I personally believe that everyone’s spiritual awakening starts with a trigger - be it illness, grief, an experience that freaks you out, a person you meet.
For me in was mental illness.
As a child I was acutely aware of energy, I absorbed it, buzzed from it. Through my teens and twenties it subsided as I was consumed by other things.
And then in my very early thirties I went through a dark 10 month+ period of depression where I experienced a mini-breakdown, as I now call it, totally caused by the toxic environment I worked in.
This pattern of emotions had continued in various jobs/ positions I had held, a cycle, reaching a crescendo of a breakdown. I was off work sick for 6 months. I finally, finally, listened to my inner voice. I was good at my job, I earned great money, I got on well with everyone, I loved developing a team and individuals.
But... I was ‘too sensitive’ to the backstabbing and lies and dog eat dog culture.
I recovered because something in me just clicked, about my life purpose, I realised I was in the wrong place doing the wrong things with the wrong people. I didn’t belong there. It was making me ill. And I had the power to change that. I took a brave step and tentatively left the merry go round of working in fast paced high powered very competitive corporate organisations. Financially I was poor, but emotionally I become so enriched.
At that point I began seeing / hearing / feeling / knowing things again. I didn’t know it was spirit, just that it was energy from another place. Then things really took off 13 years ago when my first son was born, that was a huge catalyst for actually working with energy. And there was another massive shift after the birth of my second son on 11/11/11!
We all have a back story. We all have stepping stones along our spiritual pathway. We all have the universe trying to put us in the right place, even if we don't initially pick up on the signs and need a damn big push to move us along.
And the more people we meet through reiki, or through spiritual development groups, the more discussions we have, then you realise that we are all going through similar things, and we all need help from others, including spirit, at some point.
We will be talking more about this kind of stuff at the Psychic School that’s opening soon.
Thanks for reading