Toppling your stumbling blocks

A friend recently moaned, “I want my old life back. I want to be able to go out to dinner at a restaurant with tablecloths instead of a Playland.” How many of you can relate to that?

stumbling blockThe global economy and the shift in certain industries has become a stumbling block for millions. But perhaps what has tripped us up more than anything is our eyesight: how we see ourselves, others, and how we perceive and judge our experiences.

That was at the heart of the discussion last week for the men and women who attended our first online DQWorkshop. We explored two questions: Who are we? Why are we here?

The answers were rather fascinating. When polled, more than 70% of the attendees indicated that they have souls. In other words, they are bodies. But as the discussion progressed, some of them began to recall incidents in their own lives that revealed that they are more than mortal bodies that possess immortal souls. In fact, those recollections prompted them to consider the possibility that they are more likely immortal souls wearing human bodies—”costumes” in DQW-speak.

One attendee, who previously had indicated that she is a body with a soul, suddenly recalled a terrifying experience she’d recently had in the middle of the night: She was fully awake, hovering over her bed, looking down at her sleeping body next to her husband. What did it mean? She wondered.

I’ve never had an out-of-body experience, but I’ve read numerous accounts from those who have. Many have reported experiencing them during near-death or clinical-death episodes. Others enjoy going into deep meditation and leaving their bodies intentionally—something I’ve never considered.

“Did you notice whether you had a body as you hovered up there?” I asked. “Did you have hands, feet—anything?”

“No. I didn’t have a body,”she responded.

“Where was your awareness?” I asked. “Was it in your body?”

“No.”

What she was telling us is that her consciousness and her identity as Self was in the part of her that was outside of the body. Her frightening but insightful experience had revealed a couple of things: 1) We are not our bodies and 2) We are invisible when we’re not wearing a body costume.

I could see the Light go on, even though I couldn’t see her or the other attendees. She had dramatically, yet inadvertently, hit the sweet spot of our webinar: Who are we?

Next question: As invisible spirit wearing bodies, why did we choose to be on this planet, in our respective countries, with our respective families and friends at this time in Earth’s evolution? The answer is different for each of us. As we’ve noticed, there is no cookie-cutter life experience.

What I’ve noticed is that our unique purpose as soul can often be found inside the things that evoke the most passion in our physical selves. If, as soul, we have a purpose for being here, do we want to leave the body without fulfilling it? But often, our soul purpose may be waiting to be discovered behind the things that challenge us most: our stumbling blocks. Many of us don’t even know what’s keeping us from moving forward. Is it:

  • Habits?
  • Failure to do what’s required?
  • People on our path with ill intent?
  • And, if we are souls, is it our spiritual history?

Discovering Your Unique Soul PurposeIf you believe everything happens for a reason, you’ll agree that these are some issues to seriously consider. This week, we’ll peel away another layer to get closer to your unique soul purpose for being on this planet, in that body, at this time.

Perhaps your frustration is rooted in the fact that your physical self and Soul Self are not on the same page; each has different goals. If there’s a battle of wills, guess which one wins?

Join us for the next online workshop, Thursday at 8pm CDT, and unmask your stumbling blocks. See what blessings and insights they hold for you. The online workshop is free. Register today.

“See” you there! Explorations always result in plenty of questions. I’m looking forward to another vibrant Q & A session.

Discovering your unique soul purpose

Before Thursday’s launch of the “Discovering Your Unique Soul Purpose” webinar series, I’d like to share some thoughts…

I am really humbled that Spirit has entrusted me with this topic to launch the online version of the Drama Queen Workshops. This one is not for the masses. It will only appeal to a distinct group: Those who are ready to start consciously reconnecting with the Divine within them. I’m very excited about the growth journey we’ll be taking together.

This series requires a desire to think bigger and a determination to dig deeper. These are folks who are at the stage in their evolutionary development in which they are demanding answers to the question: “Is this it? Is this all there is to Life?”

Is that all there is? Please help.

from http://adriansjourneytolife.wordpress.com

Ding! Ding! Ding! Ding! Sound the Universal bells. Someone is ready to become a Seeker. Someone is ready to more deeply understand Life, in general, and one person’s life experience, in particular.

One of Life’s Greatest Gifts: Adversity

Typically, we begin to question Life and its meaning when we’re encountering some type of adversity. That’s why I believe that it is such a beautiful thing.

If you have plenty of discretionary income, no debt, the family is healthy, the job is rewarding, the late model car isn’t a lemon, the significant other is faithful, reliable and “cooks” in every room, friends and co-workers aren’t stabbing you in the back, disappointments don’t visit you and every surprise makes you squeal with delight, Life doesn’t need meaning. If Life means anything, it means that you’re supposed to have a grand ol’ time on Planet Earth. Well, good for you and your perfect Life.

No one would be motivated to look deep when everything on the surface legitimately deserves their rapt attention. Chances are you are not living that drama-free life.

What’s really behind all your drama?

Like me, you’ve hit some bumps, and you probably responded to the adversity the way most do: “That’s life. Life’s unfair. Life’s hard. Life’s complicated.”

What if Life isn’t any of those things? What if Life is more than the human eye can see? What if we are more than we can see? What if coming to Earth is an extreme sport for the strongest of souls. What if we came here to looking for even greater challenges (read: drama) to help us grow even stronger?

One of the challenges I established for myself was to resume piano lessons as an adult. Frustrated with my lack of progress after a few years, my piano teacher kindly reminded me that I couldn’t make my fingers stronger by lifting cotton balls. In other words: I needed to do my exercises.

barbellsWhether it’s finger or whole body fitness, exercises generally aren’t fun and they’re very targeted. Everyone doesn’t have the same shape or the same problem areas, so we don’t have the same workout.

Ditto for adversity: Every human faces it, but not the same kind and not to the same degree. Being unable to pay rent on time is an adversity, but is not the same as living under blankets in the doorway of a store. The opportunity to learn and grow through adversity is priceless.

It’s very evident that every soul didn’t come to this planet to have a cushy life. They saw some benefit in a more bare-bones experience. If you have all eternity to live, why not experience it all?

When we understand that all experiences serve the soul, no matter how uncomfortable they are to our mortal body costumes, we begin to clearly see the answer to the anguished cry, ” Why, God, why?”

Why did I create this? How does it serve me?

For souls who are awaking to their divine nature, the most healing questions focus on the benefit of any adverse experience: Why do we create and attract adverse experiences and bad actors—sometimes repeatedly? What’s the specific benefit of these experiences? What were we trying to achieve, as soul? If we don’t know, we’ll keep repeating the experiences until the body grasps the lesson that the soul intended. We’ll be exploring some tools to graduate you from Life’s classrooms more expeditiously throughout the “Discovering Your Unique Soul Purpose” webinar series.

For those who have registered for the first webinar “Who Are You? Why Are You Here?” look for workshop materials and connection information in your e-mailboxes on Tuesday. If you haven’t registered yet, how long are you going to postpone this important discovery? If you’ve read this far into this post, you are a Seeker. Time to start acting on it. Register here.

For newbies, remember: DQWorkshops are not seminars. They’re interactive. I’m there to help you find your own answers, not give you mine.

There are thought-provoking, but fun—here’s that word again—”exercises” and discussion. Initially, there will be no improvisational role playing in the front of the room, as we normally do, but I’ll eventually figure out how we can do it in this format. We always have so much fun with them.

Also, I intended for the first webinar to be a freebie while I navigate the technology for the first time. I understand that you’re being charge 1¢ at checkout. One thing I can guarantee, I’ll make it worth your investment.

Anyway, I’m looking forward to the session! If you have any questions, you know where to find me. I’m always here for you.