What have you been outgrowing?
Your Soul has a lesson plan.
Life is the Teacher.
Being Human is the subject.
How often do you take a moment of reflection to take stock of what is working in your life and what isn’t?
With the business of the day to day grind and overwhelm of work, family and personal responsibilities, it can be easy to keep flowing with patterns that were laid down in our lives many, many years ago without even realizing that there is opportunity for change.
Sometimes we can be very aware of the things that aren’t working. They are the things we complain about, get upset about, shy away from, feel defeated with or are overwhelmed by.
Other times, it may not be in our awareness. It just feels like a deep sense that something isn’t right but you’re not sure what it is or where it is coming from.
Both can be really frustrating to deal with!
One of the greatest insights I gained from studying astrology is that our journey through life happens in cycles. The energies of the universe are always supporting our spiritual path back to our truest essence. As we move through life, we are being guided and supported to let go of what we are growing out of and to shift towards what we are growing into.
Midlife offers us some pretty powerful astrological transits to support our growth. If you stay curious and pay close attention, you will be able to find meaning in what is happening to you right now.
And if you aren’t paying attention, there is that saying . . .
“If you listen to your body (insert “life” here) when it whispers, you won’t have to listen to it scream.” - author unknown
But let’s face it - we all eventually end up in a place where life is screaming at us to learn something!
So let’s do this. You don’t have to know anything about astrology today to become aware of what life is asking you to grow out of.
You can try these steps:
What is life trying to teach me right now?
I always feel called to remind you all of this - you aren’t doing anything wrong! You are exactly where you are supposed to be. You are just being asked to pay attention and to learn.
So take a big breath.
If you are struggling right now with confusion, defeat, frustration and overwhelm, please know this…
Your Soul came into this life with a lesson plan.. All of the circumstances you needed to learn the lessons you needed to in this lifetime have been divinely guided to help you remember who you truly are. Approaching life with a sense of objectivity through the practices of mindfulness, compassion and curiosity will allow you to gain insight into what is old, worn out and not working.
It will also help you discern what you are being asked to shift into.
Growth isn’t all rainbows and sunshine. Growth can feel excruciating, painful and dark, which is why it is so easy to push the lessons into the background of our awareness!
And it’s ok if this is the case. Actually, we are all designed to do this. In a way, avoiding the lessons is an act of love that comes from a younger version of yourself who didn’t have the opportunity to learn how to cope or manage pain in a loving way. As a result, this part of you has the intention to protect yourself from the pain at all costs. How beautiful is that?
So know this - it’s ok to take it slow. Learn at your own pace. Every shift, no matter how small, is leading you back to yourself. That spark inside of you that has never gone anywhere and is just willing you to acknowledge her is getting brighter every day. There is no rush.
As we go through life, the lessons will keep coming back, giving us opportunity after opportunity to peel away another layer of what no longer serves us so that that inner spark that has always been there can shine through.
What have you had enough of? What is the story, belief, habit, reaction, relationship, circumstance, pattern that has been dimming your spark?
What have you been outgrowing?