Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts Your Soul Path

Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts — Your Soul Path

Unwrapping your spiritual gifts is your Soul path of self-discovery. There are treasures, the legacy of our ancestors’ sacrifices, which lay dormant in our DNA, waiting for us to awaken, unlock, and use them. Learn how to open these latent talents.

Discovering Your Spiritual Assets

We can define these sacred gifts in many ways depending on our worldview. Every philosophy and religion has its way of describing these gifts.  The most popular religions globally are the Abrahamic religions; (1) they refer to them as “skills, abilities, and talents.” It’s a topic for a different type of comparison. We use the term to reflect a much older understanding of these core elements.

We categorize these gifts from our ancestors in two ways. First as the collection of tools for exploring consciousness, and second as the highest human virtues. Tools and virtues differ greatly from learned skills.

Some people say that latent talents would qualify as these gifts. However, we disagree with this conclusion. The Abrahamic traditions use the term talents as a metaphor for skills that can be gained, like dancing. Dancing is not a talent. Anyone can dance. We judge who is better by their physical ability. It’s the same way talents are used in the public sector, like mathematics. Mathematics is a skill that some people grasp better than others.

These talents or skills vary the core content of our essence and tools of consciousness that we will discuss.

Your Soul Path

Our most valuable spiritual assets are the virtues of the spirit, which are the highest attributes of human nature. There are nine of these virtues, which correspond to the nine primary personality types. These virtues include gratitude, joyfulness, happiness, love, thankfulness, blissfulness, appreciation, mindfulness, and serenity.

Each virtue has an inward and outward expression. Although you have one of these attributes as an anchor, you can expand awareness to access all the others as you move through the process of integration.

Some cultures refer to spiritual gifts as skills, abilities, and talents. But that’s where the confusion with the Abrahamic traditions comes in. Don’t get sidetracked by their counterfeits.

The treasures of the Soul are the legacy of our ancestors, t the culmination of connections stretching back to the beginning. We result from the lessons learned and blessings earned. We inherit them through our DNA. And, we acquire their use by this inheritance. They live within us, waiting for us to awaken and use them.

You don’t need a religion to unlock them; you own them. Your Soul Path is different from everyone else’s because our gifts differ from everyone else. Unwrapping your spiritual gifts is a journey of self-discovery, not following doctrine and dogma.

It would be almost impossible to list all the variations of gifts. We recognize them when we see them in operation. For instance, the ability to facilitate healing is a talent. Feeling the emotions of other people or places is the Empath‘s gift.

Many spiritual sages tell us discovering your spiritual essence is the purpose of life. Once you know how to search and unlock them, you’ll learn how to find them.

The Shamanic Journey is one of the primary spiritual technologies for exploring awareness. Some religions and cultures rebrand this process to make it more acceptable, calling it creative visualization or guided meditation. It’s a tool that can reveal latent gifts and talents. An excellent resource to learn this process is the book “Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide by Sandra Ingerman” (2).

This tool is just one of the ancient technologies which helps us explore and develop our potential.

Consciousness Development

Now, let’s go back to the subject of skills. You can increase access to these latent skills, abilities, and talents in the same way you can increase athletic ability. It’s like playing basketball. Some people have a natural talent for this game. Take Michael Jordan, for instance. You can practice for years and never be able to do the things Mr. Jordan can do. That doesn’t mean we can’t have fun playing basketball, even if we can’t shoot and dunk like Michael Jordan. What it means is that your Soul treasures may be different in degrees.

These unique core gifts come in a variety, like a rainbow of different colors. Your Soul Path looks different from everyone else’s. Some people have just a few colors, and some have several. You may not be aware of them until you awaken them.

Discovering your spiritual doorways to other states is a part of the process. Each entrance or color reveals a new opportunity to grow. There are many levels of consciousness available to us if we seek them.

Instead of looking for a list of potential gifts you might or might not have, learn to awaken to your own! It is easier than you think. Just remember, it’s essential to be gentle but firm with yourself. Progress is hard to predict. We each learn and awaken at different rates. So it is important to be patient and gentle with ourselves. Be steadfast and keep using processes like the Shamanic Journey to discover and revive them.

Consciousness development is serious “inner work.” It will illuminate any roadblocks, but it is worth the effort. The discoveries you make will be a part of your legacy to others.

You can use the shamanic journey or other tools to explore consciousness without joining a religion. All you need to do is follow the process. For the most part, these tools come from Eastern traditions. Their focus is on exploring consciousness and developing human potential.

Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts

soul treasures how to discover your spiritual gifts

Discovering your spiritual essence is easier than you think. Here is one way many people can begin the process. It’s a simple and intuitive process. We will sit upright and guide our awareness from our ordinary active mind to our body and breathe. Then we “visualize” the unlocking of the treasures of our Souls. It’s simple, but it works. Try it and see.

1) Quiet the Mind And Guide Awareness Inward

First, allow yourself a few moments to sit in 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 attention to your posture and breathe. It will quiet the mind. Practice this until you feel your mind quiet down. In this way, you learn how to guide awareness gently inward.

We recommend the use of a spiritual journal to document your exploration. Discovering your spiritual treasures is a form of investigation. So, writing about your thoughts and feelings after you meditate is one way to hear what your Soul says.

2) Creative Visualization

The last step is to leverage the power of creative visualization—this is a way to use our imagination. Make a vivid picture in your mind. Again, this is the rebranding of the Shamanic journey. It’s a method that has been used for eons to discovering your spiritual path.

Feel the air (source) coming into you through your nostrils and filling your lungs. Visualize bringing in cleansing air and source energies. Now visualize it going 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 of your lips. Next, see if you can regulate your breath—seven seconds in, deep into the stomach. Hold the breath in for several seconds and then exhale slowly through your lips. Feel and hear the stale air leaving your body.

Focus and visualize the uncoiling of the energy up your spine. As you visualize the uncoiling, allow your intuition to unlock whatever treasures of the Soul reside within. TRUST in the process. After a few minutes, you should begin to “feel” silence and stillness.

The last step is to visualize the “unlocking” of the treasures of your Soul. Ask your ancestors to help you if you are 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 notice is your life force energy coming back into sync with life. You may also feel you are more in sync with the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

For more intensity, use this technique along with a shamanic drum track. The rhythm of the drum will give you added focus.

Summing up the Process

Some people find this process works almost immediately. However, it may take several times over several weeks for many people. Everyone is different, so don’t force it. The process and the timetable for unlocking your spiritual gifts are different for everyone.

Walking your Soul Path is what Joseph Campbell calls The Hero’s Journey. (3) But, we don’t have to walk the whole way alone. Find others are walking in the same general direction. Learn from them and help them teach them, and accept their help.

We are all on our path, going at our own pace. Some people get their gifts all at once, others over time. They are available when we are ready to receive them. Awakening is like a butterfly transformation. It takes time.

Common Roadblocks

First, it is common for people to find that their thoughts and emotions interrupt this process. It is also hard for some people to follow their breath. Both will become easier with time and practice. Don’t force things. If your mind is hyperactive or tired, wait for a better time to practice. Over time, your mind, body, and Soul will come to enjoy this time of synchronization.

Second, our cultural narrative resists change. We receive programming from several social systems that create boundaries of thinking.  Programming from the cultural narrative is so powerful it will install bias and prejudices.  So, it’s essential to question your cultural narrative. It’s where we get most of the beliefs that make up our worldview.

Solutions

After you do this practice, it’s crucial to become and stay present with your body and breath. It will help you keep in contact with this primal energy and knowledge. Unwrapping your spiritual gifts continues after you end the meditative process. Some synchronicity may trigger an awareness of a doorway that you didn’t realize existed. Again, everyone is different. Be present enough to trust the energies.

Vibrations

You will feel the high vibrations of your gifts, just like being in the presence of a friend. Many find clarity of thoughts and images within the mind’s eye directly after the practice. And, if you felt nothing, that’s telling you something. If it doesn’t resonate, then perhaps you aren’t in a place to open this particular skill, ability, or talent. Most people have a spiritual awareness of people and places. Trust in this wisdom.

What Are The Spiritual Technologies?

These processes are a collection of proven methods for unwrapping your spiritual gifts. We call them spiritual technologies. They help us expand awareness and unlock these treasures. We divide these tools into four major categories:

In Conclusion

There’s nothing wrong with studying philosophy or bringing out humankind’s positive attributes. Similarly, there isn’t anything wrong with developing a list of these attributes. However, these differ from unlocking our latent skills, abilities, and talents.

Use as many spiritual technologies as you can. Study about the higher virtues. Find out what treasures you possess. We’d like to hear about your experience with these processes. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

References

(1) Religions by population or group: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Major_religious_groups

(2) Shamanic Journeying: A Beginner’s Guide by Sandra Ingerman: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/900299.Shamanic_Journeying

(3) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book, The Hero with a Thousand Faces: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hero_with_a_Thousand_Faces

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