It was a big leap of faith at the time (letting go of a steady income/certain lifestyle I was accustomed was scary), however my upbringing and early life choices left me with some security to make that decision (e.g. savings), and for that, I am so grateful to my parents. They taught / equipped me with how to live in the existing world paradigm with relative ease. Regardless if I later had to shed some of those beliefs, I still value a lot of the values they instilled.
Here I am now, looking back at that segment of my life...seeing where I've grown, the miracles, how I lived in the flow in ways that really touched/expanded my heart while stretching me to trust....
It's easy when we are on our spiritual path to forgo the physical reality as we pursue Truth, shedding old belief structures, and operating our daily life from a broader perspective...We are paving new possibilities for living in this physical reality!
However, as much as it pains me to admit, there is a transitional time or bridging of the two worlds that requires patience, acceptance and openness while navigating.. A "necessity" to still work within the existing physical paradigm to some extent in the immediate while holding the vision of the new. At least for now. At least from my personal experience.
I'm sharing all this because it's what I didn't do. ;)
Looking back, I focused all my time, energy and resources on my spiritual path. That definitely made the integration faster, as well as more intense...however I ended up holding the vision of the beliefs I wanted to embody and was pretty impatient with my body and the world for not yet operating that way. I subtly resisted the existing physical limitations and with a fair amount of stubborness wanted to make my vision a reality through the power of my thought/will. (I could have done that without the stubborness).
I went from one side of the spectrum (physical) to the other (spiritual) and now have a call to action to get closer to the middle (neutral point). The way for me to get there at this time is showing up as refocusing on my physical world predominately for awhile.
Now, my going from one end to the other may have been exactly what I needed to do to then operate from a balanced place grounded in a more deeply spiritual perspective...
However I do feel there is a way to more easily/gracefully experience the evolution and merging of the two...and the following are helpful to this end:
- Using our emotions as a guidance system to direct our decisions (thank you, Abraham-Hicks!),
- Getting quiet and listening to our intuition and taking inspired action, and
- Holding the broader perspective while remaining flexible mentally on how that looks (in the moment and big picture). >> My achilles heel.
To your success...