Dear Clare and Posey: I feel a need deep in my soul to help spark and empower friends on their life/soul journey. Some are interested and some look at me with that “what are you talking about?” look in their eyes. What shall I do?
Clare: Apparently, you have had a soul defining moment where you were sparked to start living with new thoughts and actions expanding your soul life – that is wonderful! As your soul personality, I can see you are very excited by your newfound knowledge and you feel the need to empower others. That is a sweet yet not fully mature realization. It is a bit like getting a new puppy…you love and want to rave about this dog because she is so cute. The puppy is adorable, culturally acceptable and your friends are so excited for you. However, your venture into a new soul consciousness that cannot be seen or understood, is deeply personal and individualized. Soul work is not as cute and cuddly as a puppy to your friends. Having a profound experience changes you and shapes your character to see ‘reality’ with inner focused eyes.
From your soul’s point of view, it is best to live with ease in your new skin and share your journey when and if others are interested (perhaps a study group, conference or online discussion group). When you walk your talk, your soul shines in a new light attracting or detracting people. This is a supreme opportunity to be yourself with your love flowing from within. If asked why you are now different (i.e. meaning you no longer engage in prior activities which now feel dull to you), speak from a neutral stance rather than one who tries to convince others of what is so important in your heart. We are here for you and so admire your journey.
Posey: Wow, what a change you are having. From my ego’s perspective, you have made quantum leaps, meaning you are not listening to me in the same way you used to. You are now listening more to your soul, heart and intuition. I am not offended, but your friends might be. They are used to you being one way and here you go studying and living a reality that our common culture does not understand. You say you feel a need to empower friends….why? You are now different from them and they do not feel the need for your words of wisdom. In fact, you may find yourself with a whole new set of friends who will be thrilled with your newly developed grasp of universal love or what ever you want to call it.
My ego derived advice? Take time to look at what you used to be like and who you are now. Can you see why some friends are confused and hurt by your sparkling enthusiasm? Just as you would not have understood until your moment of clarity, they are floating in a different reality – one that you used to know. They liked you then. Will they like you again? It is too soon to tell. But, I agree with Clare – do not push your new agenda on them. They simply do not care, just as once you did not care. If they are interested, they will approach you with questions. Be kind as you remember what was then and what is now.