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The Accidentally Enlightened Tourist. : Something Super Spiritual
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Something Super Spiritual

Crazy. Spiritual. Cool.

The Accidentally Enlightened Tourist.

Posted on | October 15, 2009 |

Oftentimes, I feel as if I’m here on this planet, in this lifetime as a tourist… or almost like a foreign exchange student who travels abroad to learn and grow yet holiday at the same time.  I feel like I came from ‘Home’ and am fumbling around here on Earth, trying to learn, do and see as much as I can before I head back ‘Home’.  The space suit (my body) I chose doesn’t always feel the greatest and slows me down.  The ego I came with seems to have tripped me more than anything else.  Where is the darn map?  For the first 38 years of my life, I felt like I lost the map or left it back Home.  Oops.  Oh the wrong turns I took!  I KNEW I should have taken a left at Albuquerque (thank you Bugs Bunny!)… but I didn’t and ultimately it led to another one of life’s grand lessons.  Oy.  I had been running around unconsciously and believing that I didn’t have any guidance or the road map I thought I should have.  Always in such a hurry, but not really knowing where I was in a hurry towards!  And then came my 39th year…

Shelved.

Sometimes it feels as though I have shelved myself for a period of time, doing nothing but collecting dust, all the while spinning inside feeling like I should be doing SOMETHING.  I feel stuck, a little bit lost, a little bit lonely and a little bit confused with regards to my life purpose and what the heck I am doing here.  Why AM I here?  Why am I doing what I am doing at the given moment?  How did I get here?  Am I standing in my own personal truth?  Am I speaking my truth from my authentic Self?  Am I just taking up space?

I was watching the sunrise this morning, sitting in the gorgeous, cool, crisp morning air here in the desert southwest pondering my day and wondering what guidance (if any) I was going to hear from my Spiritual Entourage as to the direction I’m heading on my path.   Sometimes it feels like I’m running in circles chasing an illusion.  Of course, it is all an illusion isn’t it? But what is it exactly that I’m chasing?  Happiness?  Freedom?  Peace?  Forgiveness?  Acceptance?  Love?  Oh, the list can go on and on can’t it?  The truth is, all of this already resides within me/us. IE.  THE MAP!!  All we need to do is stop for a moment, change our perception of what we believe is the truth.  We must change our perspective in how we consistently tell our story by turning it around and recognizing the gifts in all the CRAP we continue to believe about our story.

What are YOU chasing?  What is YOUR story?  Grab your MAP!

Every single one of us can relate to these seemingly never ending thoughts as these bazillion monkeys swing from branch to branch endlessly within our human minds.  Every single one of us are in search of these answers.  However, these answers can only come from within.  Not one person outside of ourselves can give us the answers we so desperately search for.

One thing I do know for a fact within myself, is that we are never STUCK.  We are never NOT progressing.  We are never NOT growing.  We are in the process of Becoming, albeit sometimes ‘Frustration Station’ and seemingly going nowhere at times.  {tapping foot - looking at watch - impatience deluxe sets in}  When is my train going to show up and take me where I want to go?  Why am I in such a hurry?  Why must I feel I have 44 things to accomplish in the next 10 minutes or I’m spinning out of control?

Sometimes we just need to take a little bit of downtime to regroup, recenter and collect ourselves in order to make the next progression on our paths as we make our way on this cosmic tour.  Sometimes our angels, our guides, God, Spirit, the Universe, or whatever we personally call our own spiritual help, FORCE us to shelve ourselves for a time.  The Universe will undoubtedly clear out our closets for us if we don’t pay attention to that which is no longer is serving us.  Our egos are so driven to do things OUR way.  Our egos tell us that we can (and we HAVE to).  Our egos make us believe that it’s too late to make a change, or it’s not the right time, or there isn’t enough money, or basically… we are in LACK LACK LACK LACK.

Truth is, we live in an endlessly abundant world.  We have the power within to do whatever we set our minds.  Each and every one of us have the strength within ourselves to go places and do things that our egos, or the bazillion monkeys have told us over and over that we just can’t because BLAH BLAH BLAH… EXCUSES EXCUSES EXCUSES!  I mean, if we have such Trust and Faith in a Higher Power… God, Spirit, Creator etc… then WHY couldn’t we and/or shouldn’t we be able to succeed with backing as powerful as THAT?  :)

As most of you know, I took myself to Maui in March of ‘09 after my (what I thought at the time) was a massive catastrophe looking like a disasterous killer tsunami.  At the time I saw it as a major midlife crisis after hitting the skids personally, professionally, emotionally and everything in between.  Whoa can I play the victim card!  WOOWIE!  Ouch!  Not the prettiest color on me!

Well, I thought I went out to Maui to start a new life.  I totally thought I was going out there to start over… start fresh and new.  I felt like I had to get out there and hit the ground running at the speed of Thought.  It, however, ended up not looking like the brochure I had created in my mind.  Turns out, I was just meant to shelve myself for a while.  The 6 months I was in Maui was meant for healing, regrouping, re-centering and a BIG lesson in personal growth and perspective.  I was in so much pain, undoubtedly.  I thought my world had just crumbled to the ground and burned in a massive A-bomb.  And truth be told… it did.  The Universe did clear out EVERYTHING… all that which no longer served me.  Everything that I was holding onto so tightly… basically just STUFF.  And I’m talking everything from possessions, to a long term relationship, to emotions and old feelings of harbored anger and pain, to a career that I hated and my list could go on to fill up something the size of the Wikipedia online.

My point is, I was forced to re-evaluate my perspective of my ’story’.  I love my story now.  I see the gifts in all of what I had previously thought of as dark, hurtful, painful moments in my history.  I now see the synchronicity that was consistently taking place leading me from one point to another, ultimately to where I am now.  I was given the opportunity… well, I was forced to shelve myself (in spite of myself).  It was the BEST, yet most painful 6 months of my life to date.  With so much change having took place within, I felt like I was away for years.  I wish EVERYONE could take 6 months to get away from themselves as they once believed themselves to be.  However, it doesn’t need to take a trip half way around the world.  It doesn’t require a tsunami or A-bomb to destroy what was once thought of as Truth or Reality.

All it takes… you ready???  All it takes is to walk this journey with an open heart and open eyes.  All it takes is a minor shift perspective.  How simple is THAT?  I love it!  Regardless of the mistakes we’ve made… regardless of the pain that has been inflicted on us by others… regardless of the pain we have inflicted on others including ourselves.  By walking this journey with open eyes and an open heart filled with compassion for ourselves and others and by walking this journey without judgment or attachment, we are able to make that shift in perspective and recognize our Truths and the Gifts from the ill-perceived wrong turns we’ve made, or dark and pain filled times.  Think about it… the most difficult periods in our past are when we learn and grow the most.

On a Good Day!

Like the words in the song “On a Good Day” by Oceanlab… “I’ve been talking to myself forever and how I wish I knew me better.  Still sitting on a shelf… and never seen the sun shine brighter… and it feels like me on a good day.”

The sun is shining brighter.  Brighter than I have ever known.  And in this rat race that we all have found ourselves in, it’s SO ok to allow ourselves the time to shelve and regroup.  It’s in these times of self reflection and consciously shifting our perception with open eyes that we can truly change our lives.  It took me almost 39 years to realize that my road map on this trip is within.  It took me almost 39 years to realize that our “OnStar” and/or “Navigation System” lies within our Angels, and Guides and Heavenly Beings.  Constant supervision and guidance is always with us and only a thought away.  We just have to give ourselves permission to shut up and stop.  Get off the ride for a minute and just breathe…. just BE!  Sitting on my shelf, I never dreamed the sun could shine brighter… and it lit up the road map I thought I lost, or never had.

Theme song for today’s Post!!  :)  OceanLab - On a Good Day

\”On a Good Day\”

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  • Jeffrey Peck is an internationally renowned intuitive counselor, Angel Therapy Practitioner®, Reiki Master Teacher and author of 'Something Super Spiritual' who helps others learn to recognize and connect with their Spiritual Entourage and the Divine Power within. Upon discovering the miraculous healing power of Reiki, Jeff started to consciously recognize the Divine Power accessible to each and every one of us through Spirit. Following his Divine guidance, Jeff was led to incredible mentors to study under, such as Dr. Doreen Virtue, PhD, Dr. Robert Pease and Colette Baron-Reid. Jeff brings a passion for Reiki combined with the healing presence of the angelic realm to help us find the Light within. Jeff knows that Reiki and our angels are always ready and willing to assist us. All we need to do is ask and receive.
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