Spiritual Growing Pains and the difficulties of each step of the journey to enlightenment

No one said that the journey to enlightenment would be easy. In fact, it can be quite difficult at times. But if you are committed to your spiritual growth, the challenges you face can actually help you to grow even more. Here, we will explore some of the difficulties you may encounter on your journey, and how to overcome them.

The first step is acknowledging that you are not where you want to be 

Acknowledging that we are not where we want to be is never easy. It can be hard to come to terms with the fact that we have more work to do and that feeling discouraged is part of the journey. However, this understanding is essential because without it, there would be nothing else to strive for. Acknowledging our current reality means that the potential for growth and improvement is real and achievable. So, instead of ignoring or denying our dissatisfactions, taking a step back and recognizing what needs more attention allows us to make productive changes towards our goals.

You must then accept that the journey will be difficult and full of challenges 

Embracing challenges is no easy task, but it is an essential part of any successful journey. It can be disheartening to know that the journey you are on will contain difficulties, but it is important to remember that growth and progress require taking risks. The difficult moments in life help us to appreciate our successes and reflect on our shortcomings. Instead of shying away from the hardships that come with a new venture, we should approach them with courage and enthusiasm. Challenges give us the opportunity to learn, adapt and grow stronger, enabling us to achieve our goals regardless of set-backs. So don’t despair; focus on what you can learn and make adjustments along way so that you can ultimately reach your destination.

The next step is learning to let go of attachments and desires 

One of the most difficult and important skills in life is learning to let go. Whether it’s letting go of possessions, relationships, dreams, or goals–the art of letting go can be a hard one to master. However, the rewards for learning this skill are significant. By releasing our attachments to outcomes or other people, we become more connected to ourselves and our own inner wisdom. We become more resilient, as well as emotionally and spiritually balanced. Removing old needs and wants can create space for new ideas and growth opportunities which will only benefit us in the future. Learning how to let go is an invaluable tool on our journey through life!

After that, you must begin the process of detachment from the material world 

After realizing spiritual abundance, it’s time to take the next step and begin the process of detachment from material goods. Detachment requires a change in perspective, on where true joy comes from and letting go of previous beliefs about what you can attain through accumulation of things. Through the practice of non-attachment, you can be mindful of your environment and have the ability to better assess which tangible items are truly essential and necessary for life satisfaction. Allowing yourself to possess material items without being overwhelmed by them can be a truly liberating experience. It is possible to exist without craving material goods – a feeling of peace often descends upon those who embrace this way of life.

Finally, you must reach a state of complete surrender and acceptance 

Achieving the state of complete surrender and acceptance is not easy, as it requires a level of internal power and strength. It involves allowing ourselves to become open minded, adapting to whatever may come our way without trying to exert control over the entire situation. Instead of attempting to push our goals onto the world, we should focus on listening to our inner self for guidance and learn how to move in alignment with what truly matters to us as individuals. By letting go of any attachment that’s preventing us from achieving our most desired results, we can start unravelling the mystery behind an authentic path of fulfillment. With practice, everyone can embrace this powerful transformation and add joy and deeper meaning into each moment of their lives.

These are just a few of the many steps involved in the journey to enlightenment

Enlightenment is often seen as a multi-step journey, with the process and the outcome being rewarded by an abundance of peace and wisdom. While there is no single path to enlightenment, many have chosen to focus on simple but impactful principles to help them on their journey. These can include identifying personal passions and goals, understanding bias, learning how to meditate or practice mindfulness in everyday life, and being mindful about one’s thoughts and words. Taking small steps towards enlightenment is often where people start, recognizing that each step of self-reflection and growth helps move closer to total enlightenment. Ultimately the main goal should be peace within oneself, which will come with understanding that obstacles cannot define us; they are simply speed bumps on our journey to enlightenment.

Enlightenment is not something that can be achieved overnight. It requires dedication, determination and a conscious effort to let go of physical and emotional attachments along the journey. You must work through the various stages of growth, from recognizing where you are starting from, to accepting the challenge ahead, and then to learning how to detach yourself from material things in order to truly accept the state of surrender. By going through this process with an open heart and mind, you can begin to awaken spiritually, leading you into the world of enlightenment. So take the first step towards your spiritual journey today and start discovering who you really are inside!

Growth is a funny thing.

It is always happening, and yet on a day to day basis is barely perceptible. Parents may only become aware of their children’s growth when their clothes no longer fit. People who only see those children every few weeks can be very aware and astounded by the changes that have taken place in such a short amount of time.You’re growing spiritually like that too. On a day to day basis there may not seem to be much happening. You may be aware that your life and attitudes are different from a few months ago, but from an internal vantage point, we are sometimes the last ones to see how fundamentally we have changed.

If you are one of those people who is trying very, very hard to do things differently and improve your life it can be very challenging if you can’t see and celebrate your successes. Fortunately, we have help in that regard. There are a great number of people who are sensitive to the vibrations and messages that come through from our spiritual guides and the angels that accompany us on a daily basis. The reports that we get through these sources are immeasurable in their great numbers and unprecedented in their great praise.

Spiritual growing pains

We are being told by those that see beyond what we can see, that the darkness that covered our earth is being replaced by a mighty light. We are being reassured that our earth is moving rapidly to a place where the lower vibrations of hate and fear and lack and sorrow cannot be sustained. Mold cannot grow once light is introduced and the conditions that promoted its growth are removed. Fear cannot exist once love is introduced and the conditions that promoted fear’s growth are removed.

Our angels tell us that, not only are we doing it, but that we have done it. We have passed the point of no return and our complete entry into the light is now inevitable.We may still be wearing the old clothes that are getting too tight, and trying to sleep in the junior sized bed, when we would be more comfortable in an adult one, but the outer circumstances of our lives are always the last ones to change. Today I would urge you to look within with complete honesty, and be proud of yourself for those places where you have seen yourself growing spiritually in peace and in love. Keep nurturing your growth in any little ways possible, and all those little ways will add up to big results.

We are approaching the Memorial Day weekend when traditionally we appreciate those that have gone before us and made sacrifices so that we could be where we are today. I urge you to expand that appreciation to all those that have braved the spiritual paths and stood up for the light wherever darkness existed, no matter where or when or how far-reaching. Every single person who faced fear or ridicule, and yet acted with courage and truth, has contributed to our current journey into the light. One of those people is you.

Blessed Be.

With love and appreciation to you all,
Elaine

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