It’s like someone knocking on your door. If you opened the door and are standing on the threshold blinking in the light, there may be a curiosity tinged with uncertainty.
You may be wondering why you feel strangely unsettled and sensitive, not in a negative way, more like a wistful state of alertness. It’s almost like you are expecting something to arrive. This sense of ‘arrival’ is your state of spiritual readiness.
It comes when a person releases much of their irrational fear and need to control, drops any hard-boiled cynicism and pretenses, and decides to live more authentically through their heart (instead of always the head).
Spirituality is as individual as you can get. There are many ways to reach enlightenment, real freedom, or mastery of your life. Unlike religion it’s not a one-size-fits-all.
At one stage in our conscious evolution, it seemed right that we obey an external authority. Now we are evolved enough (most of us anyway), that we no longer need to obey rules but can take responsibility for our own actions and conscious development. We can even see the role of Jesus’ crucifixion in the way it was intended to be understood.
For the first time, we have access to information from many sources – both credible and, yes, not so credible. But the point is we no longer have to deny our own faculties of discernment and intuition.
This means truth can be felt, perceived, and intuited through ‘direct experience’ via the practice of spiritual disciplines. It’s not merely read about and ‘believed in’. It is not passive. It becomes a way of Being and a way of life.
Growing spiritually does not mean you have to make the time for it. There is no sacrifice involved. That is because everything in your life, as it is now, is a vehicle for spiritual growth.
As one of thousands of lightworkers on earth at this time, my specialty is ego. This is not just philosophy, but wisdom in action. My ego used to run the show that is my life, until I tamed and trained it and began the life-long process of integrating it with my Soul.
The ego is not all that you are – it’s not even the best part of you. In a nutshell, ego is the part of you that goes against the flow of life, is fearful, or holds you back. Check out the sections on Ego and Soul and Ego Alchemy.