We Have a New Name!

For more than 15 years, Working Together has been the company name for all we do here, from therapy, counseling and coaching; both individual and management coaching, to training and personal development. Increasingly, our focus has turned from general couseling and coaching to spiritual enhancement, and finally over the past 10 years, spiritual development--the enlightenement part comes from you! Why Conscious Life Institute? Because our whole world revolves around getting to a place where we become more aware of life, more conscious, and more able to make life work for our higher good. Being consciously aware is the first step spiritual enlightenment. Now scientifically speaking there are many layers to consciousness and I do approach the ideas of spirituality and consciousness in a blend of science, metaphysics and ancient knowledge to bring forth a spiritual perspective in living that creates deeper enhancement, focus and enlightenment. It is up to each of us...how deeply we want to go, how much we are able to let go and to what extent we will give of ourselves to the process.

When someone new comes to me, perhaps the first thing that I am asked is, what is spirituality anyway? Will I learn yet another new religious doctrine? Why don't ya just open a church? Do I have to leave my church? No not at all...Think about it this way...we are going to keep everything that is working for you and simply rise above the life you are living, not leave it, but rise above it. One of the great gifts of spiritual knowledge is that it realigns your sense of self to something you may not have ever imagined was within you. Spirituality says that even if you think you're limited and small, it simply isn't so. You're greater and more powerful than you have ever imagined. An amazing and divine light exists inside of you. This same light is also in everyone you know now, and in everyone you will ever know in the future. You may think you're limited to just your physical body and state of affairs, including your gender, race, family, job, and status in life, but spirituality comes in and says "there is more than this."

Notice that spirit sounds similar to words like inspire and expire. This is especially appropriate because when you're filled with spiritual energy, you feel great inspiration, and when the spiritual life force leaves your body; your time on this earth expires. These are two of the main themes of the spiritual journey:

  • Allowing you to be filled with inspiration, which also translates into love, joy, wisdom, peacefulness, and service.

  • Remembering that an inevitable expiration waits to take you away from the very circumstances you may think are so very important right now.

The study of spirituality goes deeply into the heart of every matter and extends far beyond the physical world of matter. Spirituality connects you with the profoundly powerful and divine force that's present in this universe. Whether you're looking for worldly success, inner peace, or supreme enlightenment, no knowledge can propel you to achieve your goals and provide as effective a plan for living as does spiritual knowledge.

Perhaps the best way to think about a spiritual approach to the world is to contrast it with a more common materialistic approach.

  • The materialistic approach relies primarily on empirical evidence provided by the five senses, what can literally be seen, heard, tasted, touched, or smelled. This approach depends on the outer appearances of things to decide how and what to think and feel about them. A materialistic person fixes whatever may be wrong or out of place in his or her world by moving things around and effecting outer changes.

  • The spiritual approach In contrast, is to see beyond mere outer appearances and the five senses to an intuitive perception of the causes behind outer conditions. Someone with a spiritual approach may change and uplift their world by first transforming and improving his or her own vision.

One of the main teachings of spirituality is to look within and find what you seek within yourself. The external world is ephemeral, temporary, and ever changing; in fact, your body will die one day, sweeping all those worldly accouterments away like a mere pile of dust. Your inner realm, on the other hand, is timeless, eternal, and deeply profound. The goal of these sessions in spiritual development is to help integrate all of who you are, and in the process, open the door to the magic that is waiting for you within your higher self along with some of the gifts that you know are there within you.

Join us for one of our classes in spritual development for an amazing experience that provides a new vision and a different way of seeing the world. Dr. Ryan

Shirley Ryan, PhD, CCHt is a practicing hypnotherapist and spiritual mentor. See more at. http://www.shirleyryan.net

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