Many people only know of the giant redwood trees, or sequoia’s found in California, gigantic lumbering behemoth trees that tower far above the normal tree line we are used to. They are trees so large you could drive a car through one.
When I was a young boy I made it a habit to stretch, pray and meditate for at least 15 minutes a day. The prayer was to remain spiritually vigilant, the meditation was to calm and relax nerves and body. The stretching was to unwind and relieve muscle tension. Just 15 minutes a day is all I needed, sometimes I would take as long as 2 hours. I would practice different meditation techniques or I would spend some extra time stretching, or praying. Whatever, the time spent was my body, mind and soul were in unison with each other.
It was once the case that a person’s personality is more less defined by the people they spend time with and the things they read. Now, it can be said someone’s personality is defined by the people you spend time with, the shows you watch, and the things you read. How do you know what is a positive influence and what is negative? What if you see an aspect in one of your friends and family that you do not wish to embody?
In the quest to becoming a better you and improved redefined self one must take all measures into account. Including how others perceive you and how you perceive others. Can it be aligned as good, bad or neutral? Should you change or is everything ok.
I recently had opportunity to look back and study the past year of my life. Where I started as well as where I am going. Doing so I came to a few realizations. I think the most shocking of these would be that I have spent very little time working on my spiritual life. This is what I thought at least. It has been almost a year since Excommunicate’s relaunch and in that time traffic has nearly tripled. I left my day job and became fully self-employed. Amongst my jobs is my time to this site. That’s when it hit me. I may not have been practicing daily meditation but there is one skill I have greatly improved.
Many of you know it as the law of attraction, but before it was called a law it was the will of the universe, it was the power of your own mind. It is something most every gnostic, occult, new-age, or wiccan book touches upon. All of them say it in different ways but it is the same thing. It is a point I feel deserves reiteration.