By Arielle Giordano
Life’s challenges can help us strengthen our spiritual roots and expand our consciousness.
Storms happen, and often we can find a tree in the midst of it all that remains strong. It does not waiver or resist in its beingness and consciousness. The wind and rain whirl and twirl around the tree, and it loses branches and limbs, but the storm serves a purpose by showing the tree its weaknesses. The energy of the tree is grounded down in its roots and, in time, the roots become storm-resistant, and the tree evolves and becomes stronger.
Life brings opportunities and challenges that are difficult. The difficulties put pressure on us—just as a storm challenges the tree—but this force can help us to go deeper into our own beingness. The pressure can be used in a productive way to keep our hearts open, rather than to make us react, defend, or get angry. When we follow the truth in our hearts, we see our life and ourselves in a different way, and this vision offers a new perspective. It is like having a new lens to look through—and you are not only seeing differently, you are also thinking differently. The result is attaining a higher level of consciousness that can help you strengthen your own essence.
Recently, I was engaged in a “he said-she said” argument. Both of us pointed the finger at each other and, of course, wanted to be right. I said I was not going to tolerate his actions, and he said I badgered him. I closed my heart and was angry. My personal wants and needs for my husband to “be different” pushed me to remain in my negative thoughts and feelings. But as soon as I got a glimpse of the truth in my heart, a shift happened; I opened up, and I began to know and see differently.
When we release personal desires, emotions, self-will, and actions we have the opportunity to strengthen our spiritual roots, planting the seeds for a happy future in higher consciousness.
Transformational Life Coach Award-Winning Author & Speaker, Professional Dancer. Arielle’s Award-Winning book for Best Self-Help Award: Dancing With Your Story From The Inside is available on http://www.Amazon.com. Her professional career includes the Lead Faculty Area Chairperson and Professor for the College of Humanities, History
and the Arts at the University of Phoenix. She is a published co-author of Transform Your Life Books 1 & 2 and author for Tampa Bay Wellness, Conscious Shift & Transformation magazine. She has published her 4th book, an Instructor’s Manual for Barlow Abnormal Psychology 4th ed. and authored Psychology, A Journey 3rd.ed. Study Guide published
by Nelson Education, Toronto, ON. She has also studied philosophy at the College of Integrated Philosophy with John DeRuiter for twenty years. Arielle has been a featured guest on radio and television, in newspapers, and the media across the US and Canada. She is a certified Essentrics Stretch and Dance Instructor. Arielle offers coaching sessions, classes and workshops and a free 30-minute Consultation. Websites: http://www.dancingfromtheinsideout.com, http://www.ariellegiordano.com. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org