What exactly is spiritual growth?
Spiritual growth is not something that can be exactly defined. For many it’s a synonym to personal development, higher consciousness and developing higher awareness. It is a way to harmonize spirituality to a higher and higher levels in our daily lives. To be surrounded by a sphere of divine light.
Activities connected with creative virtuosity and achievement (e.g. art, music, sports, handcrafts, etc…) are all a big part of a persons’ spiritual development. Awareness is the ability to, automatically and without thinking, act accordingly to your basic right of existence – the equal right of all beings to be on the earth, to develop and to carry out their tasks. Another word for this awareness is consciousness and spiritual growth is exactly this – developing your senses and abilities further.
Just imagine for a second your body is a lamp and its brightness represents your level of awareness and consciousness. The brighter its light (your awareness), the more of your surroundings you can see, hence perceive additional aspects of yourself and your environment. This light fully illuminates the space around us in the shape of a sphere – its size is the model of your spiritual level (growth). You can clearly see what is inside your sphere with your senses and your intuition. Whereas, outside the sphere lie the things that are beyond your consciousness and are less easy to perceive.
Knowing all that, the definition becomes clear – personal spiritual growth is expanding the diameter of your light sphere of consciousness and awareness in order to see more of your surroundings. Carl Jung thought spiritual experience is an integral part of a persons’ well-being. By its very nature spiritual development should be considered one of the most important aspects of your life – an essential part of your purpose. Spiritual growth is the basis for a better and more harmonious life for everyone, a life free of tension, fear, and anxiety. It is a method of expanding your horizons and becoming a stronger, happier and more responsible person.
Reading Tarot cards for personal spiritual development
There are many Tarot card spreads widely used as a device for personal advice and spiritual growth. These simple-looking card layouts can greatly help you explore all the depths and nodes of your spiritual path and discover a whole new realm of possibilities for enrichment, regarding the inner self. What you can achieve through working on your spirit and soul may very well be limitless… we are confined only by our physical bodies.
This specific Tarot spread was designed many years ago and has developed in a way that will guide you towards pushing borders beyond defined limits. It will suggest a direction you need to take in order to fully understand your inner-self and all the aspects of your being on a subconscious level. A balanced life requires that we take care not only of the necessities of the body, feelings and mind, but also of the spirit, and this is the role of spiritual growth.
Tips for your personal spiritual development and Tarot
These simple tips do not apply only to Tarot readings – employ them any time. You will find yourself happier and more fulfilled – a better person, not only for yourself, but for others too.
Read spiritual books
Read deeply between the lines – think about what you read and apply what you learn in your life. A greater understanding will help you interpret the Tarot cards with better accuracy and reach new heights of spiritual growth. Use this information in your personal life and when you learn a valuable lesson – pass it along. The brotherhood of man is built upon helping each other.
Take at least 15 minutes for meditation. If you haven’t done this before there are plenty of websites, books and teachers that can help you get going in no time. Meditating helps you relax and clear your mind, which is essential for achieving a greater concentration. In turn this higher level of focus will help you find out what is it that makes you feel conscious and alive. Meditation also improves your intuition and subconscious analytical mind, which are essential instruments for a Tarot reading for spiritual development.
It is your spirit that matters
Accept the fact that you’re a spirit above all, living inside a physical body – not the other way around. It is important to accept this idea, because it really changes your beliefs and approach to many things, situations and people on your daily life. When you acknowledges this is the reality, you become more aware of your surroundings, which is a key building element of personal development.
Optimism is always better than pessimism. Yes, it’s not that easy to “always look on the bright side of life”, but if you happen to catch yourself thinking negatively, immediately try to switch to positive thoughts. Sometimes brief walk can help or something else that you love doing. Meditation, as mentioned above, is a great choice too, if you find it hard to think positively. The important things is to let go, even for a brief moment. Take a step back, relax for a few moments and gather your strengths!
Happiness comes from within
Learn to be happy. Yes, that’s right. It is not other’s job to make you happy. If someone does make you happy (which is oftentimes the case), then this is great – that’s what we all have families and friends for! But remember this important lesson – do not let your outer circumstances decide your happiness for you, happiness comes from within. External influences are just that – external. Develop a habit to be happy!
Train your willpower
Exercise your decision-making abilities – it will make you stronger and allow you to control your mind. A better control over yourself is another key element on your path to a greater personal growth.
Improve your patience
Strengthening your tolerance will lead to a better tact, help you achieve greater harmony with your environment and feel in unity with the people around you.
Example questions to ask when taking a Tarot reading for spiritual growth
What has been going on in my life recently?
What can help me see what is going on now?
What feelings and emotions are these events bringing up?
Is there a pattern to my behavior or to the situations I’m in?
Is what is happening now related to something in the past?
Spiritual growth is in innate birthright of every single person. Personal development is the key element on your path to happiness, piece of mind and greater strength of your inner self. The level of spirituality manifestation directly related to how aware you are, how bright your light is!