A Spiritual Journey is full of surprises
A Spiritual Journey starts when a person feels a yearning to find a richer meaning to life. This yearning may also come with a feeling of being more awake, more alert than usual.
They have a sneaking suspicion that religious belief systems that offer hope through faith alone, are not the full picture. This doesn’t mean the next logical step is to follow a spiritual guru and declare this life is an illusion.
Waking up to a higher spiritual reality doesn’t have to be monumental, like coming to it through a near death experience or a visionary dream. It can simply be an intuitive realisation that there is something about the nature of your Being that you need to explore.
It’s a desire to get to know yourself more deeply. You no longer have a fear of getting in touch with your Soul.
You realise that the need for judgment, repentance, suffering and punishment are only figments of ego imagination.
That type of thinking reflected a state of consciousness in which there was little to no conscious separation between the higher self (soul) and the lower self (ego). By that I mean, when a person got very angry, they became that anger – before, during and after the outburst. These days more and more people are observing their anger, even while being angry.
When you realise you are not your thoughts or feelings and that these are simply expressions of your Being, you’ve made an evolutionary leap. You suddenly feel like an explorer, an adventurer, who has made a decisive turn to boldly go where you never thought to go before.
With a deep sense of sovereignty, you make a choice. You set out on a quest to search for the forgotten sunken treasure. That treasure is the reclaiming of your true powerful nature.
I used to fall for the thinking ‘if it’s too good to be true, then it can’t be real’. One of the precious delights I discovered was the debunking of this fallacy. I thought the only magic in life was in the movies, fairy tales and fantasy novels.
I still smile when I think and realise that a Spiritual Journey is where the real magic is found. There are many forms of magic. The most basic are those you see already in normal daily life. They are:
1) Expressions of Love
2) Random Acts of Kindness
3) Coincidence and synchronicity
4) Irony, laughter, cheer, and humour
5) Pleasant surprises and quirky situations
6) The Reality of Freedom, the illusion of bondage.
When I was agnostic, I used to think that being spiritual would mean that I’d have to surrender myself to a mass consciousness like a brick in the wall. This is not the full picture. We are individual souls, and, we are the collective consciousness – at the same time!
We came here to expand our knowing into experience which greatly helps with the process of individuation. We don’t discard that individuality once we die….far from it. Our souls have been incarnating many times over, and the aggregate of all our lives adds to the wholeness and uniqueness of each soul.
I also found that sincerity, humility, and gratitude are very powerful qualities to nurture. They draw into your life wonderful syncronicities, delightful surprises that you never even thought of, or let yourself believe could be possible.
One of the biggest surprises was that when I truly let go of my need to control, and let myself move with the flow of life, I didn’t lose or risk anything.
When you let go, you get back. This is opposite to how we have been raised to think. In fact, if you let go of control, you actually gain control. That’s because the idea of controlling something forcibly is a negative vibration. Many people are awake to the realisation that our universe is based on energy and vibration, particularly thought vibration. What we spend most of our time thinking about, has a direct impact on what manifests in our lives.