It is said that human beings go through cycles of growth. The cells in the body are constantly dying and being replaced by new ones. So when it is said, that each moment or day we change and are reborn, it isn’t just a metaphor, it literally does happen.
Mentally our experiences are changing us, idea’s, belief systems are all growing and evolving. Life is always generating a condition of flux and transformation within. No wonder, we suffer life’s growing pains which we call, longing, frustration, euphoria, depression, all these are symptoms of the inner upheaval.
I often laugh to myself, when I think of when I was a child and a teenager, how I thought that being an ‘Adult’ would be wonderful. All grown up, having all the answers, never making mistakes!! How wrong I was! The truth is, we never have all the answers, we still make mistakes and we never stop 'growing up’.
The mind and spirit never stop growing, but the physical body starts to age. As physically we start to slow down, the mental and spiritual aspects of being human, literally speed up. In some ways, I feel more like an nervous insecure teenager now, then I did when I was one! The only difference is, in those days I had my parents and extended older family members to turn to for support and guidance.
Being a 'teenager’ in spiritual terms, comes to us at a time in our lives when for many, we no longer have that emotional support system in place. Also not all we are close to and who know us, understand this inner drive that pushes us onward, this overwhelming desire within, to question, to learn. It is like we are pulled on invisible wires toward something that we cannot explain or fully understand ourselves. Yet we know it is there just as we know the sun is in the heavens, even if we cannot see it on a cloudy day.
Intuitively, we have now reached that point in our awareness, when we 'know’, we no more can seek outside of ourselves for answers. This is the time of our initiation, a time when we alone, must journey into the recesses of our being. We alone must find the key that will unlock that part of ourselves, that has been hidden. That secret part of ourselves that knows all the answers to all the questions our lips have burned to ask.
It is also a doorway, a connection to the Divine energy source, that we are all a part of. Opening that door and walking through it, will be our Graduation Day. At this moment, we are 'a-part-from’ rather then 'a-part-of’ this source. I believe Life is simply the journey from one to the other.
It is said that Life is Growth, but Growth is Optional. Ultimately, your metamorphosis will be governed, by your personal commitment to your own Spiritual Growth.
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Now, aforementioned in a previous outfit post. i’m a simple dresser. to the max… so sorry, naw accessories. I went to an art exhibtion opening today and so decided that I should make a conscious effort to look like the artist that I am, despite not exhibiting my work… & I actually have to mention that I pulled it off. Anyway…. colours are a rarity in my wardrobe but these days i’m appreciating them and how they compliment my skin tone. Dark skin tones with Bright colours = beaut. the contrast of colours are incredible and you shouldn’t dull your beautiful skin tone all the time with neutral colours. it’s always good to experiment since the boundaries are non-existent and life is too short to huddle under the safety blanket of neutral colours all the time, it’s freeing to try something different once in a while.
As the trousers pretty much,for me anyway obtain the optimum limit of colours for an outfit in a day, I decided to pair it with black…..perhaps I was playing it a bit safe. Next time i’ll try pattern upon pattern (has to be the right ones) and see how far i can push my own personal boundaries style-wise… but for the occasion, it was perfect. it made a statement without being brash about it.
moral of the outfit story: Always experiment! it’s a journey. & though i didn’t quite make the universal optimum experimental peak, I’m pretty proud of my little experiment. Just need to up it a notch..or a couple. less than 3 months ago there would have been no way in hell i would have allowed that print to come within a meter of my body. It would have been invisible to my eyes. So, even though you don’t go the full 1000000 on the first or even second round…, always make little steps towards experimenting and coming out of your comfort zone and take pride in even the smallest of steps of YOUR journey….apply this to all aspects of your life dear. these concepts aren’t just for looking good…it’s about your growth as a unique being. think: metamorphosis…caterpillar to butterfly…nymph to dragonfly…
& Remember: a journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, learn to enjoy the walk.