Establishing a relationship with your own deep presence
November 7, 2012 by John Smallman

Here in the spiritual realms — at the level of consciousness that prevails outside your illusory realm — we continue to assist you in your awakening process, constantly. And I confirm that your awakening is divinely assured. Release your doubts about it and focus on your powerful inner knowing that this is so. Your long journey home is almost completed and a grand welcome awaits you. Until you arrive, maintain your course positively and lovingly, knowing that your arrival is imminent.

Life as way-showers and Light-holders is difficult because it seems that so few members of humanity are interested in the spiritual path that all, without exception, are following. Consequently, you often feel very alone. Nevertheless, every human is a spiritual being having a bodily experience, and that body, while essential for the journey, is very distracting because it appears to have so many needs that require instant attention. If you do not take time out daily — alone with yourself, in contemplation, meditation, or prayer — you cannot find any peace, and your life easily becomes a constant and seemingly never-ending rush to accomplish repetitive tasks that offer very little satisfaction. It becomes very grueling and wears you down. Joy and fun depart, to be replaced by reams of unrewarding chores that you are convinced you must complete.

Without some form of spiritual practice it is extremely difficult to cope with the strains and stresses that a human life seems to impose upon you. Because of your state of separation from one another, each of you has a very different perception of life’s meaning, and consequently you often observe others coping far better with its problems than you. But that is just your own personal perception, because in fact everyone experiences that same weird sense that others are coping better, are less stressed, and are getting more satisfaction from life than they are.

However, those who establish a spiritual practice — not necessarily a religious one — by taking time out quietly and alone each day do find themselves far less stressed than those who do not. Everyone needs to do this, and more of you are realizing this, taking the time, making the effort, and experiencing the reduced stress and increased peace that this provides. And having and maintaining a spiritual practice is part of the life path that every human has chosen to live. However, many do not become aware of that and remain totally captivated by the illusion and all its distractions, whether alluring or fearful, and they fail to establish this stabilizing and essential practice.

Way-showers and Light-holders, by their emotional stability and by their less judgmental way of relating to others, provide a demonstration of the value and benefits of maintaining a spiritual practice, which is really nothing more than establishing a relationship with your own deep presence. Mostly people are ruled by their egos and their emotions which rush about on the surface of their consciousness, disturbing the peace beneath. But when they find awareness of that deep inner presence rising into their consciousness, questions start to form in their minds about the sanity of the lives they have been living.

However, initially that seems only to create further stress and anxiety because it suggests that how they have been living has been without meaning or value. It is at these times in their lives that they start looking for someone with whom they can discuss these worrying realizations, and that is when the way-showers and Light-holders can be so helpful. Not by offering solutions or advice, but by listening very attentively as these anguished souls express their concerns, and in so doing, find that they already have the answers. They often have to do a lot of talking in order to uncover their hidden depths, and this demands great patience and restraint from their listeners.