Spiritual Unfoldment

This afternoon I was standing in the kitchen preparing a lasagne as many thoughts came tumbling into my mind, and I suddenly remembered some words I was compelled to write down one afternoon in 1996.  It was a free afternoon, the first for some time, as Daughter was at school and Son was having his first session at nursery.   Why this should come to mind as I grated cheese, enjoying the odd morsel myself and passing titbits to Alf (pleased that D wasn’t a witness or I would have been in trouble), I don’t know.  Lasagne in the oven, I went to where I store my writing and there they were, as written on 7th June, sixteen years ago.  Perhaps I could share them with you?

“It is only from a distance that one can see the detail.  Draw back a little for a moment of reflection.  Your questions show you are moving forward.  You will be asked to question everything you held most dear and believed to be the truth, for your truth changes as perception grows, encompassing thoughts which earlier were rejected.  Be happy in your doubt for, from this, the acorn grows.

“Limitless streams of knowledge continually flow.  Drink from those to which you are drawn knowing that, at that place, and at that time, you are meant to be.  Some knowledge you will not then capture for the fabric of your vibration is too coarse a net.  Time, understanding and experience will refine your vibrations so that the finer, and therefore higher, teachings may be given to you.”

So very much has happened since that afternoon and, yes, I have been challenged in my thinking many times.  I have no doubt that our steps are guided and yet we have free will.  I KNOW we have guardian angels because, at the age of thirteen, an unseen hand physically pulled me back from the path of a lorry which was just about to speed around the corner.  Inspiration to take certain actions has come as if from nowhere so many times.

Each of us has so much within linking us to life unseen; tools to hone, adapt and use for greater fulfilment within our daily lives.  The Universe has our backs but our thoughts, words and deeds shape our experience.  Everyone is at a different place on the spiritual timeline, carrying with us the truth of who we are which can never be hidden.

I am not religious, believing one’s religion to largely be an accident of birth, dependent upon the culture of our earthly family.  Instead, I believe how we treat others is paramount.  In my opinion, no faith has all the answers but all roads lead home.

At a business conference I attended in Phoenix, Arizona I was asked to take the stage and tell the audience a little about myself.  Much to my amazement, I did and enjoyed sharing.  I even surprised myself when I finished with: “I’m a spiritual traveller, destination unknown”.

And, you know what?  That’s exactly who I am.

  • BiancaTait

    This is one of the reasons I love popping into your cafe Janet – in among all the inspiring moments I have in there – it’s the spiritual traveller and tales of all sorts that keep me coming back for more.

    Keep ’em rolling.

    • Hi Bianca.  It’s always a please to welcome you to The Cafe and I hope you’ll always find something inspiring during your visits.  Janet

  • Top post, Janet. Uplifting and grounding at the same time and a lovely start to my day. Thank you, Sally

    • Janet Swift

      Hi Sally.  Thanks for stopping by and hope you’re having a great day. Janet

  • janwow

    Truly inspiring post that resonates deep within.  I love who you are ‘a spiritual traveller, destination unknown’.  Thank you.

    • Hi Jan, I think we all are though, don’t you?  Glad the post meant something to you.  Thanks. Janet

  • Lovely to drop in Janet and listen to your words of wisdom.  I love the “unseen” hand, which I too have experienced in my life.  For another time, perhaps … Much love to you xx

    • Swift Janet

      Yvonne, it’s amazing how many people have had such experiences, the trouble is we often don’t share them.  If everyone did, we’d see how ‘normal’ they are!  Thanks for coming over and i look forward to hearing your story when you have a moment. Janet

  • I second Jan’s comment re ‘a spiritual traveller, destination unknown’ – just love that.  Thank you Janet.

    • I agree, it’s a great way to describe where we all are!

    • It makes you wonder though, doesn’t it!