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Q: What is the nature of the spiritual journey? What is its outcome?

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A: Consider a drop of water, in its journey to the sea, and it undergoes change.

One day the drop is mist. The next it has become part of a passing cloud. On the third day, the drop falls onto the ground as a raindrop; eventually the drop seeps down into the earth and joins other drops as part of a mountain stream. Eventually this stream winds its way into a river and the river empties, along with the drop, into a mighty ocean.

Now this drop of water as it lies in the ground may be frozen for a time and in the spring thaw join as part of a lovely flower. In time the moisture in the flower evaporates back into the air and the drop, again, becomes part of a passing cloud. However, in this next cycle, it falls on the earth as part of a winter snow. Eventually the drop melts and seeps into the ground. Gradually it resumes the journey of finding its way to the mountain stream, river and ocean.

Throughout the journey, the drop changes many times, assumes different roles and learns about itself in a variety of ways. When it joins the ocean, the drop will be that much more complete and conscious of its potential. It is always a drop of water.

In part this is the nature of the soul’s journey through the many worlds. One of the differences between our journey as humans is that we are able to show many more physical changes and manifestations of ourselves. However, the outcome our souls still seek to be complete and reach their highest potential through the many changes we experience.

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This piece is taken from my new book, Beyond The River’s Gate. To order your copy on Amazon, go to: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Rivers-Gate-Stewart-Bitkoff/dp/0991577507/r....

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