Go within. Use the inner body for a starting point in going deeper and taking it away from where it is usually lodged, in the thinking mind.
What is below the surface? What kind of world exists when we pause to go deeper and appreciate the previously unseen depths of our being, the world around us, and our soul?
As many of you already know, I’m not a typical anything. A sister of mine teased me at an incredibly young age that I wasn’t satisfied reading fiction, watching lighthearted movies, or just doing mindless activities. She could not understand why I always looked for something deeper. Now, clients expect the common question of “What are you supposed to learn?” from whatever they are experiencing at the time. I always go deeper, seeking to understand how and why things are the way they are, go the way they go, and where it is all leading.
Our evolution is all about going deeper—understanding where we’ve been and where we want our lives to go. Conscious evolution requires us to become more deeply aware of our growth, and it is impossible to grow unless we examine the process. I’m constantly challenging those around me to take a step back to experience the beauty of that which is unseen—to dive deeper into their world to realize that there is much more going on than simply our challenging experience of the human condition.
Recently, I had two clients share their appreciation for how they have learned to deepen their understanding of life. One said he now sees why I live in the world I do—meaning looking at life through the eyes of both the human and soul condition. A few months ago, he requested an Akashic Record reading to help him comprehend how past lives impact his current one. He is a highly intelligent and educated man, but once I provided the requested soul-based information, it allowed him to see his life in a whole new and deeper way. He saw that embedded deep within were some wounds that he carried until they could bring light to his current situation. Once revealed, he let go of some unhealthy ties to family members, which inhibited him in various ways—happiness being the main one.
Another client told me that she wished she could be me—not really, but she went on to explain that my almost instantaneous examination to learn from what unsettles me inspires her to try the same. Currently, she allows herself to become mired in her emotions, which immobilizes her and inhibits her growth. She now wants to work on examining her discomfort to determine how she can use what she learns to evolve.
Like any other human, I’ve had my share of life’s challenges. I’ve learned many things the hard way and although I’m committed to my own growth, I still occasionally stumble over the human condition. But one of the most important things I have learned is that our challenges, heartaches, disappointments, devastating and traumatizing experiences, and anything else that shakes our world—or awakens us—provides the opportunity to dive into the experience to extract a deeper meaning of life. This excavation process is sometimes grueling, but always productive, rewarding, and strangely satisfying.
In exploring quotes to add to this article, I came across a question by an unknown author that both resonated with me and invited me to examine my path even further—to go deeper once more. The question was:
“What if… everything you are experiencing is
preparing you for what you asked for?”
These days, few things I read take me aback. I’m usually the one asking the tough questions. But this one struck home—in a single instant. It is both painfully and joyfully clear to me that the path my life has taken paved the way to where I am today. I would not be who I am, where I am, or as aware as I am without the bumpy and winding road. I can look back and see how the “hard turns” or even “U-turns” in my life were all laid out for a deepening of my evolutionary track. By unceasingly asking myself, “What am I supposed to learn from this?”, I have deepened my understanding of my own life, which greatly expanded my awareness of how and why things happen as well as what my place is in this world. My willingness to go deeper allowed me to expand other people’s worlds as well.
The female client I mentioned above thanked me for sharing my own vulnerability in the last newsletter—showing to the world that I, too, get smacked by the human condition. I told her that just because I write about deep and spiritual topics, it does not mean that I’m exempt from the challenges of the human condition. I can write about these things because I’m right there in the trenches beside you.
Every awakening leads to deeper awareness—otherwise, it isn’t an awakening at all. Deepening our experience of the human condition allows us to enter the chambers of our soul. It allows us to open to ourselves and to the world in a whole new and much more enriching way. Just like cave diving or spelunking, you must enter the previously unseen corridors of your inner world to illuminate both the wonder and the beauty within.
I want to offer a few questions to deepen your own daily experience, both to help you understand your human condition more and to dive more deeply into the deeper world of your soul. Try asking yourself these questions at the end of every day:
- What was I supposed to learn about myself today?
- Did I stop to listen to the needs and voice of my soul?
- How can I use today’s discomfort to help me grow tomorrow?
- What can I do tomorrow to live more deeply from that point forward?
- What can I learn from my experience of the human condition to deepen the understanding of my soul?
Like all aspects of evolution, deepening our awareness requires conscious attention. Each level of deepening serves to both invest in the health of our soul and facilitate our evolution.
Think higher. Feel Deeper.
~ Elie Wiesel