A thought for this week: Spiritual growth without a vision of who you really are is never going to lead to fulfillment.
Spirituality is not about meandering around, feeling lost, or trying to ‘just be happy’.
It’s about understanding your inner calling, then accessing the courage and faith to follow it.
That’s THE spiritual journey as far as I can see! It has meaning and purpose. It’s full of growth and achievement, but fulfillment and peace too. It’s Mastery of life 🙂
If you have nothing to work towards it’s easy to keep all the growth very surface level. There’s no real motivation to clean up your inner world, your mental space, or your emotional reactivity.
That surface level spirituality looks a bit like this:
You use crystal healing instead of understanding where those difficult thoughts that hold you back came from.
You use angel cards instead of learning how to tune into your own intuitive, inner voice and then use that wisdom to build your life one step, one day at a time.
You read every spiritual book you find, but you don’t implement ANY of it.
You meditate daily, but every time something goes wrong you fly off the handle… because nobody loves you and the whole world is against you and why can’t you get any peace… 😉
Here’s what I’ve learned on this journey:
That little voice inside of you that says ‘this is not enough’ – this relationship is not enough, this income is not enough, this job is not enough, this anxiety is not enough – that’s your Truth.
That voice is the insight of this amazingly, beautifully, fucking wild soul telling you that there IS more for you.
It’s WILD because it’s not willing to settle for less. It’s BEAUTIFUL because it’s who you are and doesn’t doubt, it just loves.
It has the vision for this lifetime.
And it knows how to say – fuck it, let’s do it!
Your soul KNOWS what you’re here to do and HOW you’re going to do it. It’s not going to give you the whole story though. It knows that building faith is a step by step process. It’s going to give you – literally – one step which you must take before you get the next step.
Listening to this voice is NOT magically going to change your life.
In fact, it’s going to make your life more challenging because you now have to take those leaps of faith, not just talk about them!
And you need to take that first step before you waste another 10 or 50 years of your life being less than you are. That’s the challenge. It’s about choosing to be all that you can be. Not through angel cards or even meditation, but through your own personal mindset and how you take charge of those day to day steps like a MASTER!
If you listen to that soul voice you KNOW that you’re being called to do more with your life…
And it will feel kind of extreme at first… until you realize that it’s just the same as the life you were leading before… you just taking one step at a time, following that inner soul voice, INSTEAD of your fear… so the outcomes are different, the level of joy is higher, the abundance is present.
And you actually like yourself now, and you feel empowered, and you no longer seem to care what everyone else is doing, thinking or being… You just like being you.
Then again, maybe it’s all just a big inconvenience? I mean, why would YOU be called to do anything magnificent with your life…?
It’s probably just your imagination, right… you should go back to focusing on those angel cards and just stay nice and safe and small. Because that’s really fulfilling you, right.
Maybe you get a bit of comfort from all those tools that help you play small, but you’re not really living your life. You KNOW there’s more. You KNOW you can have, do, be more… Because even though you’re using all these ‘spiritual’ tools you still feel that voice within you saying ‘but it’s not enough!’
So, are you willing to actually try? To just start by removing those blockages that hold you back from trying..?
Because THAT’S the REAL spiritual journey as far as I’m concerned.
It’s about YOU being in a personal conversation with your own SPIRIT. This part of you that’s a little piece of that greater Universal Spirit, down here in this human body with some calling, some mission…
And then moving as you are GUIDED to move from that DEEP, CORE connection that you have to God/Source.
THAT’S what spirituality actually is.
And you know what…?
Following that inner, soul calling challenges everything you think you know about yourself.
It challenges you to be your Truth – your Vision – instead of your Story.
Are you ready?