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.
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,