How can I be on a spiritual path in this material world?

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By Laureli Blyth

1a7b6fc5d169109e93601a583ced07e9Why is it so tempting to see the world, and everything in it, as only material substance, with no deeper qualities?  Perhaps it is because we have created a habit of seeing ourselves as purely material. You may be aware of or know that you have a spirit a soul, but your general way of understanding yourself may be limited to a mostly material definition of reality.

When you become aware of your spiritual essence within yourself, it becomes easier to also recognize this spiritual essence in the world around you. It reminds me of the movie Avatar. How the natives were so connected to themselves, each other, the land the plants the animals.  How amazing that seemed and also so right. I think we started out this way eons ago, but got distracted.

When we are distracted we have a limited perspective. This then blocks awareness of the living divine essence that vibrates within everything in this world.

To practice this awareness takes conscious direction from yourself. To allow yourself to behold the divinity in self, others and all things. Even things that you are not attracted to. Learning how to see the spark of divinity, even within those who seem to be negative. Perhaps they are disconnected from their own inner divine spark, but it does not mean it does not exist.

Spiritual consciousness is your essence — it exists at the deepest core of your being. Whether you acknowledge it or not, your essence is within you, quietly awaiting your discovery.

So what gets in the way of our knowing who we really are? What keeps us from our truly infinite and spiritual nature?

I think one thing that makes us forget our true nature as spiritual beings is our own inner thoughts. From the time we are very young, we devote most of our life’s energy and attention to our thoughts. Because thoughts are so automatic and in our awareness, we assume that we must pay attention to and believe them.  We are conditioned to believe that we are our thoughts. But this is a false assumption. Thoughts appear and we can choose to believe them—or not.

What if you believed you were the witness of your thoughts? Most people use their thoughts to rationalize, fix, analyse, and contemplate and often over think. The truth is you never solve a problem by thinking about it. Thinking is way over-rated. With our attention focused on the stream of thoughts we are always hearing, we become disconnected from our senses. This is important because it is the senses that are the portal to our own presence, our basic being, our spirit. We can’t know our true and infinite nature through thought. In fact, our fixation with thoughts obscures us from this knowing, this timeless wisdom.

Solutions come when you stop thinking. The flash of inspiration, intuition, knowing how to do,  come when you ‘let it go’. When you are day dreaming, meditating, dreaming, and when this happens we become connected.

As someone wise once said: knowledge speaks and wisdom listens. Where is your wisdom? It’s in that inner voice that waits patiently for you to listen, it the spiritual core of you. Come learn more with me in February at the 2017 NLP Conference in Sydney!



Laureli has over 20 years in the field of NLP. She is a well known and respected International NLP Master Trainer, Clinical Hypnotherapist, & Numerologist.  Laureli is a Trainer Member of the ABNLP.

She lectures & teaches programs in Australia, USA, Europe & Asia Pacific, inspiring others to use their minds, get their voice & have the life they desire.

Laureli is a speaker at the ABNLP 2017 Australian NLP Conference taking place in Sydney, 25-26 February.