In my work with others as a spiritual partner, I so often hear people say things like, “I tell my children that all the time” or “I say that to my friends all the time.” We have internal wisdom we have learned over time and been taught by those who came before us. We so willingly share it with others, but when it comes to our own lives, we do not always tap into our own Divine wisdom.
I began thinking about the powerful lessons I have been taught by those who have come before me, learned through my own study and have also had to learn to digest and embody in my own life. This list is those things that I strive to remember each day and the nuggets of wisdom I share with my inner child when she needs to hear them, and sometimes when she does not.
I remind my inner self of the Five Agreements every day: (1) be impeccable with my word, (2) do not take things personally, (3) don’t make assumptions, (4) do your best, and (5) be skeptical, but learn to listen. I remind myself that the same Divine power that has brought me this far in life is the same Divine power that will bring me the rest of the way in my life. I tell myself that there is something to be grateful for in all circumstances. I share the teaching of my grandmother that she who fails to fail, fails to succeed. I remind myself that I do not have to like everyone I meet, but I am called to radiate love to all that I meet. I remind myself to look for the beauty in all people; especially those that I would like to distance myself from, as they too are a part of who I am as a human being.
I remind myself to do as little time traveling as possible and to live in the moment, not in the past or future. I remind myself to think before I speak and be mindful of the intent behind what I am saying; am I coming from a space of love. I remind myself of the Sufi teaching that says to ask yourself three questions before speaking: is it truthful, is it necessary, and is it kind. I remind myself to think of others with the same intent I would want others to think about me. I remind myself to not judge others, as I do not want to be judged in return. I remind myself to forgive myself and others, setting us both free.
I remind myself that the most valuable things in my life are not things, but the people with whom I have relationships and the hearts I have touched. I remind myself that I must always put my relationship with the Ultimate Consciousness first in my life. When I do everything else falls in place. I remind myself to be aware of the various ways Spirit is present in my life. I take time to think about how I hear, taste, see, smell, and feel Spirit in my life. I remind myself to give thanks and be grateful for all I have and to be clear on why I appreciate those blessings. I remind myself to not conform to the ways of this world, but to be open to being transformed in it through the renewing of my mind.
I remind myself to breathe and be still so that I can hear the leadings of Spirit in my life. I remind myself that at the end of the day what matters is whether I did any good in the world that day. Was I intentional about radiating love to others and performing acts of kindness in some way, shape or form? I remind myself that I have been blessed with my own private care facility with a therapist, healers, and guides where I do not need an appointment and never have to worry about deductibles or co-pays.
When I am feeling the need for guidance and wisdom, I am blessed to remember that so much of what I need to hear has already been placed within me by those who came before me and those who have willingly shared their gifts with others. It is at times like this, when I tap into my personal source of Divine wisdom and minister to my own soul. Just for today, take time to think about those things that are of importance to you to remember and remind yourself of your own spiritual wisdom.