“Many of the spiritual teachers of the world have likened our lives to ‘a sleep and a forgetting.’ The mystic path is predicated on awakening, on going off robot and abandoning lackluster passivity to engage co-creation with vigor, attention, focus, and radiance, characteristics we might note we often find in our animal friends.” ~ Jean Houston, Spirituality and the Meaning of Mysticism for Our Time
These words from Jean Houston are extremely potent. They are more than mere words, but really a call to open up to your full potential. She, along with many others like Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson and Wayne Dyer, sees so much potential for the world collectively.
Her words encourage and urge us to look within and bring out out very best. She would urge that now is the time to help facilitate change and foster growth and healing for ourselves, our communities and the world at large. And, what other time do we really have than Now?
What is it that you are waiting to do? How are you trying to be of service? What is holding you back? Do you believe that there is no true calling for your abilities? I would call upon you to reflect on any “inner calling” as a true spiritual calling that really needs to be answered. Placing your vision or dream on hold not only denies possibilities to you, but it prevents an unfolding that may benefit the world in ways that you cannot see or guess.
“So how can we birth this miracle within ourselves? How can we foster our natural birthright of spiritual presence?” ~ Jean Houston
How can you take the next step? How can you take a moment to “step aside” and allow for your life to unfold in new and meaningful ways? It might be that you begin to seek out others who are actively following and living in a way that is a real expression of your inner calling. It might be that you begin to make the time to really begin to act on your inner calling in some small, but still important, ways.
This process is really about understanding the importance of finding meaning within your life. When you deny yourself to even listen to your inner needs, that is when life becomes dull and colorless. Whether you understand the words of Jean Houston, or not, I would urge you to wonder, “What if?” What if you live and act as if your desire has value and is meaningful?