Finding God in Everything: A Journey Through Art, Astrology, and Ancient Wisdom

Finding God in Everything: A Journey Through Art, Astrology, and Ancient Wisdom

In a world where unpredictability and beauty coexist, the journey of self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment becomes a captivating narrative. One individual’s exploration through the realms of art, astrology, and ancient wisdom illuminates the path to seeing the divine in every facet of existence. This article delves into the profound realizations and practices that have shaped a life dedicated to growth, compassion, and understanding, set against the backdrop of an industry as fluid as the arts and the complexities of being born under the Gemini sign.

A Life Guided by Wisdom

For decades, the teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements, Sun Tzu’s Art of War, and the Bhagavad Gita have served as a beacon of guidance. These texts offer lessons that are timeless, continually revealing new insights and preparing for unforeseen challenges. The journey is not without its trials; the world is full of individuals facing their darkest moments, often reflecting their pain onto others. The key, as discovered, lies in the power of discernment and compassion—understanding the importance of not taking things personally and holding love in the heart for those who are struggling.

The Power of Reaction and Contribution

Life on this “floating rock” is full of uncertainties, and while we cannot control everything that comes our way, we do have the power to choose how we react and how we contribute to the betterment of ourselves and others. Fulfilling expectations is a part of life, but it’s essential to remember that giving your best, even if it’s just 10%, is enough. Self-compassion is crucial when we cannot meet the expectations of others.

Lessons from Jay Shetty: Being vs. Feeling

Drawing inspiration from Jay Shetty’s Think Like A Monk, the distinction between being and feeling, along with the importance of asking oneself the right questions, has been a transformative learning experience. Breathing practices and the ability to not get stuck in an emotion have been instrumental in navigating life’s ups and downs, emphasizing the significance of resilience and self-reliance.

Embracing Duality and Evolution

The journey of self-evolution involves embracing the duality within, recognizing the importance of silence, and distancing oneself from energies that seek to suppress growth. It’s a path of becoming, fueled by the determination to fulfill a higher purpose and honor the dreams of ancestors. This commitment has led to a deep appreciation for the arts and the role they play in connecting with others and sharing the beauty of human creativity.

The Invisible Thread: Connecting Through Art

The upcoming art fair, focusing on the invisible thread that connects us all, symbolizes the power of art to bridge divides and celebrate our shared humanity. This event, especially dedicated to showcasing artists from Global Africa, underscores a commitment to highlighting and sharing African/Black cultural heritage with the utmost integrity and dedication.

Solutions To Help On Your Journey: Recognizing Growth vs. Gaslighting

Awareness of Intent: Growth challenges come with a purpose and aim to elevate, while gaslighting seeks to undermine and control.

Self-Reflection: Personal development prompts introspection and accountability, unlike gaslighting, which causes doubt and confusion about one’s perceptions.

Supportive Environment: True growth is nurtured in environments that encourage and support, whereas gaslighting isolates and diminishes the individual’s sense of reality.

Progressive Learning: Challenges for growth involve learning and evolving, while gaslighting traps the individual in cycles of manipulation and stagnation.

Empowerment vs. Dependency: Genuine challenges empower and foster independence, while gaslighting creates dependency and erodes self-esteem.

I have found that the journey through art, astrology, and ancient wisdom reveals a profound ability to see the divine in all aspects of life. It is a testament to the power of personal growth, compassion, and the transformative impact of embracing one’s path with openness and dedication. Through challenges and moments of reflection, the journey continues, guided by the lessons of the past and the endless possibilities of the future.

Until next time with gratitude and grace,

Founder, AfriKin

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