You have faith that the sun will rise each morning and create a new day, but do you have faith in your own ability to manifest the life that you want? You may have faith in an unseen Universal Source but do you have faith in your ability to effortlessly connect to that Source? You have faith in what you know is true, but is that faith yours or does it belong to someone else? Where does your faith start and where does it end? Is your faith strong enough to allow you to see the power and love available to you or do you lose faith when faced with adversity? Finding your faith is an important part of your spiritual journey, one that allows you to take each step with confidence.
Dear Jennifer: I just realized that I have taken on my family’s karma and emotions, which explains why everything in my life is a mess right now and I’m feeling stuck, depressed and have no energy. This realization hit me as I was talking to my sister, again, about her life issues and I suddenly became angry, told her I couldn’t fix her problems and hung up on her.
The first spark of spiritual awareness is hope, for it is hope that keeps humanity moving forward in its quest for peace and joy. No matter how bad things seem, hope is what allows you to rise and face a new day, with the belief that any situation can get better. Many people today have lost hope and live in fear. Their lives have become a series of events of varying degrees of difficulty from which they believe they will never escape. They have become wanderers in their own lives, moving from one experience to the next, blindly accepting what they are faced with and not feeling capable of changing any of it.
So many lightworkers today have a longing to 'go home,' to reconnect with their spiritual birthplace, to return to the place where they feel a sense of belonging, acceptance and love. And as the veil that separates the material and spiritual world becomes thinner, as it is during this time of the Shift, many of you will feel that longing to a greater degree. It is a longing that is difficult to resolve because you no longer see the world as you once did. You are now able to recognize the drama and materialism of the third dimension and because you have agreed to Shift your consciousness, can no longer participate in it. So where do you feel comfortable and how do you reconcile the new emotional and spiritual you with the world around you? And when can you go home?
What does a spiritual person look like? Are they tall, short, thin, fat? How do they act? Are they happy, sad, pleasant or angry? How do we know if we or anyone is spiritual or not? Are there signs that we can see or special things we can look for? And what is the difference between being spiritual and not spiritual? Is there such a thing?
Our soul’s journey is focused on learning to be in alignment, where our spiritual and material worlds become one, where we live a life of effortless manifestation, filled with joy, unconditional love and abundance. Most of us wonder what that is like, for it may not be the state of our lives at the present moment. We may have issues or problems, we are unhappy, unfulfilled and discontent. Or, if we do manage to create some magical moments of alignment, they do not last long. Is it possible for us to be in alignment all of the time and still be human, living in the material world? Are there sacrifices that we must make to achieve this?
The Universe is governed by certain laws that are unchangeable. When you work with these laws or principles you are in control of your reality and can manifest miracles. When you work against these laws or try to manipulate them you may feel that everything in your life is difficult and simply does not work. The Universal laws govern how energy moves and they are very simple and once you understand them, you can use them to your benefit.
How many times do you try to change circumstances in your life only to find yourself in exactly the same situation or in something that works out exactly the same way. Do you feel like you have wasted your time and energy? This is discouraging for you and can cause you to lose faith as you often think that it is the Universe working against you. It is not. What happens is when you leave one situation without first healing it or understanding all of its dynamics and then go into another one, you simply trade one thing for another.
Everything is the same in the Universe, there is only one life and many different ways of experiencing it. It is your experience of life that determines your everyday reality. And that can be changed, simply through your ability to see past what is going on and to understand its dynamics. But sometimes you need to experience the situation several times before you grasp its lessons or its significance.
It is important to maintain boundaries with others so that they treat you with respect and in appropriate ways. Your boundaries allow others to know what you will accept from them in terms of behavior, language and attitude. But if you continue to attract people who seem to ignore your boundaries, perhaps it is because you have set your outside boundaries but have ignored your internal boundaries. Is it possible that others around you are ignoring your external boundaries and mirroring how you think of yourself?
Each of our life experiences is a lesson in love. Even if you do not think that many of these experiences are very 'lovely,' loving or lovable, they are all part of the contract that you entered into to bring your soul into greater communion with the Source. Before you can move forward on your journey, you must learn to love each incident, experience, situation and person that participated in your journey. Each person or situation that appears to block your path is not there for you to hate; they are all there to teach you a lesson in love.