To be inspired means to dwell in your spirit. It is our natural state. So why is it so hard to live in this space? Find out how you can learn to “live in spirit” instead of from the Ego. If you can do this, it will change your life.
Living in Spirit is — Inspired Living
Observe children playing; they are happy and content living in the moment using their imagination. They create an imaginary world and dwell in the innocence of the spirit. You can see and their joy as they play. Their faces shine with vibrations of happiness and inspiration, and this is our original state of being before we are subject to social programming.
“Just as a candle spreads light in a darkened room, people who are living in Spirit give off a higher energy that can bring light to our hearts and minds.” ― Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Inspired living opens the door to the virtues of the spirit. The “virtues of the spirit” are not goals; they are the higher values possible for each of the nine basic personality types. Each personality type has its path and its own set of challenges.
Presence is one common element that will help us move toward integration. Being present enables the real you to show up. We accomplish all of our inner cognitive work when we are present. Inner work helps us remove the programming to reveal the “virtues of the spirit.” What are these virtues? These are gifts of our ancestors locked in our DNA.
“Gratitude, Love, Appreciation, Serenity, Joyfulness, Happiness, Thankfulness, Blissfulness, and Mindfulness; these are the virtues of the spirit. With these tools, we are able to conquer … not the world, but ourselves. And so then … the world does not need to be conquered.” — Guru Tua
“Living in spirit” is the result of allowing these virtues to shine. These virtues are the key to returning to our original state of being.
What Gets in the Way
Our modern culture is a big part of the problem. The dominant culture wants us to forget about our original state of innocence because it cannot profit from it. How can it sell us anything if we are already happy and content? So, a lot of time and effort goes into advertising and social programming. All this programming makes inspired living impossible.
The modern culture aims to replace this sacred inner space with commercialism and religion. But these are counterfeits. However, dogma is an inadequate substitute for the genuine experience of “living in spirit.”
Our Ego often gets in the way of us living in the spirit. But, the Ego is not our enemy. It is a necessary tool for connecting our consciousness to our bodies. However, our culture misuses our Ego to control and sell us things. When we fixate on issues that relate to our Ego, we are easy to manipulate. We are more susceptible to self-hypnosis and group hypnosis manipulation tactics of organized religion and news media.
Regaining our Inspiration
So, we need to relearn how to indwell our spirit. The path for this is different for everyone. However, we can use the same tools to create our way. Several spiritual technologies can facilitate this process.
Spiritual technologies are methods for exploring human consciousness; they comprise a diverse body of practical mental tools. You can use these tools to develop your potential, expand awareness, and reach higher states of consciousness.
These tools differ significantly from religion. They do not require faith or belief in any religious doctrine. Anyone can use these processes to develop their full potential. All you need to do is follow the process, and it’s just like following the recipe for baking a cake. If you combine the right ingredients in the right way and you get something delicious.
We select the best of these ancient methods for our blended learning method. These processes are time-tested by generations of use, and they stand up to the rigorous tests of science. They are repeatable processes, and several produce measurable effects on our physiology. These changes include increased brainwave coherence, lower heart rate, and increased skin resistance. Changes like this prove these partitions of consciousness differ significantly from waking, dreaming, and sleeping.
We divide these tools into four major categories:
Everyone can use these methods to create their unique spiritual path, and you can start with any of these methods. The more of them you use, the faster your progress.
To become inspired, you must ignite the imagination and the love of play. How do you do this? Think back to when you played as a child. Whatever you did that made you happy and content to be within yourself, that is the place to start. Learning mindfulness meditation techniques will help you become present and aware. Perhaps spiritual exploration is where this venture will lead you?
Inspired living is the result of accessing the virtues of the spirit. Removing the roadblocks to these virtues will enable us to move beyond the confines of Ego and the cultural narrative.
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(1) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia