No one can walk this journey for you
The path towards self-realization and liberation is something that each person has to walk alone. You can find a lot of teachers, mentors, and guides to support you on your spiritual journey. Ultimately, you have to walk this journey alone.
It can be a lonely and hard walk initially because it requires letting your soul take the driver’s seat instead of your ego. It involves identifying and modifying all of your cherished but dysfunctional beliefs.
The process can involve a lot of cognitive dissonance. Cognitive dissonance is the state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, especially as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.
To replace dysfunctional beliefs regarding oneself or the world with an alternative belief will also include altering your behaviors steaming from the ideas. Once you go through the process, you come out on the other side being the powerful and infinite creator that you really are.
Trust the process
Finding your calling and reaching your highest potential is a process just like any other process. It doesn’t happen overnight. It is not a linear journey. It will have a lot of ups and downs.
Before stepping into our role of powerful creators, most of us pass the victim hood stage where we question ourselves as to “Why is this happening to me?”
“What did I do to deserve so much pain and suffering?”
But this very suffering acts a catalyst on our evolutionary journey.
Taking responsibility for one’s actions and the thoughts evoking them does half the work of healing.
Most of the time, our purpose comes from our particular kind of suffering. Once we heal, we want to help others who are going through the same process. Healing is a never-ending continuous process. Once we heal ourselves, we inspire others with positivity. We become others’ agents of change.
Another important aspect of the evolutionary journey is to learn the art of surrender. It requires surrendering and becoming available to the grace of universal guidance. It is recognizing that we are guided by our unconsciousness, which when brought to consciousness can lead us to gain insight about ourselves and change the course of our lives.
“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious” – C.G Jung.