Anyone who has ever had children, or has been around toddler age kids, knows that they go through a stage of non-stop asking “why” about everything. You try to be patient and answer their questions, but eventually, even though you swore you would never say this to your kids the way your parents said it to you, the inevitable “because I said so” comes out.
And that pretty much puts an end to the inquisitive nature of toddlers. Once they know the are not going to get even a bad answer, they stop asking.
That’s how nearly all of us came into adulthood. Never asking why, because we think we’re not going to get an answer anyway.
Can you live your life without knowing the why of everything? Probably. But when it comes to spiritual growth, not asking why becomes a major obstacle to advancement.
Not to disparage organized religion, but those of raised in the church, any church, were always discouraged from asking why. We were told what to believe, and to never question. If you didn’t buy into everything the church was teaching, then it must be the devil causing you to have doubts. And that could lead you straight to hell.
So unless you could overcome that implanted fear, you could never actually step back and think about what you were being told to believe, and decide if it made any sense to you at all.
Those of us that have been able to move past all that fear and guilt and see a larger picture are now getting to a place where we’re facing some fear again, but fear of our own making this time. It’s a fear of change, and what a new life might look like after a change.
That is where we have to take the self- imposed restrictions off of asking why. Ask yourself why you’re afraid of that change. When you know a new and better life is waiting just a very short distance away, and can be brought to you by making some alterations in the way you look at things, why are you afraid to ask why you can’t get there? Why are you afraid to make those changes?
There are several answers to that question, including, not being sure which direction to take, and not wanting to put in the spiritual work to get you there. But I think two of the biggest things holding many people back are a fear that they won’t like who they may become if they change, and that they may lose family and friends who won’t recognize and be in sync with the new you.
If you’re at a place spiritually where you know a change is needed and will be for the better, it’s highly unlikely that you will not like the person you’re evolving into. It’s all part of the plan you wrote for yourself before you incarnated. And if some of your current tribe doesn’t want to come along for the new ride, then leave them behind. There will be a new tribe that will be happy to count you as a member.
If you have been cultivating an unconditional love for yourself, then it should feel natural for you to be asking a lot of “why” questions, most especially, why can’t I have all the things I want and deserve?
The answer to that one is, you can, and the universe will gladly supply them.
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Love and light ’til next time.