Written By: Michele Borowske
Everyone’s spiritual journey is unique. You may have heard we create own reality and it’s true! Our timelines and expectations evolve from a culmination of many factors, such as our religious or spiritual upbringing, discipline, or lack thereof, our nationality, education, politics, our generational experiences, and so many other factors. On top of all of that, we have our unique biochemistry, which can make us more susceptible or resilient to the experiences of life. Have you ever noticed how two people can have seemingly the same exact upbringing but turn out completely different? Welcome to the reality that is human consciousness! But I digress…
I often use the analogy of flying to a destination, in relation to my spiritual journey. My hopes and expectations may materialize or go completely south. I attempt to pack my baggage with just the essentials. Making sure I have enough money and cards for all contingencies. All tickets, papers and times confirmed. With everything seemingly in place, I look forward to the journey ahead.
Then, of course, I second guess myself and the universe. If anyone doesn’t know, I have a fear of flying. Logically I know it’s safe and I will make it there and back in one piece. I intuitively know it’s not my time to shuffle off this mortal coil and my guides and angels have reassured me I‘m good to go. However, like most, inevitably I take my trust away from spirit and question the journey. My inner four-year-old pitches a fit and the fear sets in. Darn it, I just took on more baggage, just when I thought I had overcome those insecurities. My thoughts then turn to other distractions.
Once in the air, I start thinking, “What if I crash?” What have I left undone or unsaid? I start the game of things, “I shoulda, woulda, coulda.” Things I wish I had said to the bullies and the family situations, the regret of not standing up for myself or the decisions I could have made instead. I realize that I have not made my peace with these things, after all.
Now comes the baggage of the petulant tween. Then I start the game of, “What if I’m too old for this?” Followed by, “I should have done this when I was younger.” What if others think I’m too old or I let myself go?” What will others think of me, instead of who I have become? I have now taken on the baggage of the insecure twenty-something.
The journey looks less and less fun. It’s not as smooth as I hoped it would be. Then we land and I wonder what the fuss was about. I enjoy the destination and it was an awesome adventure! I have made good memories and have taken some great pictures. Why did I waste my energy on the extra baggage? Simply put, I am human and my spiritual journey is not over. I have to have the faith of a child in the wisdom of the universe. I have to realize the game of what I could have done in the past is really a learning experience that has made me who I am today. I have now reached the stage in life where I really don’t care about what others think of me. It has taken a long time to get a handle on divine timing and the idea that the universe rises up to meet us where we are at.
I look back now and am reminded that I can lighten my load, as I have done many times before. I hope to leave this plane of existence with just one carry on bag. I’m still unpacking. Still learning and making mistakes. But I have more faith in my copilot and have loosened my grip on the steering wheel a little more. I enjoy the scenery so much more when I remember this is all part of the human experience and that I am truly, never alone.
Remember you are also are surrounded by your Spirit Guides and Angels, all you need to do is reach out to them and ask for their assistance. If you need a Spiritual Community, in human form, I suggest you find one that resonates with your life path and your spiritual journey!