Honouring 3 Soul Commitments On Your Awakening Journey.
Many people are awakening to the deep inner knowing that we’re more than our physical bodies. That we’re connected to something much larger than ourselves.
Have you noticed any of the following signs that your soul is awakening:
A sense that something is missing in your life?
An inner longing for more profound meaning and purpose?
A persistent hunger to feel more deeply connected with yourself, others, and the mysteries of life?
If so, these are all nudges from your soul inviting you to explore the three soul commitments.
They’re potent signs that something is awakening in you.
No longer satisfied by the material and superficial longings of life, our soul, is beckoning us to grow and evolve into becoming more fully our true selves.
Our soul is inviting us to embark on a new journey. One that shifts and expands our ways of knowing, often setting us on a path into the unknown. I summarize the journey in The 7 Pillars Of Awakening On Your Spiritual Path.
Many people worldwide are confused by this call because they don’t know what the stirrings mean or how to respond. What often happens is that we suppress this natural process and, as a result, have a sense that something inside us is dying.
Our souls are like seedlings that need to be tended to.
With the right conditions, our souls will grow and become the guiding light for our lives. When that happens, we live in more profound peace, alignment, fulfillment, and love.
The soul needs two essential things to grow – the integration of our life experiences which becomes wisdom, and a growing sense of love and compassion.
How do we cultivate wisdom and grow love?
This is where the three soul commitments come in. These commitments require that we journey back home to ourselves; when we do, our load gets lighter, and our souls shine brighter.
We must realize we can’t skip over the three soul commitments. How we move through them doesn’t matter as much as that we DO move through all of them.
What are the three soul commitments?
1. A commitment to consciously heal the wounds and impressions from our childhoods and integrate the learnings into our present lives.
We all arrive in adulthood with experiences from childhood that the soul needs us to integrate. For the majority of us, our youths, more often than not, pointed to who we were not rather than who we were.
This happens in all homes, even in the most loving ones. For some reason, that’s how nature has set things up. We must go through a process of knowing who we are not and all the discomfort and suffering that goes along with that to be motivated enough to uncover who we are.
The process involves cultivating self-love, forgiveness, and compassion and becoming more aware of the impact our families and conditioning have had on us.
As we journey through the past, we also uncover the golden threads and critical experiences that give us clues about our true path. What are our unique gifts? What brings meaning and purpose to our life?
It is often said that time heals all wounds. The truth is that age and years alone don’t help with this vital soul commitment. Intentionality, opening to curiosity, and the willingness to do the work, does.
2. A commitment to live in the present moment with an embodied integration of the past.
This requires that we develop a healthy personality that serves as an instrument for expressing our souls.
What seems to happen for many of us over time is that our personalities become rigid and less porous. The more rigid and dense our personality structure is, the further removed we are from our essence and presence.
Our personalities are like life jackets. Initially, they help us stay afloat, but as we grow older, they become constricting – restricting the flow of our life force energy.
Learning how to create a personality that serves the higher needs of our souls can be challenging without a map.
Because the truth is we all need different things, and a one size fits all approach doesn’t work.
Perhaps that’s why we have been gifted with the wisdom of The Enneagram. This powerful psycho-spiritual tool, rooted in ancient spiritual wisdom and modern psychology, provides a framework for transformation.
3. A commitment to co-create our lives with an intelligent universe to serve something larger than ourselves.
It’s believed by the ancient wisdom teachings that once a person’s soul begins to awaken, there is a deep desire to be of service in some way that helps humanity.
This commitment to being of service requires that we cultivate ways of knowing beyond our five senses. This is where we enlist the help of our intuitive ways of learning to bring another dimension to our experiences. Intuition is the soul language developed as our personalities become more fluid and permeable.
When you pay attention, you’ll notice that everything in your life points to an opportunity to revisit one or more of these three soul commitments.
With time, patience, and the spirit of curiosity, we slowly return home to ourselves. We’re on the path of awakening to the deeper needs of our souls, and our lives take on a whole new meaning.
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