If you have been working hard on your spiritual growth, it’s easy to get into the trap that if you are “good,” only good things will happen.
Good things will happen if you are spiritually devout.
If you meditate every day.
If you put spiritual development first.
If spirituality is your whole focus.
But then sometimes, in fact often, “bad” stuff happens anyway. Why is this?
It’s true that as you become more aware, your life tends to improve very rapidly. What you create or manifest as your reality, is what you begin to experience. When you are in higher vibration from spiritual practice, you begin to experience a higher vibration life. And yet…
The sad, rough stuff of life still happens. No matter how “good” you are.
Let yourself simply accept this. We’re here for the good, the bad, the all of it. We’ll have lessons in soul growth, until the moment we die. And after we die, we’ll come back and do it all again, in our next life.
Don’t try to use spiritual practice as a way of making your life all “good.” It doesn’t work that way.
We’re here to grow. Every single experience in our life takes us there.
When you are on the spiritual path, you will find that usually you have a nudge or crisis or event that results in an awakening.
Sometimes it’s really beautiful; the result of a very deep meditation, or an experience in a workshop or retreat.
But more often, it’s the nudge or crisis version that wakes us up the fastest. Getting fired, getting sick, breaking up, financial ruin, death… all of these big jolts break us out of whatever pattern we were in, so we can start again.
It’s like a do-over, a reset, a big shock in the circuit that makes us stop, take a breath, and reassess.
If we’re really aware, we see clearly how much we were on the wrong track.
And with this jolt, also comes awakening: we wake up to who we really are (unlimited soul in limited earth body) and what we’re here for (soul growth) and we get back into the business of life with new understanding and new appreciation.
When I work with people to discover their spirit guides, there’s often a lot of expectation that we will encounter a particular kind of guide: a tall, wise guide, for example, or a beautiful woman guide in lovely gowns, or a devout monk, and so on.
And yet, often… in fact very often, people have tiny guides show up in one or more of the guide positions: earth guide, spiritual teacher, mystic guide.
The tiny guide might be a fairy, or a leprechaun, or something like Tinkerbell. And often when people see these tiny guides, they laugh at first, because the guides are so delightful. But, then they get worried, that they don’t have “big” enough or powerful enough guides.
Don’t be confused by the way a guide first shows up. In all cases, the tiniest guide is not tiny at all: they are just showing themselves to you in this way, so that it will be easier for you to receive them.
Guides use humor and friendliness in the same way. They show themselves in non-powerful, non-aggressive ways, so that we are not afraid, so that we let our guard down, so that our childlike Self sees clearly.
Underneath the tiny aspect, the guides have other ways of representing themselves: they are incredibly powerful and wise. If you think you are ready to see this, ask your tiny guide to show you the other aspect of themselves, and watch them shape shift into something different.
The power will be astounding. You will see how big they are: ascended masters of tremendous wisdom and energetic ability. You may prefer them tiny, after all!
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