Honoring Ganesh, Part III

August 31, 2014

Honoring Ganesh, Part III

The third lesson in how Ganesh can help us remove obstacles from our path by guiding us to remove our inner obstacles has to do with our own behaviors.  Specifically, if we have habits that are blocking us from moving forward on our spiritual paths, Ganesh can help us to be aware of them, and will send us guidance, companionship, and blessing for overcoming them.

If we ask, Ganesh will help us to see all the different facets of why our current behavior patterns do not work.  He will also guide us into seeking to live from our true selves.

One of my biggest struggles in life has been overcoming a tendency to stay up late, and get up later than I really need to in order to have time for both meditation and exercise in the morning.    Logo Affirmation

Granted, I have already given up so much on the spiritual path:  the occasional glass of wine, seeking pleasure for the sake of pleasure, companionship merely for companionship, coffee, caffeinated tea only once a day, overeating, expensive clothes, a job just for great income, and so on.  One thing has remained:  Netflix and the internet in general.

I haven’t had access to cable TV for some time, so I have had a tendency to watch one or two episodes of TV shows on Netflix, leaving very little time to meditate and then get to bed by midnight.  I have tended to wake up a little before 7, with a mind too foggy to focus efficiently and get started quickly for the day.

Even as I write, I am being set free of this entanglement, finding emotional comfort from divine presence within, as well as choosing to feel fulfilled by the work I do rather than feeling stressed out by it.  I focus on the divine presence working through me, and this is, always, a source of love and joy.

Also, I have been given the opportunity to learn Falun Gong, or Falun Dafa, which I find is worth getting up in the morning to do, and it has helped me to get up earlier.  Falun Dafa is a spiritual practice of exercises and meditation, similar to Tai Chi, as well as a philosophy.  (For more on Falun Dafa, please go to falundafa.org)

All in all, I am making progress, and at least moving in the direction I would like to live my life.  Progress is possible; even changing habits is possible on the spiritual path.  When we change those habits, we discover new possibilities which open up before us, and a new sense of self can emerge.

May you find a higher wisdom and strength within you, so that you will be disciplined in ways that help you accomplish your goals in life.  May you find the presence of Ganesh and/or other Higher Beings at your greatest times of need.  The best way to receive the companionship and help is simply to ask.

Love and Light,



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I am a healer, life coach, author, and spiritual teacher. While I am ordained in the Christian tradition, I have also studied Eastern spiritual disciplines and practices, including Raja Yoga Meditation; Intuitive Coaching; Reiki; Falun Gong; and other forms of energy healing for both people and animals. I am available for distance healing and spiritual coaching via phone, Skype, WhatsApp, or Facetime; please email me at: carol.dodson.richardson@gmail.com to schedule a session. My goal is to assist you in connecting with your Higher Self to find fulfillment, peace, health, and happiness in life. I typically work with people for about six weeks, and then they either take classes with me and advance more, or simply go their happy way. While I cannot guarantee results, many clients find that in a few short weeks, more is accomplished than could be with years of traditional talk therapy. Born on the equator in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, I grew up moving back-and-forth between Africa and the United States my whole childhood and youth. We lived in three different countries in Africa, and three different states in the USA. I now live in Maryland, close to Washington, DC. I was widowed at the age of 28 when my 34-year-old husband died suddenly of a cerebral aneurysm that hemorrhaged, leaving me with an infant and a toddler. This crisis led me to believe that God loves us even when "bad" things happen, and also led me to pursue spirituality and become a minister. In 1996, thanks to "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramhansa Yogananda, and a meditation class called Raja Yoga, I started on an Eastern spiritual path, a journey which included becoming a healer and a mystic. On Thursday, May 27, 2010, I experienced what I call an Enlightenment Vision, in which I ascended and was blessed by Ascended Masters of many faiths: Master Lao Tzu, Mother Mary, Mary Magdalene, Jesus Christ, Lord Buddha, Paramahansa Yogananda, High Priest Melchizedek, Lady Kwan Yin, Master Usui, and then by the Seven Archangels of the Seven Rays. After this vision, the teachings in Higher Consciousness began. Apparently, my crown chakra was opened, and direct contact with the Ascended Masters has been possible ever since. My message to everyone is: this is possible for you to achieve as well, although getting there is not necessarily quick or easy. With a Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt University Divinity School, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Health Center at Houston, and a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology from Texas Christian University, I perceive a unity in my readings in Eastern religions and in Biblical studies. As a result, I believe the original message of Jesus Christ was and is a call to Self-Realization, which may also be called following The Way (a term used in the book of Acts by very early "Christians," although they did not call themselves "Christians;" they called themselves Followers of the Way. The Way, or the Tao consists of the practice of peace and love in every moment, honoring the Divine Presence within ourselves as well as within others. The Way of early Christianity was a spiritual practice which similarly focused not on the material world, but on the practice of Divine Presence within the earthly realm. When we practice The Way, or The Tao, we become one with Divine Peace, Love, and even bliss. When we attain this, we experience the "Kingdom of God" or Reign of God, within ourselves, Nirvana or possibly Samadhi. Achieving this Way within each of ourselves is the only way we will be able to usher in the Reign of Divine presence among us all here on earth. The ultimate goal of The Way, and of Self-Realization, is the attainment of unity with the Divine Consciousness, or Buddha-Consciousness or Christ-Consciousness, within, and beyond our normal mortal mind. This Unity-Consciousness is eternal, but begins in the here and now. May it be so.
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