Hello beautiful souls!
I hope you are feeling amazing today, as you deserve to feel like you are on top of the world!.. So let's get right into it.
I was recently in the park in Downtown Atlanta when I was approached by a young man who seemed to be dressed as a monk (not sure cause I've never really encountered many in real life), but if I had to guess, yes, monk would be the description. However, his appearance isn't of much importance, but what he had in his hands sparked my interest.
He asked me a couple questions concerning spirituality which included the question "How many chakras do we have?" of course I answered "Seven." He then proceeds to speak about the seven books he had been holding in his hands, to get to the point, a friend and I donated money and he gave us the books.
The book I decided to read first is The Science of Self-Realization written by His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. I encourage you to do your own research on who that is.
Getting into this book I instantly knew that this would be something very beneficial to my spiritual growth, and of course, I would like to share some of what I've read to you.
To Know Who You Are, Is Everything To Know
This is not a title from the book, but is something that was deposited into my spirit upon writing this blog.
As people, we search high and low for the things we feel will make us happier. But why do we never start that search from within?
As human beings we were given dominion over the earth and all things in it, for examples, the animals. Why is it that we have been given more power than of a dog or a cat?
That is because our ultimate goal is to seek God and to move towards not a material destination but a spiritual destination. Unfortunately, we have been taught and anchored to ignore spiritual consciousness by five strong chains which are:
1. Attachment to the material body due to spiritual facts
2. Attachment to kinsmen (family) due to bodily relations
3. Attachment to the land of birth and to material possessions such as houses, furniture, estates, property, business papers, etc
4. Attachment to material science, which always remains mysterious for want of spiritual light
5. Attachment to religious forms and holy rituals without knowing God for yourself
What do all of these "chains" have in common?....Yes... they are all considered to be "attachments". And as I was reading this it started to all make sense.
We lose who we are and our purpose in life when we become attached to the things outside of who we are. It is important to be DETACHED from material aspects to grow spiritually.
If you are unsure of what these attachments entail, don't worry, I plan on doing another blog explaining them in more detail, however, I highly recommend you read this blog more than once so that it starts to resonate with you or even better, pick up a copy of the book yourself.
I do want to warn you, that with knowledge, comes doubt, not from yourself but from things outside of you, it's important to keep what's true to you and deny what tries to interfere with that. To stay protected from negative energy, I encourage you to purchase the Protection Candle which would assist you in setting your intentions on not only keeping bad energy away but also declaring to yourself that you are prepared to walk upon this journey of spiritual growth.
I hope you have found this writing interesting and are able to take something from it!
Until next time...