I am not there yet but the distinct parts of myself (especially the work and spiritual sides) are moving closer into alignment. During this process I have also been doing a course of business related study. In my "old life" this would have been kept strictly compartmentalised but now I just keeping seeing how these techniques apply to Spiritual growth just as much as Profit growth.
In fact, I have been becoming more and more interested in supercharging my Spiritual growth instead of sitting back and letting it happen.
Now, I am not saying you shouldn't listen to the Universe/Gods/Goddesses/your own Inner Wisdom. Rather I am saying that we can take charge of how much spiritual development we do, we can direct it, and *make* the time to Listen to the Universe. In fact waiting around and hoping spiritual enlightenment "happens" is probably the best way to make sure it doesn't.
I am coming to the conclusion that I need a Spiritual Strategy and a way of keeping myself accountable to that plan.
Like many others I have often found myself distracted by shiny new tools, techniques and spiritual ideas. For the avid Seeker the abundance of Yoga, meditation techniques, crystals, schools of magic, deities, tarot sets, runes, dowsing, astrology etc can be exciting and overwhelming. Too often I have found myself unable to master one thing because I got excited by something else...and importantly...I had no means of judging what shiny thing served me best at the time.
The idea of a Spiritual Strategy which I can use to help me choose between the millions of cool spiritual ideas out there is immensely empowering.
At first this whole process seemed so huge and full of possibilities I couldn't get a grip on it. But after some thinking and processing and writing Lots of Lists. I formed an Action Plan... which is coming up in part 2.