From an energy perspective, becoming conscious requires stamina. It is extremely challenging, and often very painful, to evaluate our own personal beliefs and separate ourselves from those that no longer support our growth. Change is the nature of life, and external and internal change is constant. When we change inwardly, we outgrow certain patterns and strengthen others. The first belief patterns that we challenge are tribal because or spiritual development follows the structure of our energy system; we clear out ideas from the bottom up, starting with the earliest and most basic.
Evaluating our beliefs is a spiritual and biological necessity. Our physical bodies, minds, and spirits all require new ideas in order to thrive. Some tribes have very little awareness of the importance of exercise and healthy nutrition, for example, until a family member develops an illness. A new physical regimen and more appropriate diet may be prescribed for the ill person. As a result, other family members will have an entirely different reality introduced into their minds and bodies concerning the need to make more responsible and conscious choices in their personal care, such as learning to appreciate the healing power of nutrition and exercise.
Seen symbolically, our life crises tell us that we need to break free of beliefs that no longer serve our personal development. These points at which we must choose to change or to stagnate are our greatest challenges. Every new crossroads means we enter into a new cycle of change–whether it be adopting a new health regimen or a new spiritual practice. And change inevitably means letting go of familiar people and places and moving on to another stage of life. …
We are attracted to becoming more “conscious,” but at the same time we find it frightening because it means we must take personal responsibility for ourselves–and for our health, career, attitudes, and thoughts. Once we accept personal responsibility for even one area of our lives, we can never again use “tribal reasoning” to excuse our behavior.Caroline Myss, Anatomy of the Spirit
Caroline Myss connects spirit and health. Her words make multilayered science and spirit understandable.
Going into Myss’ work, though, is a deep dive into consciousness-opening concepts, creating bridges that connect science, spirit, healing, and living; body mind spirit; sacraments, chakras, and tree of life; biology, psychology, physiology and anatomy, spirituality, and more. I marvel at her work–and read it in small portions at a time.
Above she beautifully describes a spiritual awakening, personal growth, and evolving consciousness.
Like a caterpillar who becomes a butterfly, the process of change is not always pretty or easy. There’s an inherent intelligence within, though, that it’s all going to work out okay… Transforming is spiritual; a belief that change is a natural process and necessary to our life, is comforting and allows healing energy to flow freer.
Here’s to growing wings,