Coming Out Of The Closet
Yes, I have come out of the closet. The spiritual closet.
I am going to tell you the truth about my own spiritual awakening, but first you must know that I have been on the path for enlightenment since I was five years old. I knew then and have always known. Growing up in a Sikh background in a Westernized Canadian culture, all I wanted to do was to fit in society and be like everyone else.
For as long as I remember, I have had this inner knowing that I was here for a reason. In my early 20s, I had a calling, a purpose, but the whole thing stressed me out. It felt like I was walking around with this huge weight of responsibility on my shoulders. I turned to relationships, career, travel, food, drugs, alcohol, and partying, but none of them quite hit the spot. I tried traveling to the ends of the planet, in search for something that I could not put my finger on. I spent the majority of my life looking outside myself for answers, reaching for anything I could get my hands on to soothe the subtle, aching, longing and deep calling within my soul that told me there was something I was missing; there was something more.
The harder I tried to hold it all together, the more I ignored the callings of my soul. The more I ignored the callings of my soul, the more out of flow with the universe I became. I was pushing, striving, and controlling instead of listening, allowing, and trusting. It took my whole life to come tumbling down for me to realize that what I was searching for was inside me all along.
Through my inner and outer crumbling, I have reconnected within the authentic light within and be with the flow with the universe. Mother Earth is calling forth a new awakening of consciousness in order for us to survive on this magnificent planet we call home.
We all start in spiritual kindergarten, and I am currently finishing spiritual high-school, on my way to spiritual college. Before we can understand graduate school, one must understand the requirements of authentic, lasting spiritual and emotional transformation.
We each have a light within us waiting to guide us home. Our soul purpose is to shine this unique light in a way that only we can and in doing so, we spark something in another and inspire them to do the same.