Nature has given us a wonderful gift in the form of life which we spend with our family, friends and other beautiful souls of this world. What we need to do is to live a peaceful, happy and content life. If you look around, you will see that most of us are running for the material things. It is a fact that life cannot be spent without money and other worldly items, but getting stuck in it can imprison us.
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How to make ourselves free from these barriers?
A life with regular prayers keeps us safe from spiritual attacks. Prayer is the spiritual interaction with God. In prayer, our souls strengthen and create a powerful bond with the creator and the universe itself. In Ephesians 6:18. God encourages praying not just for yourself but other too: “In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each other’s spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out”.
It’s been said that by seeking the help of God during hard times, you can unfold His wisdom and make better decisions. Constant connection with God can be made with regular prayer at the set time. It saves us from spiritual attacks and helps us in breaking the spiritual barrier.
What is fasting? Physically, it means to keep you away from food for a set period of time and spiritually to focus on God and His universe. The key is to bring your soul close to God to seek spiritual growth.
The reason for removing the spiritual growth with fasting is because you gain spiritual awareness with it and come closer to God. This intimacy removes the burden off your soul and gives you a way to higher consciousness.
Prayer and fasting in combination act as powerful tools that can remove several spiritual barriers.
Another thing which hinders growth is the lack of faith. Now, here come two aspects: belief in God and belief in yourself.
There are many things in life for which you need to put faith in God. If we believe then everything could be possible, even if it does not seem so. Faith opens up the worlds of possibilities, hence it opens the doors of opportunities or clears our path.
Our messy thoughts are majorly responsible when we feel less from others. It makes us believe that we cannot reach our goals, but remember that it’s just in your head! With the control over your thoughts, you can have control over your life. The only limit is the one which we create, so just go for the limitlessness and surely you will achieve what you want!
The habit of forgiveness:
In our lives, we get hurt by the people and have a bad feeling for them. It is natural to think about taking revenge after something bad is said or done to us. But here, restraining from negative thoughts and revengeful urges is imperative if you want to live a peaceful life.
The feeling of hate and resentment for others snatches the happiness from our hearts. It only pushes us to focus on the negativity rather than positivity so forgive others as it will lighten your soul and give you the calmness you are looking for.
Resistance against negativity:
When the strong wind of negativity blows in a fierce way to pin you down, it’s only your resistance that can keep you stand.
Everyone in their lives may have felt in difficult times that there are more problems than blessings and more hatred than love. What keeps you on the track of spiritual growth is the struggle against this bad feeling. The power of resistance is provided to us from God so use that against the raging storm of negativity. Some people think that what bad happens in life is from the fate but the reality is, throwing such negative thoughts from our minds help us uplift our lives and clear the path of spirituality.
Do not blame yourself:
If you self-criticize too much, then you are pushing yourself towards the wrong side.
Being critical about bad habits or mistakes is a normal thing which you should in your daily life. It assists you in becoming a better version of yourself with each passing day. What is more good than growing each day into a more beautiful person?
But the time when you feel that you have started blaming yourself too much, remember that no being in this world is perfect.
The moment you understand that spiritual awareness is the key to happiness, contentment, and peace of mind, the doors of opportunities will open up. You just need to break those barriers that are hindering your spiritual growth.
Prayer and fasting are the twins which bring you closer to God and let you to seek help from him. Other obstacles can be removed through practising. Nothing happens in a single day. With regular practising of making yourself a better person will take you to the spiritual heights. So forgive more, hate less, praise more, criticize less and believe in more so that you only get more!