Being in a rut or feeling trapped in life often can be from a thought system that teaches us that our body should be regarded as our temple. This is true; however, it applies only to the surface of who we express and reflect ourselves to be, where gaining and winning seem to be so important.
But for the most part, honoring the body is only a minor step in answering that one question much of the world struggles with when being in a rut.
That is, “Who really am I?”
The Course in Miracles teaches that, “Our temple is not a structure at all, such as a building or our body. Every temple has its altar where holiness abides; otherwise, it wouldn’t be a temple.”
But rather than viewing our body as the temple, let’s consider the structure of our temple as our “true essence” or “being.”
As you move on in this article, please keep in mind why I urge you to learn how to do mindfulness meditation for coming to know your true inner Self.
It’s of the habits for how successful people grow.
Deep within that structure of life is where our altar sits, and it is at this altar where we see our life’s purpose. This is “what” emanates the light, or is the true essence of who we are.
This is our “being,” if you will.
(At this related article the Getting out of a Rut Free E-Book is available and how to move on in life.)
What is a Spirit Guide?
Someone told me, and I agree, they liken this inner essence as a spirit guide, if you will, but not in a “woo, woo” ghostly sort of suggestion.
But, more so, I see that when you meet your spirit guide, it’s like what the metaphysical principles of the Course in Miracles states: “The Holy Spirit is invisible, but you can see the results of His Presence, and through them you will learn that He is there.”
I’d written my first 3 books of the ever-developing series entirely in longhand from behind bars while being in a rut in an overcrowded, overbearing, and obnoxiously overloud prison environment.
It’s a hell on earth where inmates are feeling trapped in life, living in one another’s faces all day and all night long.
The atmosphere was terribly violent and volatile.
Often I believe this is what brought these words from my mind through the pen and onto the paper. I’d begin to undo that feeling of being in a rut.
When we Meet our Spirit Guide
I’d sit there and learn how to get unstuck and wait to be released by a judge who said he used me as an example.
The waiting was extremely difficult, but I knew it was temporary as I served 8 of a 10 year prison sentence over a foolish securities violation.
I remember while writing the first book of the series and saying to myself how this project has saved me in more ways than one, and it grew as I did.
Yes, it was for me, how to end being in a rut and to get unstuck.
I’d write solely by myself, with helpful suggestions from a Oneness of which we all are a part. The Oneness I call God.
Writing this book had kept me busy each day, and at times I would lose sleep at night, anxiously waiting to pick up where I left off the day before. It had consumed me.
Each day I received as a gift words that I could not seem to find the previous day.
On those days while being in a rut and lost for words, I’d often wake up in the middle of the night, and think, That’s it: A sentence that was needed to complete a paragraph or a metaphor to help explain an idea.
Something to assist in an area I seemed being in a rut over would appear in my mind. Was it spirit guides signs or spiritually minded steps keeping me calm and alert?
I do, however, discuss in a related article for controlling fear and anxiety with the 10 spiritually minded steps for a better life and self-worth.
How to Get Unstuck
When the final chapter was nearing its completion, a blissful feeling continued to flow through me.
I knew I was going to miss this project.
I was sad, too, because I could not get it to mature beyond the handwritten stage, due to no computer usage whatsoever in this backwoods prison system.
This thought alone would send me back into being in a rut, and feeling lost for what to do next.
So I learned to trust the inner Voice!
My only other resource was not really a resource at all, but was available if I wished to stand in line to use the ancient, poor-quality prison typewriter.
Need I say, not nearly up to a publisher’s standards.
This was a feeling like not being able to send your cherished kid to college—a kid who desperately desired to change the world and never feeling trapped in life.
But regardless, being in a rut for me ended and my words did mature into book form, handwritten, though, and into a painful but exciting growing pile of journals.
This would be fine for the time being. “Help will be on its way in due time,” the inner Voice, or a spirit guide, inside me continued to assure me.
The Course in Miracles further states, “What the Holy Spirit enables you to do is clearly not of this world, for miracles violate every law of reality as the world judges it.”
As the journals sat in the bottom of my footlocker, the inner Voice of my Spirit Guide encouraged me to keep writing.
I remember thinking how these books surely are children to me, and in many respects it has been like the experience of watching my daughters grow to adulthood.
I remember asking the girls in a joking and affectionate manner, on their birthdays when they were little, to promise me not to grow any older.
I guess I never wanted them being in a rut or feeling trapped in life.
I would say that I wished they could remain cute little girls forever. But inevitably they did grow up, and are shocking the world with their accomplishments.
(Please note, if you feel the urge for more on this topic, I suggest a related article about how to figure out what you want in life by living the law of attraction.)
To hearing the inner voice,
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