By: Owen Waters
The heart-centered consciousness of the New Reality includes an expanded viewpoint of the world; one which encourages service to others.
When it comes to spiritual growth, the same expanded viewpoint applies. The key to spiritual progress today is not retreating into a cave to find enlightenment, but giving active spiritual service. Today, spiritual progress is to be found in the noise and clatter of a world caught up in the turmoil of rapid change.
Your greatest opportunity for spiritual growth occurs, paradoxically, when catastrophe strikes. No matter where it strikes, you can send positive energy to change the energy of the situation and bring relief and healing.
If you are a spiritual healer, you already know how to do this. If you are a person who prays for others, you already know how to do this. If you are a person who creates better realities through the power of visualization, you already know how to do this. Sending healing energy to a world in crisis is something that every spiritual person can do.
You can make a difference. You can alleviate suffering. To do so is perfectly in keeping with the style of the New Reality. While general service to others is the key to general success in these days, service of a spiritual nature is the key to rapid and balanced spiritual growth.
You CAN heal the world, make it a better place, and, at the same time, advance your own spiritual growth. The massive earthquake in Japan provides an opportunity to bring desperately-needed healing energy into this, the darkest hour of those affected.