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Our Spiritual Life Lessons From History

Written by: Royce Morales, Executive Contributor

Executive Contributors at Brainz Magazine are handpicked and invited to contribute because of their knowledge and valuable insight within their area of expertise.

Executive Contributor Royce Morales

Spiritually minded people will not be too surprised to hear me say there are huge lessons to learn during this unprecedented time in history. However, what are they? How can we learn them? And do they really need to be so friggin’ dramatic?

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Even those strongly committed to a Higher Consciousness path may find it difficult, if not impossible, to maintain the “It’s all happening for a reason” attitude during this global commotion. Some are pulling further away from living in the physical world, while others debate whether their spiritual discipline is practicable at all during this challenging period. 

We know they pigeonhole us spiritual types as being passive, peaceful, pensive. We are seen as spouting “It’s all good” after reading the news. We give pitying smiles at those upset by politics; offer shoulders of comfort to anyone feeling dejected by the state of the world. 

Because of these stereotypical notions, it’s paradoxical to imagine seeing us as social activists, involved in politics, or taking a vocal stand about even the most pressing environmental issues.


Spiritual practitioners are frequently defined as renouncing worldly concerns to attain transcendence. Worrying about policy particulars, going on protest marches, and being involved in political discourse seems incongruent with our policy of ‘closing eyes and going within’ to achieve inner peace. 

There are those who criticize this introspective focus, judging that it amounts to navel-gazing, ignoring civic responsibility, sidestepping social problems, and disregarding planetary health. 

Perhaps because of the above, there are few examples of spiritual people succeeding well in politics. Cast your memory back to California’s Governor Jerry Brown when he was open about his spiritual leanings and was nicknamed ‘Governor Moonbeam.’ Or Marianne Williamson’s recent attempts to run for president being teased relentlessly about her spiritual stance. 

However, both Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. based their political philosophies on spiritual convictions, the principle of nonviolent resistance. They demonstrated not only its moral veracity, but its political effectiveness.

Taking real world purposeful action

When I began dabbling in spirituality in my early twenties, I thought it a requirement to pull away from living ‘of the world,’ focusing all my time and energy within. I bought into the notion that all I had to do was meditate, pray, and state positive affirmations, and all would manifest. I’d be able to attract my soul mate, lose twenty pounds, heal all illnesses, and change the world. All by sitting in full lotus position. 

Sometimes it worked, and just as often, it didn’t. My frustration with workability inspired the creation of my own spiritual teachings that had a much better success rate. I witnessed that doing inner work, having transformational experiences and profound realizations, but not taking Real World action, nullified spiritual gains. 

Compare it to reading a cookbook, imagining the yummy taste of the food, and memorizing the recipes, but never buying ingredients, cooking them, or feeding that delicious result to the family. 

Yes, focusing within is imperative. But one of the goals needs to be discovering your unique, inner-guided purpose in being alive. Then, this gift from your Higher Consciousness, must be given away, acted upon, or it becomes a burden. 

Keep in mind that your purpose does not have to be lofty or grand, like discovering the cure for cancer or saving whales. It could be simple, anything done with loving intent. Like keeping a clean, organized house, being a loving trash collector, expressing authenticity with everyone you meet, being kind to strangers.

What we came here to do

It’s becoming increasingly apparent that Higher Consciousness Beings are supposed to be venturing out in the world, lovingly expressing the truth, assisting the planet in powerful yet peaceful ways. We have important gifts to bring, and it is time to step up and become critical mass, both physically as well as energetically. It’s what we came here to do.

On a spiritual level, we chose every aspect of our life – our body, our parents and family, the society, and circumstances we are born into – all for particular lessons and challenges to spur our evolution and help us clean up forgotten things we’ve done in the past. 

What that means on a societal level is, even if we did not vote for someone, on a conjoined soul level we did choose them. Even if we are not toting a gun, we have violence inside us. Even if we drive an electric car and recycle religiously, we are responsible for the planetary condition.

This I can say with full certainty: There are many who have chosen to be on this planet during this time to do extraordinary things. Only extraordinary beings would choose to be here during these tumultuous, divisive, and confusing times. I know that we are here to help wake up and remind others that love is the way to transcend fear. 

Master the life lessons

Just as students can’t advance to geometry until they pass basic math, our life lessons repeat until they are mastered. On a bigger level, history repeats itself until enough people get, and live the Big Lessons being presented. Only then will the consciousness of the world shift. 

In other words, until enough of us fully get that war does not ever really solve a problem, war will continue. And, deeper: Until we resolve our “inner war mentality,” the part of us that spontaneously strikes out in some way when something bothers us, war will continue. 

War is just a bigger, more dramatic version of what we do, both to ourselves (internally and externally) and to others, because we believe it will stop something. Hasn’t worked yet. 

Here are some big universal lessons being presented to us during these oh-so-interesting times: 

  1. We are all the same manifesting in unique ways. This core lesson is the same one we’ve been trying to master for centuries: “How can we get along with others who seem different from us?” Underneath the masks we wear in the world, or the differences we may have culturally, we have the same needs, the same fears, the same soul purpose – to give and receive unconditional love at all times. What better way to get that lesson than by having people in powerful positions who seem opposite from us! 

  2. Human issues bridge political and spiritual concerns. Hunger, health care, equality, abuse, war, body autonomy and ecological respect are all ethical and highly spiritual issues. We are here to take a loving, non-judgmental stand to defend what we know are spiritual concepts during these times of hostility, contempt, and divisiveness.

  3. Others are our mirrors. “Mirroring” demonstrates that, when we feel angry at others, it’s because they are reflecting our deeply denied (subconscious) issues. The angrier we feel about what “they” are doing, the more they are showing us what we have suppressed about ourselves.  Once we admit a mirror, we can take responsibility for “attracting” people and situations for the Higher Consciousness lessons they provide. We attract precisely what will wake us up best. Including politicians and those in power.

  1. We believe we don’t deserve. We have a core (subconscious) notion that convinces us that do not deserve love, power, joy, health, etc. So, when positive things show up in our lives, part of us subconsciously tries to sabotage or even destroy them. Noticing this pattern along with discovering and neutralizing where it came from can allow deservingness to flourish and love to be graciously accepted. 

  1. The real reason for activism. Often, when we feel a strong pull to help others, we are drawn to that particular issue because it’s something we are trying to resolve within ourselves. Like the person denying their addictive personality becoming a drug counsellor; the relationship therapist who cannot commit to marriage. 

Until we resolve our personal issues, we will be coming from anger and judgment (toward ourselves, really) which will only intensify the problem. When we do, the help we give will feel pure and loving, not from a duty-filled, desperate, judgmental position. We will still feel passionate about our direction, but from compassion.

So, go ahead and sit in full lotus position. Keep on looking within. Learn your spiritual lessons. But simultaneously, take a pure, loving, powerful stand in the world as well. Honestly, we need us more than ever. ing aliveness and joy from within

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Royce Morales, Executive Contributor Brainz Magazine

Royce Morales is a renowned trailblazer, creator of an innovative, spiritually based approach to inner transformation. Her program, Perfect Life Awakening, emerged from a lifetime of frustration searching for inner work that worked. She discovered that revealing specific subconscious origins of self-sabotage, removing its persistent influence, life can shift.

She developed a clearing technique that releases programmed, false beliefs from this as well as previous lives. Negative patterns and hidden fears resolve so paralyzing issues lose their impact. This exclusive, time-tested work takes students from triggered to empowered, uncovering their authentic, purpose-driven life.

PLA also provides applicable tools to navigate daily life – ways to rapidly shift from anger to calm, fear to acceptance, judgement to connection. The work emphasizes awareness of, trusting and following one’s innate intuitive wisdom, then taking bold, inspired, real-world action.

The Perfect Life Awakening courses take place remotely and are presented in small groups to provide individual attention. Royce offers private inner discovery sessions to facilitate deeper work, utilizing her proprietary spiritual clearing technique called Spiritual Cognition Integration.

Royce is the author of three books about her teachings: Want – True Love, Past Lives and Other Complications; Know: A Spiritual Wake-up Call and Back: Rebirth After Stroke, all available on Amazon.

Go to Royce’s YouTube channel where she shares enlightening information about her teachings. She posts weekly blogs and writes articles for several other publications.



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