It takes courage and dedication to awaken and realize that you may have lost your self in the process of your life’s journey.
This awareness in and of itself, can be daunting because you may wonder “If I didn’t know that I didn’t know, how will I know that I know?” Well, trust me, you will know. Part of my awakening process was a never-ending flow of tears; I sobbed and cried about everything and everyone. It was as if the tears were tears of an anguished and profound grief, but at that time, I couldn’t wrap my Kleenex around what the “it” was that I was crying about.
I now realize that I was crying the tears of grieving for the death of my self. My old ways of existing and surviving were big habits to say goodbye to. The old ways of existing have now transformed into new ways of living and thriving.
Throughout my journey of awakening, one of the most common themes that I have come to notice in others who are also beginning to awaken, is that they are experiencing a sense of isolation. It can be very disheartening to experience this, and at times it may make you want to consider throwing in the towel and pretending to go back to sleep (as in the “old” way of existing). Just so you know, it doesn’t work; I’ve tested this out more than a few times (okay, for decades) – grin!
Once you embark on the healing process, you will begin to meet up with others who are healing, as the healing is the stimulus to the ultimate awakening. Our awareness is what propels us into greater understanding, grace, compassion, forgiveness and eventual love of the self, activating the self (our inner Being) and connecting with others.
What ultimately will take place when you practice self-love and self-care is that your physical form will awaken to the soul that it has been housing since your very early beginnings in this world. The soul’s constant and loving presence is being felt in a very big way.
Accept that the only thing you can trust in life is your self and that YOU are experiencing your existence, whatever that is. By choosing to go inside of your SELF to find the truth, you will find answers based on the one thing you can truly trust, your truth and your heart feelings (not mind thoughts).
According to yoga teachings, reality is experienced through the heart as opposed to the mind (which is conditioned by outside influences).
When you have the courage and discipline to look inwards, you begin to distinguish between that which comes from a place of truth (within the heart) and that which is a reflection of social conditioning, cultures and societies that shape our thoughts.
As the mind quiets in the silence and stillness of BEing, presence and mediation, the heart opens, and we experience deeper and broader levels of reality. Through this stillness, you will discover what I discovered, that I was ready to release what no longer served me and whatever wasn’t supporting me in my growth. This meant food, activities, behaviours, people, my beliefs and habits, and anything that kept me small and unaware of my truth.
I also had to recognize that many of my beliefs were invalid, and I came to understand that beliefs are not ideas held by the mind, but rather were ideas that hold the mind.
So, now as an awakening Being, you may be wondering where is everybody? Where are the others Beings that are awakening to their inner selves? Where are the ones, who continue to do the inner work of healing and shining their magnificence out like a beacon of light? Well, they are gathering, slowly but surely, like a cosmic meet-up that is going to be something that we have collectively been dreaming into Being!!
Stay the path with Love, courage and awakening, you will find the others …
“Make no mistake about it – enlightenment is a destructive process. It has nothing to do with becoming better or being happier. Enlightenment is the crumbling away of untruth. It’s seeing through the facade of pretense. It’s the complete eradication of everything we imagined to be true.” – Adyashanti
“There once was a man who became unstuck in the world—he realized that he was not his car, he realized he was not his job, he was not his phone, his desk or his shoes. Like a boat cut from its anchor, he’d began to drift…” – Castles in the Sky
“Be glad that you have the opportunity to be alive at this time, and to be a part of that preparation for the coming influences of a spiritual nature that must rule the world.” – Edgar Cayce
|About Theresa Marcotte : I am an energy intuitive, also known as a psychic medium, and I assist clients in re-connecting to their power, realizing the knowledge, healing and growth their soul desires. I am located in Whitby, Ontario, but I also conveniently serve the following areas: Ajax, Aurora, Barrie, Bowmanville, Brampton, Burlington, Courtice. Durham Region, Hamilton, Markham, Mississauga, Newmarket, Oakville, Oshawa, Peterborough, Pickering, Port Perry, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Toronto.|