Have you ever looked into the horizon, feeling like you’re blending with the universe, wondering about your place within it all?
In a recent conversation with a close friend, we went back and forth on the connection between the soul and inner self.
I love exchanging ideas with like-minded people as much as I do with fellow practitioners. Sometimes, unexpected insights emerge from the most casual talks.
During our discussion, he showed me a brief video featuring a well-known singer from Romania. Having recently embraced spiritual knowledge, the artist allowed this new approach to influence its content.
Still, a particular question raised our attention:
“When you gaze into the mirror with sadness, do you anticipate your reflection will reciprocate with a smile, radiating happiness?”
This is a prime example of how many of us function, especially during stressful times:
We often expect the external world to act as our healer, teacher, and problem-solver;
- We seek resolution for our problems from partners, family members, or close friends;
- We yearn for acts of kindness and generosity from others without actively engaging or being mindful of ourselves;
However, it’s important to note that this isn’t a good enough reason for self-blame.
Schools and universities rarely provide spiritual and emotional education. This lack of awareness can easily leave anyone seeking external validation.
Acknowledging this aspect is the first step in taking responsibility for our behavior and actions.
From this point forward, it becomes our duty to address and heal these aspects. By doing so, we can liberate ourselves from the confines of ignorance and dependence on external sources of happiness.
A mental tool, “introspection,” now becomes essential in facilitating this healing process.
From a spiritual perspective, it involves fully recognizing the elements within us that demand attention and healing.
On a mental and emotional level, introspection comprises three significant steps:
- Acknowledging and confronting the reasons we rely on external factors for inner healing;
- Once we’ve identified these reasons and gained clarity, we can extend forgiveness to ourselves and others for the stress and challenges we’ve encountered;
- The third and most crucial step involves addressing the mental and emotional imbalances that lead us to depend on external factors;
Through this process, a fundamental lesson becomes clear, shaping much of our life and spiritual growth.
The situations, events, and people we attract into our lives reflect our current vibration and resonance stemming from our minds and inner selves. These experiences align perfectly with the aspects within us that require healing and closure.
In simpler terms, the external world mirrors our present perception and understanding of the world in relation to ourselves.
This is where our comfort zone ends, and the action-taking journey begins.
How can we break free from the veil of ignorance and embark on a path of introspection, recognizing areas that require healing and improvement?
For starters… there isn’t a one-size-fits-all method, technique, or practice.
Different approaches lead to different outcomes, and we must find the one that works best for us.
With that in mind, let me share what has proven effective for me:
A blend of Reiki, Qi Gong, and Dowsing, coupled with years of experience, led me to moments of profound introspection. I went through feelings of confusion but also had numerous instances of pure divine bliss that enabled me to expand my consciousness.
NOTE: Dowsing, or radiesthesia, is regarded as a complex spiritual practice in Eastern European countries. There are specialized classes for this segment of energy work that advanced practitioners usually partake in.
Building a strong connection with Reiki spirit guides and my guardian angel has helped me figure out answers I never thought I would find. As a tip, prior to engaging in “conversations” with your guides, cleanse your energy layers and activate an abundant flow of universal energy through your body.
This is an essential tool for observing the shadow and light aspects of the inner self, along with their desires. Despite their apparent differences, these elements complement each other quite well. In this case, meditation should flow seamlessly, not be guided by a rigid structure. Sometimes, a quiet moment is all you need to yield significant results.
These exercises have led me to what I like to call “spiritual and emotional education,” an ongoing learning process.
This journey encompasses more than just studying symbols or employing cleansing methods.
It covers all aspects of self-awareness, aimed at dissolving obstacles, eliminating blockages, and receiving divine light.
Improved mental health, emotional healing, happiness, and abundance are just some of the benefits.
Having said that, embracing responsibility for your well-being doesn’t guarantee a life without challenges. Ups and downs remain an inherent part of growth.
However, this is the beauty of the process.
You have the opportunity to construct something within yourself and your surroundings that sets an example for others to learn from and emulate.
This achievement is uniquely yours.
Remember, we are in a perpetual state of learning. Embrace both pride and humility in what you know while remaining honest about areas where you seek knowledge. This approach significantly contributes to your spiritual and emotional education.
Embracing our true inner selves is no simple task and often requires considerable time and effort. It’s important to treat yourself with compassion and exercise patience as you work towards achieving positive outcomes.