There is no way to tell you when it will happen; however, at some point in your life, things will change. I know because it happened to me. My moment was when I gazed down at my father’s grave. Thus began my spiritual journey.
Although your moment and your journey will no doubt be different, we can learn from one another. As Deepak Chopra, M.D. said,
We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment, but it is transient. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. If we share with caring, light-heartedness, and love, we will create abundance and joy for each other. And then this moment will have been worthwhile.
We are all on a spiritual journey, whether we realize it or not. Becoming aware is the turning point, the moment when life begins to change. Will you embrace the change? Where will your spiritual journey take you? Will it be a roller coaster ride? Will you discover the “butterfly effect” and evolve from a leaf guzzling caterpillar to a beautiful free-flying butterfly?
Let’s explore the journey together. I will share glimpses of my journey, from the moment I stood over my father’s grave and wondered what happens when we die, especially when there were so many unresolved issues. Post-traumatic flashbacks haunted me and drew his spirit to me at his funeral.
I knew he was not dead. I knew he was very much alive somewhere. I had no idea where.
Afraid of ghosts all my life, I faced the hurdle of overcoming my fear to find the answers to my questions. The roller coaster took me to the depths of hell – the Tenth Hell of the Buddha, to be exact. And, so my quest began.