We all have our unique way of awakening our awareness. For some it is a sudden moment or event in time that everything seems to change. We see things from a new perspective, we feel things differently and we find ourselves reacting in new fresh ways. For others their awakening of their awareness is more subtle; a slow and gradual shifting, a graceful blending of beliefs and focus.
There is no ONE way to find one's personal spiritual practice and path. As children we are exposed to the beliefs of those around us, we may participate in traditions and cultural ceremonies and we find our own unique ways in which it all resonates. We carry these observations and ideas into our adulthood and with time put them to practice and to test.
Life brings our way trials, struggles, leaps of faith, celebrations, losses, and more. Each of these present the opportunities to practice our awareness. Some people shut down or go into auto pilot, or some take a long and trusted approach. Other may see each opportunity as a new window to look through. They may ask themselves how can I do this differently this time. Often this type of perspective evolves from the awakening of our soul, the clambering of our passion or the inspiration of our dreams. We want more, we are need a shift, or we are answering a call to go deeper.
Our inner guidance can lead us to where we turn next. It will challenge us if we are open to its messages. It may point out that if we are not happy with the status quo ... that we need to do things differently. It may remind us of the excuses we tend to hide behind when we feel anxious or overwhelmed. But if we remain awake and open to our truth, we begin, step by simple step, to move into the direction that is right for us in this moment.
The more and more that we do this, then the more we become attuned to what is right for us. What has worked for someone else may not look anything like what will work for us. We can become our own inspiration. Our consciousness will create opportunities for us to see things differently, respond in a new way, change course or embrace what we have turned away in the past. As we awaken our awareness, life begins to look a bit different. It begins to reveal all the gifts and truths it has been holding for us. We let go of our worries about what others will think or say and rest in the beauty of what is waiting for us in our day and in this moment.