With the passage of spring upon us, Margaret takes time to reflect upon the ever-changing nature of the world, why we should adapt to change alongside it, and how we can harness the power of trauma to kick-start us into an empowering spiritual awakening.
- Spring is a time for new beginnings. We should use this passing of the seasons to ignite change in ourselves, thereby keeping a sense of balance and harmony with the world around us.
- Post traumatic growth helps people to find a new sense of life and personal strength, and only appears in the wake of trauma.
- There will always be some degree of suffering that we have to face in life. When it comes we should not see it as negative. We should look deep into it for the embedded opportunity for growth and transformation.
- There are three core types of spiritual transformation that we experience as a result of intense turmoil and trauma
- Temporary awakening experiences
- Gradual but permanent awakening
- Sudden and dramatic awakening
‘My heart sang with the rhythm of nature’s melody’
‘We are part of nature and nature is part of us’
‘Many people define this as post-traumatic growth’
‘Beneath the terrible painful surface, there is a massive reservoir of spiritual potential’
ABOUT THE HOST
A few years ago, Margaret underwent several life-threatening traumas, including domestic abuse, and almost killed by her ex-partner, kidney and brain cancer, mental health issues, and a near-death experience. Her life was encapsulated in darkness, and she welcomed the thought of dying. From a breakdown to a breakthrough, these words from Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search For Meaning, changed her life forever: “The existence of life is to suffer; to survive is to find meaning in suffering.” Once she became aware of this, her life changed, and choose to live each day like it’s her last…