Spiritual expansion and contraction occurs when you are setting intentions to up-level where you are and make positive changes in your life. Make the transition smoother by understanding this phenomena.
Perhaps you have set a goal for something you really want to come into your life such as a monetary amount or a new relationship . The Universe then brings you a sign or two that what you want is within your highest path and purpose and that you are on the right track.
Understanding Spiritual Expansion and Contraction
I’ve noticed an interesting phenomena over the course of the past few years. As a conscious creator of your own life, you chose this goal or intention, but why then does it seem once we have set a lofty goal that in one aspect makes us feel great, then turns and does a 180 degree switch on us and we soon find ourselves in a state of contraction?
Recognizing What Appears
Both expansion and contraction have a lot to teach us. Many times when you are seemingly receiving the exact opposite of what your intention is, it can be difficult to see the positive in the situation. What the Universe is doing is showing you is what is still out of alignment from your desired goal.
You may go one day from thinking you can conquer the world to the next day feeling like you want to do nothing else but curl up in a big chair, sleep, and totally ignore what is happening outside your home.
When we are in a state of spiritual expansion, everything seems better. New ideas can come to us so fast that we feel like we can conquer the world. You feel fearless, powerful and strong and as though you can manifest anything. We wish this feeling would continue forever.
This feeling usually comes to us when we are in a relaxed state and have an open mind of what is actually possible for us to create for ourselves. It is when you trust your intuition.
When your mind swings into spiritual contraction, it can seem like the bottom fell out. The change can be rather swift and abrupt depending on what type of intention you set and how far of a stretch it is from where we are currently. You may feel like you are sinking into the depths.
For example, perhaps you have set a specific monetary intention for the month. Within a day or two, your mailbox is bombarded with unforeseen bills that end up costing you way more than you had budgeted for the month.
Or perhaps the date with that new person ends up in a big argument when you thought things were actually going great and this could be “the one”.
At this point you may feel like there is something wrong with you or that perhaps you are not worthy of the intention you had set. You may feel depressed, overwhelmed, small or worthless. It is when you are listening to your ego instead of your intuition.
No Right or Wrong
You might think what shows up is “bad”, but that is really just a judgement that we have assigned to it. It is not “good” or “bad”, it just is. If circumstances show up that are the opposite of what we desire, those are the ones to instead embrace and look at further.
Chances are there are underlying patterns and behaviors that have not been consciously recognized that are being brought to the surface to be dealt with before you can realize the intention that was set. The important thing to remember is to stop beating yourself up. Relax, take a few deep breaths and know that everything is exactly as it should be at the moment. Take a longer term perspective and know that the feelings will pass and situations will work themselves out.
Embracing the Energies
You need to realize that spiritual expansion and contraction is just the natural flow of life. Our energy expands and contracts daily and by recognizing and accepting what is happening, you can move through the phases and feeling with greater ease and the knowledge that it is a natural part of the process of reaching the goals and intentions you have set.
So, please don’t beat yourself up if you find yourself in a state of spiritual contraction. Relax, take a deep breath and know that all is as it should be at this moment in time. The tides will change once again and your will soon find yourself on the upswing of expansion.
When you consciously recognize the core thought or pattern of the contraction you can release it once and for all and move forward. This is an ongoing process and each time we swing from one point to another we up-level just a bit more, in our own perfect Divine timing.