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The Light of Consciousness

(Taken from Chapter 4 of Soul Health: Aligning with Spirit for Radiant Living)

11 Nov picReaching radical consciousness of emotions means you are mastering the language of your soul. You have earned your advanced degree in understanding the human condition and consciously committing to your evolution. Strangely enough, once you get the hang of it, the work not only becomes easier, but also more light-hearted and amusing along the way. You learn to laugh with your soul each time you see that you are reacting to your old habits of the human condition. You give yourself a break and move through difficult emotions much more quickly and easily.

Which do you want—to heal a wound or to evolve beyond it? Even the question elicits a radiant response! There is something inexplicably exciting about feeling like you can outgrow your old skin. There is an energy behind it—a momentum—that once begun doesn’t want to stop. This is the soul’s radiance urging you toward your evolution.

Emotions carry energy. And because everything around us consists of energy at the most basic level, it stands to reason that we are most attracted to things that make us feel light. Moths to a flame are drawn to an external light they seek as their own, and die in the pursuit of reaching it. We, however, are able to pursue our inner light, and our emotions are nothing more than a signal pointing the way to find it. But unfortunately, we get mired in the human condition and buried in our emotions instead of using them to find and return to our inner radiance. We all know people who emit a simple yet desirable brightness or light. Much like the moth, we are instinctively drawn to these individuals and want to catch a bit of what they seem to have and that which we seem to lack. This light is for our taking, but we must find it within ourselves.

In essence, we are all beings of light.We are meant to emit brighter and brighter radiance if we allow ourselves. This happens only if we evolve, and we evolve only if we use the voice of our soul to do so. If we do not, our lights dim and we just fizzle out. There is no more light and no sign of growth.

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Ecological Impact and Soul Health (Taken from Chapter 8 of Soul Health: Aligning with Spirit for Radiant Living)

Forests, lakes, and rivers, clouds and winds, stars and flowers, stupendous glaciers and crystal snowflakes—every form of animate or inanimate existence leaves its impress upon the soul of man. ~~Orison Swett Mardenplanet-earth-1401465793Ufs[1]

However slowly, we seem to be returning to a better relationship with our planet as we hear the warning signs about global warming, scarcity of natural resources, and the negative impact we are creating on earth.  Nearly everywhere you look there are signs that we are reawakening to the interconnectedness with nature.  Recycling programs, organic gardening, a focus on sustainable living, new forms of eco-friendly structures— both private and corporate—, exploration of cleaner forms of energy, and more efforts urge us to become more conscious of our impact on the earth.  It is interesting that these recent developments seem novel, given that our ancestors lived everyday with that awareness, understanding that the circle of life is precious.

Ironically, what we take most for granted is everything that meets our basic needs.  If these elements disappeared, we would not survive.  Thus, the environmental branch of soul health emphasizes not only stewardship of the earth on which we live, but also our urgent need to maintain a healthy environment our souls’ growth.

There are many ways to become more conscious of your impact on the earth’s ecology.  A good place to start is to measure the size of the footprint that you leave based on your use of natural resources.   You can visit www.carbonfootprint.com to calculate your impact according to the home products you use, the kind of car you drive, how much you travel by car and other means, and many other factors.  Simple awareness of your relationship with the world and how you use its resources will help reduce your daily impact.

  • Are you mindful of the amount of trash and garbage you generate?
  • Do you throw away food often?
  • Do you use more plastic than you need to?
  • Are you aware of the environmental impact of household cleaners, paint, solvents, and potentially harmful products?

 

(To read further, purchase Soul Health: Aligning With Spirit for Radiant Living at www.drkatherinetkelly.com, www.amazon.com, or www.barnesandnoble.com)