I was recently on a WordPress course called ‘Where is Your Audience Hiding?’ It was quite good and went deeper than I though it would. I had to look at what makes me unique, why am I different, and why would someone want to read what I write and who would that person be. We each had to write down a sentence for what we offer that’s unique and search that sentence on the internet. I searched: “How to make my spiritual growth easier.” The search results were all quite similar, but one in particular stood out, hence the title of this post.
This question shook me a bit as it hit me on a soul level. What really matters in my life? Good question. It led me to my desire to grow spiritually, to become more awake. Yes, this is true, but the answer to this enquiry seemed hard to quantify. I suppose I want to grow and release my past so I can be free, making freedom a really important component of my life. But what’s deeper than that? It can’t just be freedom, I wouldn’t think.
I watch lots of crime dramas just to get my mind off current events – well? Why not? Anyway, I see episode after episode show that if you want to control someone, use their family as leverage. “If you don’t comply, we’ll kill your family.” The pleading in response:
“Leave my family out of this. Don’t hurt them!! I’ll do anything!!”
Family is very important to most people. A nice safe home is another important thing. Perhaps living without pain, or even the simple things can also be important. I’m sure there’s quite a few meaningful pieces in our lives – but can these things be drilled down into one or maybe two very important things? Perhaps. So I had a look and kept asking myself the question: What really matters in my life and is there something deeper than that? Not for nothing – it was a great exercise!
It took me back to a time when I lost something very special to me as a kid which broke my heart. It took me many years to be able to talk about it, and a few more to finally heal my broken heart. I shut down my ability to share love – with everyone, including myself. In my adult life, I’ve been learning about love by breaking down the barriers I put up. Firstly, I’ve been learning to love myself. I’ve got lots of posts on self-love which has been a significant part of my journey that I share. Being able to love without fear and to open my heart again is very important to me. I’d say it’s very close to the top of the list.
Perhaps my spiritual growth has been about releasing the fear that’s held me captive, believing it’s been there to keep me safe. Makes sense. My blog themes have been about slavery, freedom, self-love, suffering, and ending vicious cycles and triggers. Sounds like to me, I’ve been really working on trying to express love without fear.
Love Without Fear
What’s deeper than that? Maybe to know and feel unconditional love. I’ve always thought that people have pets for this reason alone. Unconditional love is not easy to find amongst people, but certainly with our pets it’s there. Source, or Divine love is available to us too. No matter who or what you believe in – there’s a place for us to go to whether in a building or within our hearts – to visit with unconditional love. Holy Mother has a big hug with my name on it – I can’t wait to be able to really feel it, to be saturated with pure unconditional love – without fear. When this happens is up to me. To have my being completely filled – now that would be important!
Have a go at this exercise. What really matters to you? and What’s deeper than that?
Please let me know in the comments how you did!