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Spiritual Growth
When you hear the terms of “Spiritual Awakening” or “Spiritual Growth” what comes to mind?  Do you imagine extreme bliss and peace of mind?  Do you imagine an easier life?  Do you believe it means manifesting all your desires?
I once came across this definition of “Spiritual Growth” “Spiritual growth is the process of inner awakening, rising of the consciousness beyond the ordinary, everyday existence, and awakening to some Universal truths. It means going beyond the mind and the ego and realizing who you really are.”
My spiritual awakening was extremely painful, I literally lost everything I had from my house, money, car and almost lost my job.  I had to learn how to surrender and let go. I learned that I was not in control, that control was an illusion. I had to learn to let go of my ego and learn that the only thing I could control where my thoughts and how I reacted to situations, people, and places.  I honestly did not think I was going to survive my spiritual awakening.  I was angry at everyone and thing, especially the Universe for it felt as though I were being punished and life had already been hard enough, and I didn’t think it was fair that THIS had to be hard as well (EGO).
I started feeling sorry for myself and couldn’t understand why other people didn’t seem to be struggling the same way I was, it was unfair or so I believed.  It wasn’t until I stopped comparing other people’s successes and stories to mine, for no two stories are the same.  It was when I learned to accept life on life’s terms and not my terms that I found peace and understanding.
The Universe or God or whatever you call your higher power always wants what is in our best and highest interest and sometimes to help us get there we must lose everything to become new. People on this planet get so caught up on the material things and always wanting more. We want more money so we can have a bigger house and better cars.  We want more money so we can travel and buy more material things.  The problem is money can become the only focus and we lose our authenticity. We begin to believe that I would be happy if only I had more money. The truth is money does not bring happiness. Happiness comes from within.
One thing I have learned through all my spiritual growing pains is to trust the process.  Does this mean I don’t stress or worry about things? Nope, after all I am human.  But it does mean that the worry and stress doesn’t last long for I remember to breathe, and I remember that the Universe wants what is best for me and sometimes what is best is losing everything that is distracting us from the Divine.
It is when we don’t trust the process and fight against it that we experience pain, frustration, and fear. I mean who likes to feel like the life is spiraling out of control? But here is the secret, your life is not spiraling out of control it is spiraling to a better place, an authentic place.
Sadly, so many people give up out frustration and allowing themselves to feel victimized by the processes that can happen during spiritual growth.  They walk away and turn their back on faith and belief to only have things get worse.
Ego blocks all the good things; it blocks light and love.  When it comes to spirituality ego has no place.  Spirituality is heart centered and helps us to finally see what really matters – LOVE. That may sound or seem corny I know, but it is true.  The answer to everything is love.  We are called to bring love and light into this world. To be the light in someone else’s darkness and if you are in ego, you can’t do that.
So, the next time you find yourself having growing pains, remember let it spiral, trust the process and know that you are ALWAYS taken care of.  The Universe, Source, God, or whatever you name it will never let you fall.
Blessed Be!
Pat Laurino
Intuitive Energy Healer and Psychic Medium
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