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Chrissie Blaze

Living Soulfully
by Chrissie Blaze

We stand on the shores of a vast universe that continues to amaze and inspire us with awe and wonder every time a new discovery is made. Despite recent developments in rockets, computers, and other marvels of science, we are painfully ignorant of the world in which we live. We are even more ignorant of our inner universe, which for some reason many have forgotten about and ignore, despite an ever more urgent need to uncover the truth of our existence. If we take the time to be silent and reflect, if we are really honest, somewhere deep within us we know that something is missing.

Workout for the Soul by Chrissie Blaze

Our everyday life has become increasingly competitive, full of anxiety, disease, stress and the pursuit of materialism. Most of us are on a seemingly endless treadmill with little relief in sight. Because of this we often develop an inner emptiness, sense of futility and restlessness.

This is because we are actually spiritual beings going through life in physical bodies, not the other way around. Spirituality is our true home and in order to find our way in life (our destiny) we need to find ways to put our spiritual life – our soul – back at the center. The great mystic and scientist, Albert Einstein, summed it up when he said:

"A human being is part of the whole, called by us ‘universe,’ a part limited in space and time. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is kind of a prison for us restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty."

We are so conditioned by materialism that we may wonder why we should give our compassion without any thought of return. Society encourages us instead to have possessions in abundance. It takes courage and honesty to be aware of materialistic conditioning, and to break away from this. We have only to look at the ebb and flow of nature, the sunrise each morning, or to experience the inevitable in-breath followed by the out-breath, to realize that this is the way we should function; this is the way we are meant to be.

Once you feel the opening of your heart and the flow of Love energy through you, you will realize more fully the connectedness of mankind. It is said that originally we all came from the same family, so that everyone on earth is a relative! We are bound together so tightly that everything we do affects everyone else. We are constantly improving the lot of mankind, or contributing to making our future more bleak. This is known as the "karmic pattern" of mankind that we constantly affect and in which we share, no matter how evil or how saintly we may be.

One of the most important decisions we can make on a daily basis is whether we will contribute towards a future of peace and enlightenment for us and our children’s children, or whether through our limited thinking and selfish acts, we will contribute towards the inevitable destruction of our race.

Mercury Retrograde by Chrissie Blaze

When we live soulfully, we find ourselves with an ever deepening desire to help others, and to discover our unique destiny – what we are truly born to do. This is not just a career, family or home, but some task or path that your soul has set for you in this life. As Viktor Frankl found, if we do not discover our purpose, then it can result in dis-ease or sickness, as well as frustration. Millions of people are sick because they have not yet found their path of soulful living. These people need all our help and our healing.

Healing is one of the highest expressions of our soul. Healing knows no prejudice or boundaries; it knows no barriers of race, color or creed, no barriers of time or distance. We can heal our families in the same room, just as easily as we can heal a stranger across the world.

Sending healing to a person you never met, and may not even like, is one of the highest aspects of love or compassion to which we can aspire. When we are capable of a higher aspect of love than purely personal love, we feel for the trials and suffering of mankind and want to help.

We are an essential part of the whole, and all our thoughts and actions have a ripple effect that affects the whole. Once we realize this and really accept it into our lives, our outlook and way of thinking changes. We develop a "healing consciousness," where we bring harmony and light into the world. In this state, we do not seek glory or reward, but act in a way that our soul dictates to us that we should.

You may already have a "healing consciousness" and not even be aware of it. When you see a child who is obviously sick or injured in some way, do you want to reach out and touch that child? When you see a dog lurch out into traffic, does not your heart lurch with it? When an elderly person hesitates to cross the road, as traffic races past, do you want to rush over and help? You may say, of course, that is normal human kindness. Yes, it is, and it is this wonderful quality which if expressed and acted upon – and action is the key - can change our world.

In these days of change, spiritual desire, idealism and theory are no longer enough. It is the service we give to others and to our world, and the spiritual actions we perform that are the true hallmarks of soulful living.

© Copyright 2002 Chrissie Blaze.  All Rights Reserved.


Chrissie Blaze
Chrissie Blaze, a teacher, author, astrologer, media personality and senior Aetherius Church minister was a close student of Dr. George King (Yoga Master and founder of The Aetherius Society) for 25 years. Chrissie Blaze has written books including Workout for the Soul: Eight Steps to Inner Fitness, AsLan Publishing, Inc., November, 2001, Mercury Retrograde: Your Survival Guide to Astrology’s Most Precarious Times of the Year, Warner Books, Inc., April, 2002, and The Baby’s Astrologer: Your Guide to Good Parenting Is In the Stars, Warner Books, Inc., 2003 publication. For further information and details of classes and workshops in the Los Angeles area, please visit www.chrissieblaze.com. Tel: (323) 252 6391 (voicemail) or (323) 465 9652.




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