Why do some people embark on an inner spiritual journey?

And others don’t? Why do some people embrace vulnerability and want to grow and evolve while others seem to stay in the same place all of their life? Good question, right?

Whatever people do or don’t do, it’s part of their soul’s plan. When the time is right they will get a hint. Maybe some need to suffer more in order to begin their healing path, until there is no other option than to start this journey.

Maybe you know this quote:

“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

For being able to have that human experience we have to feel the whole range of emotions and sensations within our bodies.

We feel good.

And we suffer.

We are sad, hurt, angry, or fearful.

And we are happy, peaceful, loving, and compassionate.

For some of us, the spiritual path starts unfolding before us at some point in our life. We can’t ignore the messages anymore that are coming through. We begin to remember who we really are at soul level. We start to connect with our spirit, our higher self.

Who are we?

We are this ever present awareness beyond our egos. Our essence is pure consciousness. We are not only connected to the divine consciousness but also part of it. We are spiritual beings.

By remembering our true heritage we get a glimpse of the love and light that we are, of the wholeness of our being – eternal and infinite, balanced and coherent, calm and peaceful, abundant and not lacking anything. We are divine beings of light.

We have to remember that everyone has their own pace. We should honour and accept that with loving compassion and without judgements even if it can be frustrating to see friends or co-workers keep repeating old patterns, not seeing through the veil, through the illusion of the ego.

Maybe it seems that some don’t move at all, when they are actually just walking at a slower pace and the awakening won’t happen in this incarnation. And this is OK.

Of course we want them to move faster because we who are already on a healing or spiritual path know the rewards of doing the inner work. This feeling of joy for no apparent reason, the experience of true inner peace, the being in the present moment without thinking too much about the past or worrying about the future, the use of our mind in the right way free from limiting beliefs and old thought patterns, or this feeling of wholeness despite our weaknesses and flaws.

It’s easy to fall into the trap of feeling superior to them. If this happens, it means that our ego has been replaced with a spiritual ego and that we are not aligned with our true self.

We are all beautiful souls. Some of us just don’t know it yet. When they are ready they will start embarking on their healing and inner spiritual journey too.

Remember that we are all connected and part of the higher consciousness, the divine. When we judge others, we are actually judging ourselves.

“The root cause of all judgment is the fear of not being good enough, not being worthy of love, and not being safe.”

Gabby Bernstein

As we heal ourselves and our past wounds, it becomes easier to feel more love and compassion for ourselves and others and to leave judgement behind.

We are all in this together.


Ines Kirste

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