“ The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.” ~ M. Scott Peck
From the perspective of Living in Alignment, some of the finest moments occur when in your discomfort, you go inward with the intention of connecting with your Soul (your spiritual self or the energetic aspect of who you are- the God within).
This speaks about the practice of “truly letting go” which requires trusting (i.e., yielding to) and surrendering (i.e., merging with) consciousness itself versus attempting to escape from or numb out to your discomfort.
Recognizing your discomfort is the first step, acknowledging it by identifying what it is about, is the next step along with accepting the discomfort (this doesn’t mean you have to like it).
If you’ve been using mood altering substances (illicit or prescription drugs) or behaviors (such as work, food, shopping, gambling, sex) to escape from your discomfort or aspects of your reality that you’ve been resisting this step will most likely be challenging at first. Why ‘?’ Because behavioral patterns get reinforced every time you repeat them, and for people who have developed addictions (psychological and physiological dependency) the neuro-pathways of the brain get altered so that the person wants/ expects instant gratification to relieve discomfort (i.e., stressors).
So instead of switching on the the old default mode to escape from your discomfort a new default mode can be developed whereby you access assistance from your Soul to receive guidance on how best to effectively deal with the discomfort, unhappiness, disappointment and the like. While at the same time gaining your Soul’s perspective on how an experience or event is intended to provide you with insights, gifts, and lessons. What if it’s true that all of the experiences and events from the past, present and future are intended to serve you in accomplishing your Soul mission and transform your life?
From the perspective of Living in Alignment it is your birthright to live in partnership with your Soul. When you listen to hear the voice of your Soul you are yielding to your Soul, and when you follow the guidance/directives from your Soul you are merging with your Soul.
Differentiating between the voice of your egoic mind and the voice of your Soul may sound like a daunting task, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised how easy it becomes with practice. When you hear the voice of your Soul the guidance and promptings being offered sound true and there is a “rightness” that reverberates throughout your beingness. On the contrary, when you’re deferring to your egoic mind, doubt and confusion will persist. Listening to and following the guidance from your Soul will have an energizing affect and the results will always be advantageous- no exceptions! Whereas when you don’t follow your Soul’s guidance you will always feel regret.
Another way of helping your mind wrap around this subject matter, is that your intuition is the voice of your Soul. Your intuition is about feeling into your life versus just thinking through your life. You will still use and develop your intellect, but instead of having your intellect be your primary go to resource, Living in Alignment is about allowing your Soul or the energetic aspect of who you are to guide/lead your life. This is what the mystics, sages, wise men and women have discovered and been teaching every since humans have been posing existential questions.
Not only is this concept intended to be easy to grasp intellectually, it also becomes easier in practice every time you make a conscious decision to defer to and rely upon your Soul or when your Soul becomes your primary go-to resource.
Your Soul is the power that is greater than the resources of your egoic mind. It is as real as the difference between night and day. You are intended to live in partnership with your Soul. It is a loving power, and you’ll discover how ingenious it is in its ability to get through and transmit information to your mind. It is the direct access to your creativity, it has a unifying presence, it lives in both the seen and unseen worlds simultaneously. Your Soul is still evolving, and it does not die when your physical body dies.
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