When people honor their deepest sense of meaning, identity, purpose, they tend to be resilient, vibrant, and ready to cope well. When people live according to expectations, roles, and the judgement of others, a feeling of disconnection and depression often emerges – Return to the Sacred: Ancient Pathways to Spiritual Awakening; Jonathan H. Ellerby
When I read this it gave me a sense of “I need to allow my spirit to be what I am supposed to be. To not ties it down to my ego’s expectations and wants. To not judge it based on what I think is correct and expected. To let my spirit, my inner Divine self be free! After all, aren’t we really spiritual beings on a human journey?
The thing is life / God / the Universe / Source…it has a “funny” way of doing things. Well maybe funny isn’t the right word, even if it is between quotation marks. It’s like this: Just when you think to yourself that you really want to practice patience an errant driver cuts you off on the road getting you all riled up and reaching for the “Cussing like a Pirate” dictionary stored in your mind. For me, I know that my big obstacle is fear. Though I want to open up my heart and my psychic abilities (intuition) I’m a total wuss! So, there I was wanting to be able to communicate with Angels or my spirit guides, you know the fun stuff, when I get whacked with a not so nice experience! Totally pissed me off! WHERE was Archangel Michael when I needed him!!!?? The prayers I said felt like absolute duds too! It made me want to cry, rant, pout and sulk!
It was only when I calmed down (sort of) and went back to the experience did I realize (still sulking and feeling very down) that maybe for me, I had to learn to be independent. Yes, the Angels are there. Yes my spirit guides are there. But what I need for my journey is to believe in myself. Not the strength from the outside, but from within. If I truly believed that God was within me, then I have the power over these negative energies. I had to face my fear. I had to believe in me.
I *still* wish for a nice and fun experience in meeting my spirit guides or an angel though 😛
The above picture was inspired by the meditation practice that I have been doing – bringing awareness to the heart center and tapping into the God within.
Sindi from bluebutterfliesandme has a really nice post on the Inner Divine Self. Hope you enjoy it! 😀