If you’ve been on a spiritual path for even a block or two, you’ve probably heard those Higher Consciousness sayings that sound great, but when trying to live by them, you fail miserably. Which makes you feel like a failure at Spirituality 101. Especially during the ongoing 2020 struggles.
First of all, there’s no failure in spiritual growth. There’s just ongoing lessons that awaken you to authenticity.
Second, those commands are really tough, even for those who’ve been committedly trying to apply them. Really.
Because even though they’re filled with truth, they probably go against whatever you’ve been taught. Add to that a diametrically opposed society and you’re stuck in spiritual quicksand.
Like “Be here now.” Sounds easy enough, right? Be present. Live in the moment. Completely experience all you’re doing. Feel and taste every drop of that icecream as it drips down your chin.
Problem is, without recognizing and dealing with the primitive, survival-based part of your consciousness that pulls you into fear, those are just pretty sounding, frustrating words. So, you eat more icecream.
There's that all-encompassing spiritual platitude: “Everything happens for a reason.” Yep, that’s true, but trying to embrace that attitude (especially in 2020) becomes a way to suppress your sadness or pissed off-ness. In retrospect, you may get there, but avoiding feeling whatever you’re feeling won’t do it.
And then there’s “When one door closes another one opens.” Again, it’s true, but what if that door takes years to open? Or what if the opening door squeaks and looks kinda creepy? Obeying that command by spiritually bypassing the loss you feel will eventually come round to bite you in the you-know-what.
Spiritual words are supposed to bring comfort, elevate your mindset. But, it’s all too tempting to use them to deny your humanness, trying to pass GO while you’re still in a physical from.
Maybe you've tasted hors d'oeuvres of Higher Consciousness in your most aware moments, or read books about it. You sense it’s possible to feast on more.
But having it consistently stay and be a real part of you is another story.
Is it possible to live in trust, beyond the stimulus-response pull of your programmed mind? Can realignment with your spirit free you from suffering and infuse life with a cosmic sense of meaning and purpose?
As a Transformational Facilitator, one of my jobs is to remind people of the forgotten or ignored Truth they know in their hearts. I help them remember who they really are, and, by resolving the subconscious programming from this and past lives, they often discover their Higher Purpose.
Then, "being here now" becomes easy, not just another command to fall short of or try to fake.
This inner clearing work allows you to personally discover that life makes perfect sense, experientially knowing that “everything does happen for a reason.” It frees you from limiting beliefs you bought into that have been running, confusing and separating you from life.
By putting fear-based consciousness in the back seat where it belongs, your life is led by your wise, aware, spirit. Then you don’t have to force yourself to “be in the now.” You just are.
Honestly, I’ve never seen it happen by acting-as-if, reading self-help books, hanging spiritual commands around your house or tatooing them on your arm. It's like chopping off the top of a weed rather than digging down to the roots of where and why you disconnected from your spiritual self.
Admittedly, transforming your life from the roots might be the most challenging endeavor you ever undertake. Fear-based consciousness is powerful and wants nothing to do with letting go of control to keep your life small, manageable and “safe.”
But, these past eight months has changed all of us in large and small ways. Our hearts have expanded, and life is calling us to live differently. It's time to make a clear, unwavering intention to awaken to YOU-ness, to live life aligned with who you discover. (I can help with that)
That other door is now open. Be willing to go inside, even if it’s creepy, even with icecream running down your face.
Royce Morales, a renowned transformational facilitator, developer and teacher of Perfect Life Awakening for decades, offers her unique breakthrough tools to discover and resolve the roots of negative, self-sabotaging programming. PLA awakens and transforms your life by helping you overcome limiting beliefs, shifting your consciousness and healing what's keeping you from a life of deservingness and true joy.
Contact Royce for a free fifteen minute consultation to see if this inner-journey work is a good fit.
Royce is the author of three fascinating books about her teachings: “Want: True love, past lives and other complications;” “Know: A spiritual wake-up call;” and “Back: Rebirth After Stroke,” all available on amazon.com