Tapping the resiliency of the human spirit allows us to transcend and transform even the most devastating circumstances in our lives. Spiritual resilience is seeing the “brilliance” in the universal plan for us no matter how difficult or painful it may be. It is the lift of spirit that provides us with the ability to see our lives from this broader, more expanded spiritual perspective. This lets us step outside of whatever is happening in our lives with healthy detachment.
As I was preparing for a radio interview this week, I was asked to share my personal journey and any traumatic issues that I’ve experienced along the way. After checking every box on a list of life’s top stressful events, I wondered if it was so that I could see how resilient the human spirit could be. It wasn’t easy losing my mother early in life to drug use, experiencing physical neglect and abuse or healing myself from breast cancer. Above all, these experiences prepared me to trust myself and my connection to a divine source and that I would be OK no matter what it looked like at the time.
Spiritual resiliency is our natural state of being even if as adults we no longer experience it in our everyday lives. Click To Tweet. It is the foundation for our happiness, peace and well-being, As young children, we clearly trusted this ability, never doubting our innate power to handle or move beyond any situation. And, even if we didn’t understand how spirit lifted us, we knew and felt its truth through our open hearts, regardless of our circumstances. Open and optimistic, we had not yet acquired the adult mindsets and beliefs that would erode an absolute trust that we could rise above any difficult situation.
What makes it possible to not only endure hardship, but make the best of any challenging situation? First of all, It takes a loving, trusting relationship with yourself to remain awake and follow the voice of spirit speaking through your heart. Next, the more you tune into the guidance of spirit, the more it leads you to a richer, more expansive way to live-even when it suggests a more challenging path. In trusting this inner wisdom, you are assisted with daily problems and waste less valuable time and energy being anxious about life’s difficulties. Moreover, the guidance of spirit allows you to respond rather than react to events, giving you even greater peace of mind. Know that you are prepared for whatever comes your way and let spirit lift you out of the physical circumstances and into the inner spiritual knowing that all is well.