Gifts of the Earth

I love seeing all the summer travel pictures on people’s Facebook sites!  I find the world a very fascinating place!  Think about how much travel  and exploration, along with the world coming together as one unit has shaped our lives of today.  Before, you only had the fruits, vegetable and other vegetation that were native to your geographical location, but as we explored the earth and crossed the oceans we found different fruits, vegetable and other riches that were native to a different part of the world.  We had no clue how wealthy the earth really was until we started to explore it.

Not only did we realize the our Earth was a rich empire of incredible goodness growing many different plants and animals that we could eat and nurture ourselves from, but then we started to look deep inside the land and started finding other elements and minerals that we could also use and profit from.

What we saw on the Earth’s surface was just a skim of what the Earth really holds in store for us.  It was just a fraction of its potential.  The incredible things actually come from the core of the earth, once you dig past the exterior of our fine planet.

This is much the same as ourselves.  Sure, we have a great life.  We are happy for the most part, but we all have our setbacks and troubles that we have to face.  It is part of being human.  Or this is what we’ve always been lead to believe.  We focused on the outside of ourselves.  The superficial part of us.  What we look like, what we wear, what we decorate our bodies with, who we associate with.  These are all parts of our ego that we have to let go of and find our spiritual part deep inside our bodies.  Don’t get me wrong…I’m guilty of it too!

Our spirit and our ego cannot live together.  You have to have one or the other working for you at one time.  Since we’ve been working on strengthening our ego since birth, which is what we are familiar with.  We’ve been programmed to think it is through our hard work that we accomplish things.  We’ve been lead to believe that because we have a talent that we are superior to others.  This is how our society functions for some reason.

Just like digging deep into the Earth surface, we have to dig deep inside of ourselves to find the really great part of us.  How do we dig inside of ourselves you may wonder?  Well, how many of us pray, thinking that this will help us tap into this spiritual side of ourselves.  I know I was taught to pray from a very early age, but as my ego took over my life I prayed less and less.  Then when things weren’t going the way I wanted them to go, I started to pray, thinking that was my quick fix to the solution.  I was taught that God would provide.

What I was missing was my relationship with my Divine.  I would talk and talk to him when things weren’t going my way, but when things were good, I never went to visit.  Imagine if you had a friend who treated you this way.  They always called you up when they had a problem and would talk and talk and talk without you saying a word, but they would never call or visit you when things were going great in their lives.  How would that make you feel?

Sometimes these talks went on for hours.  Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.  On and on.  Begging for your help, but they never once let you talk to them.  You would never give them time to give you some advice to follow that might help you get out of your troubling situation.  Does that seem to be a friend you would like to have on your contact list?  Would you be excited to help them?  Probably not.  Even if you did give them some guidance, they probably aren’t going to listen to you anyway, they are going to do what their ego tells them to do.

We need to give the time to the power of the Universe to actually have a conversation with us.  If you pray to God, then you should also sit and meditate and wait for him to have a conversation with you.  If you aren’t a praying person, then just try and sit and tap into your inner self.

The Universe knows your problems, but they also wants to give you instruction on how to deal with this problem.  Just fixing our problems without us working at it ourselves isn’t teaching us anything.  Any good parenting book would tell you that.  The Universe wants to give us strategies on how to deal with our troubles.  They aren’t going to just make it magically disappear.

Our bodies are built very similar to that of our planet.  We see great beauty on this outside of our Earth, but the inside of this incredible ball of life is where all the real riches are.  We have to start digging inside of ourselves for these riches.  If we take the time and sit with our Creator, he will show us where to dig.  He will give you guidance on where all the gold inside of you is hidden.

You really aren’t a spiritual person until you tap into the spirit inside of you.  You can go to all the religious ceremonies there are in your area, quote scriptures and make yourself think you are this spiritual person, but it takes time and commitment to tap into this part of your body.  Just like digging for gold, it isn’t going to happen overnight.  It takes patience, perseverance and reverence to find this part of your mind, but once you do, you will have the most abundant life that you would ever dream for.  The riches that are found in every single one of us are placed there as a gift for us.  They are just given to us to have, but just like any gift, you have to peel off the wrapping paper, and dig into the box before you are going to see what awaits you.  Just like this gift of the spirit.  It is awaiting you.  It just might take some time to get this gift open.

Open up your gifts today!