Spiritual Path? Or Spiritual Growth?

What We Call a Path is Spiritual Evolution

There is no path. Yet as we progress, as we evolve, as we go along, those are the words used to describe what we are doing.

In our mind, it seems like we are following a path, a linear kind of thing, as step-by-step, a foot before a foot kind of situation. Yet it isn’t a path we are on, it is an experience of application. The spiritual path is about application.

Think about how a plant grows. You take the seed. You apply certain conditions – the right soil mixture, the right water mixture, the right temperature for it and that seed starts to soften and open and split and grow. It grows because it takes from the environment and becomes completely different expression of itself. Such growth is a magical occurrence that happens all the time around us. That kind of evolution is exactly what our spiritual path is like.

It is about applying, how do you apply? How do you do these spiritual things? What do you do?
There is lots of information. It can be very confusing sorting through it. What I do as a mentor is to help you discover what you want and where you want to go.

Consider what you want on your spiritual “path.” If you require assistance, I am here.

Peace to you.

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Hello I am Ellen Sutherland and here we are being spiritual. Being Spiritual, what on earth is a spiritual path. It always makes me think when I hear the phrase – I use it a lot – it makes me think of the meridian system in the body. The energetic system is really a number of points all over the body. Each point has a number of points related to it and attached to an organ system and to the chakra system as well. Each one is attached in such a way and so close together, that people have drawn lines, like made a map of it. So there is a line, this meridian line, the lung line, liver line, pancreas line, and they are not really lines.

So… spiritual path. There is no path. Yet as you progress, as you evolve, as you go along, those are the words we use and in our mind it seems like we are following a path, a linear kind of thing, as step-by-step, a foot before a foot, kind of situation. It isn’t a path (we are on) it is an actual experience of application. The spiritual path is about application.

So how do you apply these things; how do you do these things; what do you do? It is all out there. There is lots and lots of information these days. It can be very confusing. I am actually glad that I didn’t start my path now, although it is a wonderful time of spiritual growth right now. Many, many more people interested in it, and moving toward light. There I go saying “moving toward” – evolving is really what I mean.

Think about how a plant grows. You take the seed. You apply certain conditions – the right soil mixture, the right water mixture, the right temperature for it and that seed starts to soften and open and split and grow…kind of magically grow because it takes stuff from the environment and becomes completely different. Such growth is a magical occurrence that happens all the time around us. That kind of evolution is exactly what our spiritual path is like.

We decide to focus on being a better person. “There must be a better way.” we think. “I want a better way to live life.” That is the seed decision and from that honest decision, from that willingness, that state of willingness, we are more open to other things in life. Maybe we want to be more peaceful. Maybe we want to get rid of the past junk that we carry – some of the hurts in our heart. Maybe we want to experience some of the things we have read about. Things like enlightened experiences, joyous experiences. Whatever tweaks us, whatever drives us, we begin to move toward, and evolve toward and grow into more awareness, more lovingness, more peace, more understanding, more willingness to change, more willingness to give others a break. We are more willing to give our self a break. We become soft, and open, and we grow. We evolve. That is the spiritual path. So it is not really a one foot in front of another process that we do. It can only look that way, most especially as we look at it in time.

It thought it would be helpful to think about a spiritual path perhaps in a different way than “I’m on the path.” The Zen people have wonderful saying such as “If you see Buddha on the road, kill him.” They are asking you to look within and not without. Sometimes you may need a helper and that is what I am about. I am a mentor. I certainly have had a lot of helpers and still have a lot of helpers in my life. Sometimes you need a mentor. Sometimes you need just a little boost up, a little Miracle Grow used for house plants. Sometimes you need a little Miracle Grow and that’s what I am about.

But in regard to your spiritual path, I am so glad you are considering it or that you are on it. I wish you great peace. I wish you great success in releasing what stops you from realizing what you already are, a full-blown perfect expression of Divinity, of Light of “Allness.” Whatever the words you use, once you experience a taste of it, you do not need the words anymore.

Peace to you.

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Ellen Sutherland shares her work through her sites: http://www.beingspiritual.com, http://www.ellensutherland.com and her book: "At Your Heart's Pace",
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