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self-knowledgeMy early 20′s was one of the most difficult times in my life.  It is not uncommon to be finding yourself at that age and that was part of my journey as well.  One of the things I did to help myself through that time was meditate.  I have always had a strong spiritual connection and the ability to communicate with spirit which helped me heal.  In one meditation I heard the message, “The key to your happiness is in how well you know yourself.”  I didn’t know what that meant at the time but it was revealed to me as I began taking a look at myself through various modalities of healing.

We all know who we are on the surface.  We know what we like and the image we want to put out to the world.  We often know what hurts us and what walls we put up to protect ourselves.  Those are things we often don’t want to explore any further than we have to because it can be difficult to look at on a deeper level.   However, truly knowing yourself comes from a deeper form of self-reflection that means seeking out your weaknesses and then seeking to change them.   Holding onto them for the sake of self-protection will most likely cause us to repeat cycles that have caused us pain in the past.  Part of the spiritual axiom we all face is that our patterns will continue to repeat until we heal them because we are meant to be free emotionally.   We get free when the events in our past no longer hurt us, when we can be confident in who we are on the inside, and we can move forward empowered by our faith.

A large part of this year we have been facing some difficult astrological influences.  These influences have been in place to cause us to let go of things we no longer need.  They sometimes also force us to take a deeper look into our lives.  Being forced out of a place where we feel complacent, maybe even content, is the Universes way of prompting us to look deeper at ourselves.  We are here to grow spiritually and evolve. The more we do that proactively, the less the Universe will be forcibly prompting us to continue our forward movement.

Always remember that the inner wisdom you need to be successful in life is available to you.  First, you must seek to heal and to know all you can about the inner workings of your subconscious.  Then you can move forward free and independent of  old emotional blockages and patterns that will otherwise impede you as you try to move forward.  © June 2, 2014, Nancy Hickman, M.Ed., LLC


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