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The Path of Self Discovery

Living your life always being true to who you are can be challenging.   Every day we are faced with decisions and choices that we have to make and in playing the game of life, there are times when these decisions and choices go against who we are. Whether this is just to keep the peace, to avoid conflict, to avoid hurting someone or to keep ourselves flying under the radar, what is it doing to our karma?

Being constantly aware of your actions, reactions, thoughts and deeds is an art that we all need to perfect and the sooner we do, the sooner we will get through the lessons, the experiences and the karma.   Our journey on the road to perfection will not be as bumpy as it currently is and we will find ourselves understanding the bigger picture.

Participating in the game of life is serious business.   It requires you to be on your toes at all times. It requires that when you fall down, you get yourself back up again and you dust yourself off and you continue where you left off. It requires that you take absolute responsibility and accountability for everything that you do and that you never lay blame at anyone else’s door. It also requires that you are happy and that you make yourself happy and if you don’t know how, make sure you find out!   For life requires that you enjoy every experience and that you know that those that are difficult are merely fleeting, temporary pit-stops for you to take stock and understand the teaching and the lesson that comes from these pit-stops.

Love is what makes living on the earth bearable and it starts with loving yourself. Being kind to yourself, exercising patience and understanding where you are on the road of the journey of your soul; really understanding the fundamental you, will ensure that you are able to mirror all these attributes to everyone around you. And life will be good!

Since the beginning of time, man has been striving to know himself, to find the ‘hidden’ meaning to life and to understand the point of his existence. There have been many books written on this subject, including passages in the Bible, and I would encourage you to read as much as you possibly can. For it is only in doing your own research, that you will come to your own personal conclusion in terms of what rings true for you.

A good starting point to entering the path of self-discovery is understanding the process of healing and what an important part it plays in everyone’s lives.   Healing promotes love and compassion which in turn promotes understanding and acceptance. Healing is an energy force that comes directly from our Creator – it is a power that we all have within us; one which knows no bounds and can only be used for the greater good of all mankind. There are many simplified methods of using this creative energy such as Reiki and Hands-On and much information is readily available on-line and in books – once again, do your own research to find what works best for you.

Understanding where we come from and where we will once again return to, helps us to understand the absolute circle of life.   It enforces in us courage to continue even when things are at their most difficult and reinforces in us trust – trust in ourselves as human beings, trust in ourselves as Spirit beings and trust in our Creator and what He/She has enabled for us. It makes it easier for us to understand that everything happens for a reason and more importantly that we are responsible for our own lives and what we do with them will ultimately determine how we keep ourselves on the road to finding out who we are.

Remembering our birth vision keeps us connected to our Higher selves and to the Great I am. It keeps us connected to our Spirit Guides and Helpers and assists us in remaining true to ourselves. Constantly connecting to our Higher selves and our Spirit Guides, ensures that we achieve everything that we set out to. It ensures that we fully understand why we are at a particular point in our lifetime and why it should be happening. It also ensures that we understand what it is that we should be taking from that particular experience.

Overcoming fear enables us to take back what is rightfully ours. It is an action that strengthens within us, our right to know ourselves and courage to accept ourselves for who we are, in spite of what anyone else thinks. For overcoming fear sets us up to no longer care what anyone else thinks and makes us place importance on what we think. When you truly know who you are, your position of power shifts and your self-confidence is enhanced tenfold.

This is a quote from an amazing book called Shantaram written by Gregory David Roberts and in one of the discussions they are talking about life and this is what was said : “You are making things to be more difficult than they are, or need to be. The facts of life are very simple. In the beginning we feared everything – animals, the weather, the trees, the night sky – everything except each other. Now we fear each other, and almost nothing else.   No-one knows why anyone does anything.   No-one tells the truth. No-one is happy. No-one is safe. In the face of all that is so wrong with the world, the very worst thing you can do is survive. And yet you must survive.”   But if surviving is all that we’re doing, are we actually living?

We all know the answer to that is no. It is so vitally important that we live our lives to the absolute fullest. And that means taking those risks. Finding out what doesn’t work and change it. Finding the God within ourselves and letting His love and light emanate from us each and every moment of each and every day. Seek to know yourself and to lay to rest the fears that you have stored up inside of yourself. For knowing who you are and why you are here, is the answer to everything. It is the key to eternal happiness. It is the key to spiritual growth and human understanding. Make your life what you want it to be today. Don’t put it off for tomorrow, just surviving for now, waiting for the ‘if only’ or ‘one day when…’

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