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Divine Purpose Guidework classes online are brief "mini" classes to introduce the concepts for the corresponding upcoming workshop and chapter in the soon to be released book, "Divine Purpose Guidework". Follow NurseHealer Blog to be the first to know when the book is released and the workshops are scheduled.
Divine Purpose Guidework Inner Journey Class
Chapter - Inner Journey
About this Class:
The inner journey is an enterprise of introspection; an adventure of soul travel to greater and greater depths of awareness. The outward journey is marked with signs; the inward journey with symbols. Symbols are the impressions from within that guide us to spiritual wisdom and draw us to personal revelation. The destination of the inner journey is simply home. Our home on this planet is temporary, as is everything in this physical existence. Our souls have a permanent residence elsewhere. While "home" is a destination, it is not a location. There are no physical coordinates to the fixed position of "home." Our inner destination of home is a level of awareness, a consciousness of the soul itself. The more preconceived are the theories we subscribe to about where our inner journey will take us, the narrower we cause our destination to become. The more we release our rigid expectations and allow the journey to reveal itself to us, the more amazing our journey becomes. And, as we release and allow, we discover that our destination is limitless, timeless, flawless and ceaseless.
With this class, we are almost half-way through with the Divine Purpose Guidework course. There are twelve classes. Inner Journey is class number five. We have covered Intuition, Life Purpose, Clarity and Divine Nature. All these classes are available on BlogTalk Radio, iTunes and through the NurseHealer Web site. Audio CDs of these classes will be available at "The Journey" Workshop at Positive Touch Enterprises in Richardson, Texas on June 9th. The Journey will cover the next four classes, Inner Journey (today's class), Divine Purpose, Soul Work and Spiritual Development.
For information about these or any other classes and workshops available locally and through NurseHealer, go to NurseHealer.com and click on "Classes."
In the Intuition Class we learned that everyone possesses the mechanism of intuition, and that developing a more fine-tuned, smoother working process of intuition is accomplished with good exercise techniques, regular practice and setting specific goals. The simple exercise for developing intuition we learned was four basic steps: (1) Quiet the mind, (2) Access deep inner knowledge, (3) Solicit a specific insight, and (4) Act on that insight.
The Life Purpose Class gave us six steps to following your life purpose or life path: (1) Know your purpose, (2) Agree to your purpose, (3) Give it your attention, (4) Follow your intuition, (5) Use your gifts and (6) Choose your purpose again. We learned that living your life purpose is a continual process. Being on your path means repeating the steps as often and as intently as is needed.
The class on Clarity revealed to us that spiritual clarity involves understanding the incoming stimuli and comprehending our own internal communication. Knowing the language of Spirit increases understanding. Clarity is clearly sensing and knowing on any level using any sense or ability. The way to improve clarity is Stillness; Focus; Perspective, and changing our perspective changes EVERYTHING.
In the Divine Nature Class we considered that our divine nature is the well-spring of our spiritual wisdom. There is something of divinity within each of us that is a reflection of who we really are. Our spiritual nature is light and love. We learned a spiritual practice for honoring sacred space that includes preparing the physical space, cleansing body and soul, clearing negativity, focusing on the inner space of pure love, and turning to sacredness.
In today's Inner Journey Class we will discuss symbols, soul travel, releasing, revealing the journey and being "home."
The outward journey is marked with signs; the inward journey with symbols. Symbology reaches our inner Spirit as it bypasses the human conscious and subconscious mind and personality. It moves us at the soul level first, and then we can bring that awareness into consciousness. Symbols are the impressions from within that guide us to spiritual wisdom and draw us to personal revelation.
When we meditate, contemplate or achieve a trance state, we may become aware of visual imagery or symbols that present themselves to our awareness. These symbols can be powerful clues to profound wisdom and sacred knowledge. You may receive symbols into your awareness or mind's eye that represent guideposts for your spiritual journey, reminders of your divine purpose and even your own eternal soul. These symbols impressed within your soul are dynamic devices for bringing your consciousness as a human into alignment and connectedness with the sacred divine of the I Am presence within you.
The symbols for each class that are represented on each affirmation card are referred to as "Soul Signs" because they are visual and mental clues to remember from within; triggers for soul memories. The symbols are blurred by design, forcing the mind to create its own imagery for the symbology. These symbols are placed in the center of the card with writing that overlaps the images so that the symbol itself is not what is cemented into the mind; but the concept of the vague visual clue.
Soul Sign: Spiral
The symbol revealed by Spirit for this Inner Journey class is the spiral. Many sources tell us that the spiral is the oldest known symbol of human spirituality. It has been discovered in ancient rock carvings on every continent in the world.
The spiral is a reflection of the universal pattern of growth and evolution. This sacred symbol reminds us that life is an evolving journey. Use of the spiral in meditation eases the discomfort of change by bringing acceptance to this natural course of evolution, of becoming. As we open ourselves to possibility, we may contemplate that we are at the center of a spiral flowing outward and a spiral flowing inward, both of which flow to infinity. Who we are is the center of the journey, a journey which has an infinite future and an infinite past. To know more of who we truly are is the inner journey.
(2) Soul Travel
The inner journey is an enterprise of introspection; an adventure of soul travel to greater and greater depths of awareness.
The sacred inner true self is the soul that existed in some form before incarnation in human form. In Life Between Lives hypnosis sessions the soul has been described as light or color. I described myself upon leaving the body as being vapor. It is difficult to put into words what the soul is because the soul exists outside the boundaries of human language. The soul existed before there was a need for language. Understanding this concept is beneficial when interpreting symbols from Spirit. Remember that symbols are communication with the soul outside the boundaries of what language is capable of defining. To receive the full interpretation of a symbol requires us to move into the space of being where language is primitive and understand from deep within what is beyond words. This journey within to greater depths of the soul is our "soul travel."
At no time in human history has there been such an overwhelming abundance of deep soul travel and an amazing awareness of sacred truth. Hidden knowledge has come to light. New knowledge has been brought forth. Remembrance and Vision have come together in consciousness for the most enlightened experience ever before to exist on Planet Earth. We can sit an marvel at the magnificence of what is before us. It is amazing to be in awe of what is being freely bestowed upon us. And, while we are awe-struck we are feeling a deep pull from within to embrace a greater truth, a greater understanding. This is the time, as never before, for us to embark on our soul travel with gusto. The portals are open. The great awakening shifted the energy of the planet and its inhabitants. Now is the time to travel deep within, to follow the spiral to greater depths of our soul. The deeper we move into the awareness of who we really are, the more we understand and bring into our current active lives the unconditional love of the divine, the authentic light of Spirit and the most magnificent beingness of the manifestation of Source.
The more preconceived the theories we subscribe to about where our inner journey will take us, the narrower we cause our destination to become. The more we release our rigid expectations and allow the journey to reveal itself to us, the more amazing our journey becomes. And, as we release and allow, we discover that our destination is limitless, timeless, flawless and ceaseless.
Spiritual Practice: Clearing, Releasing Attachments and Reprogramming Thought Processes
It is important to prepare for releasing by using the following suggestions:
Spend time each day in quiet reflection, prayer or solitude.
Resolve to give permission from your consciousness and higher self for the releasing to take place.
Welcome with gratitude Saint Michael, the prince of light who calls out unwanted intruders.
Open your heart to Archangel Gabriel who reminds us to follow divine guidance and allow ourselves to experience joy in life.
During this releasing you will always remain in control. All you do will be with the approval of your inner wisdom and permission of your higher self. If at any point during this session you perceive through your inner wisdom that what you are hearing is outside the best interest of your body, mind and soul you will know that you can substitute wording that is in your best interest through your higher self with your inner wisdom. Your inner wisdom guides your choices, giving you insight to accept or reject any words that you hear.
Sit comfortably with your arms and legs uncrossed and your back in good alignment. When you are ready, just close your eyes and, as you do, take a deep, deep breath in, expanding your lungs completely. As you slowly exhale, feel your body starting to relax and let go.
Allow your thoughts to take you into a peaceful state of relaxation. Ground yourself with love of this beautiful planet on which we live and allow yourself to experience the deep abiding love emanating from the depths of earth's core to you and all the inhabitants of the globe.
And now, beloved one, with your permission, if your inner wisdom guides you that it is appropriate at this time, please allow divine energy to view your aura, body, heart and soul for the purpose of revealing those things that are functioning for less than your most benevolent outcome. It doesn't matter if these are non-serving thought patterns, unwanted energies or other types of things that you have held onto or are holding onto you which do not serve your best interest; whatever these attachments may be, allow them to be brought to light.
The revealed non-serving energies, thoughts, patterns and attachments are noted and may be addressed directly by the name of "I release you".
"I release you", you who are darkening the aura, body, heart or soul of this beloved one, cause no harm or ill effect as you are addressed. Make your purpose known and be aware that your influence on this beloved one has failed to be in the best interest of the beloved. Release your attachment to this beloved and cause no more harm.
There is no harm for you in the light. The light is filled with love and hope. "I release you", embrace the light. You, too, came from light. The light and those with great love for you come to guide you home. Release resistance and allow the light to assist you with harmony, peace and love. Go in peace with love and blessing. "I release you", with peace and rejoicing I say farewell.
Beloved one, through your inner wisdom know that I speak to your higher self whose divine wisdom knows all that works for your best interest, for your most benevolent outcome. Call upon holy angels of light to fill the spaces once held by that which has been released; to fill these spaces with healing light and divine love, and to seal the perfect loving light with inner peace.
Beloved one, be aware of the inner light of your being, the glow of your higher self deep within your core. Visualize the perfect divine light at the center of your being growing brighter and larger, brighter and larger, so that your entire body is filled with perfect, loving divine light. When all your body is filled with light, expand the light in all directions so that the light forms a bubble of protection surrounding you, strengthening and comforting you.
Allow your higher self to guide you as you adjust to changes, feelings and urges that may follow your willing releasement of unserving attachments. Your inner wisdom knows what is best for you. Your higher self loves and cares for every piece of you. Let your inner being of the highest nature be your comfort and your guide.
Beloved one, bring your awareness to the present place and time. Allow yourself to come into full conscious awareness as I count from three to one.
Three - Awakening and feeling comfortable, relaxed and refreshed.
Two - Aware of your body and its surroundings.
One - Awake, alert and feeling whole and happy.
Following an intense releasing practice, it is good to set aside time each day for quiet reflection, clearing and protection.
Visualize yourself in a protective bubble, cocoon or energy field of pure, safe, loving light.
Release undesired thought patterns any time they arise.
Avoid any behaviors, experiences or substances that may be negative, unhealthy or addictive.
Allow peace to fill your mind, body and soul.
Allow the journey to reveal itself to you. We know that life is a journey of discovery. The inner journey is one of discovery as well. Releasing expectations and allowing the journey to unfold opens the pathway to infinite wisdom, knowledge, joy and beauty. Allowing yourself to just "be" is the liberation of the soul that reveals unmeasureable freedom and expansion. Those moments of epiphany when you find yourself thinking, "I never would have guessed that" or "what profound truth that is" are easiest to discover when you permit yourself to experience the journey as it unfolds. Follow the light of your soul. Do not worry if you feel that you have not traveled far enough. Sometimes it is important to sit quietly and adjust to the surroundings that the light may more completely reveal all that there is to interpret in the space where you are now. This, too, is an important part of the journey that you don't want to miss. The interesting thing about revelation is that there is never a point at which we can say, "I have completed receiving revelation." There is always more to be revealed, more to understand, more to embrace, more to welcome as a part of self, more to become. Allow the journey to reveal itself to you.
The destination of the inner journey is simply "home". Our home on this planet is temporary, as is everything in this physical existence. Our souls have a permanent residence elsewhere. While "home" is a destination, it is not a location. There are no physical coordinates to the fixed position of "home." Our inner destination of home is a level of awareness, a consciousness of the soul itself. Often when I describe an overwhelming feeling of inner peace and love I find myself saying, "It felt like 'home.'" I don't know any better words to describe it. The innermost sanctuary of our soul is "home" in the truest sense of the word. It is where we are from and who we are when we are not who we experience ourselves as in this physical existence. The journey home is the inward journey to Source. This is the stuff that we were formed from and the stuff that we will always carry with us, even beyond this life. "Home" is our true center. We may speak of "centering" ourselves in meditation or spiritual practice. To center ourselves to "home" is to be in alignment and vibrational frequency with the Creator, with light, with Source, with divine love. Centering on "home" is being the light, the I Am presence. The more that we can live from the space of "home" the more majestic is our inner journey.
Affirmation: I release all that does not serve my highest good and inner journey.
Affirmation Card: Inner Journey
Practice: Clearing and Releasing
Affirmation: I release all that does not serve my highest good and inner journey.
Soul Sign: Spiral
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* A full deck of affirmation cards is planned for publication after the book is published. Currently the artwork is not complete and the publisher has not yet been selected. There is, however, an introductory 12-card presentation set available ONLY at workshops. The first set is free to registered workshop participants, and each participant will have the opportunity to purchase additional sets at the workshop for a very modest cost. Card graphics are available for download in JPEG and PDF formats. Each card refers to the chapter subject and spiritual practice while including a related affirmation and a visual/mental clue to remember from within, a "soul sign."
Please Note: Hypnosis and holistic modalities are not a substitute for medical care. Consult your physician, therapist and/or other healthcare providers for health-related concerns.
Holistic practices concerned with issues related to body, mind and spirit complement conventional medical and therapeutic practices; but do not replace them.
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