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Shamanic Wisdom: Recognize Resistance and Overcome the Barriers to Our Own Awakening

Shamanic Wisdom: Recognize Resistance and Overcome the Barriers to Our Own Awakening Jan Engels-Smith

Our perfect selves exist within us, and our quest is to recognize, affirm, and bring the perfect self to full realization. We desire to find fulfillment in a unity with the wholeness of the universe and to achieve the completion of our destinies. We strive for the alignment that will empower us to be that which we were meant to be. However, even in our most committed states and with our energies focused and our minds set, we may fall short of the fulfillment of spiritual completeness and struggle to continue the effort of personal enlightenment.

Our Ultimate Struggle Comes from Within

The universe is a place of opportunity and wonder; it does not create barriers to self-actualization, but it is a place where the prospects of spiritual fulfillment are real and waiting for us to show up. The universe does all that it can do to help us become aware, comprehend, and accept the ideal state of our true selves. Where do the hindrances to our success originate? What are the deterrents to our unity with the universal oneness that is the natural state of existence? How can we deal with impediments to our spiritual awakening?

We cannot look outside of ourselves for the causes of our struggles. Although we possess within ourselves the unlimited power to become that which we desire and the spiritual world is an ally in our evolution toward finding our true meaning in life, there exists within all of us a life history that has encountered pain, regret, and disappointment. And in these experiences, we have constructed false images of reality that have caused us to imagine impossible obstacles and hopelessness.