The element of air reminds me of Spirit. It is a powerful resource that is often taken for granted until it's gone. The search for personal fulfillment can only be found within your spiritual natures. Your Spirit holds the key to mastering the art of living. It is the source of your energy, health, inner peace, and personal empowerment.
You are born of Spirit and take on a physical life that many philosophies consider an illusion. The concept that your physical reality is an illusion can be confusing. When you view the world through your five physical senses, looking only at the surface, it will always deceive you. For instance, the world appears flat but is a sphere.
A mid-life crisis is about shifting priorities from "doing" 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 your spirituality.
From the time we are born, we believe that joy, love, and peace are found in having things and doing stuff. This is why 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.
During the early years of our life we focus on the outer world to gain a sense of security, but genuine security comes from the relationship you have with yourself. A mid life crisis is a shift from the outer to the inner worlds to create balance by deepening the meaning in your life.
Life is about creating love. A love that offers freedom, responsibility, and intimacy. Your true purpose in life is to become empowered. Empowerment leads to fulfillment. Fulfillment emerges when you start seeking greater freedom while deepening your ability to love yourself and others. That is what leads to real personal growth and evolution. Overall, it becomes a journey of remembering the true nature of your Soul and Spirit. It's about your personal relationship with the Divine.
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 realize, "I am not my stuff or my job." Chaos, with its confusion, begins to rip through your self-image, leaving you naked and exposed to the truth of your being. The intensity of this crisis directly reflects 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 unfortunately, it has failed. Religion often defines a set of rules to measure whether you are "being" good enough in God's eyes, but it's a God made in the likeness of man, not the real source I call God-Goddess-All-That-Is. Religion is man's attempt to control and manipulate your spirituality. Religion isn't bad or wrong, just limited and often turns folks away from their true spiritual natures.
Spirituality is your relationship with life (All-That-Is). 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 being. You cannot not choose whether you have a relationship with the Divine because it is who you are! It is about being loving, open, appreciative, and at peace with yourself and your life. However, you can choose to make it matter or meaningless. The price you pay, by making it meaningless, is you'll always be on the 'hamster wheel' searching outside yourself for love, happiness, and peace of mind. You'll never find it there. You'll end up exhausted and spent. Spirituality is essential to longevity, fulfillment and peace.
An empowered person perceives the truth by meditating to search within themselves for greater understanding. At mid-life you make a decision, am I going to remain disempowered or choose to be empowered? This choice is essential to move through a crisis.
The key to avoiding a mid-life crisis is remembering the truth of who you really are. You are 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 remembering the truth of who you are.
Remembering you are loved by God-Goddess, regardless of what you've done in the past. Divine love is unconditional. There is nothing you can do to obtain more of it and nothing you can do to lose it. Divine love given to you, unconditionally. Are you willing to open and receive it? It's always available, but you need to reach for it. You are loved with all your hang-ups and flaws. Only Divine love can fill the emptiness inside, it's called a spiritual awakening and healing. Your Spirit's joy and peace can help you to escape the crisis that occurs during the mid of life.
Author - Michaiel Patrick Bovenes
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