Sometimes it Hurts

 
And sometimes you can ‘hear’ a post in your heart.
This is one of those posts! ❤

Journeys in Spirit

The thing about spiritual awakening is that sometimes it hurts.

We talk a lot about the way that everything gets a little brighter and how the world transforms before your eyes.  We relish describing how there’s this bottomless well of love hidden right inside your own chest and the way that your relationships – with yourself, with others, with the earth, with god – suddenly and drastically change for the better once you learn how to tap into it.  We take joy in sharing the beauty of the journey; but what we often fail to mention is all of the pain that must be endured along the way.

We neglect to talk about how much your feet start to grow tired and eventually bleed as you learn how to walk through rather than around the thorns and barbs in your path.  And we forget to mention that courage doesn’t just…

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21 thoughts on “Sometimes it Hurts

  1. Absolutely beautiful, Mark. Thank you for reposting it.
    How are you, my friend? It feels like I’ve been in and out of consciousness in the bloggy-sphere.
    I’m always happy to see that you’re still here 🙂

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        • My pleasure Amy. Just remember, you are exactly where Cristen is, gradually removing those things that block your truth so you can also be that ‘clear’ 😀
          Your recent journey has removed a very big piece of your wall. Now be gentle with yourself as you ‘adjust’ to the new you, that is also a part of the journey ❤ 😀

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          • Well done Amy. To understand where you are at, is a large part of the understanding of self. Feel the change, understand what it means to ‘your’ truth, and begin to live from that light ❤
            In my journey, it had taken many years to slowly realise it was always up to me, to begin and create that change because I knew that was where the love was. That belief in who I really was when I saw why the fears were driving me. And in that understanding I finally 'let go' and truly stood in my heart space. And then a beautiful thing begins to happen…I began to build that love of me…and the universe responded in kind. It had been waiting gently, with a great love, to embrace who I really was within. And many times since, it has brought me to tears…from the beauty and power of that love. I see things that are so incredible in the simplest of things. But most of all, I see us…all of us, struggling and fighting our way through those fears, not understanding truly why, but slowly reaching for that profound connection within. And in that touch, a light comes on…and a love like no other begins to shine from the eyes of each and every soul as they are set free.
            Your journey has begun kind lady, seeing and understanding a worth like no other. Follow that light within, it will enfold you like a blanket of love ❤ Namaste ❤

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          • Fears … ah yes. Fears we don’t even know we have stored within ourselves. A memory came bubbling up from when I was about 6 or 7, one that I finally let go of. And in seeing that memory some of what I do makes more sense. As for me stepping more and more into Who I Am, I have one person in my life who resents this and is continually resisting and attempts to tear me down. And still the tests come. I must learn due to life circumstances this person is probably my Greatest Teacher who is teaching me no matter the environment or the “illusions” life shows me, I must maintain a firm hold on Who I Am. Easier said then done, Mark. When I am out in Nature, I too have cried for the Beauty and the Bliss that is now mine to embrace. Soon, very soon, when the rain and the chilly pass, I am headed out to my fav park with my cam to walk into a world of new green. THAT is where I almost pass out from the Bliss I feel. I get so high that my feet barely touch the ground. It’s amazing. Some day, dear friend, this resistance I now experience will no longer be, and when that day comes I will know I have learned all that I was meant to learn. Bless you for your incredible words of Wisdom you pass on to me. You give me great Encouragement to continue this Path that at times is the most challenging aspect of my Life. So Much Love to you!! ❤

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          • And to you also kind lady. Your words show me you have accepted your path and can now ‘see’. This world will keep prodding, but in your understanding it slowly will no longer hold you in its patterns, and affect you as it did.
            It takes time, but in truth, time also loses its hold. Much love to you Amy, may your ‘touch’ in nature be your power source, with the love that you now see in us all ❤ 😀

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