7 Keys To Awakening The Soul
The soul is involved in a process of alchemy, to allow us to see ourselves as expanded beings with limitless power. In the mind, we plant seeds for the creation of our future, flowering from the fourth-dimension of what is unknown, into three-dimensional material reality.
The following are key understandings to liberate us from limitation, and open ourselves to the magical world of possibility that can begin with a feeling, a thought, an intention — opening up a doorway into the creative forces of the universe.
1. Acceptance of personal tragedy is liberating.
Suffering should be expected as a part of life experience. This is when we learn the most.
The circumstances we see as difficult, are often most painful due to non-acceptance and resistance. Once we can accept and integrate the experiences, the energy is thus allowed to circulate freely in our bodies from the Solar Plexus Chakra, to the heart and the head, and then pain can dissipate.
The most suffering is caused not by the events themselves, but our feelings around what happened and our non-acceptance of the events as they unfolded.
Acceptance invites healing.
Non-acceptance and suppression creates suffering. It is allowance that invites transmutation via the feminine principle of surrender. Surrendering is the ultimate freedom, instigating a process of an internal alchemy where real change within is possible.
2. From a soul level, we choose our experiences and thus, create our own reality.
Whether consciously or unconsciously, at some level of our soul, we have chosen everything.
Therefore, it is not accurate or helpful to see oneself as a victim of anyone or anything. Technically, this is never the complete or accurate picture of what unfolded. It is viewing ourselves as victims, that perpetuates this karma.
3. Free will is our power to choose how we respond.
Whatever happens to us follows the choices we make.
It is incumbent upon us then, to respond to these experiences with mindfulness. This is our free will. All experiences contain a kernel of wisdom and learning within them, and that is to say, that they could all be positively interpreted as a learning experience.
4. Forgiveness liberates us from suffering.
Holding grudges and negative feelings towards others merely imprisons us. We become victims of our own suffering, not victims of the person who supposedly harmed us in some way.
We do most harm to ourselves not by what somebody did to us, but by our reactivity to the situation. Forgiveness release others from our internal experience, which we can use as a catalyst to live a life of freedom.
Forgiveness liberates us from being held hostage by blame, shame and guilt.
Forgiveness opens up the gateway to release negativity, and replaces these qualities in our reality with positive feelings of love, peace and spaciousness.
5. We are all an aspect of God consciousness.
We are all aspects of God and our consciousness is a part of God consciousness. As a manifestation of God, we are literally Divine beings.
Each person comes with a unique essence, a unique view of the world, a unique "truth" that adds to the whole.
The knowledge of one person is based on their unique beliefs, experiences and education. How we behave impacts other people and our environment, on energetic, cosmic and physical levels.
Reality works in layers of consciousness, created by our thoughts. Nothing can come to be until it is first conceived as a thought.
6. Our greatest power is in the now.
We are constantly evolving as we continue to expand our knowledge. We were born to evolve in our awareness — it's in our nature.
Past and future are constantly shifting amidst our present awareness. Thus, shifting how we discern the past, changes it; shifting how we interpret the present, changes the future.
Our greatest power is in the moment of choice — the present moment.
7. Joy is the soul's gift.
Pure unbounded spirit — pure energies of the highest realm — are not just found in books or critical study. These very essences — joy, unconditional love, acceptance, kindness and compassion — are among us. These are the qualities of our soul.
The joy of the heart and soul is a quality of purity that brings forth the highest vibration of spirit. It is joy that invites miracles into our lives.