Chats @ Charli's
Blog # 2
Our main topic this week was, “Are Rituals Beneficial?” We first needed to identify the kinds of rituals are current in our lives. For example one of our participants takes a daily walk during which time it becomes a form of meditation and quiet time with Spirit. For those that come from Christian backgrounds and belief systems, Christmas and Easter are rituals. Christenings and even funerals would be considered to be rituals.
The purpose then for example with a funeral, the ritual would be considered one of acknowledgement for the loss, saying goodbye and one of closure perhaps.
In the case of Christmas and maybe even birthdays in which we blow out candles and sing happy birthday, we are creating memories. People are gathering and there is a focus on an event made special by the ritual.
If we were to create a daily or weekly Spiritual Ritual, it could serve the purpose of giving us a focus and a time that is put aside from, the sometimes pointless, “busy-ness” of our lives. This time could be a valuable time spent with Self. Perhaps you could run a bath, light some candles and play some special music, anything that helps you create a space that separates you from the way you would normally be spending your time. It could be time spent reflecting on what it is our Higher Self wants us to know, or a time to reflect on things we want to change, or let go of. This might be time we spend with someone special in which we answer the question, “what is it you would like me to know about you at this time? Is there anything I have missed?” Either way I see it as a gift we could be giving ourselves in what is normally a busy world.
A wonderful topic was raised..... anxiety or intuition ... to know the difference. What came to me as soon as I read this topic was that the word anxiety came with fear, and I do know that when information comes from Spirit it will not come with fear. So perhaps, in saying that, we could conclude that perhaps when we feel anxious we can know that we are not aligned with Spirit. Intuition, I believe is Spirit talking to us, and it always comes with Love.
There are times in which we have unpleasant feelings, for me it can be when I pop into a TAB to place a little bet on the Melbourne Cup. I don’t like being in places like that... and never get a good feeling. Instead of this being regarded as intuition, I would call it reading the energy. It’s the energy I’m responding to and not enjoying.
We spoke of the “observer”. The observer is that part of us that recognises anxiety and is able to speak of it. Or in my case, that part of me that is able to identify that I am not feeling comfortable being in a TAB. So the, “observer” informs me that I am uncomfortable.
Thank you to those that braved the cold weather and joined me, I appreciated your willingness to be part of this journey.
Thank you also for the donations made, I am grateful.
TOPIC FOR NEXT WEEK: I really battle with meditation and you?