Facing Our Shadows

When presented with our darkest moments, we have the opportunity to rise above. Your soul is ready to face whatever life offers. Challenging situations come into our experience when we have the spiritual tools and ability to handle them.
The true blockages we face are limiting beliefs about our own worthiness, strength, ingenuity and vision. Facing our shadows allows us to leave old baggage behind, take conscious action and break through to new levels of enlightenment.
Perhaps you have postponed changing because you were afraid to try something new. The Universe often has creative ways of propelling us into growth – life sometimes takes a turn into the unknown and we must either face it or remain stagnant. Fortunately, the soul desires to evolve. Faced with no other option, we walk forward.
These are the moments of transformation. Trust the processes of awakening and know that you have the fortitude to conquer your fear… not only facing it and conquering it, but shattering the old beliefs and patterns that created it in the first place. Then, the world opens and new experiences await. The gateways of knowledge and wisdom are open for those who are willing to step through.

Living Courageously

“The crowd neither wants nor seeks knowledge, and the leaders of the crowd, in their own interests, try to strengthen its fear and dislike of everything new and unknown. The slavery in which mankind lives is based upon this fear.”
~G. I. Gurdjieff~

To be a spiritual seeker is to discover your courage. Leaving the confines of the familiar we venture out into a new world, risking all. The willingness to explore the unknown paves the way to adventure as we learn to experience life with an open heart and open mind.

Throughout this process we encounter a stripping away of the ego. Layer by layer we drop beliefs and blockages that no longer serve us. Challenges allow us to cultivate fortitude as we discover new ways of experiencing all that life has to offer.

It’s important to be vulnerable and authentic. Don’t hold yourself back out of fear. The path of awakening calls upon us to recognize our potential. Faith and action transform that potential into actuality.

When you recognize the sacredness in all things, it brings a different quality into your experience. Operating from a detached sense of unconditional love also brings courageousness to the surface. Detachment allows us to give without demands. It is a purity that expresses itself through us. What would your expression of life be if you were fearless? Be that. Do that. Live that.

You Are Loved

“May you realize that you are never alone,
that your soul in its brightness and belonging
connects you intimately with the rhythm of the universe.”
~John O’Donohue~
The infinite love of the Divine rains down upon you from all dimensions and surrounds you at all times. Though there are certainly moments when it is easy to feel separate, bewildered or overwhelmed, there it waits, patiently honoring the process of discovery until you are ready to access it once again.

When the light of consciousness shifts your perception, it allows you to recognize the guidance and support that is available, see your infinite potential and trust yourself enough to step into the flow of life.

Awakening is a free will process. We have plenty of room to play here in time and space while exploring all aspects of being human. Ultimately, the soul seeks to experience both the magnificent and the mundane. Your awareness is a dance of connection between the two.

We learn by experiencing contrast. A life filled with love is typically discovered by rising above our fears. When you are willing to face the shadows of the soul, you will emerge changed, empowered and courageous. Consciousness and self-love awakens life’s embrace.

Navigating the Unknown

“Ultimately we need to understand that spiritual life isn’t about being safe, secure or comfortable. It’s not that we won’t sometimes feel secure in the course of our spiritual practice; we surely will. Yet there is a fundamental security that develops from many years of practice – though it is a far cry from the immediate comfort we may now crave.”
~Ezra Bayda~

To quiet the mind is to become comfortable with the unknown. There’s no need to plan out every step of your existence. The awakened soul operates on faith, adventure and discovery while leaving enough space for miracles to unfold.Spiritual awakening requires a willingness to step into the unknown. When you stop playing it safe and move beyond the edge of previous experience, your energy expands. Saying “Yes” to life, welcoming it all – even the moments of discomfort or challenge – allows you to cultivate new aspect of your own strength.

There is great joy in learning how to negotiate the unknown with grace. When we do not limit life by attaching to outcomes, we open ourselves to infinite possibility. This is the path of lasting joy. Imagine a life of mystery and enchantment… it is there waiting for you in the midst of the chaos of human experience.