At the time of posting this blog, I had finished my ebook, Everyday Spirituality: Cultivating an Awakening. I was a little in awe and shock. For years, I’d dreamt of writing a book, and the way this thing has tumbled out of me over the past months was just amazing. It’s awe-inspiring what happens when you align with spirit.

This book really isn’t about me either. It’s what came through me. I just got out of the way most days and tried not to second guess what I wrote. I’ve done enough second-guessing for most of my life. Whenever I did that in my writing or otherwise, things didn’t go as well as when I just trusted. This, as I’ve mentioned before, has nothing to do with blind faith. Your inner knowing and your guidance makes you extremely clear. You see things for what they are, and you act accordingly. You just trust what you do and say in those situations, and usually, things turn out better than you can possibly imagine. So was it with writing this book.

Completion Instead of Ending

One of the important parts of the spiritual path is coming to understand when something completes. Most things are enforced endings. You graduated high school because some mysterious force out there decided that so many credits, years, and courses meant that you now had the academic acumen to move on. It’s silly, of course. Some people really have learned enough for their life paths in two years at high school. Some people need more years, yet we all try to cram ourselves into the 4-year process. Then when we toss off our caps and celebrate, we assume that we’re done. That’s a human ending; that’s not completion at all.

Later on, you find out if you were really done. If you weren’t, you end up taking more classes to fill in the spaces where you didn’t really get all that you needed from a class. And still this metaphor doesn’t work particularly well because someone else is still telling you where you’re done. Completion, however, comes from within.

Your Intuition Speaks Up

I’m a broken record about a lot of things; your intuition is one such thing. It’s so critical to being able to find truth and understand what’s right for you. Intuition helps you to turn your attention away from the noise of the world to find the deeper truth inside you. As such, your intuition is what pipes up and says, “I’m done.” It says things like:

  • “Now I’m done in this relationship.”
  • “I’m complete at this job.”
  • “This book is done.”

When it speaks, you know it’s the truth. This inner knowing is like all others; it’s deep, quiet, and clear. There’s no fear to it, although your mind may run in yelling, “Wait! Wait! I need this job. I can’t be done here.” But you are. And it will be really painful to try and stick around in something when the energy has left for you.

Intuition: A Short Guide to Improving Your Inner Knowing

The Everyday Spirituality Book Completes: The Weight Bears Down

When I felt the book finish on an energetic level, my little ego mind ran in saying, “But don’t we need to edit it about 3 trillion more times?” No. I don’t. That’s not what matters to spirit. Spirit rarely cares much about perfection. Perfection is such a human idea; it’s silly. To Spirit, all of creation is perfect. In the case of my book, it is a tool; it’s a means for energy transmission through words. Later on in life, perhaps I’ll be able to write in baby babble, and people will feel the energy all the same. For now, I use concepts and create a loose framework for people to understand spirituality. The perfect grammar and syntax isn’t so important; the energy is already there. It’s complete.

The weight I felt at the time of completion was in the responsibility. I knew that I’d sent out a significant energy shockwave through that book. It rippled out past my immediate friends as they shared the ebook with other people. And it’s gone far beyond those social circles in the following years and continues to ripple out. That’s what’s meant to happen. It’s meant to ripple out to others who can read it and share it. It’s meant to help everyone turn within to do the inner work they need to do and become more spiritually conscious. With that kind of force flowing through me to others, I also have to be responsible to helping people as they shift. I can’t just light a fire and run off in the hills; I have to tend it. In so doing, I’m also fanning the flames. But fortunately, I know a thing or three about how to handle a spiritual fire.

Burning in the Awakened Fire

One Path Ends, A New One Begins

I knew when I felt the completion of this first book that a big part of my current path has completed. I, of course, had no idea what would follow, and in the years past that completion point, many, many other important lessons came through me and completed. The spiritual path is a powerful thing, and the energy released by a spiritual awakening truly has a mind of its own. No one tells that energy when it is done with anything; it will tell you.

For a good portion of my life, I felt stymied and off-course. I felt like nothing was going the way I wanted. Now things flow through beginnings, middles, and moments of completion. That invariably opens up new things and takes me further into the unknown as it did when I first finished this ebook.

I think that one of the mischievous things about ego issues is that people know what’s coming. So people stay in those ego cycles because of that bizarre comfort of predictability even when it’s miserable. But I no longer want to get whacked in the head the same way, and so I’ve changed course. You can too, and in so doing, you will find moments of completion when it truly is time to move on to the next thing in your life.

Buy my eBook–Everyday Spirituality: Cultivating an Awakening

(updated 2/18/18)


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  1. Wow…seems like you spoke my mind when you wrote this blog entry. Thank you. It helps me accept all the wonderful possibilities as I approach my own period of completion.

  2. Hi Jim!

    i have been a curious reader of almost all ur blogs. Like always I seem to be reading it just at the right time… thanks again

  3. This is a beautiful blog post. I had never realized the difference between completion and ending before reading this, and I am now seeing clearly how there are many situations in my life that are completing beautifully and naturally and I am resisting them because I do not want to feel the grief and I want to hang on to them because I cherish them so. I feel very tender now and it feels like my heart is solidifying, as I start to wonder, "maybe it's possible to still cherish the relationship, even if it's completed its past form." I think one of the painful things about "endings" is that we think the person has to leave our heart for good. Maybe this person can still be in my heart, just not so much in form.

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