Soul Murmurs!

I want to share with you some exciting news! My third book, Soul Murmurs, will be published July 26th, 2019. Can’t wait to read it? Here’s a sneak preview…..! Have a great week, Anita.🤩

Soul Murmurs
Seasonal words of spiritual wisdom to enlighten the soul

by Anita Neilson

You know those moments when the hairs on the back of your neck stand erect? A little warning perhaps that all is not right.  Those are soul murmurs.  And those instances of inner stillness, in an almost breathless state of being, when you feel tingles all over—a wonderful confirmation from your intuition?  Those are soul murmurs.  And those days when despair and unrest do battle with your psyche, leaving you feeling unable to cope?  But then the telephone rings or a social media post pings, with just the right message to guide you through the day!  Those are also soul murmurs.

Soul murmurs are nudges from the Divine; messages from Source; intuitive wisdom, all sent to us innumerable times each day.  What we need to do is learn to listen out for, and be aware of, these messages.  When we do begin to notice them, it brings a sense of peace, calm and joy to our daily lives.  We smile inwardly in private recognition and gratitude for this Divine assistance.  To the awakened soul, aware of being tied to this heavy, physical body, it is a delight and a comfort to know that we are never alone through all the challenges of life on earth; that help from Spirit is always on hand; and that we are eternally connected to Source (whatever name we may give It—God, the Divine, Allah, Krishna, Christ, Universal Consciousness, and so on).

My awakening was a gradual affair, albeit abruptly begun a decade ago through ill health.  I believe this is quite a common occurrence, ie that we awaken as a result of a challenging time of extreme crisis in life.  There are frequent accounts of people who, for example, have had near-death experiences and then awaken.  Reborn. Twice!  Once, in the physical body, and twice in the realization that they will never be the same again, blessed as they are thereafter with the knowledge of the soul’s true identity and purpose on earth: Self-realization, to find our way back to God.    I awakened through ill-health.  At first, I perceived this as an extreme time of physical and emotional trauma.  Now, with the grace of hindsight, I can see it as the most wonderful spiritual gift, imbuing me with compassion and understanding for others, two spiritual qualities which I sorely lacked in my previous ‘life’ pre-awakening.

Self-realization is a wonderful journey, and as I walk further along this path full of twists and turns, pitfalls and detours, I know that it leads my soul on a gradual return home. I especially cherish having a stronger connection to the Universal source of knowledge and intuition.  This poured forth the inspiration for the poems, prose, short story, autobiographical vignettes and affirmations in my new book, Soul Murmurs: Seasonal words of spiritual wisdom to enlighten the soul.  I love its peaceful wisdom and keep it beside my bed.  I can do this with no trace of ego, since the inspiration for it was gifted to me in those moments of inner stillness, during meditation, during peaceful walks in nature and so on.  I see it as a loving joint venture between the little soul (ego) and the true Soul (connected to Source). I have structured the book under seasonal headings to echo the eternal cycle of life and my own spiritual journey.  Why not take some time each day to read a page or two?  Let its quiet wisdom sit with you as you go about your day and allow your heart and mind to process what it means for and to you. 

Read the full article published in Best Self Magazine!

Rose Petals Floating Downstream

Hi everyone.  Do you want to take time out from the hectic pace of life?  I have just the thing for you – my new book, Rose Petals Floating Downstreama collection of beautiful, spiritual poetry from the heart. Dip in and let your body and mind relax.

Here’s the blurb…… Continue reading

The Siren’s Call

How many of us hear the call home?  How many of us stop and listen, to hear if God is speaking to us in the silence, in the peace, in our growing intuition?  Take a few moments now to read my beautiful poem, The Siren’s Call, which was published on the Women’s Spiritual Poetry blog.  Click on the image below to read the poem (you can also watch and listen to the video version)!  I hope you find your own “quiet beacon through the fog“.  Blessings, Anita. ❤

The Siren’s Call

Sharing our light in service to others

Have you ever thought about light energy and how it is the basis of everything on Earth? All the great Masters knew this. Jesus was often quoted in the Gospels as saying: “If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Matthew 6: 22-23), referring to the practice of focusing on the spiritual eye in the forehead during meditation. Similarly, in the Hindu scripture, The Bhagavad Gita, Sri Krishna tells spiritual seeker Arjuna: “Out of compassion for them, I, who dwell within their hearts, destroy the darkness born of ignorance, with the luminous lamp of knowledge.”(Chapter 10: verse 11).

In ancient times, the importance of the sun to all aspects of life was reflected in its deification in the form of the sun god Ra.  As Ra shares his universal light with us this summer, let’s follow his example and share our individualized light —our gifts, love, time, and so on — with others.

Summer is the perfect time to do this because it’s a time of plenty when the natural world offers infinite bounty: there are fruits ripening, vegetables ready to be harvested, warm sunshine raising our spirits. As we delight in this bounty, let’s remember the words of Christ and Krishna above, who showed us how to lead a better, kinder, and more spiritual life to bring us closer to God.

We can all do this by giving of ourselves to help others. We each possess a vast amount of inherent Divine light that can be readily augmented by tapping into our inner silence. As we do this, we strengthen our link with its Source. For me, this happens best when I connect with God during meditation. Once we rediscover this light through the process of awakening, we can then share it with others. Amazing!

Read the rest of the article here as featured on Best Self Magazine.   Have a wonderful summer – and remember – share your light with others!  It will benefit both them and you.  Much love, Anita.🌞