“Self-awareness is our capacity to stand apart from ourselves and examine our thinking, our motives, our history, our scripts, our actions, and our habits and tendencies.”
~ Stephen Covey
Awareness is the cornerstone of the spiritual journey. Most of us, most of the time, are living out of our scripts and programs that were created by the time we reached age 6.
A spiritual life is a life of awareness and examination of our decisions, actions, motives, etc. With awareness, we can make new choices. With awareness, we can decide if the beliefs and patterns we learned growing up really reflect who you want to be in the world. With awareness, change is possible.
Stress and the general culture we live in enables us to behave in ways our true self wouldn’t feel good about. We call it “tradition”, “just business”, or “the norm”. Many things we may never have had reason to notice or question before now. Our evolution as a people has allowed our thinking to shift, expand, or change to the point where we are becoming conscious of what was previously invisible to us. What was “the way it is.” Grab hold of those moments when you feel yourself standing outside yourself pondering your old beliefs, your unconscious patterns or behaviors and expand.
Reach for the better feeling thought, word, or action. This is how we evolve as a society. Awareness is how we expand our consciousness and create new beliefs, new patterns, and new behaviors.
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Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Teacher at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit, an entity that seeks to be an instrument in the ongoing shift in human consciousness. She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she currently works to serve empaths and lightworkers who are living their Light in their livelihoods, relationships, and communities.