September 4, 2015

Who Are You Becoming?

Ever wonder who you are, or what direction you are heading in your life; in fact, who you are becoming? There is a simple method to find the answer to this question! You can answer this by stating all the things you would like the world to believe, or even by writing your bio for your social media page… but the real truth can be found with a simple search.

We surround ourselves with people who are what we see ourselves as becoming! Who are you friends? What are they? Where are they heading on their life journey? If you have bonded and joined them, you are on the same path with the same destination.

The exception to this rule is a person who is steeped in denial or ignorant of whom their friends or partner really is. How can you know if this fits you? It fits if you find yourself stunned to learn who they are or what they are doing; when others around you wonder how you could have been so naive when you learn the truth. Denial is a learned response to things that are unacceptable or difficult to comprehend. We typically learn to respond with denial when we experience real pain from a situation we cannot control or refuse to learn from. No one is blinder than he who sees the handwriting on the wall and refuses to read it.

If this idea makes you feel defensive as you look closely at whom you have surrounded yourself with, look closer. In fact, look so closely that you can see the part you play in that friendship or partnership. Regardless of your words, you have willingly accepted their path as one you imagine yourself to be traveling. Birds of a feather really do flock together. If you find this is appalling as you look around you, you may be ready to alter your course to one that arrives at a new destination; one that better ensures your arrival to where you really hope to go.

Just as alcoholics and drug users cannot conquer their addictions without changing their friends and acquaintances, you can’t move in a different direction without cutting ties with people who are traveling towards a place you would rather not go. You cannot walk in one direction while expecting to arrive at a place in a different direction. Common sense will attest to the fact that it is impossible to arrive at any point other than the one you are walking towards.

Look around you; you are headed in the same direction, with the same expected arrival point as those you have joined for the trip. It is the very reason that society judges you by the company you keep.

about the author

Alexa Keating has spent most of her life pursuing a greater level of spiritual awareness. It has been a journey worth traveling, filled with miracles and learning experiences.  She excels at the fine art of loving humanity and our great planet.

The most important writing goal for her is that her words be healing, transformative, informative and humorous whenever possible; laughter lifts the soul!

To learn more about Alexa and her work, please visit

recommended reading

Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints

Available on Amazon!

By meditating on personal examples from the author’s life, as well as reflecting on the inspirational life and writings of Thomas Merton, stories from the Gospels, as well as the lives of other holy men and women (among them, Henri Nouwen, Therese of Lisieux and Pope John XXIII) the reader will see how becoming who you are, and becoming the person that God created, is a simple path to happiness, peace of mind and even sanctity.

{Post published at 2:50pm during the hour of Mercury. Angel number meaning for 250: “Have faith that the change you’re experiencing or considering is Divinely guided and supported by God. Ask God to assist you during this transition and be open to receiving help.”}

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