These are not my beautiful words but those of Sophie Bashford; intuitive, spiritual writer and blogger.
Pioneers of Change
Carving out new ways of being, of living, of loving, of creating, of working – this is what pioneers do.
Pioneers of change are rare because at some point, they always have to stop caring about what others think of them. They have to risk possible disapproval from others, because a part of creating freedom is being free to follow your own inner guidance, regardless of what it brings up for other people.
As you bring in new consciousness, you reach down deep – deeper than you ever believed was possible – and haul out the ancient treasure, the old wisdom, the cosmic truths, the wild and untamed instinct. This may sound easy, but many who have eschewed the familiar, domesticated, soul-restrained, heart-numbed paths will tell you that it is not.
It takes enormous, usually daily or even hourly, courage to stand apart from the herd and assert the newness, the shining fresh-air, the less-understood rhythms of Life and Universe.
Make no mistake, every single pioneer that you look up to, have learned from, take spiritual succour from, recognise as having blazed a trail for you to follow: every single person who changes vibration and consciousness has had to endure sometimes agonising inner and outer transformations and dark nights of the soul.
They wouldn’t be able to hold the energy they do if this was not the case.
If you wish to rise up and grow into your Soul’s Light, realise your spiritual destiny and make a difference here, you must know that the darker times are vital in order to build your sacred muscles.
When you look back on all your times of loneliness and alienation, confusion, insecurity, lostness, and intense fear at bringing the spiritual light of you out to be seen, and used as the Universe desires – you will come to see that this is the process of a pioneer.
When you are waking up to the truth of your destiny, you have to be plunged into the sacred fires of purification and oceanic depths of the Unknown. Many, many people will not understand why you are changing so much, why you are choosing this path, why you are speaking out, and why you have to stand alone in many ways in order to purify yourself from the mass conditioned mind.
True pioneers have to make hard choices about their lives.
No-one else can do it for them.
If this is you, then you have what it takes. You were designed for it. Not everyone will like, or approve of it. In many ways, that is a sign that you are doing it perfectly.
No-one who ever created the New, did so without determination, perseverance, patience, and extreme – though perhaps hidden – levels of courage.
They were all scared. They just carried on and did it in spite of the fear.
They didn’t wait for another day.
They did something that their Souls craved and yearned for – even if it terrified them, especially if it did – they did it today.
And thus they were lifted, deeply supported and touched the hearts and souls of the world.