The Mystical Benefactor
A real spiritual benefactor may not seem as such when he comes into our lives as someone that actively restrains one or more of our initiatives, depriving us of our desires, and sometimes of our sense of purpose. Independent of the time, the truth of their actions and their effects in our personal lives come to prove their valuable presence in shaping our tracks and, many times, leading us back to our main soul path. There is an old saying that speaks of how some bad situations in our lives may turn out to be real blessings. If you have this happen to you, and you recognize it, try to identify who was your benefactor.
No matter how hard one may try, the natural egotistical feeling of entitlement can pervade anyone’s soul as a fast as the wind blows. It is imperative to develop a sense of gratitude towards these beings and include them in your daily prayers, even if anonymously.
"As long as mankind shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters." ~ Edward Gibbon
When you open your heart to recognize the blessings received through a multitude of invisible hands throughout your life, you start to understand how much each life is weaved into another. The release of the energy of pure gratitude brings hidden blessings into one’s life, and the mystical power of such liberation can clean up lower astral energies attached to one’s emotional body.
Like the consecration of food that one does every day, where blessings are bestowed upon all the invisible hands that contributed to feeding you, one must never forget the benediction of your benefactors, as an act of reverence, respect and as an important step in teaching your heart to be a grateful one.