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THIS SUMMER SHINE A LIGHT ON YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
Each summer I have a vacation from formal spiritual classes. The time allows me to integrate what I’ve come to know and in September I’m refreshed and eager to start new classes or select topics for independent study.
During this off-time, I look back to see if I’ve corrected errors, what methods I’ve used and how the correction(s) have impacted my life. This process gives clarity to the present moment. It’s also a reminder to give thanks for the Divine support I’ve been given throughout the year. You could call it a Spiritual Inventory. Here’s how it works.
A Process For Taking A Spiritual Inventory
1. Write out your intention to take a Spiritual Inventory and in a prayer ask for Divine assistance in the process.
2. Close your eyes and go back through the last year in reverse, one month at a time Observe unproductive behaviors you’ve corrected–those that were not supporting your spiritual journey–and identify any new productive behaviors you’ve adopted. Review the Spiritual Tools you’ve used to make corrections and identify those that worked best for you. Make notes as you observe each month. Consider doing this in four sessions each covering three months.
3. After going back through the months, rewrite your notes in chronological order to know how you’ve progressed. Highlight in one color behaviors supporting your spiritual journey and in another color, behaviors you’d now like to correct. Do not judge these behaviors. Just be with their is-ness.
Help In Making Corrections Is Just a Blog Away
You may find it helpful to review the blogs that are tools for living with spirit. These are listed in the index in the right hand column of the blog that includes Recent Posts; Archives (by month posted); and Categories. You’ll find Synchronicity, Mirroring, Reversing and Dream Reading, tools I use for this process, in the Categories section by name and in the Archive section by month.
Synchronicity – Nothing happens by chance posted July 2010
Mirroring – Seeing our behaviors in someone else posted August 2010
Reversing – Eliminating and replacing unproductive behaviors – particularly useful for correcting imagery posted September 2010
Dream Reading – Understanding guidance revealed in dreams posted October 2010
Taking a spiritual inventory increases self-awareness, can uncover new information and affirms the Divine’s support in our lives. Our progress provides wings for the next steps on the journey of our souls.
You might also consider…
…continuing to develop your Spiritual Senses and/or establish a prayer practice to invoke the Divine Feminine. You’ll find both these topics in the blog Gateways to the Divine Feminine posted on June 4, 2011.
By creating a daily rhythm that includes honing our spiritual senses and prayers to invoke the Divine Feminine, we become active participants in the return of the Divine Feminine to her rightful place. This will bring about women and men fostering greater respect for Mother Earth, the holistic education of children and an authentic balance of the female-male energies weaving through the lives of individuals, families, communities and businesses. What a privilege to be part of that spiritual evolution!
Have a blessed summer journey, Barbarah
P.S. If you need support, contact me either through the Comments section of the blog or by e-mailing me at <firstname.lastname@example.org> after July 15th. Of course, you can always call on the Divine Sophia or Virgin Mary for help.
The next blog focusing on the Divine Feminine will be posted by August 15, 2011.
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