In my quest to find answers, answers to the questions, “why am I here?” and “this can’t be all there is, can it?”, I went down many paths:
- Churches of varying denominations
- Metaphysical books
But, I wasn’t finding the answers I sought. It was frustrating because I spent 10 years relentlessly seeking yet my outer circumstances barely changed. I was still, essentially, the same person. Sure, I was more thoughtful but I wasn’t much happier. Not as much as I thought I would be after 10 years of absorbing spiritual material and working with healers.
Then one day I had a realization. I had been traveling down this path, this road, seeking God/Universe/Source/call it what you will. But, it was always outside of me. I thought the answers were out there. In reality, the answers were inside of me all along.
Once I began to be still, journal and hear what my heart was saying, I realized I always knew the answers–I just hadn’t been listening.
Do I still read books, see healers, listen to seminars? Yes. Yes, I do. But, the difference now is that I seek the answer within, first.
- Will this enlighten me?
- Will this move me forward?
- Is this the next, best, step for me?
And, depending on the answer I receive, I join that program. Or not. I work with that healer. Or not. I listen to that seminar. Or not.
For me, and I daresay for many of you, all roads do lead to God/Universe/Source. After exhausting ourselves looking out there, walking down various paths for answers, we realize that all of the paths we’ve taken have led us back inwardly to our truth and to ourselves.
So, set up a daily practice to get into the habit of looking within. For me, it is prayer, journaling and automatic writing. For others, it could be meditation, sitting in nature or any of a dozen other methods. Whatever speaks to you, try it. And then get into the habit of daily practice, first thing in the morning. I have found that doing so helps me to stay centered throughout the day and also allows me to pay attention to the little nudges and guidance that I would otherwise miss.
Thank you so much for reading.
In love, I am