For this week's SRT Business Owner's clearing, the following charts are indicated:
16 - Fall of Consciousness
Loss of Spiritual Sight
27 - Learning is Fun
Experience is the Process
25 - Final Assurance
28 - Final Forgiveness
Cross Check List
When SPIRIT or High Self is your constant companion for the work that we do, it makes sense that in order to be successful, we need to be listening to what it has to say to us. But how many of us are guilty of falling back on our old habits and patterns because they are comfortable and familiar?
I recently read "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho. It is the story of a young man who leaves everything that was comfortable behind him in order to seek his treasure and "find his legend". Each time he makes the decision to take a step forward on his quest, life hands him a major setback. With each setback he must endure hardships while learning important lessons about himself and the world he lives in.
We all suffer from a "loss of Spiritual sight" (Chart 16) when it comes to our own spiritual journey. The signs are often right in front of our faces but we become too lost in physical reality to see them. We also have a tendency to misinterpret the signs when they are presented to us. Setbacks are often seen as signs to run back into our comfort zones, when all your spirit guides are trying to show you are what rewards await you through patience and perseverance.
Physical reality is our teacher, which is why when it comes to learning about our spiritual path and seeking our own personal legend, "experience is the process" (Chart 27) that gets us there. Life is not meant to be easy. It is about pulling away from our comfort in order to seek a higher existence and that generally requires that we leave our perception of comfort behind. What we find when we do this is that our comfort was actually a prison of our own mind and beliefs and what now stands before us is something greater than we could have possibly imagined!
So what happens if we are too afraid to follow our personal legend and instead we continue to exist within what we perceive to be comfortable? What happens is that eventually the illusion falls apart. In the book, the boy earns a position of power and prestige in a community of desert dwellers. In this position, he would enjoy a wife, a family, and all of the wealth and personal power he could ever want. However, the Alchemist warns him that if he chooses to abandon his quest for his personal treasure, his ability to "see the omens" would eventually fail him, and he would lose everything including the love and respect of the woman he loves. These are the "ramifications" (Chart 25) of failing to follow your mission and instead choosing to rest on the gifts that have gotten you to this point in your life.
Too often, when many of us begin an esoteric healing practice, it took a great deal of courage and sacrifice in order to get that practice to the point where it is able to support us financially. Once we get there, our tendency is to stick to what we know in order to protect what we have built up for ourselves. Unfortunately, this conservative set of beliefs will cause your practice to stagnate where you start to fail to see all of the wonderful new research and soul emergence that is happening all around us. Eventually, we become dogmatic in our approach to soul research and we start to lose relevance for our clients and our students. Eventually the old practices that we have stubbornly held onto so tightly will fail to serve us on our own journeys and we start to see our practices crumble away before our eyes.
Once you find your personal treasure, you have an obligation to use it for the betterment of all humanity, but this is not to say that once you have found what you are looking for, your search would be over. "Cross check list" (Chart 28) is the list of things that need to be cleared once everything else is cleared. In other words, while there is breath in our lungs, there are more things to learn and more things to do.
If you find yourself in a rut where you feel as though you are no longer seeking your personal legend or treasure, it is important to take stock of where you are right now. Did you stop seeking because you grew too comfortable and you are now too afraid to change? Is what you are doing just enough to get you by in life?
What are your Spirit Guides trying to tell you? What do you need to risk in order to move forward on your spiritual path?
Thank you SPIRIT!