It is the food we eat, the thoughts we believe, our actions, the souls we surround ourselves with, the gratitude and love we give to ourselves and others, and the creativity we use to bring about essential and fundamental change, that create a beautiful life. It is all these things that compliment one another, and we can not fully experience inward success that enhances our outward experience of the world, when one or several are missing. It is the most challenging and arduous part of creating an existence that is whole and peaceful. But we need this balance. One where we nurture ourselves with a combination of essential outward and inward influences, in order to develop into a soul that has come into consciousness and can begin to understand their role in this life, one that gives them true purpose and profanity. It is this in-balance that many of us suffer, that is the reason as to why we may eat good food, be surrounded by good people , involved in activities that bring us a reasonable amount of contentment, yet still be deeply at unease and troubled by inner turbulence. Many of us may feel that something of great significance and value is misplaced, but we may be deeply confused and lacking in clarity to unearth what it is that is causing us to feel this chasm and barrenness from within us.
We must meet the desires of the heart, the mind and the soul in order to understand the source of this inner turbulence and unrest. Yet we must understand and learn how to help each of them function together, without one tipping the balance of the other. For the mind can drive us forward with the logic, pragmatism and realism we need, yet forget to be gentle in it’s persuasiveness to move us forward, ignoring what ails us and causing us greater distress, while bombarding us with the noise of what has not come from our own truth, but rather the identities, beliefs and opinions of others, clouding our ability to discern and discover which of those voices among the noise, are truly our own. We need the heart to give us the compassion, sensitivity and tenderness that the mind lacks, during it’s persistence to fix the matter at hand which will only conceal us further from journeying into the realms of the subconscious. We need the heart to quieten the mind at these times, and aid it in remaining hopeful and dedicated in leading us to a place of healing where we can become more grounded, centred and in tune with the our inner being. The heart must remain strong to help us pull through difficulties when our soul has become fractured due to trauma, loss and suffering. But sometimes the heart will recklessly lead us astray with what it yearns for, when what it yearns for may not be what we need at this time. But if the heart remains strong, it will operate together with the soul to mend the fractures that have pushed us into a state that is fragile and vulnerable. However, do not think that the fractures are a bad thing, for it is these cracks that allow our expansion and growth towards a greater actuality.
The fragmented state in which we are in, allows the light that comes from a higher source to envelop us and guide us back to safety, strength and wisdom. If the heart remains hopeful and determined enough to pull the soul through, then we will begin to come into consciousness, understanding what we must give ourselves, and where we must go, to obtain our greater needs, the ones that will allow us to heal. More than the mind and the heart, the soul is what leads us to our higher intelligence, one where we will find our absolute truth. Maybe not one we want to hear or are able to recognise immediately, but it be will a truth that will allow us to confront the unconscious part of ourselves, where there are hidden desires, feelings, pain, conflict and repressed emotions. It is here that we will begin to locate the remedy to heal our afflictions and make sense of our deep seated emptiness and our feeling that something within us, lacks.
It is a balance between the unconscious and conscious that gives us the insight we need to make sense of our unease and what it is we feel deficient in. Once we develop this openness and acceptance in acknowledging the darker element of our persona rather than repressing and ignoring it’s presence within us,we will begin to act upon It by slowly filling this void, searching for more of our truth, by being driven by our discomfort, inner turmoil and the need to expand and reach towards something that is more profound and complete. We will be spurred towards new growth, transformation, wholeness and individuation. Coming into consciousness is not a journey of comfort, more one of pain, disturbance and loss of our former self. Yet it will be one which gives us greater insight, phenomenal strength, unlocks our creativity and inner wisdom, and results in spiritual authenticity. It is these darker features of the human psyche that allow us to open doors to the unmet needs of our soul. It is by no means a comfortable journey. But it is one in which we need to embrace and an expedition we must embark on, if we are to en-richen our experience on this earth, and truly proclaim, that we are living with all the essence of our being.
“There is no coming to consciousness without pain. People will do anything, no matter how absurd, in order to avoid facing their own Soul. One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious.” -Carl Gustav Jung
About the author
About the author
Jwaydan Moyine is a classically trained Film Composer, Pianist, Cellist, Singer/Songwriter, and a Writer and Entrepreneur. She founded Earth Children to bring awareness to matters regarding the Environment, Animal welfare, Sustainable & Conscious living, Wellness & Humanitarian issues. She is heavily involved with activism for animal welfare in the UK and Egypt and child welfare in Syria, Thailand and Romania. She resides in Berkshire Running an organic food farm, an organic skincare company, and an online platform called Vegans & Elephants, bringing awareness to matters regarding the Planet, Plant based nutrition, Cruelty free living & the necessity of adapting to Veganism for the sake of Sustainability, Animal welfare and our Health. She has several qualifications in nutritional therapy, culinary medicine & holistic healing. You can find out more on what she is doing over at the Earth Children Facebook Page!
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