Spiritual Growth: On the Road to Our Best Selves . . .

In the past few weeks, I’ve supported three clients through really tough stuff – family violence; drawn-out illness and death of her mother and then immediately the same pattern with her father; and a suicide.  I’ve also supported several clients as they embark on amazing new journeys – getting married; publishing an 86-page ebook in two weeks to give to an audience of 600+ people; filming a tv show; beginning to write a book for personal healing; and getting her first client.

Spiritual Awakening, Spiritual Growth, Transformation, Best of You

Sometimes the only way we can become more of the best of ourselves involves overcoming adversity.

While these experiences may seem like they are at opposite ends of the spectrum, I have a sense they aren’t as disparate as they appear.  The sacred energy of this time – 2012 – is calling us to clear and release and complete and to step into more of all of who we are, our true selves, our best selves.

I myself have had several seemingly unrelated physical health challenges and an almost obsessive need to clean and clear clutter.  And, I don’t even have much clutter.  I sense I am being “groomed” for something I don’t entirely yet understand.  

What I do know: I’ve had many opportunities to be more patient with myself.  I’ve had many opportunities to accept more unknowns than I’m comfortable with.  I’ve been called to many opportunities for personally extending more love to myself and to more other people than ever before.  

All of these opportunities add up to an opportunity to deepen my spiritual practice.  And, so I have.  To do anything else would seem a bit insane!  And, of course, as I deepen my spiritual practice, I access more of my best self . . .

Spiritual Awakening, Spiritual Growth, Transformation, Best of You

Sometimes we become more of the best of ourselves with amazing grace and ease.

What about you?  What have you noticed in your personal world and in the immediate world around you lately?

I invite you to share your own responses and experiences in the Comments section below.

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Ann Strong, founder of Strong from Within and Thriving Coaches.

Author of Thriving Work.


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