Meditation, Energy & Action
- Walking Your Talk
- When you put patterns into your life to live your beliefs,
they become part of you, part of who you are and what you are.
Many people talk the talk of being a spiritual being. Some put
their beliefs into practice once a week, or only when they're
conducting rituals. Many forget that walking a spiritual path
means walking it every moment of your life. It's not enough to
give it lip service to impress your friends, or give yourself
a false sense of "living right". It means "Walking
Your Talk" .
- Many years ago a wonderfully kind Native American Shaman
named Roger, told me that when he looks at me, he thinks, "walking
your talk". When he said it to me I was filled with
such elated tingly energy that his comment has always stuck with
me and I began to develop the concept for for "Walking
Your Talk" and how to teach that to others.
- We do a lot of talking around here about the Divine, working
with the GreatSpirits, or a Goddess, but how often do you remember
that these terms are not restricted to your spiritual practices,
but rather part of your very being and life? Here in this article
we're going to talk about the Divine in a more practical sense
of how you and the Divine are connected. How you practice your
beliefs on a daily basis and why this is important for any spiritual
being. Putting your beliefs into a daily practice is how you
live on your chosen spiritual path. It motivates your day, week,
month, year and your entire life.
- Let me start with a definition: Divine Universal Spirit -
we're talking about the Divine force in your life. Whither that's
the GreatSpirits, a God or Goddess, Jehovah; its what YOU call
the Divine force in your life. For this article, I'll be calling
that force the Divine Universal Spirit.
- There are three main components to Walking Your Talk.
- Meditation - To feel the Divine Universal Spirit within you
and in your life.
- Energy - What you create and put out, you will get back.
- Action - Putting your spiritual beliefs into practice.
- Each of us is a creation of the Divine Universal Spirit.
We are connected to it, part of it and it lives within us. Most
everyone here believes they have a higher self, what some call
the God Self; what I prefer to call the Divine Self. The part
of you that works on becoming an enlightened spiritual being.
Many people hold their spiritual being separate or at a higher
level than their physical being. From one perspective this maybe
an accurate view. But we are still physical incarnated beings
and a part of your physical being also needs to be present and
cared for in a spiritual way to work toward achieving enlightenment
in this lifetime. So let's work on how to bring those two parts
of the self together.
- The Divine Self is that part of our higher mind that connects
us to the Divine Universal Spirit. But it's more than just a
bridge to the Divine consciousness. It's also where we have the
ability to create, to alter and to develop what we are, what
we do and what we can achieve in this life. Not just on a spiritual
level, but also on a physical level.
- We often forget this. We often forget that inside each of
us is a "creative" source of energy that is
connected to an unlimited supply of Divine Creation energy. Nothing
we want to achieve can be halted or deterred when we make that
connection and utilize that source of energy in our lives. Nothing
is stronger than the Divine creation. You have the ability to
create happiness, achievements, success and enlightenment all
within your very being. Again, not just on a spiritual level,
but on a physical level as well.
- The problem a lot of people face is how do you tap into that
part of yourself where the unlimited universe exists? It starts
with meditation. Many times I've said here on PagansPath and
on the associated messageboard board, "if you don't meditate,
it's time you start" and I point people to the Student's
Meditation Guide here on the site. Now
let me tell you why I always say this.
- Meditation is the way we build the bridge between our conscious
(physical mind) and subconscious (spiritual mind) and super-conscious
(Divine Self). By making this connection stronger and stronger
each time you meditate, you are establishing a permanent bridge
between these conscious minds. One you can use not just in meditation,
but through out your waking day. When you're faced with an issue,
or a problem, you can easily cross the bridge and look at what's
going on from a higher perspective, or the view from your Divine
Self. Doing this can help you react to negative situations in
a positive light, instead of reacting in a knee jerk negative
way and making matters worse.
- But more than that, it helps you to "see"
with your Divine Self, or another way to say it, with your Spiritual
Eyes. It can help you see why situations occur from a spiritual
perspective. What lesson you have set up to learn in this event.
You can tap into your Divine Self and guide your physical actions
through out the immediate situation and through out your day.
This helps each person walk the path of their soul, make choices
during the day that leads them closer to fulfilling the purpose
of their soul and the intent of their life in this incarnation.
From working on karma to learning the spiritual lessons you set
out to fulfill for your inner spiritual purpose.
- All this starts ... with meditation.
- Because your Divine Self has the energy to create, you have
the ability to create your day in the manner in which you desire.
That in turn will create your week, your month, your year and
your life. You can create happiness, success, and prosperity
in Mind/Body/Spirit. All three of these are needed to become
a truly healthy and holistic being.
- A quick note about prosperity. We're not just talking about
financial prosperity, although that is part of it. But more so,
we're talking about the prosperity of spiritual enlightenment,
mental happiness, love, compassion and so on. In other words,
the prosperity of all aspects of your life in both a spiritual
and physical sense.
- How we think each morning starts the process of creation.
Thought is energy that we put into motion on the ethereal plane.
It moves around us, through us and walks the path we walk until
it manifests in physical form. Once in physical form, the event
created by our thought will generate a reaction from us. Again,
creating a thought that creates a pattern of energy that we put
into motion. It's a cycle of energy that we establish around
ourselves each moment of our lives. In other words, this is the
Law of Accountability in
action. What you put out, you get back. That law is not just
for spells or rituals. It's for how you live your life and conduct
yourself through out your life.
- So you can see how it can be important for people to create
positive energy in their life. Starting each morning, and moving
along through out their day. How you feel about yourself, about
where you have to go or whom you have to interact with, all starts
with those first thoughts of the day. Dread creates negative
energies. Excitement can create positive energies. And so on.
Those thoughts set up how you will face the people and situations
that cross your path. And how people will react to you along
- If you can start your day with positive insight, then you
set up a pattern to react to situations (even bad situations)
in a positive manner, and positive energies are created and brought
- If you start your day with negative insight, then you set
up a pattern to react to situations in a negative way and it's
like a snowball effect. Negative thoughts; create negative energies,
which establish negative activities or situations, which create
negative thoughts again. Then things can go from bad to worse,
because you're bringing negative situations upon negative situations
into your life.
- Self Created Energy is a way of saying what we create we
get. And unfortunately as human beings, what we create can be
influenced by a number of factors in our lives. From what others
say to us or about us, and what we see within us and when we
look in a mirror; we are creating a picture of who we are. We
take on society's image of who we're supposed to be and what
we are or aren't and we create a picture of our self in our mind.
. This is a BAD move on our part. This is the self-created energy
we wake up with each day and what forms our view of the coming
- To move beyond this, you need to look within yourself and
connect with your Divine Self. What you ARE and always will be
is a beautiful creation of the Divine Universal Spirit incarnate.
We're not talking about going around feeling as if you're God
like. We're not talking about being above anyone else or holding
a level of egotism that makes you superior.
- The Divine perspective is merely an awareness of your equal
value to all other things in and around the Divine Universe.
Nothing else has greater energy than the Divine Universal Spirit
and you working together. And nothing else is more beautiful
or complete than that. I cannot stress how important this view
is. Nothing can stop you, limit you or hold you back, as long
as you are working in concert with your Divine Self and the Divine
Universal Spirit. With this thought firmly placed within your
mind, you can face anything, accomplish anything, attain anything,
and surpass all limitations people and society place on you.
- Action - Walking Your
- So how do you go about putting all this into action? There
are 3 steps to putting your talk into action.
- Setting your day with positive energy.
- Creating supports for your daily activities.
- Ending each day with thanks and gratitude.
- 1. Setting your day with positive energy.
- First, set aside at least an hour each week for a meditation
that takes you to your Divine Self or Higher Mind. Focus on your
own spirit, it's knowledge, wisdom and it's connection to the
greater Divine Universal Spirit. Really "feel"
yourself at this level of your being. Along with the love, compassion
and energy of the Divine in and around you. Pull this awareness
into your physical being, your conscious and subconscious minds.
- Each morning, before you get out of bed spend about 5 minutes
creating the positive spiritual outlook for your day. Do this
through a focused, calm, visualization or light meditation. Think
of yourself as the Divine Spiritual Being that you are. Talk
to yourself about walking your spiritual path as you go about
your activities of the day, from the perspective of your Divine
Self. From the positive light and insight of the divine beliefs
you hold near and dear to your heart and soul.
- If you have negativity in your life, you can start your morning
introspection with a quick visualized scenario of clearing negative
thoughts and energies from your being. Then set the foundation
of positive energy for your day. You can adapt a variety of Clearing and Cleansing processes to this
effort. Shorten them, alter them, do whatever you feel right
to do in the time you have in the morning.
- 2. Creating supports for your daily activities.
- The atmosphere you place yourself in during your day is also
important. If your home or office feels negative to you, then
it's time to clear and cleanse it. So here are a few suggestions.
- At home you can state an incantation and light a candle at
the same time to clear and cleanse your home. This doesn't have
to be a big ritual, but you certainly can do that. There are
several ritual examples on PagansPath to help with that. One
of the things I do is purchase a small candle in a jar (something
like small candle from the Yankee Candle Co.) I take Sharpe marker
and write my incantation on the label. It doesn't have to be
readable, you know it's there, the candle energy will know it's
there, but you're setting the intent of the candle and it's energy.
Each morning when I light that candle, I say the incantation.
It should burn for at least 1 hour, or you can let it burn (attended)
through out the day.
- If incense are your thing, you can do the same thing with
those as you can with a candle. Once you say your incantation
and light the incense, walk it around your room in a clockwise
motion and visualize the energy of your incantation being spread
throughout the area. If you have more than one room that feels
negative, use the incense in those rooms as well.
- If you're in an area where you can't use a candle or incense,
such as your office at work, take a moment at home to program
a clear crystal with the energies of one of the two previous
methods. Again there are articles on PagansPath that can walk
you through this process. When you're at work, pull out the crystal
and walk it around the area in a clockwise motion and repeat
your incantation as you move. If you work in a cubicle, you may
just want to do this in your own little space. If you work in
a store, you can easily put the crystal in your pocket and stroll
around, saying the incantation to yourself as you move.
- Find yourself a rose quartz crystal. There are a variety
of shapes and sizes to choose from. I recommend one about the
size of an old silver dollar. The one I carry with me is heart
shaped. But that's just me. Take some time to sit down and program
this crystal as your support tool for staying focused and guided
by your Divine Self. When ever you feel you're in a situation
that may become agitated, pull out that crystal, stick it in
your pocket, hold on to it, whatever and allow it's energy to
help you through the event. Periodically recharge this crystal
(about once every month or two months should do).
- 3. Ending each day with thanks and gratitude.
- Just as important as setting your energy in the morning,
you need to set it at night and remember where all this came
from. Giving credit where credit it due is also a key component
to a spiritual path. It builds confidence in yourself and your
own abilities. It affirms your connection to the Divine Universal
Spirit around you.
- So each night when you go to bed, don't lay down you don't
want to fall asleep during your thanks. Sit in bed, close your
eyes and connect with your Divine Self. This doesn't have to
be a full-blown meditation, just a relaxed and calm moment of
your day. See your being connecting to your Divine Self. Give
thanks for the efforts your soul assisted you in during the day.
Then let go any negative patterns, thoughts or energies. They'll
serve you no purpose during sleep anyway, so let them go for
now. See them float out your window where they can be dissipated
in the Divine ethereal realm. Then give thanks to the Divine
Universal Spirit that walks with you. And finally give thanks
to the blessings you have in your life and that you had in this
day. There are some, believe me. Even if you just say thanks
for the roof over your head, remember not everyone has that.
Be thankful for what you have.
- Additional Reading
- I hope this little article helps those of you on a spiritual
journey in some fashion. You can create what you want in life
through your Divine Self and your connection to the Divine Spirit.
Starting with your own Divine Path. Believe That, Acknowledge
That, And Walk That!
- There are several articles here on PagansPath that provide
detailed instructions for putting much of this into your life.
You may want to read some of these to get an idea for how you
can customize these to your own life and your own situations.
- Walking Your Talk - Meditation,
Energy & Action
- This article is a shorter complied synopsis of Lady SpringWolf's
- Sources: 1
- Created: 02/27/2008 Updated: 03/07/2008