How to Offer Spiritual Help

Spiritual Help

Mys­ti­cal broth­ers and sis­ters, this is Broth­er Thomas, your guide from the Sev­enth Ray. We con­tin­ue our dis­cus­sion of spir­i­tu­al ascen­sion so that your vibra­tional fre­quen­cy might increase. One of the sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences between you, our chil­dren, and we, your guides, is know­ing how to offer spir­i­tu­al help. Your spir­i­tu­al guides stand ready to pro­vide spir­i­tu­al help each moment of the day. It is a spir­i­tu­al art form. Though the time may seem a long ways off for you, we know the time will not be long before many of you will be lend­ing aid and com­fort to mor­tals, such as your­self, as part of your assign­ment on the God-Con­tin­u­um. Let us begin by teach­ing you some of the fun­da­men­tals of lend­ing spir­i­tu­al help.

The Foundation of Spiritual Help is Grace and Mercy

One of our wis­est teach­es said dur­ing his time on earth, “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” Spir­i­tu­al­ly moti­vat­ed help is root­ed in mer­cy and grace. To show grace is to extend favor towards some­one that is not earned nor deserved.

To help some­one who suf­fers, regard­less of their cir­cum­stances, is to show mer­cy. Though suf­fer­ing is some­times self-inflict­ed, as a con­duit for the grace and mer­cy of Source, the mys­tic gives to all with­out blame or judg­ment. At oth­er times, suf­fer­ing is the result of larg­er forces such as health, decline, eco­nom­ic con­di­tions and the like. No mat­ter the sit­u­a­tion, the heart of a mys­tic is root­ed in the love of the Divine which results in actions that are dri­ven by grace and mer­cy.

To give spir­i­tu­al­ly is to give with no thought of receiv­ing any­thing in return. It is the will­ing­ness to be a chan­nel of Divine ener­gy that Sources pass­es through us using the Spir­i­tus Lumine. In a very real sense, the mys­tic gives noth­ing. It is Source who pro­vides every­thing and the mys­tic is only a ves­sel that dis­trib­utes ITs gifts. Spir­i­tu­al help is a phys­i­cal action that unites our Spark of the Divine with Source-Con­scious­ness – enabling us to expe­ri­ence our God­ness.

Spiritual Help: Allow Others to Make Mistakes

To help as we do, you must be will­ing to allow oth­ers to make mis­takes – even seri­ous ones. The Divine Cre­ator decrees that all human Souls shall exer­cise free will and respon­si­bil­i­ty for their choic­es and actions. This is also known as the Law of Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign­ty. Though it is hard to watch peo­ple make mis­takes, the Divine under­stands that souls will make numer­ous mis­takes as they under­go train­ing on how to use their God-Ener­gies respon­si­bly.  That is why worlds, such as yours, exist.  It is not easy to watch oth­ers make mis­takes – but they do not grow unless they do. We can undoubt­ed­ly advise peo­ple about poten­tial harm,  but as a gen­er­al rule, we should be cau­tious and respect the Law of Spir­i­tu­al Sov­er­eign­ty.

Spiritual Help: Don’t Give Unsolicited Help or Advice

To be more like the angels, spir­its, and guides of the God-Con­tin­u­um, be care­ful about offer­ing help or assis­tance that is not explic­it­ly request­ed. Humankind, it is not a spir­i­tu­al gift to advise those who do not want it! There is often a fine line between help­ful­ness and inter­fer­ence. What you may per­ceive as being help­ful may be regard­ed as unwant­ed inter­fer­ence by anoth­er. It is part of Soul’s devel­op­ment to learn when and how to ask for help and advice. Offer­ing unso­licit­ed advice com­mu­ni­cates, whether we know it or not, that we do not believe anoth­er per­son can ade­quate­ly solve their prob­lems. Intend­ed or not, this is a form of dis­re­spect since the Spark of the Divine exists in every­one. All who wish are able to fol­low the lead­ing of the Divine Light of Source.  Hav­ing said this, there are excep­tions to the “no advice unless solicit­ed” rule.

Exceptions to the Advice Giving Rule

  1. You have been asked to lend advice or assis­tance,
  2. You are respon­si­ble for rais­ing or over­see­ing a minor,
  3. You are respon­si­ble for the work of oth­ers,
  4. The actions of anoth­er direct­ly impact you,
  5. You have a stand­ing agree­ment with anoth­er to offer help and aid,
  6. You are expect­ed and empow­ered by the legal sys­tem to take spec­i­fied cours­es of action,
  7. It is clear that the actions of anoth­er will bring immi­nent phys­i­cal harm to one­self or anoth­er.

Spiritual Help: Know When to Remain Silent

My devel­op­ing mys­tics in train­ing, there are times when one needs to remain silent. This is espe­cial­ly true when peo­ple are in the throes of trou­ble, pain, and anguish.  If some­one has lost a loved one, it is usu­al­ly best to sit and hold a space for that per­son than to offer your spir­i­tu­al views and insights. When peo­ple suf­fer from deci­sions they have made, it is not the time to offer your view­points on pos­si­ble solu­tions – how­ev­er tempt­ing it may be. Remem­ber, there is a time and place for every­thing – this includes pain and suf­fer­ing. It is one thing to ask some­one how we may be of help, and anoth­er to inter­rupt a need­ed cycle of grief and pain. Relat­ed to this is the impor­tance of lis­ten­ing.

Spiritual Help: Be a Good Listener

Lis­ten­ing is one of the most impor­tant things we mys­tics can do to share the Divine Light. Notice we said, lis­ten­ing, not speak­ing! Believe it or not, peo­ple grow as they share their views with you. When peo­ple have an oppor­tu­ni­ty to talk with you, it gives them a chance to process and form opin­ions about what they think and feel. This is vital for emo­tion­al and spir­i­tu­al growth. Lis­ten more than you speak. Hold the space for those who suf­fer. This means that you let your pres­ence show that you care more than your words. Each day, we guides hear your thoughts, prayers, and requests. We lis­ten and do not inter­fere. We know that you come to under­stand the Divine Plan as you speak with us. So it is with your friends. Lis­ten to what they have to say. Do not feel the need to cor­rect them with your supe­ri­or under­stand­ing. Let them grow by allow­ing them to speak their truth in their way. When the time is right, the Divine will sure­ly change them as it has you.

Spiritual Help Gives Only What is Needed

Keep­ing all of the things we have spo­ken about in mind, the great­est gift of all is learn­ing to give only what is need­ed. Some­times, when peo­ple see a prob­lem, they give more help than is need­ed. While appear­ing gen­er­ous, oth­er prob­lems result. Peo­ple grow as they solve their prob­lems. Giv­ing peo­ple mon­ey, resources, and things they have not earned does not lead to growth or prob­lem-solv­ing abil­i­ties. It often holds peo­ple back spir­i­tu­al­ly.

We are not say­ing that you should not give gifts to your friends and loved ones. Nor are we say­ing that you should not offer help to those in need. We are only say­ing that you best help peo­ple by giv­ing them enough for their imme­di­ate prob­lems. We want to remind you about the Law of Spir­i­tu­al Suf­fi­cien­cy. To review, Divine-Source always pro­vides us with the tools and resources we need to solve any prob­lem that is set before us. Keep this in mind, and you will find that often it is bet­ter to help some­one rec­og­nize the resources that are already in place and giv­en to them by Source.

Spiritual Help Doesn’t Enable Bad Behavior

A final thing we wish to dis­cuss is what you call enabling or rein­forc­ing bad behav­ior. When lend­ing help, it is always good to ques­tion whether or not you might be mak­ing a sit­u­a­tion worse by lend­ing help that encour­ages a per­son to remain on a destruc­tive path. Some­times it is best to delib­er­ate before offer­ing any sub­stan­tial sup­port. Notice that we use the term “sub­stan­tial help.” We are not say­ing that you should not give mon­ey to those in need, nor that you should deny help to a hun­gry or home­less per­son. Some prob­lems are so large and seri­ous that the few dol­lars you offer may be all that is keep­ing some­one alive. Keep­ing peo­ple alive or out of harm’s way is not the same thing as enabling bad behav­ior.

Before we close, we cau­tion you about over­think­ing the con­cept of enabling. My friends, in a very real sense, all short­com­ings of humankind are the result of rein­forc­ing and enabling behav­iors. If we guides refused to help any­one, on the basis it might enable bad behav­ior, few among humankind could advance on the God-Con­tin­u­um! This is a prob­lem of the human race, not just those fac­ing addic­tions or oth­er seri­ous prob­lems.

You Grow Spiritually as You Lend Spiritual Help

Learn­ing how to help oth­ers is a qual­i­ty we want you to devel­op. Your abil­i­ty to do well at this is a sign that you are ascend­ing spir­i­tu­al­ly. Con­sult with your angels, spir­its, and guides for help. By ask­ing for help from the God-Con­tin­u­um, you sig­nal a will­ing­ness to sur­ren­der your way of doing things to the Divine Will. Know that we stand ready to help you.

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