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A Spiritually Enlightening Online Magazine. January's Theme: "Path"
Volume 4 Issue 2 ISSN# 1708-3265
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Walk Your Talk
with Aleesha Stephenson

Finding, following and living your path!

So many people ask me, "What should I do to find my path?" How can they possibly see it… with so many distractions in the way. Kids, job, commuting, homework, dishes, laundry…"Is my path in here? I don't think so!!!" *definite sarcastic overtones* "How am I supposed to discover my path when I'm so busy with everyone's stuff?"

When they do get everything done, they just want to collapse onto the couch and relax. Perhaps zoning out with the T.V. or reading a novel… "CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!" Their brains are tired, they want to spend time not-thinking - so pondering their path and what they could be doing with their lives isn't at the top of the priority list.

I have a suggestion. It works for me, so perhaps it'll work for you as well. Whenever I get a moment, I take three very deep cleansing breaths. I always make sure I hold the breath for 3-5 seconds before releasing it slowly. This immediately aligns my spirit and body… opening me up, assisting me to be more receptive. Then I pop in one of my CDs. I really like Jonathan Goldman (as you can tell if you read my reviews of his work). I close my eyes and listen to the chanting, allowing it to cleanse my body, mind and soul. It doesn't matter if I'm in the living room with my computer (and headphones if needed), in the bedroom with my CD player or in the bath (isn't it great how portable CD players are!). I just allow myself to melt into the energy created by the music/chanting.

I always make sure I do this at least once a day. Every day. Not once a week, or twice a month… every day. This is my time. It is an opportunity for my guides to speak with me (and me with them) - it's a time to clear my mind and allow myself to become more receptive to any opportunities or openings which may have happened during my day which I missed. It seems the most poignant thoughts come drifing into my mind when I'm relaxing within this space I provide for myself.

Now, I'm going to share a secret with you. Something I don't know if you already know… but… almost every single person I know who is living their path, walking their talk and enjoying the abundance of benefits from this 'spiritual' lifestyle does this. (Are you ready to hear the secret?) We all spend time - every single day - listening… hearing… and to do so, we quiet our minds. We listen to CDs of spiritual music/chanting, we meditate, we bless ourselves with a daily Reiki session (that's a hands-on session from us to ourselves). We work our path. We assist it to happen. We don't just sit around expecting it to come and find us. We open ourselves up to our path. Because it doesn't matter how far along your path you are, how enlightened you may feel… you still need to do the work (well actually it's more of 'do without doing and everything gets done').

So, if you are at the beginning of your path and you just can't seem to find which stone your feet are touching… spend some time with a quiet mind and an open heart and I just bet, you'll begin to feel that beautiful, smooth stone beneath your feet in no time!

Aleesha Stephenson is the Publisher, Editor, Graphic and Web Designer as well as a Regular Columnist for Timeless Spirit Magazine.

A Reiki Master Teacher, who lives her Buddhist, Shamanic, with many eclectic Pagan beliefs, she home-schools two of her three spiritually enlightened children as her eldest has graduated and moved on to the school of life. Friend (and mother) to them all, she is also a life-partner to her husband David. Her life truly is filled with light.

Aleesha teaches classes in Tarot, Meditation and Reiki. For more information, please contact Aleesha via email or visit her personal web page.

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