Spiritual growth can often translate into making changes: letting go of that which does not serve your highest good any longer, accepting the new, and embracing your personal truth. We are all so unique so the changes were would be called to do could be quite different yet still moving in a higher direction in connecting with God. I have been called to make a change in my life and I knew I was being asked to make a change for quite some time, but I was not sure what was the best way to carry that out. I prayed and send reiki to the situation. Two weeks ago, I had jury duty and my experience was comprised of a lot of sitting and waiting to be called. How you spent the time while you waited was up to you, but there were many choices. How would you have spend your time in that waiting room? I spent my time reading and then using a computer to take more of the Hay House writer’s workshop I started taking earlier this year. I had allowed too many distractions to interfere from finishing the course. Spending my time learning about the writing and publishing process from these world famous authors was invigorating. I love writing (that’s why I started a blog) and I love speaking about spirituality (hence the topics in the blog).
My jury duty was called off short when the defendant in the case I was on took a plea, but I will always be grateful for the time I had in the waiting room to step back from my “normal” routine and the shake up of daily life. The idea of jury duty was exciting because it was something new. When I was working on my writer’s workshop, it dawned on me that the affirmation I say of “I have all the time I require” was indeed true. God had carved out the opportunity to do what was important to me. When I came back to my office job, I had a ton of emails to go through but I knew that God was still calling me and asking me to be bravely make some changes.
I often think of the passage from Matthew 18:1-4 which says, “At that time the disciples came to Jesus and asked, ‘Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’ He called a child, whom he put among them, and said, ‘Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever becomes humble like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.'” To different people, this will undoubtedly mean different things. To me, this passage represents having the openness of a child. Very young children are often full of love, energy, curiosity, tenacity. If you have not looked up the definition of tenacious in a while, check out Merriam-Webster’s version:
: not easily stopped or pulled apart : firm or strong
: continuing for a long time
: very determined to do something
With a description like that, I would think all people would want to be tenacious. Children are constantly learning new information and growing their mental library. They are determined to go for their goals. When going for what they want in life, they are not easily stopped. They are constantly discerning which information feels right to them and which to let go of. Very young children are constantly evaluating their environments and the meaning they derive from these surroundings. I often like to think of myself as a child of God, because when you think of your spiritual growth and journey from the frame work of being a child of God, it is “ok” to make mistakes, change your mind, and start again when you are a child. People often think adults *should* get it “right“. Both of the words “should” and “right” can be words that create guilt internally because we “should” have been doing something or we didn’t do the “right” thing. Release these burdensome words. When you take on the framework of a spiritual, divine child, then you can see yourself as doing the best you could at that time and exploring options. Stay tuned and I will share my changes in part 2!
-Eva Borho, Owner of Ascension Holistic Healing, Holy Fire Reiki Master, Licensed Massage Therapist