Higher Self: Growing Inside of Us

Written by Alma De La Cruz

Maybe once in a lifetime, we find ourselves seeking spiritual growth mostly when everything we try to do is hard to achieve. Amongrepparttar many questions that consequently come out are: Who am I? Why am I here? Is there a Higher Power?

Since arguing over thesequestions surely can bring down a lot of lines, I will present to you some definitions fromrepparttar 140940 common New Age term “Higher Self,” which I believe isrepparttar 140941 very important start of all well being. The Higher Self is your connection to your spirit or spirituality. It isrepparttar 140942 consciousness of your soul. It is that part of you which is closer to God and has never forgotten its divine connection. It is only concerned and actively interested with how YOU are going to evolve your spirit. Your “Higher Self” does not grieve, feel pain or failure.

I also like what Sanaya Roman teaches and explains in her book Spiritual Growth: Being Your Higher Self (Earth Life Book III). Through practical techniques, Spiritual Growth teaches readers how to move to higher consciousness, to their higher selves, and create a vision of their higher self. Thus it could be a great proposal, or any other book related to personal enlightenment.

For a better picture, think ofrepparttar 140943 “Lower Self” or ego personality asrepparttar 140944 contrary of higher self. The lower self is encapsulated within its own desires; once a desire is accomplished, other desires spring up. It never stops.

However, spiritual techniques like meditation assist people to switch from Lower Self torepparttar 140945 Higher Self, which is used by certain schools of spiritual teaching such asrepparttar 140946 Golden Dawn and Theosophy.

The First Leaf of Life

Written by Alma De La Cruz

Talking with a friend of mine while we were on our weekend shopping trips at a local herbarium and flower shop, we reminisced aboutrepparttar good times when plants and flowers were used to express good things such as love attraction. My female colleagues and I innocently responded torepparttar 140939 flirting with blushed faces and cute smiles. I’m sorry to state a cliché but… Oh Lord, how I miss those good old times!

My friend’s mom used to sprinkle small leaves and pour plant baskets aroundrepparttar 140940 apartment to blessrepparttar 140941 life of her family. Today, I’ve also seen beautiful herbal blessing bottles for those of you who would decide to buy all ready made rather than do it by your own. Some of them have a tag explaining any ofrepparttar 140942 following intentions: Devotion, everlasting love, appreciation, or joy and happiness. My friend keeps up withrepparttar 140943 tradition of recreatingrepparttar 140944 free-spirited and green nature insiderepparttar 140945 four blocks of her walls. For her, as for many women, it expresses one’s spiritual visions and feelings, and it is also a wonderful reminder of one's dreams.

More than looking and smelling at flowers and plants, try to connect your spiritual self with them. They have life, although very short, but very powerful. In case that you are ignorant of their existence, I am placing some plants and flowers names related with love, because as a popular saying goes, “love is all we need!”. So spreadit!

Aloe: Helps bring you a new lover.

Asphodel: Attracts new love.

Balm of Gilead: Good for new love when placed in red wine.

Beth Root: Brings money, love, and luck.

Betony Wood: Good for advances, purification, protection, love.

Blood Root: Love, protection, and purification.

Caraway: Passion.

Catnip: Cat magic, love, beauty, and happiness.

Cayenne: Fidelity, hex breaking, and love.

Chickweed: Fidelity, and love.

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