Hello Beautiful Soul!
After I had a spiritual awakening, I discovered three major truths about life. They radically changed my own life and the way I view the world. I’m sharing them with you in these first three posts.
This is the story of my discovery of the third spiritual truth.
Life’s Deeper Meaning–
Do you sometimes get the sense that there is a deeper meaning to your life but you can’t quite figure out what it is? I walked around like that for years…
Then, after discovering the first two spiritual truths, the deeper meaning became clear!
Our lives have two important levels: one is for the management of our day-to-day activities, and the other is the reason that they are the way they are, which is to help us grow in special ways.
The events in our lives are not random. The people we meet, the way others treat us, and our life events do have a higher meaning and purpose. They are all intended to help us grow on our spiritual paths!
The Third Spiritual Truth for Transformation: every life event holds a Spiritual Gift.
Every person comes into his life to receive special Gifts. The Gifts are decided upon before we are born, and our lives are designed to bring our Gifts to us. They are all opportunities for spiritual growth.
Every lifetime is built around specific goals that a soul hopes to achieve. The goals are many! Some might be to find feelings of self-love or self-worth, or to find inner strength and to stand up for oneself. Others might be to face and overcome a great personal fear, or to find compassion. There are many possibilities.
The Gifts help us strip away our false beliefs about ourselves and others. They move us closer to becoming an expression of our God-self, which is Love, compassion, patience and forgiveness, among other beautiful attributes.
The Gifts always call on us to move into our hearts.
The Funny Thing–
It’s funny, because so many still want to live only on the first level of life and pursue life’s material pleasures. That’s the easy path, but is also the least fulfilling. It’s amusing because our souls don’t care how much money we make or what kind of car we drive. (No one has ever been turned away from ‘Heaven’ for not owning a Lexus!) And most of us have heard stories that the richest people are those whose lives are filled with love rather than money.
And of course, “You can’t take it with you when you die.”
That’s true–except for one thing: we do take our spiritual growth with us!
That’s why it is so important that we pay attention to the events in our lives and heed the ways they are calling on us to grow. It is the most important part of our journey through life. It’s the real reason we are here.
What can go wrong?
There are two things that can derail us from our spiritual path: either ignoring the spiritual path altogether, or else refusing to accept responsibility for our spiritual growth.
The Gifts challenge us to grow– which means we must change!
If we are to evolve on our spiritual paths, we must change. And sometimes that can be uncomfortable. It means we may have to look at ourselves and see things we don’t want to see, such as negative feelings or fears we don’t want to face.
Problems can arise if we find that too uncomfortable and resist the change we are being called on to make. We may find ourselves in a ‘groundhog day’ situation, when events seem to repeat themselves.
An example of this might be a person who continually makes friends with people who don’t treat him well. He might think it’s just because people in general aren’t very nice. But he is being called to take a hard look at himself and the relationships in his life, and to understand why that is happening. He can resist as long as he likes, but his life situation won’t improve until he is ready to change and grow.
How do we know when we are being asked to grow?
Life acts as a mirror to our inner world. It provides a way for us to see where we are shining and where we need to correct course.
Everything in your life right now is a reflection of your inner world. If you are wonderfully happy–congratulations! Wherever you are not happy in your life is what you need to focus on.
In the example above, the man is not happy with his friend relationships. If we view that from the perspective that his outer world is a mirror of his inner world, then it may be that the people in his life who aren’t treating him well are reflecting back to him his own feelings of low self-worth. Moving into self-love and valuing himself more might go a long way to resolving his situation. It also will likely bring him more happiness.
We can also look at the situations in our lives that are causing us emotional pain. Pain is a great motivator to change and grow. It pushes us to try to heal and resolve whatever is causing it. Sometimes we have to reach a real low point for that to happen. That’s because if our pain isn’t very great we usually will simply manage it instead of making the changes that are needed.
Do you have questions about the spiritual purposes behind the events in your life?
Please don’t worry if you do. There is really no possibility of failure (spirit is very patient– thank goodness!). We may veer off the path or take a short side trip, but our guides in spirit are very good at bringing us back on course.
You are a beautiful soul! Love, compassion, and forgiveness are all parts of your true essence which is your Higher Self or soul.
You simply are being asked to remember your truth and return to it now.
The Gifts are intended to help us peel off the layers of forgetfulness so that we can once again become expressions of our Higher Self.
I would love to help you with this process! Please call to schedule a session.
Thanks for visiting my blog. Please feel free to leave a comment–I would love to hear about your thoughts and experiences with this.
I wish you well on your journey!