Steps to Enlightened Living
October 15, 2012
Jackie Roberge

For the past few weeks I have been talking about one powerful, life-changing belief.  Once again, the belief is that your soul and the Universe (or God, Buddha, Mohamed, Source) are always working together to bring you what you need to live a more purposeful, abundant, joyful and fulfilling life – in short, leading you to your purpose.  Sometimes that includes facing very difficult situations. 

Dr. Wayne Dyer claims that a fall or a low point in his life preceded all his big spiritual advances.  In fact his life has been full of challenges from being abandoned as a child, to alcoholism and cancer.  All these circumstances, and what he was able to learn and how he evolved as a result of them, have made him one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time. 

Here is a quote from The Course in Miracles that helps support my life-changing belief:

“What could you not accept, if you but knew that everything that happens, all events, past, present, and to come, are gently planned by One Whose only purpose is your good?”

So how can you shift to that place of enlightened living I talked about last time?  Having that knowing right away (and not just in retrospect) that no matter what comes your way it serves a higher purpose in terms of your growth and development. 

I invite you to use the following steps when you face your next challenging situation. 

1) Identify and name the struggle. 

2) Accept it completely, without judgment or resistance.

3) Develop a sense of curiosity and openness to learn from it.

4) Expect guidance and be ready to act on it. 

Next time I will talk a bit more about each of the steps.

Until next time, be and love your true and wonderful self!


PS: I am now part of the Naturopathic Association of Quebec and so my one-on-one cancer healing and life purpose coaching sessions are now covered through insurance if you are covered for Naturopathic services (often 50% - 80%, up to a certain maximum per year).

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