When The Cycle Ends

When The Cycle Ends

When The Cycle Ends

Throughout our lives, we have all experienced different forms of closure. Romantic closures, professional closures, and yes, there are also spiritual closures. Where our involvement in a church or a school of spiritual evolution comes to an end.

We have all faced the end of many forms of relationships. People come and go, some for a season, some for a reason. Each interaction makes an impact and leaves a mark. Helping us in our journey of molding our character and helping us make better choices as we walk the path of living in growth.

What is the central key to help us free ourselves in the completion of a cycle? How do we choose an empowered action that will bring closure, end karma, and guide us towards spiritual growth?

One of the central keys is gratitude. An authentic reflection of all that we have learned and experienced, seen and gone through. Taking the time to integrate, value, and honor the lessons, the connections, and the depth that was shared. Our ability to integrate the pain, the frustration, and the challenges that we experienced with gratitude to self and other will determine greatly how smoothly and easily we will be able to untangle from this challenge and shift it into a life-changing lesson that will propel us further. Helping us make better choices from a centered place and not a wounded one.

Consequently, one of the central blocks to spiritual evolution and healing is ingratitude. 
As we focus on the wounded self, and allow our ego to take the front stage, leading to fight, flight or freeze responses. This kind of reaction will further the entanglement and call for the continuation of this lesson in our next cycle, as it has yet to be completed. Without owning our part and taking self-responsibility in making our choices, we will only allow the ego to focus on nothing but the current pain and forget and ignore the beauty and wisdom we have shared and experienced. This state of “ignor-ance” is what constitutes the infantile stages of the fragmented ego.

Having the choice of maturely recognizing how this cycle served us in our growth, what we have learned and received, moments of beauty, connection, love, and elevation. Letting our gratitude be known and expressed. With our gratitude occupying the central stage, we allow ourselves to reflect and study what led to the ending of this cycle. Discerning between our part in the closure and the others’. Choosing to face this process in this mature way, with open eyes, looking inside and out, allows for these transitions and cycles to complete, heal and even guide us to further awakened choices.

Without knowing how to bring cycles to completion in this conscious way, we are unconsciously choosing to remain trapped in our own victimhood, wounding, and neurosis. Eventually, leading ourselves to walk into the exact same lesson moving forward, blaming the next person, the next job, the next situation, and on and on and on. This conscious choice and ability to have healthy boundaries and find balanced, grateful closures gives us the emotional maturity to let go of the past and center in the present moment in order to make new and empowering choices, leading to a bright future of growth and continuation. Leaving behind nothing but gratitude and appreciation for the journey of life.

So how do we know if we have found closure, grown, and found our freedom, truly leaving this cycle behind and calling in an empowered present and a bright future?
Simple… look within… and check if all that remains within you is GRATITUDE… 

This post is an expanded elaboration and translation to a post written by my dear friend and Padrinho - Sergio Negri on the same topic.
To read the original post in Portugese visit here.

Category: Spirituality
Kai Karrel is a spiritual teacher, a practicing medium, and the Founder of the Celestial Heart Church. He advocates for the sacramental usage of entheogenic plant medicine in support of spiritual development and the evolution of consciousness. He is also the author of Prayerful Heart, a channeled book of invocations and prayers planned to be published later this year. Kai lives with his beloved wife, Jade, in Tulare, California.