Our Spiritual Gifts are part of our DNA. So, unlocking our spiritual gifts is part of our mission. Learn how you can unlock these gifts.
Yes, some people are more in touch with this ancient thread than others. Many among us are blessed with a bounty of Spiritual Gifts. But, for the most part, they are left dormant. Our goal is to help you get more in touch with these valuable tools. It is the path of our Soul’s Journey.
It’s important to realize we inherit these gifts. We earn their use by this inheritance. They reside within us waiting to be awakened. Just think about it. You are the product of generations, the culmination of the unique connections stretching back to the beginning. We are the result of the lessons learned and blessings earned. We are on a Soul Journey learning and repeating lessons. Our spiritual gifts are intended to assist us in understanding our unique paths. These spiritual gifts lay within us, safely awaiting the time we call upon them. Let’s do it now.
What are the Spiritual Gifts?
Many people associate the term “Spiritual Gifts” with the Abrahamic religions (The Western organized religions of Semitic origin, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam). But, in truth is our gifts pre-date all of Western religion. In this paradigm, the gifts are associated with what we would call virtues not spiritual gifts. The virtues of the spirit include gratitude, joyfulness, happiness, love, thankfulness, blissfulness, appreciation, mindfulness, and serenity.
There’s nothing wrong with the virtues of the spirit. It’s just that the spiritual gifts we are talking about are a completely different world. Spiritual Gifts are powerful tools. They come in two major “groups” abilities or skills and callings. For example, a spiritual gift is being able to teach others a healing process. Or, it could simply be employing a healing process like Reiki. And, there are all special types of healing gifts, physical, mental and spiritual. Healing might also involve An example of a calling is being led to help certain groups of people or animals. Many people hear the calling to preserve the environment.
Our spiritual gifts come in a variety like the colors of a rainbow. Some people have a singular gift and some have several. The gifts are as old as mankind. The process of the Shamanic Journey also called creative visualization or guided meditation is the best way to learn about what spiritual gifts may be available to you. A good resource is the book “Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide” by Sandra Ingerman. Spiritual gifts can range from abilities and skills to “callings,” that is being drawn to do this or that.
The Process for Getting In Touch with Your Spiritual Gifts
This is a simple and intuitive process. We will sit upright and guide our awareness from our normal active mind to our body and breathe. Then we will “visualize” energy and the unlocking of our spiritual gifts. It’s simple, but it works. Try it and see.
Guiding Our Awareness
First, allow yourself a few moments to sit in your silence. Consciously bring your awareness to your body. Sit comfortably. You don’t need to sit cross-legged. Your spine should be upright but not strained. Allow your head to “float” about your shoulders. Now, allow your awareness to come to your posture, your body. Bring your awareness also to your breathing. When thoughts interrupt gently return your awareness to your posture and breathe.
Feel the air (source) coming into you thru your nostrils and filling your lungs. Visualize bringing in cleansing air and source energies. Allow the energy to go down the spine and gather them in the sacral area. Then, when you breathe out to allow the release of air and negative energy out your lips. Next, see if you can regulate your breath. Seven seconds in, deep into the stomach. Hold the breath in for seven seconds. Then exhale slowly your lips. Feel and hear the stale air leaving your body.
Unlocking Our Spiritual Gifts
Lastly, visualize the uncoiling of the energy up your spine. As you visualize the uncoiling, allow your intuition to unlock whatever spiritual gifts reside within. TRUST in the process. After a few minutes, you should begin to “feel” silence and stillness.
Now, Visualize the “unlocking” of your spiritual gifts. Ask your ancestors to help you. If you are so inclined to call upon your spirit guides or guardian angels. Ask them for focus, direction, discipline, counsel, and love. Allow the blessings to do this until the only thing you’re noticing is your life force energy coming back. Coming back into sync with life. You may also feel you are more in sync with the heartbeat of Mother Earth.
Reflection on the Process
Some people find this process works almost immediately. However, for many people, it may take several times over several weeks. Everyone is different. Most importantly, do not force it. We are all on our path, going at our own pace. Some people obtain their gifts all at once, others over time. They are available when we are ready to receive them.
It is common for people to find their thoughts and emotions may interrupt this process. It is also hard for some people to follow their breath. Both of these will become easier with time and practice. Don’t force things. If your mind is hyperactive or if you are tired then just wait for a better time to practice. Over time your mind, body, and soul will come to enjoy this time of synchronization.
After you do this practice, stay present with your body and breath. This will enable you to continue to be in contact with this primal energy and knowledge. You may find the spiritual gifts materialize after the process rather than during. Again, everyone is different. Be present enough to trust the energies. We are filled with divine energy.
You will always feel the high vibrations of your spiritual gifts just like the presence of a friend. Many find clarity of thoughts and images within the mind’s eye directly after the practice. If no vibration is present or low vibration is felt. Express to them that they have no permission to be within your presence. We ALL have this Spiritual Awareness within our souls. TRUST in it. Enjoy the journey! The journey within all that You Are!
What are Spiritual Technologies?
In essence, spiritual technologies are methods of developing your potential. In short, these mental tools focus on expanding awareness and consciousness. And, these processes stand up to the test of science – repeatable and measurable. Anyone can use them. It’s like baking a cake. If you follow the directions, you get something delicious. We call the practice of these processes Spiritual Exploration.
Of course, there are several ways to list these processes. It’s important to note some of these tools could easily be in more than one category:
- Logical reasoning is one of the first tools we study. This includes the companion tools, spotting logical fallacies and logical axioms. Above all, these are essential tools for any spiritual explorer. They can sharpen your ability to discern fact from fiction.
- Another important basic toolset is the “inner work” methods like The Enneagram Personality Profile. These help us to understand the mechanisms of Ego, personality, and instincts. They also provide a doorway to understanding the virtues and gifts of the spirit.
- Progressions of seated meditation are the heart of the practice. This includes a range from Basic Mindfulness Meditation through Japa Meditation and the Siddhis of Patanjali.
- Next, progressions of moving meditation. For instance, several methods of energy collection, like Forest Bathing, Qigong, and Tai Chi.
- Awareness and consciousness expansion pathways such as Lucid Dreaming and the Shamanic Journey or Guided Meditation.
- And last but not least, several healing modalities, such as Reiki, and Shiatsu.
The above process is one of the core exercises in our blended learning process. We highly recommend the use of ALL the spiritual technologies for expanding awareness and investigating higher states of consciousness. Here your spiritual gifts will be made evident. And, you’ll get the opportunity to use them to help others.
If this article resonates, there are more on our blog. Also, you may be interested in learning about our blended learning process. This is our curriculum which we use to teach several mind-expanding tools. It also aligns the Hero’s Journey. This is the term Joseph Campbell gave the pattern of consciousness development. Our learning process is available in two forms. You can take part in the virtual learning module or our workshops.
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