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Reaching a point of Spiritual Saturation

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stressed and reaching a point of uncleFor the seeker, it is not unusual to reach points in life when we call, "Uncle". Uncle refers to the game we use to play as kids when someone would twist your arm behind your back until you could not take it any further. Yelling "uncle" meant they'd release your arm.

In my experience 'the seeker' is looking for three things:

1. Real truth-This encompasses all things from religion, government, personal, and world history all the way up to the meaning of life.

2. To be an agent of positive change- This usually plays out with the seeker using their greatest talents in service of humanity. This can mean using skills as an orator, writer, leader or a business person channeling financial resources to do enlightened works.  (Think of the newly launched Oprah Winfrey Network)

3. Divine Connection/Inspiration- Feeling a connection to a Divine Source, God? is what encourages the seeker to stay the course.  Oftentimes you read stories of enlightened people in history who persevered despite so much adversity because the Divine connection fortified them.  This allowed them to continue to do #1 and #2 above.

divine connectionBut what happens periodically in a seekers journey is what I call Spiritual Saturation. You may feel like a sponge that simply cannot absorb anymore.  Some feel that this means that they have been on the 'wrong path' or that they are not being encouraged to continue.  Some may wonder if they are really not all that special after all, and offer nothing of value to a largely unconscious world.  Others may just feel tired or uninspired.  THIS IS NORMAL.

Anyone who has ever pursued a weight training program with zeal knows you cannot work the same muscle group day after day without your body screaming at you.  If you do not listen, your body will absolutely quit and the level of soreness you experience will actually stop you from training (or getting out of bed!) because you did not honor what you intuitively knew, which was that it was time to take a break and allow for muscle repair.

The same is true with your spiritual muscles. When you have immersed yourself in your work, whether that is reading, writing, teaching, researching, or another form of creation, your spirit will holler "Uncle!" when it requires a break.  And just like in weight training, allowing those days of recovery for your spiritual muscles actually makes them stronger.  It is not the act of lifting weights that builds muscles; that actually breaks them down.  The magic actually happens after when you are at rest and enjoying proper nutrition. Your muscles rebuild making you stronger.

So, if you are in a place of Spiritual Saturation right now you must honor it. Allow time for muscle recovery and when you do you?ll come back stronger than ever. My suggestion to clients who are in this place is to focus on the opposite realm.  So if you are physically taxed from exercise, take a few days off and dive into a good spiritual text. If you are Spiritually Saturated, put your copy of Eckart Tolle's book away and get physical. Step away from your desk and exercise, hike, get near a body of water, meditate at a sacred place for you.

Things will right themselves soon and you will find yourself more inspired, more aligned and more focused than ever before.

All the best!

Rena M. Reese

Founder, Soul Salon International

Rena M. Reese is the founder of Soul Salon International, an inspirational multimedia company. She is the author of several inspirational titles, a professional speaker and coach as well as the host of a weekly radio program, The Soul Salon. For more inspiration and information, please visit www.SoulSalonInternational.com and connect with her on Facebook and Twitter @TheSoulSalon.

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Rena M. Reese, M.S. is an author, founder of Soul Salon International and instructor at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, Md. In her latest book, The Soul Salon, readers enjoy what would equate to a year of personal life coaching as they learn about the path to awakeningand bliss, living in alignment and enjoying a life of purpose.
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