When I first began my spiritual journey, I declared that my spiritual mantra was, “Bring it On!”. This mantra has resulted in a spiritual journey with many wonderful miracles and many difficult healing moments. It seemed like each time that I wanted to go deeper on the journey; the Divine would come in with what some might call a “test” to see if I was ready.
Recently, a writing client told me about a series of experiences in her life that impacted her down to her very core. Her sharing included unbelievable moments that could have come right out of a movie. Everything in her life shattered into a series of disturbing circumstances. I responded to her with, “Perhaps, you experienced a spiritual set-up.” Defined as situations that show us how ready (or not), we are to move into the next level of our journey.
In the next part of the conversation, she said to me, “I want to include the Eight Limbs of Yoga in my book that I am writing.” These Sanskrit teachings are core principles that serve as a compass for living a meaningful and purposeful life. If she wants to teach the Eight Limbs of Yoga, she must be living them first. The Divine provided her with experiences to see if she is ready to vibrate at the same level as the Sanskrit teachings.
If she chooses to change her life to meet the vibration of the teachings, not only will the lessons come with ease, but she will also grow substantially on her journey. Most people are afraid of this level of commitment because they fear what they might lose in their lives. The right people in our life will honor and respect your decisions by living in alignment with your required standards.
In essence, you don’t have to give up your life, but you have to set your standards and hold them with impeccable integrity. Those who are destined to take the journey will rise in vibration. Those who are not ready to grow with you will fall away from your life. As a spiritual author, I have to share many of my spiritual set-ups in my books. This sharing is my commitment to write books that are genuinely authentic and transparent.