Spiritual growth

  • Hi,
    I want to develop my abilities, and spiritual powers. What do you say if I am on right path, at right time?. Also guide me how to start this.
    DOB: 8 Dec 1988

  • Sara, you came here to take your talent for structuring your ideas, work, and life and to extend it beyond mundane concerns and average thinking into the structuring of universal or spiritual ideas or inspirations. Moreover, it is your calling to teach your theories to others so that they can be put to practical use. To do this, you must learn to orient yourself to the metaphysical. No matter how down-to-earth you may be, you must strive towards the higher realms of consciousness, transcending barriers of time and space to push your powers of discrimination to the max so that you may perceive a kind of order in the chaotic realms of spirituality, philosophical or political ideas, even conceptual systems. This may require a period of retreat or reflection to gather ideas, followed by a return to everyday life with an understanding of higher concepts in tow. At such a point, you can share your unique system of thought with the world. Even if you are the most earthbound or practical of individuals, or someone who has little or no spiritual or religious belief system, you will engage in meditation on what larger forces are at work in the world. Whether you want to or not, you must apply your analytical mind to such musings to extend your need for structure outward, much like a lasso, to rope in and tame such ideas for the benefit of all. Your journey does not entail a metamorphosis or turnaround as much as a steady outward thrust from the earthly to the spiritual. The main challenge for you will be learning to overcome your own predilections. Here, your ability to systematize can be both a curse and a gift. Far too often, your energies can become bogged down with a preoccupation with the details of your life, and you can fail to see the proverbial forest for the trees. You feel safest when boxed in by schedules, routines, and modes of thought. The problem is, you can be rather persistent and stubborn, and you may actually like the way you have ordered your own - and often everyone else’s - life. A more process-oriented or “go with the flow” approach can cause you virulent anxiety, born from a fear of being out of control. But, if you are to tap into deeper levels of meaning or larger concepts, your main life lesson will be to release your need for the safety of being limited by structures of your own making. In the end, you will come to realize that the theoretical and spiritual are simply natural extensions of the physical and you will become just as comfortable rearranging these more ethereal sides of life in better-designed, more useful ways as you are with ordering your physical world.

    If you are successful, what you will offer the world is an easier grasp of larger concepts or ideas, often spiritual or at least collective. You can make the 'big picture' accessible and useful to the “little guy.” Whether you are involved in the creation of a theory of past lives and how reincarnation works, the application of economic concepts in the real world, the explication of how high finance really operates, or merely the embodiment of concepts such as feminism or democracy as a role model, you can make a large mark on the world. And almost always your ideas, systems of thought, and practical applications of theory will not be designed for your benefit alone, but for that of average men and women. As a result, you may be embarrassed to discover yourself the object of the affection and veneration of a large and welcoming audience of fans and devotees. In your heart, you make the unlikeliest of gurus. But this is what you must become in order to share your conceptual systems with others. Humble in the extreme, you are perhaps just the one the rest of us need to teach us a thing or two, since you are unlikely to succumb to ego inflation and all its unsavoury side effects. All of the gifts given to you from the outset (your feeling for structure, your dependability, and your service orientation) can be magnificent springboards for your life’s work. You can be one of the most devoted of all people. Frequently, it is your very devotion that causes you to move beyond yourself, since your first forays into spiritual realms or more universal ideas or philosophies may often occur as a result of extending yourself on behalf of others. Your giving and sacrificing side can, however, be your downfall. Too often, you will push yourself too hard in trying to serve your fellows or allow others to drain you of energy or otherwise take advantage of you. A healthy dose of looking out for number one is called for if you are to “go the distance” and truly make a mark on the world. You are, in fact, a sensual person and must take care of your physical needs, both for pleasure and in terms of your health. Moreover, as much as others may want to cling to you, you need to be strict about setting aside a sufficient amount of time to be alone, as it is in solitude that you can recharge and do your work. The demands of other people can keep you locked in the mundane workings of life and prevent you from moving your mind and heart into other realms. The irony is that, to protect yourself, you must often rely on the very routines or structures you must ultimately transcend. There is a subtle but important point, however: daily physical routines can be utilized to erect protective boundaries, but rigid structures of the mind and rote modes of thought must be overcome. Often, an overly strict adherence to physical routines simply mirrors a crystallization of your thinking and a dependence on mental structures. Once you break your reliance on mental routines, the physical will hold no more power over you and can safely be used as a tool to create health and well-being.

    Since mental orientation is so crucial for you, it is important for you to receive some form of guidance early in life on how to expand your worldview or thinking into more theoretical or creative paths. Of course, there is the potential to overreach, or even to be led astray by false doctrines, overly ambitious teachers, or illusory experiences. If you intend to seek a full¬blown religious or spiritual experience, you may have to remember to engage your practicality and healthy propensity for doubt. However, you usually experience life in a highly personal or more solitary fashion. Joining formal religious or spiritual groups may occur, even with good results, but usually such organizations serve only a temporary purpose. The most beneficial companions or partners for you are like-minded folk who strive for a broader or more spiritual experience in life. What is best for you is the steady love and support of a few close associates with strong boundaries who will not be dependent or needy. You must be free to experiment and to soar in the rarified atmosphere of your highly personal visionary experience. In return, your associates will have a devoted and generous friend or partner who can provide them with a whole new way of seeing things. However, your own life may not run as happily. Career crises may not be uncommon occurrences for you. At some point in your life, you will be forced to confront your assumptions about the nature of fame, wealth, and power. Scaling back or even discarding your ambitions may be necessary for your continued spiritual growth. Eventually, a balance will be reached between the satisfaction of your material and spiritual needs. Participating in study and discussion groups would be most beneficial for you, since it will keep your thinking open to new ideas and concepts. Examining doctrines, weeding through theories, and discarding useless concepts while integrating others are all necessary on an ongoing basis if you are to distill and perfect your hard-won vision or theories.

    And so, to sum up, your core life lessons are to overcome your propensity to seek emotional security in the small details and routines of daily life and to release the fear of what you can’t control.

  • @thecaptain what you said is 100% accurate, and I wish I could know about this 10-15 years ago. Anyhow I will again think about all pros and cons before making any final decision. Thanks

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