by Bob Romero
It seems almost apocalyptic these days with forest fires, hurricanes, floods, droughts, civil unrest, and a pandemic going on. Widespread corruption in government, foreign interference in our election, the rise of white supremacy in our nation, and babies being taken from their parents, really push our buttons. This injustice and calamity, makes it hard to stay centered, let alone positive. Yet we must continue on our spiritual path if we are to bring change and hope.
However, we must turn inward now more than ever. Detach yourself from all of the worldly drama and view all of the events as an observer rather than as a participant. Communication with Spirit through meditation and prayer will restore peace and calm to us. Lighting candles will help us focus on staying centered. Being grateful for all of the blessings that we have received, will manifest even more positive benefits in our lives. Be mindful of the present moment. There is a quote by Lao Tzu that says:
“If you are depressed you are living in the past.
If you are anxious you are living in the future.
If you are at peace you are living in the present.”
My spiritual teacher often states that, if there is only one message that you get out of his classes, it would be to chant “Om”. He says that if you want to be fully enlightened, chant “Om” out loud for one hour a day for three months, then whisper it for one hour a day for three months, and then say it to yourself one hour a day for three months. I don’t how many people will actually do this practice, but there is one more thing that we all must do in order to bring hope and change, and that is to VOTE!
Bob Romero has been a diligent student of esoteric spiritual subjects and metaphysics for many years, with a life-long quest for answers. He has submitted new and original articles that focus on life lessons and experiences he wishes to share with our readers and the world.