Plus, some of my creatively titled posts don't catch peoples' eyes because you may not immediately know what they're about. Additionally, search engines tend to be even more literal-minded. So a blog post titled "How to Build Your Sandcastle" is assumed by Google and other search tools to be about building actual sandcastles and doing stuff at the beach rather than a metaphor for the ephemeral ego.
With all that said, I've delved down into this here bag o' blog posts and dug up a bunch of these lost gems. I've added a short synopsis of what they're about so that you can find the ones that interest you most. I hope you enjoy them. Please let me know what ones are your favorites in the comments. Thanks!
This is a spiritual blog post about where most of humanity is in terms of awareness, and it encourages you to have the courage to break through your first illusions. It really is a post aimed for someone early on their spiritual path, so feel free to share it with anyone you know who needs help understanding what the spiritual path is, how to get started, and what it means to break illusions (the glass that encases and restricts our spiritual growth).
So grab your metaphorical beach blanket and swim gear while I talk about these points and more in this beach-themed spiritual awakening blog post.
In this post, I offer some words of encouragement to all of you to speak your truth and break this toxic culture of silence.
10. The Return HomeThe return home is a metaphor for going back to the beginning of your life to where your issues first started to take root. It is a metaphor for returning to the truth and love inside of us. It can also be the literal return home for many people. A spiritual awakening can incapacitate someone, which forces them to find a caretaker. This is often someone in their family, and along with that, this return home forces someone to face many of their family issues. It can be an intense return, but with dedication to your own healing and to releasing of issues, it can also be a time of immense spiritual transformation.
In the awakened sense, you can also feel like you're in between phases of your life as you let go of the old ego self and drop more into your awakened consciousness. This, however, is a slightly different "in between" feeling than simply pausing to breathe. If you feel caught between two things, my encouragement is to embrace the Truth of yourself and to let go of the illusory ego.
Additionally, all those inner gifts that have been masked or manipulated by the ego become available to us. On this playground, we can embrace our gifts as well as help them to mature.