Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Caution: Avoid life's ruts by listening to your soul

Sandra Guzman starts yesterday's blog post, "See the blessings that live beyond your immediate horizon", with a quote from Thomas Moore's Care of the Soul:
"A deepening of consciousness usually requires a strong move in life." 
 Following some examples of major life changes, Guzman writes, "These changes, however difficult or frightening they may be, Moore argues, are calls that come from deep and mysterious places and listening to them is life's work because it allows our souls to grow. In fact he posits, it is our soul that is speaking to us, begging to continue moving."

She references Carl Jung's interest in alchemy, highlighting the separatio stage and continues, "I love the concept that when burdened with the need to evolve we need to separate from our life, or lives as we knew them so that our ordinary existence can turn to gold." Moore continues this theme of alchemical transformation in his book, A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You were Born to Do.