I know that I have talked about personal development before, but it is a topic that constantly is current in my life as a teacher and medium, also in my personal life in relation to myself. There is this consensus of opinion regarding personal development that it is going to courses or receiving tools, or going to different healers and therapists etcetera. Personal development for me goes beyond that. I often say many that the everyday life is our real classroom, our training ground, and that it is the situations we meet in our everyday life that determine how developed we really are.
As I see it I am challenged to become a more developed person every day. With each challenge I meet in an emotionally intelligent way a door opens for me and gives me an opportunity to take one step further towards the aspects within me that remains undeveloped. The voice of my soul offers endless opportunities to develop, but it is easy to go into denial and say: I am already there; I do not need to hear these words anymore. I already know that about myself.
‘Many people who think it is enough just to go to a course or a therapist become quite confused why old patterns are not changing.
What we know about ourselves must be constantly updated and worked with. I believe that if we use these opportunities it will bring us closer to our soul. That can give us the opportunity to develop our consciousness and find both the light and the darkness within. Darkness not always being a negative thing, it can simply be what is unknown to us.
I have to laugh at myself sometimes when I meet aspects of myself that I already know about, because sometimes I can also think it is enough to just know. But, I am constantly reminded that the development of what we already know is a continuous journey. Sometimes in my journey I have found that it can be very productive to revisit things that I thought I had worked with, so that yet another door can be opened. Many people who think it is enough just to go to a course or a therapist become quite confused why old patterns are not changing.
‘If life was without problems or challenges, what would we learn?
An amazing thing on this journey is when the stillness and silence just comes over me. In that moment everything just becomes so still and are not affected by the babble of my mind. It is as if a light is suddenly turned on and I see things clearly without the influence of my logic or my ego. When I have these realisations it is a moment of magic and it shows me very clearly what step I must take, or how far I have developed emotionally.
In our lifetime I believe that we have to overcome many obstacles and climb many mountains. If life was without problems or challenges, what would we learn? What would we experience if we just stayed in our comfort zone? As I sit and write this text I think of the days ahead and I feel strong enough to meet all the challenges that will come my way, but if I am not sure I can always ask my soul for unconditional help. Perhaps that help will be given in a moment of realisation?
These are my thoughts of what personal development means to me. I hope the journey never stops.