How do you step up from your own life events? There is a link between our life events and spiritual growth, but how do you perceive it? I can tell you it’s very hard to ‘see’ when you are in your mind space. There the reaction is analytical and emotional. Like a bird circling its prey, the thoughts keep spinning round and round.

Actually, we have no problems-we have opportunities for which we should give thanks… An error we refuse to correct has many lives. It takes courage to face one’s own shortcomings and wisdom to do something about them. -Edgar Cayce

The night before a reiki class I was ruminating about some business partners that have to be pursued to collect delinquent payments. The issue was irritating me, and I tried several times to detach from the situation. The next morning fresh for the class, I was guided through chakra meditation. In the zoned out space I got an image of communicating with the person in the blue light of the throat chakra. I got it! I had to speak to him not from a space of anger or blame, but my truth with compassion for the big picture. An angel card reading confirmed that I was repeating past patterns of anger, blame and guilt with the masculine energy (or relationships). It was a moment of clarity: to change the emotion during engagement.

The rest of the day passed in peace. I know there was a  small shift, a realization, as for the latter part of the day, the issue was not bothering me. I had moved on from my mind intelligence to my heart intelligence. It was like stepping out of a dark room into the fresh air of the outdoors. There was no more thinking, only knowing and comfort.