Talking about spiritual concepts, and integrating them into our being are two completely different things. The ego loves to keep us thinking and speaking about what we are learning ~ but the soul and higher self know that it is in the practice of silence and BEING where true expansion occurs.
Read books, take classes, join spiritual groups, enjoy the Spiritual Facebook posts....but make sure you are taking the time to meditate, and be willing to observe your SELF in all of your daily interactions. Soul transcendence and salvation requires the constant willingness to improve and integrate more light into our being. It is a process.
Every night before you go to sleep. Reflect on your day.....acknowledge the behaviors that were shadowy....where did you project your shadows onto someone else? Be willing to see them so you can transcend them, and also notice the areas where you shined your LIGHT on your self and others. When you awaken ~ give thanks for your life, and set your intentions for your day ~ perhaps you could state some affirmations to help you improve those things that need to be brought into balance:
I AM LOVING
I Am COURAGEOUS
I AM KIND
I AM PATIENT
I ALLOW OTHERS TO BE THEMSELVES, AND I SET MYSELF FREE
I RELEASE THE NEED TO DUAL
I RELEASE THE NEED TO BE RIGHT (This does not mean you don't speak your truth when you "feel" it is a VALID use of your energy. This affirmation simply means....I state my truth without being attached to whether people choose to accept it or not. State it, and then don't let the ego dual with others. (Duality and Separation Consciousness)
Whatever you had difficulties with the day before are wonderful examples of what your affirmations for the next day can be. One thing you DO NOT WANT to do is ask The Creator to help you achieve more ____________. If you do this, The Creator will give you soul lessons to help you learn how to be ___________. Just state what you want. For example, it is better to say I AM PATIENT because you actually create the energy of patience for your self. However if you say, "Creator please help me be more patient", then the Creator will lovingly help you by giving you one situation after another where people will trigger your impatience.
The key is to create, and BE the energy you want for your self each day.....there is no need to talk about it. Create it and BE it! ~ Sabrina