Written November 2012.
When we think of the word "growth" we think of height. Not often do we think of soul growth. What stage is your soul in this lifetime? Are you aware of your growth? I'm one for success in life, but what is gain without lessons learned?
I challenge your mind to think differently. The spiritual world does exist. It's just people are so easily enticed by the material world that it's addicting. I always believe fashion was a drug, but in these current times I find my proof. Young children are being misguided into believing fame and fortune is why we are here. I always said if I had children I would teach them about creative expression.
A way to show who they really are without money or notice. Just a way of them being well...them. Don't get me wrong because I'm no saint. At times, I find myself obsessed with success. I become a part of the cycle as well. Then my soul intervenes and I get this feeling that things aren't balanced.
After that the universe finds a way to get my attention by feeding me with roadblocks. I have what I would call "setbacks obesity". That is when I am constantly fed disappointments and though I know they are wrong I continue to feed off of them. Of course you will develop a negative attitude towards life because of that. I don't know about you , but I like control.
When things don't go my way and I try really hard it upsets me. I'm continuously working on that trait in myself. So once you reach that ball of confusion the universe says, "Hey, you didn't hear me when I said stop." At that point I start to listen. It's good to retreat and reassess things in your life. Can't be a constant party or you'll go crazy.
At least that's in my opinion. Once again we all have various reasons for existing. In that moment that the universe grabs hold of you it's an exciting experience. In the beginning of a transformation there is realization. The part where you realize things aren't as they seem. Basically you didn't really have that good of a grip on your life. It can be painful because the ego doesn't like rejection.
You might go through denial and put things off, but you can't hide from your destiny. Once the tantrum is out of the way you can start rebuilding. In the rebuilding stage you might get back to hobbies you put off. Or you might pick up new ones you didn't know you had. It depends on what stage of the soul growth you are in. Meditation has been one of my best allies.
In that state I am calm and serene. My ego is dead and my soul is thriving. Things make sense and start to transpire into my waking life. I feel more positive and patient. Patience is vital in soul growth because you don't get everything right the first time. This growth spur lasts a lifetime. We are here to learn and reconnect with our past.
Doing so we are guiding our present and building a future. I am more humble and my mantra is unconditional love. I am more understanding of others and respect that all don't see the same way I do. Of course you will be challenge to practice what you believe. I say believe more so than preach. Preaching to me is like telling me to do something.
When you genuinely believe in something you automatically follow it yourself. I am in the mature soul stage and in that stage I don't seek the fast life. It's kind of a shock because I'm in my early twenties. I believe in being a simple pleasured individual. I am also an artisan soul thus my creative spark in life. You should check online and find out what kind of soul you are. I found out at this site: http://personalityspirituality.net/?s=mature+soul
It amazes me as to how much can be answered in silence. We listen to music, drama, family, and friends. How bout listening to yourself? Go beyond your mind and into your heart. Allow your heart to feel alive and loved. Once you open up to the love of God your soul soon seeps through.
It's like a homecoming with YOUR world. Then go share it with the REST of the world. Blessed Be.
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