When a true spiritual breakthrough is imminent, our soul will let us know that it is time through an experience of suffering.


We will find ourselves in a place of distress that often has no discernible source. We just know that we’re miserable, hurting and unhappy. This is how the invitation reveals itself.

So the first step to breakthrough is through the process of inquiry.


It’s being willing to ask the question over and over again… what’s going on? What’s at the root of this suffering? And then continuing to relentlessly drill down, petitioning your inner wisdom, your intuition and spirit to reveal the core issue and belief that is the source of the spiritual blockage.

The next step is really LISTENING for the answer.


It means practicing being open to what your wisdom, spirit or intuition is telling you. And watching your knee-jerk tendency to reject certain truths because you don’t want to look at what is being exposed or to believe what you’re seeing is true.

It’s important to honestly admit when your soul is saying YES and when it is saying NO.

And finally, it requires simply staying present with what is being revealed to you and allowing yourself to feel it all, even and ESPECIALLY when it includes INCREDIBLE discomfort.


Those places of discomfort are pure gold when it comes to becoming more awake, aware and alive.

Stay with the discomfort, engaging with it from a place of curiosity and compassion until the energy shifts and releases. Which it eventually will if you hold yourself with enough patience and presence.

It’s also more than OK to reach out and ask for someone to witness and hold space for you if you hit a particularly rough patch.

And of course, always remember to call on spirit to support you as you go on this underworld journey into the ancient muck in your psyche in the service of greater wholeness and healing.

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