Three Barriers to Spiritual Growth and The Impossible Dream

windmill-327734_1280I’m listening to my “Uplifting” playlist.

The first song is To Dream the Impossible Dream from The Man of La Mancha.

I love this song because it reminds me how I want to strive to be the best I can be and help others do the same.

Have you seen The Man of La Mancha?

There is much in there for spiritual seekers as well as people who strive to bring justice to others.

Sometimes working to make a difference in the world feels like fighting windmills. (You have to have seen the movie or read the book to understand that reference.)

This leads me to consider the blocks to spiritual growth and expansion.

Do you know 3 of the biggest barriers that block more Spiritual Seekers?

I’d like to share my thoughts with you.

Let me first give you an idea of my perspective of a Spiritual Seeker.

You’re someone who has spent much of your life in personal growth. One of your greatest desires is to connect with Spirit and follow your path.

You have a desire to remain calm and centered when everyone around you is in chaos. You want to make a difference. You want to be the Love that you are, Love Incarnate.

Here are three barriers I’ve found in myself and others.

Barrier #1: Allowing doubts to overwhelm you.

doubt-479567_1280One of the biggest doubts is that you feel you aren’t worthy of being spiritually connected in a deep way.

You know in your mind this is what you want, but, really, God, you want me??

When you doubt your worthiness you put a block between you and God.

The truth is God has you enfolded in love. God wants you connected.

If you don’t feel worthy then you may not return the connection.

Connection is a joint venture.

God has done God’s part. It’s time for you to do your part.

God has you in the biggest hug you can imagine. Return that hug by opening your heart.

And, Hey there! Don’t insult God (not that God can be offended) by discounting one of God’s most marvelous creations. (That’s you by the way… nudge, nudge.)

Barrier #2: Not taking the time to use what you know

If you’ve been on the spiritual path for any amount of time, you’ve already learned some tools.

You’ve probably at least read about one or more ways to meditate.

You may have learned how to control your thoughts, change your feelings and ask for healing. If you’ve been in my energy for any length of time you have heard of The Heart Source.

drummer-652345_1280Do you use these tools?

If you’re anything like me, you can get caught up in the daily-ness of life and get too busy to use what you know.

Big, Huge, Gigantic Mistake.

If you take just 5 minutes to use one of the tools you’ve learned, you will open yourself to greater delight and spiritual awareness than you can imagine.

Every relationship takes work, including the one with yourself.

Your relationship with Spirit takes commitment as well.

God’s not going anywhere, but where are you going?

Make this commitment to yourself. Pick one of the tools you know and use it today.

Barrier #3: Allowing others to determine what you believe

Have you ever noticed there is no lack of people wanting to tell you what to believe?

You have family members, friends, Facebook “friends”, people in the elevator all wanting you to believe in a particular way.

Do you listen to them?

It’s important to listen.

Do you allow them to determine what you’ll think?

It’s important to know what you think.

Do you let them determine what you’ll believe?

It’s crucial for you to be willing to take a stand and live what you believe.

If you find yourself changing your beliefs with each new friend or in each new situation, you have a problem.

The problem is you don’t know who you are and what you believe.

If you’re going to fight windmills know what those windmills are.

There will always be a group of people ready to shout over you.

They can shout all they want, but you have to stay firm in your beliefs unless you have good evidence your beliefs are incorrect.

Beliefs are something which should only change when there is good evidence to change them and that good evidence is not that someone won’t like you if you don’t believe the way s/he does.sidewalk-657906_1280

Know where you stand and then stand there firmly.

What are your beliefs about God?

Who does God love?

Does God quit loving?

Listen to what someone says about an issue then ask, “What do I believe?”

This reminds me of a story my aunt gave about her mother (my grandmother).

They were looking at fireplace screens.

My aunt said, “Oh, I like that!”

My grandmother replied, “Oh, you don’t like that.”

My aunt looked at her and said, “That’s strange. I thought I liked that.”

My grandmother, “You do?”

If you can’t stand firm on whether or not you like a fireplace screen, what will you stand firm on? (By the way, my aunt was using humor to make a point with her mother.)

Spirituality is a controversial topic. One of those things you’re not supposed to talk about with others. (Most people don’t know the difference between spirituality and religion.)

Know what you believe, practice the tools and live your life accordingly.

That’s how you are true to yourself and you’ll make a difference in someone’s life when you do so even if you don’t know it.

Now that you know the top 3 barriers Spiritual Seekers face and how to bypass them (or build momentum again if you’ve already smashed into one of them), I’d like to invite you to learn more about the one tool which has helped me tremendously in:

  • Knowing where I stand
  • Using my tools
  • Discovering my worthiness

If you’re a Spiritual Seeker who wants to Remain calm and centered when everyone around you is in chaos, then “The Heart Source: Accessing Personal Power” will help you stay true to your personal vision AND Discover new solutions to old problems.

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I’d love to have you join me on the adventure of Accessing Your Personal Power through the Heart Source.

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