Some people claim solitude is what is necessary to move fully forward into their truth and authenticity. Others claim that connection is what the goal is. We would say depending on what your individual needs are at any given point on your spiritual path, both are true.
Many people, when they first start their awakening process, feel a deep need to withdraw. This allows them the time to connect within, align with Source, and to create a safe space for healing and transformation to occur. Many people well on their spiritual journey frequently need to move into solitude to recharge their batteries, to integrate energies, and to nurture whatever their specific needs are at that time. A great many empaths withdraw to learn how to gain mastery with energetics so that connection without discomfort can become possible.
For many, once a period of solitude, growth, and healing has occurred, there is an urge to step back out into the world and into relationship with others that is deeper and more profound than ever before. They have come to a place of acceptance and unconditional love from their sabbatical and wish to start to practice that with others. They are ready to take connection to the next level. And many will find a combination of solitude and connection that works for them to create balance in their lives.
Dear Ones, there is no right or wrong when it comes to your spiritual path based on some specific model that must be followed. There is a natural ebb and flow that occurs, all designed to meet your individual soul’s needs. You are the expert on your own unique path. Listen to what your soul is yearning for. Don’t make yourself wrong based on what works for others, or what others say you should be doing. If it doesn’t feel right for you, it’s not what you need in that right now moment.
Allow yourself to be the expert on you and know that if you are feeling drawn to something it is because it is exactly what you require. Acceptance and respect for yourself and for others, regardless of what phase they may be in, and acknowledging the fact that everyone is a master in their own right, is an important aspect of the new energies, and essential to the pioneering and self e·xpr·ession you are all moving into. Let your heart and your inner wisdom lead the way because it’s all love. ~Archangel Gabriel through Shelley Young