Your Spiritual Map and Blessing the Journey

The magical part of life is that you are in a constant state of motion. You are a divine being experiencing your own divinity! You incarnate to learn and experience, and before your incarnation you create a “map” that details the different events of your life to lead you to spiritual growth, and “enlightenment”.

In this life you will have mapped out many things. Some of the lessons you have mapped out will be physical obstacles, dealing with health, security and safety. Others will be mental/emotional dealing with relationships, addictions, beliefs and fears. Or spiritual obstacles dealing with faith, religion and issues of your own divinity.

On your map you will have strategically placed the right people, the right places and the right events to help you to achieve your goals of spiritual growth. Like a geographic map, you will have created alternate routes in order to fulfill your journey.

There is a secret: Your pace of learning is completely up to you.

It may not always seem that way when you are in the process of living your map, but on a spiritual level your soul is constantly being guided. You choose how fast or slow you get to your mapped out destination.

The more conscious you are of your spiritual state, and the concept of your map, the faster you can grow and learn spiritually. The quickest way to travel your map is through trusting your intuition, and consciously manifesting (through prayer, spellwork, and a regular spiritual practice).

Your intuition is your spiritual navigation system. It is constantly trying to link you to the smoothest and most effective path to your spiritual experiencing.

To help you connect to your intuition create a daily routine. Here are a few suggestions:

Spend at least 15 minutes a day in meditation and prayer. Meditation is an opportunity for your mind to slow down, and your intuition to leak into your awareness. Prayer is a way of creating dialogue with the Divine. Open yourself up to your personal Goddess, and allow her wisdom to touch you.

Use spiritual cleansing as a way to clear your energy field. Remember, you are constantly telling an energetic story, and this energetic story dictates the route you take on your map. Take a spiritual bath with salt water once a week. Use sage smudging to lighten your aura.

Light a candle of intention. What goals are you trying to attain? What energy are you trying to invite into your life? Create a simple ritual to help attract these qualities. Inscribe a white candle with a word, or phrase that sums up your intention and anoint it with sweet oil.

A Simple Daily Blessing

On Monday gather a handful of mugwort and rue. A white candle. Lavender oil. And silver thread. Make a strong tea from the mugwort and rue. Start a hot bath, adding the tea as the water runs. Once you slip into the bath allow yourself to ground and center. Let the energy of the Divine fill you up, and wash away all negativity.

Say a simple prayer of blessing, such as, “Mother goddess, loving and divine, clear my body and my mind. Surround me with your spiritual glow, and bless me on this journey I go.”

Soak for 10-15 minutes. Then towel yourself off gently and sit cross-legged on the floor. Hold the silver candle in your hands filling it with intention. You can use the above blessing. Anoint the candle with lavender oil, and your pulse points. Light the candle.

As the candle burns, tie a knot in the silver thread for each goal, or blessing you want to bring in your life. This will act as a charm of attraction. Let the candle burn out. Keep the thread under your pillow, or on your altar.

All good journeys begin with an adventurous spirit, and a good dose of positive energy! Remember to trust your intuition and use the wonderful tools that you have at your fingertips. Many blessings to you!

Appeared first in Soul Path Magazine 2014

© Shaheen Miro 2014

Metaphysical Answers: Spiritual Map

Here is a wonderful question that a client sent to me that I believe many of you can relate to:

I would like to understand or grasp the following concept: If I have free will and I am the creator of my destiny, what happens to the contracts I agreed upon before being incarnated? Does this mean that I will experience what I agreed upon, but during my incarnation I will have free-will on how to get there? Does this also mean that I can accelerate or slow down the learning of those lessons? I hope I make sense. Blessings!

Dear friend,

This is a wonderful question, one that I have been asked before and one that I have contemplated myself. This can be a very confusing concept, but it can be explained by understanding the map or contract we created for our journey.

Before incarnating we create a contract that is laid out like a map. This map highlights the key concepts that we wish to learn in our incarnation that will lead us to “enlightenment”. We detail different experiences that we want and need to learn for our spiritual growth.

In my personal experience I have found that we detail first our soul groups. These are the people that we will be working with in our lifetime; starting with key figure, such as our family (parents, spouses and children). Often times we choose these people because their souls evolution links up with our own. For example: Your husband or wife may wish to learn to be more conscious of others needs, while you may be seeking more patience.

After deciding on whom you will be learning with, you set out the actual obstacles or courses. This covers many things from what career path you will be working in, to possible health issues, to the major life shaking events. What you must remember is that like a real map, you set out a “destination”, which has may routes.

Think of this visually. If you are setting out on a road trip and your goal is to get to a specific park, park X, in a specific town, in a specific state, you can map this out. You may choose to take the scenic route, you may choose the highway, or you may choose a very obscure bumpy path. Each path will be very different, but they will all lead you to your destination, park X.

So in this life you will have mapped out many things. Some of the lessons you have mapped out will be physical obstacles, dealing with health, security and safety. Others will be mental/emotional dealing with relationships, addictions, beliefs and fears. And also, spiritual obstacles dealing with faith, religion, beliefs and issues of your own divinity.

On your map you will have strategically placed the right people, the right places and the right events to help you to achieve your goals of spiritual growth. And just like a real geographic map, you will have created alternate routes in order to achieve this.

Now, Understanding the concept of free will is very simple, we are divine beings.  We are facets of the all, of Spirit. We are nothing more than extensions of the divine experiencing our own divinity. As they say you can read a how to book about something, but unless you actually do it, the knowledge is useless. That’s why we are here… to do! You choose how fast or slow you get to your mapped out goals, like I said before you decided which road to travel down.

The pace that you learn at is completely up to you. It may not seem that way when you are in the process of living your map, but on a spiritual level your soul is constantly being guided by this.

Often times people will ask me questions in a reading that I do not know the answer to, simply because the future is only a possibility. Depending on the next path you choose that outcome may change too. Sometimes I will even tell people that I can feel something in the works, but I am unsure of how its going to play out, simply because they haven’t decided.

Being more conscious of this concept can help you learn, evolve and grow much faster. But really the quickest way to get to point X is to trust in your intuition. Your intuition is your spiritual navigation system. It is constantly trying to link you up to the quickest, smoothest and easiest path to your pre-determined destination.

Best wishes,

Shaheen

 

© Shaheen Miro 2/12/2011