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The Blame Game, Atonement and Forgiveness

Article – The Blame Game, Atonement and Forgiveness by Elige Stewart

As we wind our way through our lives, we find our challenges popping up to greet us around every bend. When we greet our challenges, we should keep two powerful tools of aligning us with spirit in mind: Atonement and Foregiveness. All we need to know about these beautiful concepts are contained within the words themselves.

Frequently, our challenges place us on either side of the blame game, and this is the most potent use of our two featured tools of the Spirit. When we hurt another person or we perceive another to hurt us, we should think back to the wisdom inherent in process of forgiving and atonement.

Atonement is traditionally thought of as ‘making amends’ or ‘rectifying a wrong’. If we break the word down a little bit, though, we can see that there is a much more powerful process at work. At-one-ment. At – being the point in which we are, One – being the description of that point, and Ment – being the actions we take from this perspective. When we ‘atone’, we become more ‘at-one’ with a person, seeing a situation from their vantage point, and acting from that knowledge, usually with apologies. Here is a stunningly simple thought: What if we practiced at-one-ment on a regular basis, with all people that we meet?

What if we were able to recognize that all people that cross our paths are amazing and beautiful reflections of our indwelling spirits? What if we pre-emptively reached out to connect with them, seeing ‘us’ instead of ‘me and them’? We are all of the same spirit, the same source, and the process of atonement is simply reminding ourselves of that.

We can break the word down again and discover more hidden wisdom – a-tone-ment. In this etymology, we see that by recognizing the indwelling spirit of others, that we are actively setting the tone of leading a spirit driven life. When we see all as one, then others are more likely to see that as well, as it is simply a reminder of the soul level wisdom that we all know deep down.

So many of us are actively challenged on the other end of the blame game as well. In these instances, the appropriate tool to use is ‘for-give-ness’. For- represents our need to act without prompting (as in be-FOR-e). Give – means that we give the situation over completely – no takesies backsides! Ness – is the state of being in that moment. So, in other words, you are accepting that you cannot control the actions of another, and that what is past is past. When you forgive, then you release the power that a situation has over you or your life, and moving beyond it. That doesn’t mean you didn’t learn anything from the situation, it simply means that you have reclaimed your power from it.

By incorporating these concepts into your life, you clear up more space in your heart for love. You re-affirm your connection to all of life through Source, and you accept your true power. I mean, what’s more powerful than being one with all and accepting more love into your heart?

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Living an Intuited Life

Article – Living an Intuited Life by Elige Stewart and James Wortz

A lot of people excitedly sign up for our classes to learn to strengthen their intuitive gifts and deepen their spiritual practice. The students usually take lengthy notes, absorbing every word we say, then leave to return to their ‘mundane lives’. So many people focus on developing their intuitive gifts without any practical application to their lives.

The main reason that one should take a class is to help them to better their life. This being said, there are an amazing number of gifted and dedicated spiritual or psychic teachers out there who can support you in your spiritual growth. It is up to you to use the techniques by applying them to everyday living.

Let’s take a for instance…… Grounding is a vital part of any psychic’s reading regimen. That’s all well and good, but what can a grounding technique do for you on a daily basis? Actually, grounding can help you to keep your energy fields balanced and cleared, which will then give a sense of clarity, focus and energy. This is ideal for trips to crowded places (such as malls, grocery stores or awkward holiday parties).

You should use your intuitive guidance in shopping for deals to check for quality, to help find a prime parking space, or to even find the best route between two places (one of James’ favorite tricks, especially when Elige got them lost!)

Another consideration is that as we develop our intuitive and spiritual power, the Universe will test our new traits and skills to show us just how much we’re progressing. Keep that in mind as you are consistently challenged by a seemingly incompetent coworker, or a crazy driver on the interstate. We cultivate the higher traits of wisdom, compassion and spiritual awareness so that we make live in these states on a daily basis. If you are anything like us, then it takes three things to do this: Practice, Practice and Practice.

One of the most potent uses of developing spirituality and intuitive prowess is our ability to facilitate healing. This is best done by maintaining an awareness of health on a daily basis, and addressing our minor energetic imbalances before they grow into physical symptoms. This also means dealing with stress pre-emptively as opposed to letting it grow to a point of overwhelming you.

This new concept of intuitive and spiritual functioning is one that we feel has been overlooked, as there are many classes on psychic and spiritual development, but few that help one to incorporate their intuition into everyday living. We intend to address this through lectures, workshops and classes over throughout the new year. Keep your eyes open for a series we’re calling Intuited Living through……… This series will contain lectures, articles and classes to help you integrate your spirituality and intuition into your everyday life.