I'm writing this on the back of a very personal situation. Being a spiritual author who does usually practice what she preaches, I recently found myself hugely challenged. You see I'm pregnant. And just when I was getting used to that idea and starting to get excited, I was told in no uncertain terms that the pregnancy had problems. My husband and I were placed in a grief room and given very little hope. We then waited five days for more tests. What happened in those five days changed my life and reignited my spiritual flame.
This has more to do with my mind than it does my womb. So let me assure you now, thankfully, baby is ok. We came out the other end relieved and transformed. The journey is what I wanted to share with you.
When given the frightening diagnoses I would have thought my reaction would be to dig deep into my spiritual tool box and come out fighting. But I didn't. Instead I did something very unlike me. I started preparing myself emotionally and mentally for the worst case scenario. I placed myself in a state of grief and I got on with being miserable.
In doing so I felt I was protecting myself, donning my armour, reasonably preparing for the inevitable. In doing this I was on some levels rejecting all I believe in. But my beliefs were out the window. I was not even entertaining them. I was choosing instead to be in a morose limbo.
But then a few days into this zombie like state I received a powerful sign. Whilst driving along the road, feeling sorry for myself, a van drove past with the word HOPE emblazoned upon it. This changed everything in a split second.
I'm a sucker for a sign and this one swept me up. Yes, I thought, but of course. Hope. What else is there?
From here on I literally turned my grief on it's head. Instead of preparing for the worst case scenario, I chose to envision and believe in the best case scenario. I realised in doing so I was giving the situation a chance. My turnaround felt powerful. I felt lifted. I felt I was tuning into exactly what the universe wanted and the flow was right. Suddenly I was empowered and dare I say it... Happy.
I realised too that you cannot prepare for the worst case scenarios. That shit is always gonna hurt. But by planning for the best case scenario, even if it doesn't happen, you know in your heart you tried. And you tried on every level available to you as a soulful being.
There was also a part of me that felt the universe, divinity, my spiritual world was waiting for me to pick up and move on. I can't help but feel deeply that the happy outcome that eventually came was in no small part caused by my internal turnaround. We create the world through our thoughts. I knew that before. But now, now I have lived it. I have lived it in a miraculous way, above and beyond my usual minor requests to the universe. This was a gravely serious matter and I am convinced the choice to prepare for the best helped the spiritual axis of the world shift in my favour.
Preparing for the best is a powerful spiritual practice. It is something that will infuse my life forever more. I am grateful to the universal prompt I was given and I share it with you in the hope it can instil itself in your difficulties. It is as simple as a choice. Whilst preparing for the worst may feel like protection, the most powerful armour you can wield is a faith in the power of you. In your own positivity you will find a reservoir of possibility. When your hope turns to faith, faith turns to love and your love can flip over into a little miracle. Prepare for the best and change your life!
Alice Grist is a spiritual author of four books, a soul coach and Intuitive tarot reader. Find out more about her work at www.alicegrist.co.uk
Today someone asked me what my spirituality / religion was? Great question and it got me thinking. For me my spirituality is found wholly in the days of my own life. Every event, experience, feeling and thought. When I handle it well and when I don't. When I'm praying and when I'm playing.
I choose not to follow any one set of teachings, though there are many I admire and am influenced by. Yet these are based in the experience of other lives. And no one can understand my spirituality in the way I can. Just as you cannot know your spiritual path from following my books or work, though I hope they turn you on to your own path!
So next time you doubt the veracity of your spirituality, remember that this is somewhat irrelevant. Your life is a tapestry of spirituality, good, bad and ugly. Embrace the experience of your life, that is the most your spirit ever asks.
Alice Grist is the author of four modern spiritual books, an intuitive tarot reader and soul coach - see menu above.
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I'm not much of an 'angel' person myself. That's not to say I don't believe, I certainly do. Though a spiritually cynical part of me thinks that angels are simply elements of beautiful energetic consciousness that show up with wings and halos so as to be less scary. Perhaps taking human form so that we can connect and so that we can resonate easily with their loving message. Instead of concerning myself with angels I tend to take my spiritual lessons from nature. I find myself drawn to a flock of birds, or a repeated animal image, far more than I am to holy celestial types.
I am so happy to offer a new spiritual offering for your soulful wellbeing toolbox. And to celebrate this new sinsational and personal guidance meditation I am offering it at a cheaper rate for a little while!
Here is how the personal meditation works...
Have you ever wanted to harness the power of meditation alongside personal spiritual life guidance? Alice combines her intuitive use of tarot and guidance cards to bring you an utterly unique and personal meditation.
Each meditation is 45 minutes long and is recorded individually for you. Alice tunes into your energy and devises you a beautiful personal guided meditation and journey for you to listen to in the peace and quiet of your personal time.
The aim of this personal meditation is to empower you to your intuition and to help peacefully carry you forward in your life, past any blocks, and towards a powerful contented existence.
Each meditation will be received by you by email within 7 days. You can download this to your computer / phone etc and listen whenever you please.
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