40 Lessons at 40

Lesson #25

By Venus Souls

🌺 On a spiritual journey that will never end 🌺

People often note that I come across as someone who is on a journey, is curious, and seems to always be learning something new, different or very unusual. It is very true that I am. Aren’t we all?

The Hero’s Journey by Joseph Campbell which I have studied extensively, is not just about the stories that we read in books or watch on television. It is our stories which we create day by day, hour by hour. They are the stories which form our lives. Often times we get stuck in a particular section of the narrative and don’t know how to get out. It keeps going like a broken record and it becomes more painful to experience as time goes by and nothing changes. Same experience, different characters. Why? What lesson are we supposed to be learning but we’re not?

God loves stories. What if every single one of us is meant to create an epic ballad? What if the only thing standing in our way is us?


“Do not rely on the outer world as your measuring stick for your own spiritual growth. Rely on your response to the outer world to determine how much you have grown.” 

— Bashar

I invite you to put your skepticism aside for a few moments and ask yourself the following question. I mean, really ask yourself and believe it to be true:

⭐️What if every moment in your life is – always has been, always will be – a holy and sacred moment but you’ve not been present enough to experience it or too afraid?

⭐️ What if every moment was simply there to present a choice for you between love and fear and decision to make that has in its power to alter your life trajectory and take you to a place you never thought was possible? 

⭐️ What if the most painful experiences of your life could be healed in a moment and never reoccur again?

⭐️ What if you knew this to be the ultimate Truth: You are a most divine and sacred being and NOTHING you can say or do will ever change that.

You are a powerful, creative, loving, nurturing, giving, compassionate spirit and the pain you feel is a measure of the distance between your self image and your behaviour.

Everything that happens in your life gives you an opportunity to close that distance. It gives you a chance to choose between love and fear. If you choose fear, the pain will keep reoccurring until you’ve learnt that lesson. When you choose love, you stand more firmly in your authentic power.

My faith and strength is tested every single day, and the higher I climb, the scarier it becomes to look down. And I do fall. And when I do, the pain seems deeper at first but then somehow dissipates when I remember that I am made with love and of love and there’s nothing love can’t fix or change or dissolve. 

Suddenly my back straightens and I get up and dust off the fall and, stronger than ever and more determined, I find the answers I need to get to the next stage of the journey. 

The journey is never smooth but then again it was never meant to be. It would be short, boring and unfulfilling if it were. I want to get to the end of my journey and still have so many stories to tell my friends, loved ones and new faces of how I overcame my fears. And who knows, my stories may hold the key to helping them overcome theirs, too. 

I always need to remind myself not to get perturbed by how long the distance seems to be or how challenging the obstacles are. The only way for me to do this is to share my growth with others and to contribute to their growth. To add value to their lives in the hope that it will bring love and light to the areas of their lives where they need it the most. This is a lesson I learnt the hard way and I will never forget it. 

Humans have a poor memory. Hindsight is easier but too late. Foresight is key: keep your eyes on your purpose, your why, keep them aligned with your values, and the answers will soon come to you.

Thank you for reading.

PS. I’ve started a new facebook group which I intend to be a good place for people to share their values with others and contribute to their growth. I will also be posting lots of exciting opportunities for more growth, love, and contribution in the coming days, weeks, months and years and I want to share it all with you.

Here’s the link and I’ll see you there! 

Love & light

Venus xo

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