Authentic soul growth happens when you can take a good look at your life experiences and honestly say to yourself “yes, that was me, I did that and I have transitioned and grown through the experience.”
Taking ownership for your experiences and participation doesn’t mean drowning yourself in guilt, or dipping yourself in glory, but rather taking an observer’s point of view of the highlights and lowlights of your journey.
The lowlights were actually the more powerful soul growth moments; they were likely the most uncomfortable, challenging and life path altering lessons. Those were the moments when you truly asked for help, and you meant it. Maybe you asked for a sign (that’s always a sign when you ask for one). Maybe you called on all the saints and sinners that you knew of, maybe you decided you’d had enough and chose different options, and then again, maybe you chose to just let go and observe.
The highlights were the reaching of the pinnacle, the new horizons, the new launching of lessons and charting of the journey. It’s always a good place to be ready to receive, perhaps it is guidance or maybe it’s a sign, but either way, you’ll know that you’re getting ready for another wave in your journey of soul growth.
Soul growth is also soul searching, looking within and taking the time for self enquiry to consider your choices and discover your inner resources of how much you have learned and where was your Love – powerful realizations!
There are many opportunities for soul growth; they are planned into your blueprint as openings to awakenings. These awakenings are transformative, this is what soul growth is. Transformation includes releasing what no longer serves you and it can sometimes be a painful release if you stay attached to it.
Your soul growth and spiritual transformation is very much like the stages of transformation that a caterpillar goes through before becoming a beautiful butterfly.
You can easily determine what stage of transitioning and soul growth you are in during any situation in your life (and there will always be multiple situations/lessons taking place simultaneously). In taking the approach of butterfly medicine, you can use the following as an example:
If you are becoming mindful of creating or working with an awareness, then you are in the egg stage. This is the conceptual space, the giving of consideration and thought to your awareness. You will be questioning your beliefs, what you were taught, thought, and the world around you.
If you are feeling that it is time to make a decision and begin to move forward with your awareness, then you are in the caterpillar stage. You will be conscious that you are literally inching along, one step at a time, moment by moment, gathering information and details about your path and your purpose.
If you are allowing your awareness (egg stage) and your decision (caterpillar stage) to radiate and become a reality, then you would be in the cocoon stage. This is where all your efforts will appear to have come to a standstill, yet this is where the deep integration takes place. It is a time of stillness and trusting in the process (and often times the most challenging yet exciting).
When you are sharing your completed soul growth experience, shining and living your love-truth, then you have transitioned fully into the birth stage, a beautiful butterfly. The emergence from the cocoon is profound and you will have earned every moment of stepping into your true essence, power and magnificence.
Throughout this process, you will have learned to shift from one level of awareness to another with grace and ease. Be easy about it, and remember that you are a brilliant expression of infinite intelligence!
Each step of the soul growth experience is repeated and completed by following your heart, instead of following the masses, and by choosing Love, heart-truth and compassion over the norm of conditioning. While you are still present in physical form, choose heart activating soul growth experiences; make compassion, love and forgiveness a part of your daily life.
Leaving you with peace, love, understanding, awareness and wisdom (and of course, big hugs and butterfly kisses).
“The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.” – Dalai Lama
“The bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you refuse to take the turn.” - Anonymous
“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” – Rumi
|About Theresa ~ I am an Energy Intuitive and Spiritual Teacher; I assist clients in re-connecting to their personal power, realizing the knowledge, healing and growth their Soul desires. I am located in Ontario (Canada) and I am virtually available to be of service throughout the world.