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“But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain…” 1 Corinthians15:10 (KJV).

2018 brings with it, a chance to do things differently. It brings with it a chance to make changes we may have wanted to, but couldn’t. It brings with it a chance of new beginning and a chance to continue self-discovery.

When you think of year 2018 starting, do you feel dread or happiness? Do you experience the feeling of possibilities or the fear/pain of the journey continuing for more months to come?

I want you to know that there is a path for each of us. As we are each imbued with a spirit, there is a path for this spirit to develop. Could 2018 be the year that we are brave enough to begin our exploration of this path? Life will never be fair, and we will never live pain free on earth. But we can still embrace the fact that just as each snowflake is different, so are we different from all who have walked or will walk this earth. Let us take the time to celebrate in that knowledge and recognize how creative God is. And as we are created in His image, we each have something that is waiting for us to create it.

What if we were bold enough to hold onto this fact and show our faith in God and ourselves? What if we could be brave enough to begin to seek out the path that God made for us? Our lives would be transformed in ways we cannot even fathom now.

To go one step further, could we be courageous enough to stop comparing ourselves to others and embrace ourselves, flaws and all? If we spend all our times focusing on others and what they are doing, our comparisons and judgments will extinguish our joy and peace; and cause us to miss our own paths and blessings. And in focusing on comparison, we are indirectly refuting God’s will for our lives. We are effectively telling Him that the path that He has laid out for us is not good enough for us and that we want what others have. We are telling ourselves and the universe that our spirit and energy is not special enough to develop and embrace. We are saying that we are not good enough for the paths aligned to our spirits. ...

Have You Ever Experienced A Spiritual Awakening?

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“This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.” Isaiah 43:21 (KJV).

Spiritual growth is essential as we all seek to understand why we were placed on this planet at this particular moment in time. For myself, I was pondering these questions to myself repeatedly until I had to admit that I did not have the answers. I began to realize that I would never have these answers because I was not able to see the big picture. My view is limited to my past experiences and the present moments I am moving through. I have no understanding or knowledge of what the future holds, and I have no true view of the vast past experiences that have shaped this planet.

In recognizing my own shallowness and limitations, I began to recognize that I am not the creator of myself. I have no idea where I was before I came to this planet, nor truly where I will dwell after this body goes to the ground. The truth is like, so many others, I too, want to embrace immortality. I, too, want to know that there is more after death. If you believe what science has taught – and I think we can see this in our thoughts and emotions as well – that energy never dies and is just transferred, you can understand that the soul does not die when this body goes to the ground. So, for myself, I often ponder where was my spirit before this planet and where will it be after I leave this planet?

If you are wondering do you have a soul, the answer is yes. We each have one. We all have thoughts, emotions, sensations in our bodies, and if you dig deep enough and allow yourself to be still, you will find that there is a part of you that whispers to you and that yearns to be connected to something greater than man. Therefore, the holistic approach to wellness focuses on the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects. True wellness must embrace all the parts of us. From my earlier post, I started to understand that those questions I was dealing with was my spiritual awakening. I was questioning why I exist at this particular moment, in the vastness of this planet and people, is my life of any significance, and what is the job I was here to do? ...