3 Commitments To Honour Your Awakening Soul.

2022-11-17T14:46:52-07:00April 24th, 2021|

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 deeper 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 3 soul commitments.

They’re powerful 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.

There’s a growing number of people awakening to the deep inner knowing that we’re more than our physical bodies. That we’re connected to something much larger than ourselves. And with this budding realization there comes a responsibility.

A responsibility to respond to the call and do our part to grow our consciousness in service of our souls.

I hear from many people around the world who are confused by this call. Feeling a sense of confusion 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 of 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 from a place of deeper peace, alignment, fulfillment, and love.

The soul needs two basic 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 3 soul commitments come in. These commitments require that we take a journey back home to ourselves and when we do our load gets lighter and our souls shine brighter.

It’s important to realize that we can’t skip over any of the 3 soul commitments. How we move through them doesn’t matter as much as that we DO move through all of them.

What are the 3 soul commitments?

1) A commitment to heal the wounds and impressions from our childhoods and integrate the learnings into our present lives in a conscious way.

We all arrive in our adulthood with experiences from our childhoods that the soul needs us to integrate. For the majority of us, our childhoods more often than not pointed to who we were not rather than who we actually were.

This happens in all homes, even in the most loving ones. For some reason, that’s just how nature has set things up. We have to go through a process of knowing who we are not, and all the discomfort and suffering that goes along with that, in order to be motivated enough to uncover who we actually are.

The process involves cultivating self-love, forgiveness, 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 key experiences that give us clues as to what our true path is. 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 the expression of our souls.

What seems to happen for many of us over time, is that our personalities begin to get rigid and less permeable. The more rigid and dense our personality structure is, the further removed we are from our core essence and presence.

Our personalities are like life jackets.  In the beginning, 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 psychospiritual tool with its roots in ancient spiritual wisdom and modern psychology provides a framework for transformation.

3) A commitment to co-create our lives with an intelligent universe in order to be of service to 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 5 senses. This is where we enlist the help of our intuitive ways of knowing to bring another dimension to our experiences. Intuition is the language of the soul that is developed as our personalities become more fluid and permeable.

When you begin to pay attention you’ll notice that everything in your life is pointing to an opportunity to revisit one or more of these 3 soul commitments.

With time, patience, and the spirit of curiosity, we slowly begin to 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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About the Author:

As a master's prepared nurse turned contemporary meditation teacher and coach, Bev offers meditation and mindfulness practices that are based on ancient wisdom but adapted for modern times - for people with busy lives. Bev's guided hundreds of folks around the world to make the shift from feeling stressed and disconnected to thriving from the inside out and becoming the best version of themselves. Bev's own personal journey has taken her upward to one of the highest mountains in the world AND inward to the deepest parts of her soul. Bev's the author of Awakening a Woman's Soul: The Power of Meditation and Mindfulness To Transform Your Life.


  1. Rachel August 8, 2021 at 10:13 am - Reply

    Hi Linda
    I’ve recently gone through steps 1 and 2. Re step 3 ive gone as far to quit my job as I know I was not on right career path. I plan to take time out next for travel and hope that I will find the right path. I have a feeling on what field this will be in, just not sure on exactly what the role will be. Do I wait and see if an opportunity comes up? Or should I be making more of an effort to seek it?

    • Bev Janisch August 8, 2021 at 1:35 pm - Reply

      Hi Rachel,
      I just want to say how inspiring it is that you’ve worked through 2 soul commitments and are now open to being of service in some way. It’s not easy and takes courage to know your job is not in alignment and make the decision to leave!

      Great questions about whether you wait and see or put in the effort to seek it. I would humbly suggest that since you have a feeling about the field you are called to be in but are unclear as to the details – that you start following what I call the “breadcrumbs.” Rather than “seeking” get curious and follow your curiosity taking one step at a time. Your inner wisdom and soul will give you signs along the way as to whether you’re on the right path. Along the way, you will likely take some detours and get a sense that it’s not your path and this will ultimately provide valuable information about what is your path. From my experience, opportunities arise when we follow our curiosity and take action. Love, Bev

  2. Linda August 6, 2021 at 10:04 pm - Reply

    Thank you Bev
    Love Linda

  3. Linda August 5, 2021 at 5:02 pm - Reply

    Thank you for responding .
    Can you give me more insight about creating the
    Conditions for my book to reveal itself to me.

    I can dialogue with characters, once I get
    The mission

    Am I not spending enough time seeking it.
    Should I read more?
    Meditate on it ? Pray for it ?

    • Bev Janisch August 6, 2021 at 12:38 pm - Reply

      Hi Linda,
      Great questions! The interesting thing about “seeking it” is the more we seek the more what we are seeking alludes our deeper ways of knowing.

      Yes, I would have a regular meditation and prayer practice. Prayer to set the intention and ask for guidance and the signs to show you the next step. And meditation, to create a “vessel” within your body, mind, heart to receive the messages arising from your soul. Then the next step is to take action and begin the process. Love, Bev

  4. Linda August 5, 2021 at 8:29 am - Reply

    I am experiencing a strong connection. To all 3 commitments you discussed. They are emerging
    Daily in my experiences . This leaves me wanting to open doors that I know are there and need to be opened . I keep wanting to write a book, but I haven’t found the book inside of me.
    I can get strong spiritual impressions when there is something wrong or something wrong is about to occur . I say I feel it in my spirit .
    I get dreams and premonitions and I recall dreams from when I was a child because the dreams are then
    Reality .

    • Bev Janisch August 5, 2021 at 2:08 pm - Reply

      Hi Linda,
      Thanks so much for sharing about your strong connection! I know what you mean about the book and felt the same way when I had a book inside of me that had not been written. I also find with my blogs that when I sit down to write, I’m always amazed at what pours out of me. It truly does feel like being a vessel for ideas and experiences that flow through me, but aren’t “mine.” There is no doubt that your book wants to be expressed through you and it’s just about creating the conditions for that to happen. Much love, Bev

  5. Lindsey May 22, 2021 at 2:06 pm - Reply

    I just discovered your articles. They are really speaking to me. Thank you!

    • Bev Janisch May 22, 2021 at 7:48 pm - Reply

      Hi Lindsey,
      I’m so glad that the articles are speaking to you! Love, Bev.

  6. K. Austin May 8, 2021 at 3:33 pm - Reply

    This so speaks to me and my path. In my case at least, I find that the three processes are interwoven, happening to different degrees perhaps, but simultaneously, rather than each wrapping up before the next appears.

    • Bev Janisch May 9, 2021 at 12:45 pm - Reply

      Hi Kathy,
      Yes, I’m so glad that you shared how these 3 soul commitments are interwoven. I’ve also noticed that in my own life. Thank you for highlighting that for us! Much love, Bev.

      • Jo October 25, 2022 at 2:28 pm - Reply

        Hi, Bev, what an amazingly helpful article that helps me make sense of my experience! Thanks so much for writing it.

        • Bev Janisch October 26, 2022 at 5:31 am - Reply

          Hi Jo, I’m so glad the article helped you make sense of your experience! Love, Bev

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