Spiritual awakening is a process and not simply a one off event. It is a radical and transformational journey. This is why it has been called The Hero’s Journey.
In this journey there are recognised stages. Like the experience of walking a labyrinth there will be times you find yourself close to the centre of this awakening and more often than not further away.
The journey of spiritual awakening is a walk of faith. Faith is not to be confused with a set of religious dogmas. Faith is a feeling experience of trust that you follow. It isn’t something you already know otherwise faith would not be required.
Learning to trust — that is the great thing. You realize that you do have to do your work, you have to provide what you can, but also you have to learn to believe that Providence is going to provide all that you really need. One learns to trust like that, day by day.
Of course, it does not mean that you just sit down and wait for things to happen. You have to do something, and you do what you need to do, in the belief that Providence is working in and through you, not that you alone are responsible.
— Bede Griffiths in A Human Search edited by John Swindells
Spiritual awakening is an awakening to the knowing that you are the presence of Love in form. This radical transformation is into the allowing of Love’s Message to be expressed through you.
When you are given that message as a living revelation you will know one thing for certain. You could never earn what it gives you. You could never become worthy enough to receive it.
This is not a judgement and certainly not an invitation to feel in any sense unworthy. It is simply what is. You awaken to the reality that you really are made in the image of the God of Love.
Love is who you are and are forever becoming. This knowing this awakening is the pearl of great price that you have within you. Why not claim the treasure you are.
Take the great adventure you are given to live within this time and space dimension. Have you been called to take the journey into the presence and purpose of Love? How has the Message of Love called to you to express the fullness of who you are here to become?
What Stage of the Spiritual Journey do you think you are at?
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