Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Thank you. Last evening I attended a meeting where the topic of spiritual awakenings was discussed. I would like to share some of the spiritual awakenings that I have experienced and gained through my journey and process. This list is not exhaustive by any means and I would be interested in hearing from you. Please share your spiritual awakenings with me. Thank you.
I have gained these spiritual awakenings through the grace of God and being rigorously honest with myself to the best of my ability. These awareness’s have not come over night by any means, but these spiritual awakenings have changed the way that I view and experience my life and relationships. One of these spiritual awakenings that changed my life was that I could admit my powerless over many things in my life. Another significant awakening was that although I was powerless, I am not helpless in life.
With my awareness — that I was powerless but not helpless – I found hope. I found hope because I began to realize that did not have to be alone. I did not have to be alone in my powerless, but I could ask for help from a power greater than myself. I could work in partnership with a power greater than myself by asking and inviting Him – a loving God – to be a part of my process. I could turn my will and my life over to His care and ask Him to guide and direct my steps and my process. In the process…
I found that I could be free from the limiting belief (s) that deluded me into believing that I had to depend on my own ability to figure out and manage what made me crazy. I found that I could ask for help, direction and guidance to identify and heal the limiting beliefs that deluded and made me crazy.
Another spiritual awakening that I grew into was that I no longer needed to be perfect to be OK with myself or other people. I became aware that life was about learning and that I did not have to be driven by SHAME — Should Have Already Mastered Everything. I discovered that I could pursue excellence and learn from my circumstances, experiences and opportunities at my own pace, with my own learning curve. I discovered that I could let go of my illusion of being able to control people, places and things.
I discovered that I could trust the process, a loving God and my ability to learn from what occurred in my life. I discovered that I could enjoy the process, instead of looking at the process as a gauntlet to be coped with, endured and hopefully survived — as I sought to live my life.
Please read Part 2 of this series by clicking on the following link Second Chance to Live, Spiritual Awakenings and Practical Hope Part 2. Thank you.
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