What is your focus?

What is the main focus in your life? Is it finding a job, orkeeping the one you've got, just to pay the rent everymonth? Or is it always searching for that special someonewho can make you happy?

Society has evolved a way of believing, that keeps us alwayslimited to the physical plane. Stuart Wilde, noted author ofThe Winds of Change, among other revolutionary books, tellsus of what he terms 'the tribe'. We all belong to a tribe,so to speak-- group of peers that we can relate to in someway or other.

We may be Methodist, Italian, a wood-worker, a member of theSmith family, a woman, and so on. And each group we belongto dictates, to a certain extent, what we will think, whatwe will wear, where we are to live, how we make a living,and so forth. It will try to keep us in a tidy little box.

Whenever we may have a new, never thought of idea, the'tribe' will not allow us to follow through with it. Itkeeps us close to what is known. The tribe is threatened byanything unknown. It keeps everything stable and secure. Athought outside of the box could ruin the whole paradigm ofthe tribe. The very existence of the tribe would bethreatened if things changed too much or too fast.

Being part of the human tribe, keeps us all working veryhard just to make a living. Television and printed mediahave produced marketing techniques through commercials, aswell as, through regular programming and news reports thatkeep our minds directed at purchasing. All we strive forall day long is to purchase that which the tribe hasdetermined necessary.

Driven to Succeed

We have now become so driven to succeed in material wealthand external relationships, that we seem to find no time forour spiritual growth.

One way to connect and grow with our spiritual self is through the breath.

The breath is vital to your life. The Creator gave thisglorious gift to you on your birth day. Cherish it. Use itto the best of your ability. Fill your lungs with the loveand joy of the universe.

Breath is used to relax the body and mind, to take us to ahigh state of peace, and create experiences in our lives.

Conspirators in the Breath of Life

It is our God given talent to be able to create ourexperiences. Whether we know it or not, our mind isconstantly creating for us what we think. If we recognizeour oneness with God, and the connectedness we have withthat God Spirit, we can realize that we, and God are co-creators or 'conspirators' in the breath of life.Conspirators? What an odd choice of words. Let me guide youthrough a spirit given understanding that I have received.

Genesis 2:7 ‘And the Lord formed man of the dust of theground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life;and man became a living soul.’

Conspire: a Latin word meaning 'to blow together; harmonizing; to breathe; to make an agreement or act in harmony'.

Knowing this, we realize that we create just the same as Godhas created. Maybe it's on a smaller scale, because we areonly 'infants' in the creation process. (We need much morepractice in conscious creation.) Realizing that we are ableto create is the first step in visualizing our own reality.

Every time we take a breath, we are creating our worldaround us. You must look at and appreciate your lifeexperiences, because if you don't, you are just denying yourown existence---your own creation!

Every time there is a problem or challenge in life, we havean opportunity to change it. Honestly, it can be as simpleas changing your mind.

Although that seems too simplistic, it really is quite powerful. After recognizing the challenge, we have a moment, when we breathe, to change our energy.

Taking Time to Breathe

Let's say that your spouse comes into the house, after a badday at work. You managed to get home from your job aboutfive minutes before. Your loved one does not seem so loving,coming into the house with a headache and complaining thatdinner isn't ready yet.

What do you do? Your day wasn't any easier. Do you jump into the moment, arguing your defense? Or do you take a moment to breathe, re-focus your energy and create a betterenvironment?

There is always a chance to change--to make a differentchoice. By taking a breath, it gives the mind a moment torefresh.

This concept can be used in many other levels in your life.You can create harmony and peaceful vibrations. There couldbe no limit to the manifestations available. Use it fordeepening meditation, increasing intuition, creating healingenvironments, and with global peace efforts.

The breath can be a key element to society's spiritualevolution, especially if used in groups of like-mindedpeople. This is the tool to new beginnings---a new start inthe new millennium.

---This article has been adapted from Melissa's book, "THE GO-BETWEEN: Bridging the Gap". Copyright 2004, Melissa Leath

Author's Bio: 

Rev. Melissa Leath is an intuitive-spiritual medium, metaphysical counselor and author. For more information about private consultations, workshops, an excerpt of her new book,"THE GO-BETWEEN, Bridging the Gap" and how to order her guided meditation, "Soul of the Universe" go to her website: http://www.123SpiritualGrowth.com or call her at 1-877-450-PATH.

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