Where do we go from here? We’ve achieved so much. We’re becoming more and more awake to the possibilities that lie in front of us and that lie within us. We’re beginning to achieve our goals, one step at a time, one stride at a time.
We now believe that at some level we are capable of creating change in ourselves and in our environments: physical, mental and spiritual. We also understand the ecology of the planet is reflected in the ecology of each and every one of us.
Most of us have tried one thing or another be it psychology, parapsychology, physiology. Now it’s time to really look at advancing change through spiritual-ology, meaning in moving forward we can use spiritual thoughts, idioms, ideologies and practices to create a crescendo effect of populating the planet with new thought and new energy to move forward.
If you're looking for a step-by-step linear process where a + b= c, it will in all likelihood take you a long time, maybe even a lifetime or more to achieve what you’re after. So much of the fruit of these principles and traditions lies not in the linear process, but beyond the boundary of that way of thinking.
Anyone can learn psychic development by going through some specific steps, teachings and practice, practice, practice. But if you want to move into the realm of the superconscious this is where the linear way of thinking will start to be a detriment. Instead of showing you the way, it will stunt your progress; stifle certain impulses and movement into higher realms of thinking.
If anyone tells you that this is solely a sober, reflective, introspective journey, they are sadly mistaken. As you make your way through different layers you find it’s an asset to allow your playfulness, your spontaneity, your joie de vivre to rise to the surface.
Yes, the work is about introspection. It is about being reflective and going inside, but respecting the work does not mean it has to be a dour affair. It is about attainment of inner peace, inner development and evolution and an expansion in all areas. This also includes an expansion of feeling joy; and of coming across certain feelings or expressions of feelings that up to now you may never have experienced. You may not even be able to ascertain what to call these new feelings and emotions that you encounter along the way.
At this point, what they’re called is not as important as being able to integrate the imprint that they leave and add that piece to your history of knowledge as you know it now. You need exposure to a wider range of impulses to develop a taste for all of these expansive areas you find yourself moving towards. Do not under any circumstance fence yourself in to a small paddock; allow yourself the full reign of expansiveness.
Patterns may emerge to show you 'why' you've arrived here. Sometimes this information comes without being elicited and appears when you’re ready. At other times, we need to call on help from above or extend ourselves out and ask someone we care about, or seek outside professional assistance.
Again, there is no right or wrong avenue it’s just the avenue you take at the moment. No worries even if there are missed opportunities here, others will come. The universe is a benevolent place and there is much grace afforded to those who ask for it.
How the patterns come to us is really unimportant. If it comes organically, great! If it comes from an outside objective source, terrific! It does not matter at all how it comes.
What is essential is that it finds its way to us. That’s the magic here allowing it to find its way to you and allowing yourself the magic of seeing and releasing it. Do not get caught up in the how’s, why’s and where’s of it, just allow the story to unfold and take what you need from the story. Remember, the story is a backdrop, the essential piece is not the story; the essential piece is you. Everyone else is just a supporting player.
The beginning is very much like the ending. It is a place of wonder, awe, and anticipation mixed in with a little trepidation. For beginnings and endings are doorways: they’re entry points into new spaces in our evolution.
There are similar emotions connected with both. Both can be life changing points in our evolution and both are cloaked with an awareness of consciously choosing to move forward in a different way.
Sometimes we’re being encouraged by life circumstances, and sometimes it feels enforced. But things are never enforced; we either choose them or not. Life is really a series of simple formulas and principles set down before us. We can make a really easy smooth transition or we can struggle and fight it all the way.
Most of us have experienced both these polarities and know and understand that if we can allow ourselves the pleasure of flowing with life instead of against it that the grandeur lies in flowing with and allowing that expression to flow out of us and into those around us.
We don’t come up with anything alone. We’ve all heard the saying ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ this can easily be applied on a spiritual level. You are never alone on your spiritual journey; there is always some sort of development team working with you and through you.
Even for those who would attest that they have never been on the receiving end of spiritual help. While in their perceived reality many may feel this is true, the actual reality of is far different. Within the confines of their life they feel and believe this is so: nothing could be further from the truth.
In spiritual and psychic development one of the ‘brilliant’ keys is the simple act of letting go. The more that you’re able to let go: the more that you’re able to grow. It is so simple and yet for many it’s one of the hardest principles. Letting go equals growth: spiritually, psychically, dimensionally on too many levels to list here.
This article was originally written by Karen Johnson for:
The Meta Arts Magazine, New York
© 2011 Karen Johnson, CHt. MHt All rights reserved in all media.
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Karen Johnson is an expert in the field of Human Potential Development an area where she has been a leader for the past decade. A well known Energy Medicine Practitioner, Master Hypnotherapist, Spiritual and Metaphysical Healer and Author.
She also runs an international Intuition Consultant business: consulting and mentoring for individuals and small businesses.
She can be reached at 416.732.2661