I’ve gleaned some fundamental principles from the wisdom offered by several “metaphysical” guides on how to go about living a life better filled with happiness, health, abundance, and fulfillment. They provide a spiritual code of conduct that, when followed, profoundly affects your perception of reality. These few are the key “natural principles”:
Accept and Allow.
This is the key to living a life full of Love. To accept and allow is to invoke the natural power of Divine Love within you.True acceptance involves eliminating judgment while you allow things to be as they are. Crucially, this begins with yourself.
Accepting and allowing yourself—with all your physical, emotional, and psychological idiosyncrasies—invigorates this Love that is imbued within you; enabling you to accept and allow others and situations to be as they are.
Accepting without judgment does not prevent you from taking action to alleviate your own or another life form’s suffering.
Compassion is the ultimate gift you can give. Love and compassion are integrated emotions, as genuinely accepting and allowing yourself and others incorporates compassion.
Being compassionate exercises a basic kindness and desire within you to relieve suffering when you become aware of it. The extent to which we experience suffering, either individually or en masse, is reliant upon the frequency of compassion we exhibit personally and collectively. By being open to receiving as well as providing compassion, you encourage growth for all concerned. We are vessels for the carrier wave of compassion and we set its frequency.
Be Grateful and Appreciative.
Gratitude is the attractor of abundance in all its forms.
Just as we create “suffering” to remind us of our shortcomings, we also create acts of appreciation of ourselves—the “gifts” of positive experiences.
Receiving another’s gift of compassion when we are struggling is actually a self-affirming act. By receiving and being genuinely grateful for the smallest gift that comes your way, you invite into your life further acts of self-appreciation.
When you offer heartfelt appreciation, you expend energy. The Universe replaces this energy, reflecting it back to you in the form of abundance. Be aware though that genuine appreciation does not have an expectation attached.
Be Open and Vulnerable.
To be vulnerable is not an invitation to be hurt. Being vulnerable is about being open to receive – open to receive the gifts you bring to your Self through being grateful and appreciative.
Receiving is just as important as giving. It is another act of allowing—of Loving your Self. The way you can receive what you need is to appreciate your Self and to feel your vulnerability. Vulnerability is the softness through which your Essence (inner self) can enter your ego’s shielded world.
Risking vulnerability opens you to the totality of your Self and it opens your heart to others. In order to flourish, you must raise your level of consciousness closer to that of Consciousness Itself—and vulnerability is the elevator. So drop your shell of invulnerability; it is an illusory form of safety. Welcome your vulnerability and express your spirituality.