Harness Your Inner Power By Embracing the Messiness of Life

harness your inner power with a spiritual mentor & coachDo you think that your life is not what you thought it would or should be? Most people do, because the ego-mind tends to focus on whatever is missing or painful or imperfect. In the pursuit of an ideal or “perfect life,” we often overlook the beauty hidden in what appears to be mistakes or flaws. But if we embrace that life is perfect as it is, with all its twists and turns and obstacles and messiness, we experience inner peace and freedom.

What is not meant to be cannot be, and what is meant to be cannot be avoided. We may not be able to predict what is to come with absolute certainty, but we surely know that something is because it is meant to be; otherwise, it wouldn’t be. Taking this truth to heart helps us develop resilience, gratitude, joy, and presence when we encounter difficulties or adversity.

Rather than trying to avoid challenges, we can face them with a graceful, positive attitude. We recognize that life goes on and that nothing is permanent, which is a realization that is necessary for emotional and spiritual maturity. Just like a tree bends with the wind and yet stands tall, we adapt and grow stronger through life’s storms. We can learn from our setbacks if we embrace that—because life is always as it is meant to be—there are no failures or mistakes, only experiences to expand our awareness. Things may not go as smoothly as we’d like, but when we fully embrace our path, we develop resilience and see opportunities for growth.

Cultivating gratitude is a powerful tool to transform our perception as well. When we shift our focus from what is lacking to what is, even in moments of chaos or crisis, our grateful heart grounds us in the beauty of the moment and what has led us here. It could be as simple as the warmth of a cup of tea on a rainy day or the smile of a loved one amidst a hectic schedule or the openness of a clear, blue sky.

By finding gratitude in the ordinary, rather than taking things for granted or finding fault, we access deeper, more joyful aspects within ourselves. We just have to be open and receptive to what lies beyond the appearance of things instead of letting the ego-mind keep us emotionally stuck in the past with outdated or distorted ideas about how we or life should be. The egoic idea of perfection is an impossible abstraction that disconnects us from what is real while sabotaging our enjoyment.

Inner Freedom Results From Accepting Life As It Is

Every experience offers us these possibilities: we can accept or enjoy it in the present; we can resist it, which causes us some form of pain; and we can get attached to it, which produces expectations and desires that eventually result in pain as well. Our best choice is to openly embrace every moment, whether pleasant or painful, engaging with it as a witness of life’s changing quality. If we embrace the ordinary day-to-day instead of clinging to illusions and expectations, we open up to moments of joy and pave the way to more joy.

Life’s beauty lies in how we choose to experience its messy, changeable, and expanding nature. When faced with challenges, we can explore them as part of our journey of self-awareness. Each one carries within it an opportunity for deeper understanding because our life-movie is projected from within and is made up of our subconscious content. Anything in it can be a portal for self-knowledge if we are curious and courageous enough to investigate it by turning our attention inward.

Self-awareness and presence are essential companions on the journey of embracing imperfection (see How To Live Your Life With Presence). Being present allows us to fully experience each moment without being consumed by past unresolved emotions or anxieties about the future. It enables us to connect deeply with ourselves and others, fostering a sense of acceptance and peace. When we observe our thoughts, emotions, and reactions without judgment, we recognize our strengths and areas for growth, empowering us to let go of what is not in alignment with our values and aspirations.

Accepting what we consider imperfect is not resignation; it frees us from the burden of unrealistic expectations and the sense that we need to control or “fix” life in some way, which arises from our egoic self-centeredness and the delusion that we are separate from it. It invites us to truly enjoy life in all its messy glory without resistance or fear. It teaches us to be kinder to ourselves and others, accepting where we are at and that we are work in progress, learning and evolving as we experience ourselves in a variety of situations.

Life’s unpredictable messiness is not something to be feared or avoided but a source of spiritual maturity—until we’re able to perceive life as the perfect unfolding of Divine Consciousness, which is love itself. Being fully present and seeing the extraordinary in the ordinary is how we find fulfillment, but the ego is relentless at blocking it. So contact me today to learn and implement the tools to get you there!

If you’re not ready to work with me one-on-one to delve deeply within, you can learn about the workings of your ego-mind to transform your perception and experience by implementing the Swan Method I share in You Are Your Healer: The Ultimate Guide to Heal Your Past, Transform Your Life & Awaken to Your True Self!

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