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For a very long time I felt stuck in my spiritual growth. I couldn’t seem to advance and I was repeating the same painful patterns EVEN THOUGH I knew better. UGH!!!
It was infuriating.
I knew I was in my own way.
I was in a quagmire of false beliefs that kept me cycling around in mental and emotional patterns that were very distracting, limiting and painful.
I SO wanted to break free.
I believed spiritual practice would help me.
Just couldn’t seem to find the right thing to unlock the mystery of WHY IS IT SO HARD?
Then, things got a whole lot MORE challenging. I didn’t know it at the time, but it was a gift.
That’s right, it was a gift to be so intensely challenged.
There came a point in my spiritual unfoldment where it seemed like I was being challenged to my core. The challenges were coming in all directions.
My mother was diagnosed with terminal cancer.
My spiritual community profoundly let me down.
My best friend cheated me.
My sweetheart … oh, don’t even get me started on that one.
Anyway, there was more, but that’s enough – it was a ego lollapalooza of betrayals, upsets and freak outs.
It felt like the challenges were on all levels and in all areas of my life – except that I had my health. Thank GOD for that!
I had the sense that I was being “tested.” I was being tested not in the way that an unkind teacher would prepare a grueling test in order to put you through the wringer, but rather I was being tested in the sense of being offered an opportunity to rise above all past precedent and break through to a new level of awareness, understanding, strength and willingness.
And that’s the kind of test we get from Spirit – the kind that forces us to choose which way we’ll go.
Will we let go of the beliefs that are torturing us, or will seek the answer in the world rather than within?
Will we relinquish the meaning we made of things, take responsibility and move on, or will we we blame the world?
That time of challenge was far from easy for me.
It did help that I could feel that it was a test of my mettle. It was the opportunity for me to focus on developing the clarity that I so deeply desired. It was the required course for me to purify my heart and relinquish the habits of playing small.
I was so tired of playing small, and yet I couldn’t seem to break the spell I was under.
That time of intense challenge on almost every front was both difficult and exhausting. It was also exactly what I needed to step more into my true identity as a spiritual being capable of great love and compassion. i reached a tipping point and I’ve noticed that I’ve not had any backsliding.
Instead, much to my surprise, my growth continues to unfold and expand, which is wonderful.
Honestly, I don’t see one spiritual student who truly wishes to awaken from the painful dream of separation who doesn’t go through some very intense time of healing. It’s when the storm is raging so furiously, and we’re really up against it, that we can break through the most intense attachments to the mental patterns of the past. It’s actually a tremendous gift from the Higher Self.
If we’re willing to receive it.
If we’re willing to give up the attachments to the past, we can have a whole new future.
We all know that willingness is the key to transformation.
Spiritual practice is EVERYTHING in our awakening.
Willingness to be loving and to choose that loving connection over everything else IS a spiritual practice.
We can leverage our willingness to choose love and cultivate an awareness that we CAN actually leave the past behind and release the future also. This gives us the experience of being present to the now which is the only place our transformation can happen.
The challenges become the motivation for real change.
If you feel you’re being tested, be grateful. The tipping point is at hand. Let’s go for it and let our reluctance and resistance be the reminder that we ARE doing it and we’re not stuck anymore.
The only way to change your ENTIRE LIFE is to make one choice at a time, and keep making another, and another. And we have that ability. There is profound support for us in the invisible – and we can tap into it. Life can be easier, relationships can heal, our minds can liberate.
And that’s what we’re able to share with all life.
We can share our healing and that is a gift that we give to all.
Our healing is our legacy – and it’s never too late – we’re never too far gone.
We are blessed, now and forever!
THIS WEEK: I’m getting ready for my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat which starts on Friday. If you’d really like to do this healing work of letting go of complaining and other mental patterns that stand in our way of happiness and Peace, consider joining me. You can change your entire life, your relationships, your experience, your finances, your body, your happiness and peace of mind, one breakthrough at a time – that’s what we’re doing.
Follow your intuition – only you know if this is right for you right now.
If you’d really like to do this healing work of letting go of complaints and the other things that stand in our way of happiness and Peace, consider joining me. You can change your entire life, your relationships, your experience, your finances, your body, your happiness and peace of mind. Consider this:
- Join me on my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat in September,
- follow that with my Finding Freedom Spiritual Bootcamp in October
- and then be ready to ROCK in my Masterful Living Course 2021 in January.
You will never regret your choice, and you’ll only be so glad you did – at least that’s what I hear from the people who have done it.
Get going. Take action. Be aggressive about working with your mind. DO NOT DELAY. If you’re waiting, if you’re not getting the results you’d like, what are you waiting for?
Don’t take my word for it, read the testimonials from those who have done this work with me. They believed that nothing would work for them, and they were willing to do something different anyway. Now, they’re not playing small anymore. They’re not letting fear dictate their life. They have a real and powerful connection with Spirit.
TODAY, you can join me and my friends, Jennifer Russell, Clay Pruitt and even more friends on zoom. We’re coming together to share our inspiration in many ways. We’ll have a spiritual celebration together with message and music – we call it Sundays With Spirit. Please invite your family! If you can’t join us, you can catch the replay! Because we’re going to be live on video, you’ll have to register to get the detail. All are welcome, there’s no charge, but you do have to register unless you’ve already registered in the past.
When you register, you’ll also get easy access to past services with Jon Mundy, Lisa Natoli, David Hoffmeister, Maureen Muldoon, Corinne Zupko, Maria Felipe, Frances Xu, Jimmy Twyman and more. If you’ve already registered for a previous Sunday – you don’t need to register again, you’ll get a reminder with the details automatically.
CHECK IT OUT – If you’re ready to make a change, and you’d like some REAL support to make a LASTING change, TAKE ACTION! If you’re interested in either my Stop Playing Small Online Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Online Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if either is right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors. The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered. Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.