HJ: A common pitfall that those starting on the path of spiritual advancement and personal development face is that they can understand many of the concepts on the intellectual level and believe that is sufficient for mastery. They learn about manifestation principles, ‘start’ to think differently at the mental level and wonder why a few days later they see little or no results. Just like we must use our muscles or risk atrophy, like the astronauts in the space station for extended periods, so too must we exercise our spiritual ‘muscles’. If you have only been using them haphazardly for most of your life, it will take time to develop them sufficiently to begin to notice results. The amount of time this takes varies depending upon your level of spiritual awareness, advancement and mental discipline. More tenacious students might begin to see real change in a few weeks or months. It is more common for it to take a few months or even years for those who really struggle to see massive changes. However, smaller changes are immediately perceptible along the way.
It is the big shifts that take longer. Remember, you are breaking a lifetime of momentum in a certain direction. Short of a near-death experience, it is hard to do so at the drop of a hat. Regardless, you must begin in earnest to flex your spiritual muscles. Start now and you will experience results in due time. It is a process — a path if you will — and there is much to learn along the way. Do not be discouraged. Continue on. The skills you are developing/remembering will be with you for lifetimes to come. You will never look back in regret upon choosing the spiritual path. The gifts you will be given will be beyond your wildest dreams.
And you can start by cultivating joy. Who couldn’t use a little more joy in their lives? What could be more fun that learning to be happy?!
By Ken Druck, Ph.D. | Heal Your Life
Joy Is a Muscle. Flex Yours.
Finding happiness in everyday life.