Beginning our spiritual path is highly personal and we all enter a path that speaks to us, even if it is different from people we know.
Entering into awareness of self is a private, spiritual journey. Each of us will be drawn to a different gateway to begin on our personal path to awakening to a greater experience of ourselves. Even though we may be taught certain philosophies or beliefs as children, we still need to find our own way of understanding and applying them in our lives. If you were raised without a spiritual framework, you may not even recognize your process as a form of spirituality. At some stage in our lives, whether in youth or adulthood, we are likely to recognize the resonance of our beliefs, the ring of truth in our philosophy, and dedication to our chosen purpose.
Our inner guidance will lead us, so that we will be drawn to the right doorway for us — a doorway that only we can recognize by the way it makes us feel inside. It could be a picture of an angel or the gift of a crystal. We may meet someone special who shares their experiences with us in a way that we find intriguing. While visiting a friend, we may notice a book or statue of a deity and ask about their beliefs and why they chose them. Or a word or phrase may catch our attention in a song, or a video. For some, they may find their way by walking through the experience of pain and/or illness before they begin the search for what will help them to truly heal, while others may seek physical improvement and stumble across yoga or meditation — only to find that it leads them to an unexpected place beyond the body.
As we awaken to ourselves and to life, we will become more attuned to what is right for us. Spirit speaks to all of us in infinite ways, but we each have our own path. Others may share what worked for them, but only we can decide what truly makes us feel inspired, awakened, connected, fully conscious, aware and alive. Whatever our path, it is perfect and is meant especially for us.
There have been times in my life when I was afraid to trust my path which caused me to follow the path made for someone else. Doing this led to depression, anxiety, and unfullment.
Make the decision today to allow yourself to be led by your internal guidance system down the path that continues to unfold the perfect version of you.