Awakening to my soul by Heather
My spiritual awakening journey-my personal beliefs, experiences, and thoughts.
Spiritual Path ~ The Beginning...
We all have a connection to our soul - it's who we truly are. I believe it is in direct connection to our heart, and it is the part of us that leads this spiritual path and journey-to each lesson and experience in an opportunity to allow for healing, growth, and expansion.
When do we awaken to our soul? I believe that there are some of us that have a deep connection, and never lose sight of it; some of us are aware of it, but lose sight of it at times and it stays this way throughout life, and some of us are fully aware of the connection sporadically throughout life, and then eventually fully awaken to the deeper connection our soul longs for. Our soul nudges us when it's time to wake up, when it's time to make a change and realize our life purpose and gifts-some may feel a subtle (or big) shift, a difference in things, and some may not feel much at first. We may start to feel unhappy in a job, or relationship, or just feel that there is something more to do with our life. Some of us may feel the nudge, and ignore it - putting it off. In some cases we have to go through traumatic events in order to fully awaken to our soul. You may see your own awakening as similar or very different compared to some of the things I mentioned here. (I would LOVE to hear your experience if you would like to share here in comments, or contact me on my page)
My own spiritual path has been somewhat like the latter. I've always felt a connection to my soul - although there were a lot of times that I didn't think about it. Despite knowing that I would have a career as a teacher from a very young age - I've always felt that there was some other purpose for me, or at least another purpose for living - besides going to school, getting a job, etc... and I really wanted to know what it was. I just didn't realize that it would take me another almost 15 years to find out!
There were things in my life that I was certain of from a young age. I just knew things, and had very strong feelings - like I had such a strong and natural feeling to be a teacher from a very young age. It felt natural to "play school", and be the teacher to my younger sister, and cousins. I naturally loved and had instant connections with children, and I knew I wanted to be a Mother, of at least 3 children-having a son first. (I have 2 sons, and a daughter, respectively) The first time I met and talked to my husband back when we were only 14, I somehow knew inside that we would end up together. We had a soul to soul connection from the start, the feeling you get when you feel like you've known that person forever when you just met. (We stayed friends throughout and ended up starting a relationship that would lead to marriage in our mid 20's). I could tell when someone was lying to me, by the way it made me feel, or I would just know something about someone- like if they were pregnant, and I was very sensitive to other people's feelings and energy. I was also very sensitive - criticism would hit me hard, and I would cry at anything that hurt my feelings, watching sad movies, reading sad books, anything could swing my emotions from one spectrum to the other. (Although I knew I was "sensitive" it didn't affect my outlook on life. I was always, and still am an optimist, looking at the bright side of things, always trying to be happy, and smiling :) As long as I can remember the belief that "everything happens for a reason" has stuck with me - which has helped me to truly understand the order and timing of things in my life.)
I grew up in a pretty normal family, although most of my spiritual "knowingness" and experiences I attribute to my Mother. As far back as I can remember she has been a very spiritual person, and I have seen her through much of her own spiritual journey. Which is still ongoing of course, as it is for us all until the end! (Well, the end of this life, at least!) I noticed from a young age that my Mother was very intuitive, just knowing or "feeling" certain things. She was also very sensitive to things, and had (still has) a great healing touch. She never forced her beliefs on the rest of us, but of course it became part of what has shaped my belief system today. She believed in psychics, and healing, and lots of other things that were not that normal for some of my friends - but, it was normal in our house. Because of the beliefs I have grown up with, I have always been open to metaphsysical things (she took me to have my own personal psychic reading), I also really enjoyed reading books about the afterlife and psychic phenomena.
I also experienced something pretty significant when I was 17 years old. I was driving home from a friend's house really late at night. As I was driving I heard a voice tell me to put my seat belt on. At the time that this happened it wasn't illegal to not wear your seat belt (I think), and so I always only wore the lap belt, and not the shoulder belt. The loud voice came through 2 more times, telling me to put on my seat belt, and so I gave in and put it on. What could it hurt anyway? So I put it on, and drove on. I noticed that I was getting a bit sleepy, but I wasn't that far from home, and knew I could make it (or, at least I thought I could). About 10 minutes away from home, I woke up realizing that I had fallen asleep while driving, and crashed head on into a telephone pole! I couldn't believe what had just happened, and hoped it was a bad dream. Unfortunately it was not, and I was very lucky to have been alive (thanks to the seatbelt, and the "voice"), and barely hurt. Although this really wasn't a "near death" experience - I know I could have been dead had I not listened to the "voice". I truly believe I was saved by an Angel, and that I could have easily been killed or severely injured. Although I didn't know it at the time, and although this didn't spur an awakening-it sure has a lot of meaning to me today, and has served as a reference point in my spiritual journey.
Like I said earlier, my spiritual path has kind of come and gone in spurts throughout my life - until what I would actually call my "awakening". That connection that I had to my soul , and my trust and willingness that I had to follow my deep feelings and beliefs has led me to the life I have today. Of course there were challenges, and learning experiences - but my positive attitude and belief that everything happens for a reason always moved me right along my path.
Thank you for taking the time to read my first blog post about the beginning of my spiritual path and journey. I will continue to write blog posts about the different things that I have experienced throughout my journey thus far.
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With love, peace, and gratitude ~ Heather