Spiritual transformation is not a goal that can be attained, but an ongoing process of evolution. We are often seduced into thinking that once we have experienced spiritual growth on some level, we have reached our pinnacle and therefore, no longer need to change or work on ourselves.
We may even allow our momentary feeling of gratification to become a proverbial pink bubble enveloping us in feelings of security and triumph. Like Glenda, the good witch of the north in The Wizard of Oz, we try to remain inside this bubble of complacency, ignoring the fact that we still have a life-long yellow brick road of transformation ahead.
Remaining inside this pink bubble is an illusion that you have made it and no longer need to transform yourself or your life. But, resisting such change only arrests further spiritual transformation. To continue to move forward, we have to burst the pink bubble, by embracing that your soul’s path is fraught with twists and turns because transformation is not a static or linear process. It’s a dynamic, everchanging, life-long journey.
Your spiritual transformation ebbs and flows with periods of intense forward movement which then give way to periods of transitional pauses. These are temporary rest stops to rest and gather strength, not intended to become permanent layovers. In these moments, you may feel discouraged; however, you don’t ever go backward. You may pause momentarily because there is a new layer of an old pattern to clear or an emotional wound that’s needs to be healed. But the spiritual work you have done can never be undone.
Every step on your soul’s path is meaningful, no matter what it looks like. Sometimes an intense growth spurt requires that you rest for a period of time to fully integrate the new positive energies that have been awakened and are now available to you.
Are you living in a pink bubble that keeps you from continuing to transform yourself and your life? Look at your recent past, determine if having triumphed over past patterns is preventing you from releasing them and doing more spiritual work. If it is, it’s time to pop the bubble, and dive deep into the next layers of your patterns, mindsets, or old beliefs that need to evolve.
You must trust yourself and how your spiritual journey is unfolding no matter how slow, stuck, or messy it appears. Let go of the way you think your journey should be and embrace it just as it is. And remember, you are already there.