Sometimes I look at how long it took me to find the magic of self transformation. Each transformation I go through, awakens me a little more.
I no longer have to walk through the fire, to transform my life. I think about the experiences in my past, and what I learned going through each experience of a fiery transformation. I realized that strong souls are forged not by surviving, but by living through the fire. That these souls realize that the fire itself is healing, renewing, The fires burn off the false truths that we clung to, thinking they were what was keeping us afloat. These souls rise up from the ashes like the phoenix, born again. While I prefer to live the rest of my life, proactively seeking transformation, I can still honor the forges of fiery transformation for the deep truths that they provided. I am climbing up to the top of the next mountain summit, to view the next horizon of transformation.
As I have discussed in previous blogs, my recurring theme that blocks my transformations is the fevered desire that my mind has to be invisible and thereby be safe. Last year it took me nine months to get our LemonadeMakers website live. The foot on the gas to accomplish by dreams, and the foot on the break to be invisible. I spent money to hire someone to do it (foot on gas); but continually didn’t provide information they needed to finish it (foot on brake). This year the foot on the gas and the foot on the break, was for my first Webinar, “Living A Transformational Life”. But this year instead of 9 months, it only took me three months. Progress is being made, by catching myself with the foot on the brake, and realizing that whatever crisis or excuse that is showing up, is in fact my mind trying to drag me backwards.
The reason people awaken when they do, is because they have finally stopped agreeing to things that insult their soul. They wake up to the fact that they are no longer owned by the desires outside the body, but have awakened to their true nature. Their heart is on fire, and they burn off the chains that have been holding them in place. Eckhart Tolle tells us, “Be true to life by being true to your purpose. As you become present and thereby total in what you do, your actions become charged with spiritual power.” We are in fact spiritual beings, that are awakening to our purpose in becoming human. We turn inward to remember why we are here and what we came to do.
“Go, knock at the door of your own heart” Rumi. That is where you start looking for your answers. Enlightenment is a destructive process because we have to let go of things, stories really, that we have told our sleeping selves were true. With each awakening we leave behind something or someone. It takes courage to tear down the stone walls that we built to keep ourselves asleep. Those stones were hidden deep within us, like unseen anchors they held us in place. With enlightenment, we begin cutting through the iron chains with a sacred energy that comes through our divine connection. Heating up the links until they snap apart, setting us free. “This Universe is not outside of you. Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are.” Rumi
Marianne Williamson, “It takes courage to endure the sharp pains of self discovery, rather than choose to take the dull pain of unconsciousness that would last the rest of our lives.” By realizing who we are at our deepest level, we find our personal genius. That unique gift that the divine gave us, is like the fingerprint of our soul. No one else has the same personal genius that we have. Each personal genius is required to fulfill their life purpose and ignite their passions into action. We are all like individual puzzle pieces sent to the earth to fulfill a divine purpose. That we why some of us feel the force of Rumi’s words, “do not go back to sleep.” Because the world is waiting on each of us to fulfill our divine purpose.
Transformation, is a process. If we fail to involve all of the steps in the process, what we end up with is temporary change. We change for a few weeks, or maybe a few months, but eventually the rubber band of will power will snap and we will return to the previous habits and lifestyle. Change is temporary. Transformation is required to truly shift our life, our DNA, into a totally new being. With each one of us that awakens, our gifts bring us one step closer to universal peace and harmony.
So be curious, and take that first step down the path to awaken. Then be curious and take the next step to enlightenment. Then be curious and take the next step to transformation. Then be curious and take the next step to the next horizon. Then be curious and awaken just a little more. Get curious and become even more enlightened and transformed again and again.