One of the challenges of a highly spiritual human being is to live within the realms of both “heaven” and earth at the same time. For example, we may observe our ego’s personal issues, have profound insights about the “laws of the universe” – thus feel complete trust about Divine order within our soul – and still not have the everyday “answers” to our dilemmas which can cause frustration and doubt.
“How is it that I can commune so clearly with Source and still not be able to (insert challenge here)?”
Crazier still, we are continuously receiving more insights and “upgrades” in our spiritual systems and can feel a lack of connection to the information we receive. If we imagine the “downloads” we receive as a flowing river that just increased its volume greatly, and our human minds as intellectual data collectors trying to categorize every drop and organism within the river, we can see that this is both an impossible task and a ridiculous pastime.
Perhaps we learn to simply allow the river to flow and not try to catch or understand a thing.
Perhaps we practice our meditation and return to the trust living within the soul.
Regardless of the “why’s” things can be challenging, it is particularly important to remember our divinity. We are here to live joyfully and to bring truth, light and love to our planet as it shifts into the “New Age.” This is the foundation we must build upon for our own sake and for the benefit of our world.
As the world changes and old patterns integrate, our own issues will continue to rise to the surface to be changed and integrated as well. Fortunately, the incidents of major challenges – for those walking a highly spiritual path – are becoming fewer and farther between simply because the “heavenly downloads” and our deep inner work have supported our growth and given us tools to keep our faith and ride through them. Plus, thinking back over the past several years, most of us have already been through the ringer and are finally hanging out to dry... thank goodness!
Inherent to Divine order is Divine timing. In the flowing river, we can paddle vigorously to try to move along more quickly, but we'll tire out quickly, too. But we don’t have to work that hard; instead, we can choose to relax, go with the flow and navigate with the oars only as necessary. It is also helpful to remember that when the water rises, the river flows faster which means we will reach our destination even sooner. (And, yes, those paddling skills we've learned along the way do come in handy!)
Though we may not see the manifestations of the inner, spiritual work we are doing during those moments of frustration and doubt, and what may feel like a rough ride, when we relax and breathe we clearly know that our spiritual essence is quite profound.
In the words of Rumi:
“Flow down and down in always widening rings of being.”