Strengthen Your Inner Light (Sonia Choquette)

From Sonia Choquette for OM Times Magazine

Strengthen Your Inner Light

It is important to strengthen and keep your inner light of your Spirit shining bright in order to remain peaceful in a negative, ego-based world. The best way to do this is to intentionally surround yourself with energy that honors, respects, and delights the Spirit in every way.

This begins by being aware of the effect of sound on your Spirit. Sound is vibration, and all vibration is either positive, and resonant with your Spirit, or it is negative, or dissonant to your Spirit. To tolerate and endure large amounts of dissonant sound is highly disturbing to your Spirit and your peace.  Just as you would no more physically assault your neighbor out of the blue, or anyone for that matter nor should you allow dissonant, or negative vibration, which beats on your ear, and reverberates throughout every cell in your body to energetically assault you.

Be selective about what you listen to and to whom. People who speak calmly, lovingly, positively of life, and others are respectful of the Spirit and affirm the light. People who rant, swear, curse, or attack life, or others are disturbing to the Spirit and should be avoided at all costs. And, of course, don’t create that vibration yourself. As it says in the classis poem, ‘The Desiderata’ “Avoid loud and aggressive persons for they are vexations to the Spirit and remember what peace there lies in silence.”

To love and honor your Spirit, choose to listen to sounds that invoke calm, joy, and peace. This is so important I can’t emphasize it enough.  In fact, I believe one of the biggest reasons we self-loathe to the degree we do is because we are bombarded with self-loathing messages all the time, on television, and radio, and in popular music especially.  So many of us are so mindless and unconscious about what we listen to and its potentially adverse affects on our inner light that we are literally like sheep being led to the self -loathing slaughterhouse by just turning on the radio in the morning.