The element of air reminds me of Spirit. It is such a powerful energy that is taken for granted until it’s gone. The search for fulfillment can only be found within your spiritual natures. Your spirit within holds the key to master the art of living. It is the source of your health, happiness, and personal empowerment.
You are born of Spirit and take on a physical life that is considered an illusion by many philosophies. The concept that your physical reality is an illusion can be confusing. When you view the world through your physical senses, looking only at the surface, it will always deceive you. For instance, the world appears flat, but it really is a sphere.
A wise person seeks to learn the truth about personal fulfillment. If you look to the illusionary world for joy, love, and peace, it will always elude you. Like trying to capture the essence of love and bottle it. Joy, love and peace are only found within the depth of your being. When you discover this you can choose to bring these qualities into your life. From the time we are born, we’re taught to believe that joy, love and peace are found in having things and doing stuff versus within ourselves.
This is the reason we don’t give meaning to our spiritual natures until much later in life. Most people wait until life is “running out,” before they seek to understand it. On the surface, life appears to be about survival of the fittest. But life is really about creating love with its freedom, responsibility and choice. Your true purpose in life is to always seek greater freedom while deepening your ability to love. When you do this you’ll stretch your capacity to care for yourself and others. That is what leads to genuine personal growth and evolution. Overall, it becomes a journey of remembering the true nature; of your Soul and Spirit.
Mid-life crisis is about changing priorities from “doing” to begin to honor your state of “being.” It is a time when doing and having isn’t enough anymore. ‘Who am I’, becomes the focus of mid-lifers. That question is what eventually opens the door to renew their spirituality.
The purpose of your life is to teach you who you really are. You are a Child of the Divine! Your real parents are God-Goddess. When your Soul decides it is time to wake you up to that truth and you cling to the illusion of who you think you are, you will experience a mid-life crisis. That crisis can quickly turn into the dark night of the Soul. After much Soul searching, you come to realize, “I am not my stuff or my job.” Chaos with its confusion begins rips through your self-image, leaving you naked and exposed to the truth of your being. The intensity of this crisis is a direct reflection of how much you’ve chosen to understand and become your true self.
Organized religions have thrived upon mid-lifers who seek deeper meaning in life. Religion attempts to fill the void, but it unfortunately it has failed to do that. Religion often defines a set of rules to measure whether you are “being” good enough in God’s eyes; but its a God made in the likeness of mankind, not the real source I prefer to call God-Goddess.
Spirituality is about your being loving, grateful, appreciative and at peace with yourself and your life choices. It is about understanding who you really are. Spirituality is your own unique and personal relationship with the Divine. Everyone has a relationship with the Divine. Whether it is dysfunctional or thriving is determined by how much you value and support your very own beingness. You cannot not choose whether you have a relationship with the Divine, because it is who you are. However, you can choose to make it matter or make it meaningless. The price you pay, making it meaningless is you’ll always be on the ‘hamster wheel’ searching outside of yourself for love, happiness, and peace of mind. You’ll never find it there.
A wise person looks to perceive the truth, they meditate to search within themselves for greater understanding. You can become wise. The key to avoid a mid-life crisis is to remember the truth of who you really are. You are much more than your ego’s fears with its negativity and pain. You are more than what you have or do. You are a child of the Divine. Meditation and prayer can open you to remember the truth of who you are.
You’re loved by God-Goddess, regardless of what you’ve done in the past. Divine love is unconditional, there is nothing you can do to get more of it, or nothing you can do to lose any of the Divine love given to you. It’s always available but you need to reach for it. You are loved with all your hang-ups and flaws. There is nothing you need to do, YOU ARE ENOUGH! It is only the Divine love that can fill the emptiness inside filling you with joy and peace and help you to escape the crisis called mid-life.