Some great advice there. It just goes to show that God didn't make us slfully self-sufficient because god wants us to inter-depend on each other, serve each other. I hope I can still contribute a bit here, hehe.
First of all, experiment. All skills can be developed, but some skills are more natural to us than others. Explore various skills and choose 1 or 2 that feels good to you, that you can be expert at.
Personally, my favorite 2 skills are Ho'oponopono, which is a forgiveness prayer, and energy transmutation.
Ho'oponopono is very simple, yet after years of practice is extremely powerful. Well developed, it allows you to go through extreme situations that seemingly can't be saved, and then clean it in a total 180 degree turn. It's prayers, and feeling connected to God, that's it. The key is the connected part, for the more connected you feel, the more effective the prayer. Fortunately and the more frequent you "clean", the more connected you will feel. So, that's one example, a passive skill with a compounding effect over time = a good investment.
The other item I mentioned, energy transmutation can get somewhat more complex and requires development over various dimensions. A skill like this is an active skill and requires active development: monitoring, review and calibration. Still, one aspect of transmutation that is easily within reach, is to transmute the meanings of event. We all know we can't change actual history , but it's not the actual history that will effect us, but what it means to us on a personal level that affects us. Perhaps there is an event where something happened and you took it to mean that perhaps you were not strong enough or maybe not assertive enough. Well here, just replay this event in your mind, slowly and as relaxed as you can. Do not react to any emotional nudgings, then after playing through it once, ask yourself "what other, better meaning can I attach to this?" Perhaps you can say you were going through a learning phase, or that your early expectations of people did not take into account how unbalanced people could be, well because we were all taught to think well of others. But now, you have grown, you have gained experience, and you know you are better equipped to deal with such situations in tbe future. In othe word, the event means, that you were learning, now you are better, stronger and more aware. For some people, when they exchange the meaning of a past event, there can be the sensation of a burden lifting, some even feel balls of energy leaving their body. If you feel something like that, its a good sign, though the most important sign is that you can breath easier.
Other aspects that can be transmuted are expectations and reactions. These determine the direction of energy, though it might take time to build up conviction for this kind of transmutation. So, in this regards, transmuting meanings is more accesible in the sense that anyone can do it.
To grow, spiritually or otherwise, is essential for a sense of fulfillment. Growing gives life meaning. When we grow, we become the person we want to be, and thus are able to live the life we want to live. This is why, for the observant, we should always ask "what lesson is there for me". To understand a life-lesson is the proper way to reach your next stage in life. Not grasping a lesson sufficiently is where life starts to go around in circles. So if there are recurring unpleasant events, always dig deeper, and ask "what is it that God wants me to notice / understand?" and be open to answers.
So that's an example of two skills I chose to develop after experimenting, one is passive and one is active, they work well together and are dependable in most circumstances.
You too might find it a good idea to have onr or two highly developed skills that you can depend on before having to open up the whole toolkit.
So, thanks for reading, may your awareness increase rapidly, kay your fortitude develop swiftly, and may you feel the joy of taking control if your life.
P.S: who you obtain skills from will influence how effective a skill is. Sitting down with a master practitioner is a great shortcut to developing a skill. You can gain years even decades of development simply by attuning to their vibrations. So if you see someone with a particular skill you might fancy, mingle with them, and they might let you absorb it.
updated by @hermes: 07/10/18 01:34:08PM