I spend a lot of time looking forward or enjoying the present moment, but sometimes I seldom look back at the progress I’ve made and give thanks for the lessons and spiritual growth.
This next blog series is going to share these spiritual lessons – metaphysical and practical – that I’ve learned along the way through the challenges and joys in previous years. Or the “I wish I knew this then” moments. Many of these were learned in growing up, through teen years and early 20’s.
Love yourself. Cherish you. Do not condemn you. Be nice to you.
If you are loving and nice to yourself, you naturally and effortlessly are loving and kind to others.
“Blessed (happy, spiritually prosperous) are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.” (Matthew 5:7 Amplified edition)
Don’t judge others, or compare yourself to them (though I see this is challenging since the world is always saying we have to compete to get somewhere). Everyone is valuable and equal to God.
Keeping your focus on God and what He is seeing enables us all to be blessed. And what does God see? “God saw all that he had made, and it was very good” (Genesis 1:28 NIV my emphasis). This means God saw everyone that He made, each opportunity, as very good. See the good in everyone, including you, and in every moment. If you see good in everyone, you will see God.
“ Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8 NKJV)
Pure motives and thoughts allow us to see Soul, and Soul blesses us, inspires, moves us, and satisfies the longings of your heart.
In fact, Jesus has already given us the spiritual answers and practical lessons we need in his Sermon on the Mount. The Beatitudes, coupled with the rest of the Sermon, are the recipe for healthy, happy relationships, minds and bodies and a secure sense of our finances.
Stay tuned for more insights. And, as always, feel free to be in touch if you need help with any of these.