This is a follow up on my earlier article, Are we spiritually asleep?'
What can we do to spiritually awaken?
Our energy is present in every cell of our being, not in distinctive parts but as an integrated whole. Treating a part per se will not bring about wellness, it may give relief from a malady for a while but wellness remains elusive.
The human body is made up of approx. 37 trillion cells, all born from a single cell originating within the womb. All these cells are interconnected and integrated as a holistic whole.
Nourish the spirit and it heals the malady afflicting both the body and the mind and the entire being.
A healthy or developed spirit rarely requires the mind and body to be healed because all is well.
Religion was supposed to do that, and that is what the true Gurus, Masters Avatars and Prophets sought to convey. Unfortunately religion was and is so powerful, that it attracted a lot of bad people, and now most of them have hijacked religion.
How can they, that are themselves so starved of well-being, heal others?
Over time the messages of great spiritual masters has been almost completely lost. Our reduced consciousness weakens the human spirit.
Worry not, there is hope. No matter how weak we grow, the vital spiritual link with the universal energy, Creation, or what we commonly call 'God', never breaks. We just forget to make the connection. Making the reconnection is not difficult, if we awaken with the help of a Guru or Master.
Our soul has to be connected not from the outside of our being by the body or the mind. Rather it has to be done from within by awakening, activating and enhancing our consciousness.
Contemplation and meditation make this feasible, almost always only with the help of a true master.
In eagerness or in desperation many seekers hunt for a master. Many are cheated because their enthusiasm blinds them to true masters and they land up with frauds and cheats.
The genuine Guru or Master is able to channelise more of the universe's energy towards the disciple's consciousness Be rest assured that if the seeking is true and efforts are made, true masters keep on coming emerging and leaving helping us to make spiritual progress.
How will we know who is a true Spiritual Master?
A Master neither needs nor wants anything from us, except our spiritual progress.
A master never demands any material benefit nor charges a fee.
A Master however may choose to receive a gift if presented one. (If accepted the Master will usually gift it in turn to someone who is needy of that gift.)
A Master lives frugally and simply even if within a palace.
A Master never condemns anyone or anything. They accept creation in all forms.
A master awakens and enlightens and not command or drive a person.
A Master draws to himself or herself seekers not followers. Not to gather numbers but to awaken them.
The Masters come and go, and their disciples take up their vital work selflessly, disseminating and building upon the works of earlier Gurus and Masters.
It is not that a spiritual person, does not face problems or will never die. It just gives us this enormous capacity to live completely, successfully, with total awareness, and in harmony with existence as long as we exist. To finally leave this body peacefully and without conflict when the time comes for our departure.
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