Transpersonal is a term coined by psychologists who wanted to acknowledge the spiritual and ethereal phenomena outside of the normal experience of humankind that affect the evolution of the consciousness of humanity. Trans means “beyond”.
There’s a point in every socially conscious person’s journey when you reach a plateau in your evolution.
Your work won’t go any further, despite your evaluations and readjustments. That inner spiritual drive moves you forward. You feel that your thinking has changed. Why hasn’t your world? You want to move further (beyond).
At this point, you need to ask yourself 3 questions:
1. Who am I?
2. Why does who I am matter?
3. What would it mean if I do something else?
Who are you?
Our identity (who we say we are) is so much a part of our consciousness that its effect on our daily living becomes invisible. Think of how many times you’ve made a decision based on a role that you play in your life?
“Of course, I’ll take care of that. It’s my job.”
“Real men take care of their families.”
“I can’t buy that. It’s not practical.”
All of those things seem logical. But they’re really ego-based excuses if they keep you from the highest experiences of your soul. Your ego takes your very limited life personally. Limited living is safe, and easy to control. But there’s something beyond anything you can control that invites you into growth and meaning.
Who you are isn’t something under your control. Who you are is magnificent and there’s nothing you can do about that.
Why does who you are matter?
In the grandest scheme of things, you are a speck of dust hurtling through the empty void of space on another, larger speck of dust.
Get over yourself.
Now that you’re clear, you can move beyond taking yourself so personally. Listen to the clear call in your strongly beating heart. Let that be your purpose. The fact that you live today should be enough for you to call on the most authentic, raving parts of you to push you through the day. You can be a light. Or you can be darkness.
Know that, because you are magnificence, everywhere you go, you have an impact past your own being. That’s important to remember.
What would it mean if you do something else?
Remember that speck of dust?
We put way too much significance on our actions, and not enough on our authenticity. Doing something else doesn’t affect who you really are. Even if it affects people’s opinions of you, the truth of you remains the same. Sometimes, you’ve reached the plateau because the doing isn’t aligned with the truth of your being.
There is a powerful phenomenon that includes us, but is also outside of us and it is continually calling us to grow and progress.
Move beyond how you define yourself to the larger space of possibility.