Seeking Spiritual Perfection: Faith in a Better Tomorrow (Video)


Written and Narrated by Marie T. Russell.

As spiritual beings, which we all are, we seek to attain perfection, to attain our fullness of being. And as with many things, the process is not always smooth and/or flawless. Gardeners know that rich soil is created out of decomposed leaves and rotted plant material, otherwise known as compost. So what looks like chaos, or utter ruination, may simply be the rotting away of the old material in order to grow the new in our life.

Thomas Edison famously said:  “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” In the same way, all our foibles are steps on the path to perfection or completion, the path to a more loving reality.

Edison also said: "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” So when things look like they're falling apart, like everything is in chaos, that's the time to hold on to the vision we have for a better tomorrow, and continue to create it.

Dark Night of the Soul

The dark night of the soul is an experience that may appear to be negative and unnecessary. Yet, is it? 

As with everything in life, the experience has a purpose. Just as the night is darkest before the dawn, our life may feel empty and meaningless, or dark and depressing, just before a breakthrough. 

As we discover and experience the dark recesses of our mind, we...

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Archangel Fire Oracle Cards

Archangel Fire Oracle: 40-card deck and guidebook
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book cover: Archangel Fire Oracle: 40-card deck and guidebook by Alexandra WenmanAngels are the keepers of our ascension pathway. They assist humanity toward personal and collective enlightenment, bringing us love, guidance, power, healing, and deep transformation. This oracle deck and guidebook allow you to engage directly with the Archangels--the highest rank of angels--and the potent energy of Divine Fire to initiate a powerful alchemical process within you, a transformation that can help accelerate your ascension and align you with your inner Divinity.

Each of the 40 full-color, high-vibration cards features an Archangel and the healing color ray or sacred flame that that angel embodies. The deck includes a balance of masculine, feminine, androgynous, and multicultural angels in celebration of humanity’s diversity. In the accompanying book, gifted angel communicator Alexandra Wenman explores how the Archangels interact with us and how they work with and within us. 

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About The Author

Marie T. Russell is the founder of InnerSelf Magazine (founded 1985). She also produced and hosted a weekly South Florida radio broadcast, Inner Power, from 1992-1995 which focused on themes such as self-esteem, personal growth, and well-being. Her articles focus on transformation and reconnecting with our own inner source of joy and creativity.

Creative Commons 3.0: This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 License. Attribute the author: Marie T. Russell, InnerSelf.com. Link back to the article: This article originally appeared on InnerSelf.com


  

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