Originally Posted by royster
Our collected knowledge from reading, sharing and experiencing is very valuable, indeed. But what most conspicuously comes to the forefront is the inidivual's need to fully understand themselves, and begin an inward journey to God. Any spiritual path, any ascension points to the returning to a higher awareness. This is done experientually, by living those ideals we've come to adopt and by tapping into your own inner-resources. All the practices mentioned here and elsewhere conclusively point to this.
I can share with you, and I can answer questions, but the objective is to not be dependant of anything else but That Which Is...the God of YOUR understanding. Can I make it any clearer? You can read and read and read, but you must communicate inwardly with honesty and care for yourself.
Once reliable and undeniable communications are established with your Higher Self, you then find the answers come to you in ways only YOU can fully appreciate, because they are based on YOUR experience.
How these manifestations will occur, or what everyone else's manifestations are is not your focal point: LOOK WITHIN YOURSELF, and do the work that needs to be done, to make yourself acceptable to yourself.
If you don't read "Jesus' Daily Messages", this one might get you interested in following it. THIS IS FROM TODAY:
Thanks for the reminder of how these messages are so motivational, I use to follow them on a daily basis, but haven't of late!
I also agree with royster, we do have to put the work in ourselves. Many of us are so full of questions in trying to make sense of it all. Doing the ground work independently though, gives you greater understanding, develops your intuition where your guided in a way that suits you best. Then your questions becomes more constructive and from a different perspective, where I'm sure more knowledgable members can help you in finding the answers.
There are many members who have been studying spirituality for years, who understand new age spiritual terminologies and can easily converse on complex spiritual subjects. Coming from a general christian background, when joining this forum a few months back my head was in a spin with all the new theories and concepts, to the point of having information overload and getting totally frustrated with myself.
It was only when I took a step back and learn't to priortise/get a handle on things, that I've learnt my intuition is instinctively kicking in, which is in turn, I feel enhancing my spiritual growth. I fully understand the frustrations of a newbie, but you'll find your way......its all part of the fun....right!
To me the most important aspect is that we've found the path, what we do whilst were on it, is up to us!