Spiritual renewal in hard times is essential for well being in our spiritual journey. All around us each day, we face the negative side of life staring us in the face. Gas prices take us prisoner and a failing economy, devastating weather conditions, even television and movies saturate us with negativity. What we place our attention on is what we become. Therefore, spiritual renewal is absolutely necessary today for survival.
Men are made for happiness, and
anyone who is completely happy has
a right to say to himself: “ I am doing
God’s will on earth.”
It is time for spiritual renewal. From a Soul overview, renewal means waking up the heart to divine love, humor and right discrimination between the virtues and vices of life.
Divine neutral love is the roadmap to a peaceful heart.
We, as Soul, were created to be happy spiritual beings. We were created to be spiritually free. We were created to accept and bring joy and happiness into our lives, the lives of our family, coworkers, the environment around us, animals and all life. This is being a co-worker with Divine Spirit, which brings a peaceful heart in the good times and hard times.
Spiritual Renewal From a Blue Jay and Her Three Babies
The Simple Things in Life
Holy Spirit’s simplicity of divine love surrounds us each and every minute of the day.
However, the question is ⎯ where is our attention? Is it on the blessing or on the hardships, discontent, and stress?
A spiritual life offers unlimited gifts and blessings. All we have to do is determine whether we want to be happy or unhappy.
Nature and animals are one of my secret gardens of divine love. Every day, I keep my heart awake to their blessings.
The other day, I was sitting at my desk working on a new book. I looked out of the bay window of my office to find a large branch of an old oak tree bouncing up and down.
My heart opened instantly. My Blue Jay friends were offering another gift during their daily visit. I got up, climbed onto the couch and looked out the window. A mother Blue Jay had brought three of her new babies to visit. They were just learning to fly.
The mother Blue Jay and her three babies were perched on the branch, which was rubbing against the window, staring into my eyes. They were so cute. The divine love flowing through them brought tears to my eyes.
This was a spiritual experience direct from Holy Spirit that opened my heart to even more divine love.
These miracles of a changed consciousness surround us each and every second of our day. However, how many of these precious divine gifts go unnoticed in our busy material day filled with stress.
To renew your heart, each day choose purity over pollution. Choose consciously and carefully not to contaminate the mind, heart and emotions. The duality of the physical material distractions is here to imprison the heart and steal happiness and joy from life.
Begin to watch for divine miracles like the one in the story in your own life. Then life will miraculously transform into a miracle.
With a peaceful heart, hardships silently slip away. We only have the ability to hold one single thought in our minds at a time. That is why it is critical to consciously choose purity over pollution by living in the divine moment of NOW. This is the sacred moment when we discover spiritual renewal.
Sandy Paris is author of the Dream Reality Book Series and keynote speaker of 36 years. She is also a spirituality expert with the Dalai Lama, Deepak Chopra and co-author with Jack Canfield, John Gray and others. Her books reflect the infinite potential in all of us as unlimited spiritual beings. Copyright © 2008 Sandy Paris. Visit Sandy’s website for her transformational books and e-books with added free gifts. Coming soon: CDs from speaking engagements. You are welcome to use this article if bio and contact information are attached. www.sandyparis.com firstname.lastname@example.org