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Spirituality

Self-Development, Emotions, Life

The soul (self) is the essence of life, a subtle existence felt only in still moments. Hence, I speak about an inner voice that is heard, and comes and goes as gentle as a feather fluttering in this wind. Through the changes of the seasons, and growth and development of Self through life, comes a mixture of emotional cycles.

Emotional cycles consist of patterns of behavior and thought. I feel my work as a Social Worker is leading to a career, and where it will fully take me I have yet to determine, but I like the challenging ride I am on. I have learned this past year to accept challenges, move through change, and ease through the pain, knowing that pain is a sign of change, and old patterns of behavior (thought patterns) are being changed, re-arranged, into something better, greater, than they have ever been. An unconscious motive, an unconscious yearning; part of me developing self-awareness, self-understanding, self-acceptance.

This year has been a reflective year, both of continual spiritual growth, and of becoming grounded into reality. In a way this year was an intimate year, I have shared more and more about me, my inner world, and through this sharing I have shined the light on the path to peace, a path I’ve always been on, but the light was dim. I only saw a few steps before me, and never focused on the light at the corner of my eye. But once I did, I felt, what it means to have inner peace…. If only for a little while.

The coming of the end of last year definitely was a time for me to let go of old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and to have an invisible faith on something greater, success yet determined. January led to more self-reflection, some hesitation, and some fear, but all in preparation for me to become the best of ME.

I have written a series of Journal Entries, of further self-understanding, a confession of sorts. The journal entries led me further into analyzing myself, and the discovery of what C.G. Jung calls, the Collective Unconscious. The discovery of C.G. Jung works, beginning in early 2011, has helped me understand myself, and that I am not insane, and the images I see within myself are parts of me.

There are transitions frequently in our lives, and my own transition of becoming grounded into reality has led me to Wonderment, beyond our earth, and to the stars that which we came from. Funny, that’s a bit contradicting; I am becoming grounded with my head in the clouds.

Through my grounding I have felt subtle freedom, and allowed myself to be ok with my heads in the clouds. I think, if this is even possible, I have been creating a balance of fantasy and reality, and in turn have found subtle freedom. Yes, my Yoga practice has helped with this, too.

All created by the inner light, our soul, that which is the energizer of peace, serenity, and surrender. May you all stay blessed and prosper, within the light of the sun.

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by val.180

~When a quiet individual speaks, their voice is loud ~

The voice of the spirit is as loud as the whisper in the wind, breath upon the skin, and as delicate as a feather in the wind. The quiet voice speaks the truth within you. Let it speak through you, and let it be what it will be. There is no rhythm, rhyme, or reason. the voice of the spirit is felt rather than heard, and when it is heard it is through your own words or way of expression.
Speak those quiet words, in any form you wish; through art, verbally, in any way. Let it be and you will see what you are capable of.

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My articles contain information I have received on my spiritual path, which I call, my path of life, sprinkled in with creative expressions.

Random teed-bits of information about ME: I am from Southwestern Arizona; I was born in 1990 and I am the second to the youngest of 5 children; I have a Bachelor degree in Social Work and I am currently pursing a Master’s in Social Work.

My interests: Poetry; creating art in multiple forms; history of civilization, diversity of cultures, history of art in multiple forms through the ages, world religions, and world power; Psychology and Sociology; Mysticism; Law & Order; writing (academically and creatively).

Enjoy! and Happy reading. <3

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