The essence of the quote below by Bob Perly is to be the light for others when they lose their way but what stuck out for me was a deeper understanding of the person who is really lost. As I go back through all my posts on the Becoming Authentically You Facebook Page, I see that around September I stumbled off my path a bit. With some reflection, I am aware that I may be heading in the wrong direction… or am I ??? That remains to be seen since I do not have the gift of foresight.
It is hard to see the bigger picture of what
we are going through when you are right in the thick of it. I had hoped
that maybe I was going through the Dark Night of the Soul but here it is
January and I seem to be falling deeper and deeper into a pit of
despair. I know that this emotional pain I have been going through is
what happens when you walk away from yourself, when you give away all
your power and hand over your pen to allow someone else to write the
story you must live, when you blow out what’s left of that little light
that flickers inside.
My faith has always been strong. I’ve
gotten through many struggles and more than my fair share of traumatic
experiences. But something feels different this time. I feel my hope
slipping away, the one thing I could always count on my whole life. No
matter how much I try or how hard I pray for guidance, I seem to slip a
bit further. Somehow I keep finding the strength to go on, just one more
step towards my salvation. Faith keeps the determination going, weak as
it may be but so far it has been enough. I’m still here, still trying,
not ready to give up just yet.
Full Quote about Lost Souls by Bob Perly:
“We are equal at a soul's level. We are all souls going through the
same human experience, all for the same purpose of learning and growing.
The more you can see and understand this, the more accepting and
forgiving of others you will be. And the more tolerant of other people
you will be. This also helps you learn to accept yourself and your own
journey, because being able to see everyone as equal you won't see
yourself as someone more or less than another.
Some people have
it harder than others, that's a given, but some of those people may get
lost in darkness and lose sight of any light ahead. They may try to find
a way out, but without any light they dig deeper and deeper into the
darkness, becoming more and more lost and disconnected from themselves
and their purpose, and eventually lose all hope of escaping it. They
will accept the fact that there is no way out, or make themselves
believe they don't deserve anything better, and give up entirely on
trying, surrendering to a life of darkness and suffering. This is when
they need someone to find them, and be there to help lead them back into
the safety of the light.
When a soul is lost they become
spiritually disconnected from themselves, with no sense of purpose to
their lives. Their emotions and memories are often suppressed, and when
it is not handled in a healthy way, negative emotions start to build and
surface, and then possibly take over their entire being. This is why
lost souls are often angry, and lose all respect for life around them.
Anger, Deceit, Greed, Ignorance, Jealousy, and other negative traits
take over and start to show, because it is the only way they have
learned how to handle things. When you lose faith and hope, sometimes it
is a lot easier to give up and give in, and surrender to the negativity
in the world around you and end up being highly influenced by it all.
When this happens, all spiritual connections to themselves and others,
or any divine protection or guidance is lost or greatly hindered. Reason
is, because negative emotions lower the vibration of your energy light,
your souls light. This causes your light energy to weaken and dim,
making it harder to connect with you on any kind of spiritual level.
This is how you can become lost, by being disconnected from yourself and
others, and any divine protection or guidance.
As for the Divine
protection and guidance, well, we all hear about Spirit Guides and
Guardian Angels being there to watch over us and guide us through life.
Some believe it, some don't, in fact most don't believe in it. Well, for
me, I do. I don't just believe it, I feel it as truth, but of course it
takes experiencing it in order to truly believe it; and not everyone
has experienced such beautiful things in their lives yet. But one day,
everyone will experience it for themselves, in their own time.
Eventually everyone will know the truth of everything. Until then, all I
can do is try to help open up more minds to the possibilities, because
really anything is possible if we ourselves exist.
you can believe it or not, we are all born with our own personal
guardian angels, rather it be family and loved ones in heaven, or Angels
that have chosen to help guide you. That guidance and protection we
receive is a spiritual connection that is fed into our heart and souls
through our whole lives. Without it, we can become very lost in life.
Think of this spiritual connection as a cellphone's signal strength. The
person on the other side (your guardian angels) is there to help guide
you through your life, but a line of communication is needed to do so.
So this signal and its strength are very important for this guidance and
protection that you receive daily from your Angels and any Divine
beings. If the signal is weak, than the communication is in and out, and
the message is not entirely received, being chopped and fragmented.
This can make life much harder to deal with, and become more susceptible
of losing all means of communication. But it is always possible to
restore and strengthen this signal on your own, even if it requires a
little help from another. But when that signal is lost entirely, so is
the soul that is being guided. All communication to your guides and
guardians is lost, and the soul wanders aimlessly with no protection or
any direction to follow. Yes, they may no longer be able to see any
light while engulfed in darkness, but they can still hear, it is just
that there is no one there to be that voice to help guide them out.
When the soul is lost, their Angels may not be able to help them as
needed. When this happens, a soul in physical form is needed to takeover
and helps find them in order to help lead them back to safety, by being
that light for them. This an important part of being in human form, to
be there for each other when no one else can, and help keep us all
within the protection and guidance of God's light and his Angels. As
humans, we have the power to help find and guide a lost and disconnected
soul, when God and his angels may not be able to do so themselves. This
is done by giving these souls the same unconditional love that God and
the Angels provide for all of us, which can help strengthen or restore
their faith, their hope, and their spiritual connection. We must always
be there for each other, to help one another get through our own
journeys. We are not here just for ourselves, but for each other. We
have the power and ability to be a light for others. But remember, a
soul that is already lost and disconnected themselves cannot be a light
for others. One must find their way out, either alone or together first,
then they will be able to do the same for others.
One thing to
note is, that a lost soul isn't always someone that is in a very dark
place of suffering, but anyone that is disconnected from themselves
spiritually and lose sight of their true loving selves.
lesson is, stop judging! and allow yourself to see every soul as an
equal. Allow yourself to see that some people have lost their way, and
understand that they just need a little unconditional love and guidance
to find their way back onto their lighted path, so they can rediscover
their true self and purpose. Understand that what they are going through
is part their own journey, and a part of who they are on the outside,
but not who they truly are on the inside. They too need to find a way to
learn and grow from it all, but not everyone has the tools to do so on
their own. Sometimes it takes the unconditional love of another to help
Don't contribute to helping a soul stay lost, instead be a
light for them, or at least pray and ask God to send someone to help
guide them. Fact of the matter is, some people just don't have anyone
praying for them, no one that cares enough to do so, which is just sad.
Praying for others is as good and as powerful as praying for yourself
and your family, and it is especially powerful for those souls lost on
their path. Your prayers will always be a blessing, to those you pray
for and for you. That love and compassion will always feed back into
your heart and soul.”