A spiritual journey is not for the faint of heart because it can mean a great deal of work to know both the personal, human traits and the individual, spiritual aspects of ourselves. Knowledge of the human, personal part is not always pretty, yet it is essential in order to release any part of it that may be holding us back from the success and happiness that is our natural right as souls.
Our life is our spiritual journey. And, by looking at our life experiences, the choices we’ve made and our character we can learn about ourselves.
But, some of it – yeah, a lot of it is not pretty! Yet, it is essential to look at that too in order to grow.
“Know yourself and you will know All,” means we have to look at and know what we perceive as ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ about ourselves.
We often overlook the ‘good’ about ourselves, identifying instead with ‘the bad and the ugly’ more often than not. We suffer from the ugly emotions of traumas and painful situations, identifying ourselves as a victim rather than as an authentic person that’s had terrible experiences. We experience fear unconsciously.
Sometimes we even choose to identify ourselves as ‘bad,’ and act it out. And that is our right as a soul. Yet, that doesn’t mean that abuse should be tolerated – even from ourselves. It should not.
All experiences, even ‘bad and ugly’ experiences have value. Those negative energy ones point out what we are to overcome and can motivate us to reach for our inner strength, wisdom, truth and love in order to heal ourselves. That we might come to know ourselves as a compassionate power and soul.
In the hope you find Love close at hand, Portia SLB
Until next time consider the following quote to reflect upon:
“The battle rages usually on the mental plane, but affects the physical plane.”
Eugene Fersen, Pearls of Wisdom, Volume 1, page 168.