- Finally, don’t ever quit. Never give up on yourself or feel shame as a result of not fulfilling your objectives to reconnect to your Divine nature. Every fall that you take is a gift, and every relapse is a glorious opportunity—after all, without them you can’t manifest the energy to get to a higher place.
These strategies for taking inspired action will work even if they’re just adopted one day at a time. Begin your reconnection to Spirit (and to everyone else in the world) today. Living with inspiration calls for compassionate action toward others and yourself.