Spiritual Growth

How do you measure

Your spiritual growth?

Do you hope to achieve

New skills or sensitivities?

Or do you focus on

Your ability to love


Dear One, many who read this blog seek guidance for spiritual growth. This is why we ask you the question this day, how do you measure your spiritual growth? Many seek the ability to see auras, achieve mastery of psychometry, or astral travel. But is the study of these skills the true path to spiritual awakening?

Do not be distracted by the desire to add new skills to your list as if applying for employment. Is a person who can master many of these modalities more spiritually advanced than another? Do not compare yourself to another through the ability to master these skills, for this is food for your Ego disguised as spiritual advancement.

Dear One, self-reflection, and love are the true way to spiritual growth. It is not possible for you to love another unconditionally if you are unable to love yourself. How can you meet another without judgment if you judge yourself harshly?  How can you honestly show forgiveness or compassion for another if you cannot do the same for yourself?

To grow spiritually, it is essential for you to love yourself. For Dear One, are you not one with all of creation? The true power lies not in the ability to read the aura of another but in the ability to love.

If you focus on love, your heart will begin to open. And as your heart begins to open, it will unleash your gifts to be used for the highest good. Many of you have been focusing your attention on the wrong path. Worry not about your abilities to master these skills. For, indeed, your true gifts are often not what you have always believed.

Can you sit comfortably and give your full attention to another who may need someone to listen? Can you converse with someone with different beliefs than you and not judge them? Are you aware that every person you meet can teach you something to help you on your path forward?

Can you accept the truth that you are loved unconditionally by those from the higher realms, by your Creator? The way forward, Dear One, is to begin releasing all of those untruths you have believed about your limitations, worthlessness, and lack of connection.

Rather than surrounding yourself with those who wish to pursue mastery of specific skills, surround yourself with those seeking self-realization and healing. For, Dear One, it is through your healing that you will grow exponentially. Through your self-forgiveness, you will increase your sight and true perception of this world and your role in it.

Can you trust this process? We are not saying that mastery of some of these skills is not helpful for others. We encourage you only to pursue achieving these skills by first opening your heart to the love within and around you. Once again, we wish to impress upon you that true power lies in love and only love. It is the first step to spiritual growth, after which everything else will fall into place.

You are a wondrous being filled with light that wishes to shine from every pore in your body. Your higher self, your personal guide, wishes to guide you daily. Embrace this guidance by breathing in and out through your heart area.

Begin with your heart and allow it to guide you forward through love for yourself and others. Do not forget that All are One, and each of you has unique gifts and placement in this world. And often, it may be your mere presence that will best serve another in need. Trust in yourself and in your connection to the All.

Focus on love

And all else will follow.

Follow your heart.

Trust that you are capable.

Of miracles through acts of love.

Know that you are loved unconditionally

And strive to do the same.

Dearest One With All of Thee.


Join the Prayer Circle tonight, Sunday, @ 9PM Eastern Daylight Savings Time:

Send love out to this world as you join kindred souls offering up their prayers.

Keep the momentum going. Your input is needed, now more than ever.

I will add my energies to the loving thoughts you have for the world and your loved ones.

I’ll hold space for all across this globe to begin to love themselves as the first step in spiritual awakening. To be open and receptive to their connections to their higher selves. That all may understand how we are moving towards Oneness as we open our hearts to the All of Creation. May we all hold each other up with loving support as we inch closer to a new way of being.

Connect when you can and bring change and love to this world. Understand that there is a constant stream of collective prayer circling this globe at all times.

Much gratitude and many blessings to you.

May we all hold gratitude to the unseen world which is holding us up, keeping us strong with love.



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You have the free will

To choose how to move forward

This day in your life.

And with those choices

Come opportunities to learn.

Dear One, this life you have chosen is filled with opportunities to learn and to grow. And as you do, so does the collective consciousness. It is through your life that the Oneness discovers Itself. For you are connected to the Whole. You are an integral piece of a sacred mosaic and your life and how you choose to live it does make a difference.

The choices are yours to make. You have guidance, should you accept it, to move forward in the gentlest of ways. But often the best route for learning is through challenges presented to you in your life. There is no judgment, only love. For no matter what path you choose, it will always lead you home. To the Oneness, to the All That Is.

What we ask you to remember is that all life is sacred. Including your own. Every part of creation, from the tiniest of microbes to the tallest mountain was created by the Divine. And so, has a piece of the Divine within. Just as you hold that holy flame of the Oneness within.

The Divine exists within you. It is a part of you and all that you see. Created in love. Created from love. This is who you truly are with more strength and power than you realize. For, Dear One, you have the power to create your world. Consider how different people see the same situation differently. Each has viewed it through the lens of the world that they have created. Their world.

You can view your surroundings with fear or with love. You can see others through the lens of compassion or judgment. You can decide that the action of another is wrong or an impetus for your own growth. Through what lens do you choose to view your world?

All are connected and the actions of one may affect the life of another who resides many miles away. Do you choose to act or to re-act? Do you choose love or fear? Do you choose to stay in an energetic environment which does not serve you? Or do you seek help, offer help, and choose to rise above your current situation?

Dear One, you have the opportunity to experience joy every moment of your day. But the blinders of fear and self-doubt prohibit you from accepting this gift. You are worthy. You are capable. You are the sacred manifestation of the Divine. Honor thyself. Honor thy world and all that surrounds you. For all are holy. All are sacred. Down to each breath which you take.

You have been given this opportunity for growth because you are loved unconditionally. You have been given this opportunity because you are worthy and have the tools to move forward with grace. You have been given this opportunity because it was your chosen path. And no matter which way you turn you will come home and be received with open arms.

Believe in yourself as we believe in you. Love yourself and others as we love you. Open your eyes and see the possibility for joy in every situation you encounter. The heaviness is great and yet you have the power to raise it. Through love.

If you feel burdened, allow the Mother to soothe your nerves. Find time to sit and breathe and connect to that eternal flame which burns within. For it is a part of the Source of the All That Is. Just as you are, Dear One.

If you do not like what you see

Choose another path.

There is always the opportunity

For change.

It is just a matter of

Taking that next step.

Lean on us if you are unsteady.

You are never alone.

That is impossible.

For you are indeed,

One With All of Thee.

How Do You Love?


Unconditional Love banjaraacademy.org

What does love mean to you?

And how do you love?


Or, with limitations and conditions?

Dear One, what is the definition of love for you? Are you able, in this human form, to express the purest form of unconditional love from which you are made; without expectation, without judgment, without wanting another to change in any way? Can you love that person exactly as they are at this very moment?

Every person who walks into your life has something unique to offer you. It might be a lesson, a gift that only they can give to you. But sometimes it is not obvious and takes complete acceptance of who they are in order to fully appreciate how they can enhance your life.

Are you able to put aside any expectation or any notion to change a person into someone you think they should be? Can you meet them exactly where they are on their path and honor them for who they are right at this moment? Is this not the gift of love; understanding that everyone is a Divine being working within a human framework.

All who are here on this plane at this time chose to be here, right here, right now. All of you on another level understood the possibilities that this journey had to offer. That does not mean that many have not become lost within the human condition and forgotten their own divinity, their connection to the All. For indeed, many of you have done just that.

However, each of you has the potential to awaken to their highest self, their Divine self, and with that awakening have access to the many gifts you have to share with this world. The human condition has caused many of you to judge others for their perceived lack; when in fact, it is not lack, just a delay in awakening to their true nature.

In your relationship with others, can you accept another where they are right now without judgment or anger or ridicule? Can you instead see the Divine light within them and share your own Divine light with them?

Each relationship may not progress as you had hoped and may not be a nurturing experience for you. In either of these cases, you may choose to step away for your own personal growth. But the key is whether or not you can step away in love, without blame. Can you hold that person in gratitude for the lesson, the gift they may have given you in the course of your interactions?

Everyone is on their own path back to the Source in their own time frame, at their own pace. If you are not moving forward at the same speed, it may cause difficulties unless you can begin to love unconditionally and honor each other for who you are and where you are right now.

Dear One, we have said this before, the human condition creates the illusion of separateness and Ego encourages you to make comparisons and judgments. Can you begin to move past this and understand that the best kind of love is unconditional? And this includes self-love.

Honor the Divine within each other. Encourage others to move forward on their path by shining your radiant light upon them with love and compassion. For many of you have come down the same road at an earlier time in your physical life.

Allow others the freedom to choose their own life experiences as they find their way. Offer guidance and encouragement, if appropriate, but most importantly, offer loving kindness. And should the relationship not become one for which you had hoped, bless it and move on or meet the other person where they are, without expectation.

Every interaction, every relationship, every chance meeting has merit, has a lesson for all involved and offers an opportunity for growth. Respect another’s choices as you share with them, with the world, your radiant Divine light.

For it is with the support of your light, your loving kindness, in conjunction with that of others, that forward movement is able to take place upon this plane. Do not see relationships that end as failures. See them as opportunities for growth and wrap them in unconditional love.

Remember that you came from love, that you are made of love and that you are capable of unconditional love. Raise your awareness above this human condition and reclaim your true essence, your radiance, your joy and your power.

Be of love, Dear One. Dear One with All of Thee.