I met two ladies this week who are facing similar intense pressures though in quite different circumstances. Each has chosen their own strategy towards survival.
One has chosen to fight her way through, the other glimpses another path. I dedicate this revisited blog post to my two friends as they tackle their personal ‘storms’.
A Transpersonal Crisis should be welcomed when it appears rather than fought against. It’s the Divine’s means for wakening us from our delusional slumber into a deeper level of awareness.
The so-called ‘Born Again’ experience of Evangelical Christians can be such an event but not the only one in our lives. We don’t experience a ‘new birth’ and then put up the shutters waiting for the promised pie in the sky.
As Lady Julian of Norwich, the Medieval English mystic, claimed: ‘All is well,all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well’. It takes a gift of faith or trust to see life and what it brings along in this way.
A dualist approach that interprets life as one long battle, empowering the ego, is the enemy of personal and spiritual growth. At least that’s been my experience so far!