I began my spiritual journey in March 2011 when my Kundalini energy rose. This journey did not take me to the far reaches of the world, a pilgrimage trail, an ashram in India, a temple in Tibet, or a temple in Instanbul. My journey exists in my everyday life through my job, through relationships, through people I meet, and even on a hike alone. I realize that my life is my spiritual journey of self discovery. I did not need to go anywhere!
This spiritual path forces me to confront my fears, learn patience through difficult people, change my unhealthy relationships, let go of what I cannot control, overcome toxic people and situations, forgive myself, and love myself. Through changing my life, I transform and ascend on my spiritual journey.
For example, I was taking a hike the other day on a unfamiliar trail. When I went beyond the point I was familiar, I began to turn back. It took me three attempts, but I finally began to walk the path of the unfamiliar without any trail signs or map. I just kept walking forward into the unknown, and in that moment, I overcame that fear that held me back and prevented me from walking forward.
A spiritual journey is about confronting the unknown that makes us afraid. It is overcoming the unfamiliar obstacles and difficulties in life that we are confronted. It is discovering ourselves, and learning that we are courageous and brave. Everyday in our lives, we are confronted with our difficult journey. It is overcoming these daily obstacles that is truly our journey.
If we take each person or situation as a life lesson, we will have covered many miles on our spiritual journey. Every person and situation is our opportunity to learn about ourselves and change ourselves to live the higher path without fear and through self love.
Don’t stay stuck in your life to pacify your fears. Don’t stay in unhealthy relationships in fear of being alone. Don’t accept bad behaviors for fear of rejection. Face your fears, accept yourself and your past, love who you are today, and learn to love others without condition. Find your journey exactly where you are! (Copyright 2017 Awakening Journey with All Rights Reserved)