Times of great challenge are also times of great reclaiming:
Reclaiming our feelings of resilience, personal power, faith, magic, and healing wisdom.
Reclaiming old ways while adopting new.
Reclaiming our sense of purpose, and conviction in what truly matters.
It is often in times of challenge or recovery that we turn more deeply to Spirit – for guidance, understanding, support.
One could argue that it’s a sign of spiritual evolution when one turns more deeply to Spirit in times of ease, thriving, without need for overcoming great challenge.
One could also argue that we are always facing some great challenge, in one form or another, as we turn each bend in the labyrinth of our lives.
To me, Spirit encompasses many things: God/dess, the consciousness of the stones, ethereal spirits, nature spirits, spirit guides, spirits of the departed, our own spirits or souls.
It’s through being able to deeply listen to my own spirit, my own voice + truth, and that of my Guidance that has gently yet powerfully steered me through some of the hardest challenges in my life.
But I know from my own experience, and that which I witness in others, that being able to truly listen to + follow our own voice and Spirit can be a challenge in and of itself.
How do you listen deeply? How do you hear Spirit? How do you trust what you’re hearing enough to follow?
My friends: I know it takes an enormous amount of courage to surrender and follow Spirit, to say yes to the truth of your soul.
Many of us are neither conditioned nor encouraged to listen to anything other than outside authority.
But when we do take the time to listen to ourselves, to follow the guidance of Spirit, we tend to be richly rewarded.
Read original article at: Krista Mitchell ~ How to Trust & Follow Spirit