My life has been so busy with the day to day that I have found it hard to connect on deeper levels with all of the people that I lovingly refer to as the SOIL Tribe. Laying the foundation for SOIL and creating courses over the last few years has taken up the majority of Kimberley and I’s attention not to mention the fact that we have other “jobs” so to speak and families that require our attention as well. Now we are at a point in the ministry where we feel we can be more present as to the real intention of why we created SOIL Ministries which is to connect with you.
Having said that I am going to share of myself, the ministry and what it means to be on path of God Realization on a deeper and more transparent level than I have and invite others to ask questions, share of themselves and have a glimpse into our process. I want to share my process and share my path so we can realize the deep significance as to why we are present together at this time on the Planet. It seems scary – it feels scary. I think it is scary because I have felt the judgment of others as to what it should look like to be minister, guide, healer and mentor of God. I feel that I have had to heal not only from the past in my life but I have also had to get comfortable with the calling that I define as my Soul’s purpose, mission and vision even though I am still struggling with my own issues of self judgment because I don’t measure up to my preconceived definition of what it means to be sanctified, set-apart or in union with God. Continue reading
We deal with many types of people here at SOIL that are at different levels of God Realization upon the path and whether a person is a newbie or long time traveler we always stress the importance of working on the psychological aspect of the path along with the spiritual . There are many that lack mastery of the psychological level of the path because they only focus on the Spiritual Level. The work of cultivating self mastery, unconditional self love and worth, discernment, overcoming victimization and integrating a healthy psychological sense of self are all worked on from the psychological level of the path. The spiritual level consists or working on things like studying, praying, and meditating etc. The Psychological Level of the Path is the cornerstone of the foundation that needs to be put in place for the rest of the house to be built properly. The cornerstone of the foundation of any building is the first stone that is set and the rest of the building should be constructed around this stone. Here at SOIL we agree with the bible that the cornerstone of the faith is Christ and to be able to think and feel as a Christed being we must know the thoughts and feelings of the Divine. Knowing how the Christ thinks and feels relates to our Divine Psychology. Being that we are created in the Image and Likeness of God/dess and the fact that we did not create ourselves means that we have a spark inside of us that is entirely capable of thinking and feeling as God/dess. We must first get our thinking and feeling in alignment with the thoughts and feelings of the Divine – we must put the stone in place. The Stone is Christ and every Saint, Sage or Avatar that ever walked the Earth showed us the express Nature of the Divine. The Masters of the wisdom traditions put their stone in place with a right psychology. Continue reading
Faith can outshine doubt –
Doubt has a funny way of sneaking in on a person when they rely solely on their own understanding. The personality can at times also be in stark contrast to the Spirit of their soul. Many strive to be Spiritual but continue to depend on their own understanding of what Spirituality means and/or should look like to them. When they fall short of their own perception, ideal or standard they have set of what faith should be or not be, doubt is bound to set in, understanding darkens and faith begins to wax and wane tossing them about in a tremulous sea of uncertainty. Faith is misplaced when we count on self, others or the external things of the world which is certain to cast shadows of doubt.
Placing faith in God will shine light into the shadow of doubt so that we are free to carry on with life and trust that what we have placed in our Fathers hands is going to be taken care of in due season. Doubt can overshadow faith and steal our zeal for living life. This is why we are told to ‘have faith’ even if this faith is only as small as a mustard seed. We are encouraged to not let doubt overshadow our faith because we are not depending upon our own understanding. We should strive to depend solely upon our Creator to care for our needs and the needs of others, knowing He will meet those needs in the appropriate time. Continue reading
Everyone has their different “beliefs” about who God is and there are those that don’t ever ask themselves what they believe about God. Some get downright angry if you challenge them about their beliefs and others are so passive they will believe anything. Everyone is allowed and should be given a right to believe how they chose and to worship the God of their understanding in whatever way they see fit. Religious freedom is very important and should be the divine right of everyone on the planet. Belief is important and it is beneficial to begin the journey of assessing what your personal belief system is. When one begins to assess their personal belief system they usually begin with the religion, belief system, or psychology of their parents. This is the beginning of the thousand mile journey and if a person stays on the path they will surely Realize God. Realizing God is a personal journey and a personal experience. On the path awaits the discovery of a person’s own particular guides, guardians, allies, lineages, Angels, and Archangels. More importantly one will discover a close personal relationship with their Creator. This is an amazing thought to think that we can know our Creator personally and intimately. Our Creator! – The one we live, move and have our being in! I don’t know about you but I find this very exciting. I have had an awesome journey of Realizing God and can’t tell you of the healing, restoration and peace I have received. I realize that there are many who would say that it is not possible to know God or to even get answers from God concerning anything in one’s life or the meaning of life, yet I would have to kindly disagree. Continue reading
Often times when a person finds their self alone they may also ‘feel’ lonely especially if they are not healthy, whole and complete within self having created a real, living relationship to the Divine. One might especially feel lonely when they are used to having people around all the time that have kept them company even if this company was not always the best, perhaps they have lived a life that has been so full of activity that they never really had time to just be alone with self without the hustle and bustle of living. There also will come the time in life where all of the hustle and bustle falls away, children grow up and move on and life becomes quiet, slows down and there is a lot of time just with self. Life is constantly changing but one of the constants we can expect when we step onto the Spiritual path is that we will spend some time in solitude cultivating a real relationship to the Divine. Continue reading