Archive for January, 2012

Spiritual Junk Pile Management ~ A Spiritual Enrichment Technique

January 17, 2012

Spiritual Junk Pile Management is a great technique to help you eliminate what is no longer serving you in your spiritual journey! It is not easy, and it takes some time to accomplish — but it is worth it in terms of your spiritual enrichment. Here are the directions:

Write at the top of a postcard or Post It Note the following statement: The most demeaning, annoying, and humiliating self-imposed rules, personal habits, assumptions, inclinations, addictions, or beliefs I have allowed to block my greater good are

Write ‘self-imposed rules’ at the top of a postcard or Post It Note, then write ‘personal habits’ at the top of another; and ‘assumptions’ at the top … (you get the picture).

Spend the next 30 to 45 minutes conducting a no-nonsense self-assessment by listing as many of those demeaning and humiliating annoyances as you can on each card. If you have to use a second card or Post It Note for each category.

At the end of the time you have allotted leave the postcards or Post It Notes on the table or desktop where you’ve been working. During the rest of the day add to the lists as you think of annoyances that fit the categories. The collection of demeaning and humiliating annoyances is your ‘junk pile.’

Allow the ‘junk pile’ to simmer over night. In the morning, after your second cup of coffee or tea, sit in front of your junk pile with a sheet of paper (one for each postcard or Post It Note) and ask yourself the following questions:

  • What is it about these annoyances that has kept me attached to them for so long?
  • How do they interfere with my spiritual growth and human happiness?
  • How have they blocked my greater good?
  • Why have I allowed myself to be held hostage by them?

Record your answers on the sheet of paper.

Select one demeaning or humiliating annoyance from each postcard or Post It Note. Do what you need to do to eliminate each of the initial set of annoyances. Once you’ve eliminated the initial set of annoyances select the second set of annoyances and repeat the process.

Continue to downsize the junk pile until you have eliminated all of the annoyances. (Yes, this is quite a process. So, you’ll want to get started as soon as possible).

Your spiritual growth and human happiness will rise exponentially every time you eliminate an annoyance. Each annoyance represents a layer of crust that keeps your inner light from shinning. It’s a manifestation of the negativity bias that needs to go, so you can walk the Spiritual path on practical feet!

About the Authors: Combine a flair for the dramatic, a deep understanding of metaphysics combined with the teachings of Jesus, and a zest for ministry, and you have defined Revs. Bil & Cher Holton, the dynamic duo who serve as co-ministers for Unity Spiritual Life Center, Durham, NC. This exciting couple bring their love for Truth Principles to everything they do, and work together to create a center that lives its vision and mission in everything it does.They are prolific authors, and share their metaphysical and spiritual principles through their website:

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