There are a lot of different ways that ‘the sacred call’ may be expressed. The fact that we are pursuing our spiritual growth, that we are allowing ourselves to be more of who we really are, shows that we have heard that call! We know that life has meaning, and we are transforming our own lives to reflect that.
“You don’t go through a deep personal transformation without some kind of a dark night of the soul." -Sam Keen (1931- )
Heavy, dark experiences change us. They shake us to our core and cause us to re-evaluate our lives and our values. So, it is understandable that a transformation can come out of that. And sometimes it works the other way around. Sometimes a transformation occurs – maybe we’ve been working on it for a long time but then suddenly there’s a shift – and we need some time and space to assimilate it into our consciousness. We need to see how we can fit our new selves back into our old lives. It can feel like a dark night of the soul – but it’s only temporary. The light shines throughs only temporary. The light shines through .
“Transformation means replacing old values with new ones in the evolution of conscious life." -Kazimierz Dabrowski, 1964
Things change. That’s for sure! ‘Things’ change – and times change… but spirit remains the same. And our values, as we come to a higher consciousness, must necessarily change as we experience this. That’s evolution. We’re getting better as we grow!
“Any transformation of one person invites accommodating transformations in others." -R.D. Laing (1927-1989)
We’re all connected. There is a unity that can’t be denied. When one person changes, it can dramatically affect those around him or her, causing more changes, more transformation. Our lives impact each other; we can’t help it! So, let’s make it work for the good of all of us.