Align with your Spirit and make the world a better place.
The path of alignment, awareness and enlightenment is full of many pitfalls... if you choose to see them in that way.
I like to see resistance and obstacles as opportunities. Opportunities that take you deeper within to reveal the deeper truths about yourself and the next action steps to take on your path. Everything exists to help us ascend towards the highest states of being possible. An inner state of pure love that leads us to wellness, purpose, passion and expansion. The trick is to recognise when resistance is for growth and when resistance highlights an Ego trap. In actual fact, they are both interconnected, because you can not become more conscious of an Ego trap without instantly 'healing' it and without activating personal growth.
Getting conscious of the deeper meaning behind your unique life experience is the definition of what being "Spiritual" is.
When you commit to 'knowing thyself', your Spirit takes over and gives you a heightened experience of itself - it's all about becoming more aware of and allowing this divine process to lead the way so that you can experience the spiritual aspect of life fully.
Being aligned with your spiritual nature has two defining characteristics: non judgement and surrender.
Here are the 7 major myths that prevent you from experiencing connection to Divine Spirit.
You've got Spirituality twisted, if:
1. YOU FEEL YOUR BELIEFS ARE MORE IMPORTANT THAN SOMEONE ELSE'S.
A very common Ego trap. Your beliefs have meaning BUT whenever you feel that your beliefs are more important than someone else's, you are placing and basing your judgement on a standard set by society and not by spirit.
It's important to recognise that we are all headed in the same direction, we are all going Home - the only thing that varies is where we are on the scale of understanding ourselves, our choices and our patterns. The only thing that varies is the speed, the frequency and wavelength of our growth, and EVERYONE is entitled to moving along the path at whichever pace they are most comfortable.
Ego trap: 'My rate of growth is superior than my neighbours' rate of growth'.
2. YOU FEEL YOUR WAY OF LIVING IS SUPERIOR TO SOMEONE ELSE'S.
You live in nature away from city life. You reject technology and money. You feel these choices make you more Spiritual. You do yoga, meditate, use crystals, burn incense, recite mantras, wear mala beads, are of particular religion, even belong to a charity and believe this makes you more Spiritual. This is an Ego trap.
All of these tools are all great for expanding your capacity to give and receive love. They are tools that help to highlight where your barriers to love exist BUT they are not replacements for the work that needs to be done to shift them. They merely point you to your heart's knowing which is of love, truth and compassion. They are not replacements for the understanding that the greater your capacity to love, the more you are aligned with your spiritual self.
Ego trap: 'My life is more guided than someone else's because of how it looks on the outside'
3. YOU FEEL YOU HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS TO SOMEONE'S PROBLEMS.
AKA Superhero Complex. When you feel the responsibility of solving everyone's problems for them, you are not only taking away their personal power for change, you also take away the absolute pleasure experience they can feel by working through their obstacles. There's a difference between assisting others on their journey and walking their journey for them. By holding people's hands through the ups and downs of their experiences and moving away from wanting to experience for them, we encourage personal power and we surrender to divine will rather than imposing our personal, limited experience onto a situation. The greatest act of loving service is to assist others in moving towards their own inner knowing, their inner voice, their hearts' wisdom and their truth.
Ego trap: 'My perspective is the only perspective and it is greater than the overall, divine plan'
4. YOU FEEL YOU ARE IN CONTROL OF EVERYTHING THAT IS HAPPENING IN YOUR LIFE.
When you feel this way, you rely heavily on your limited personal experience and your experience through 5 very limited senses to navigate and make sense of how life operates as a whole. The mind does not have the capacity to understand beyond its own limits. It can not, therefore, accurately predict what the future holds - it can only guesstimate based on what it already knows. You are not in complete control of anything. You can however take responsibility for your choices in life, which basically means that you commit to understanding their effects and their impact. This allows you to make conscious choice and choice is all we ever have control over - never the absolute outcome.
Ego trap: 'I am separate from and more powerful than the Universe because I have Mind'
5. YOU WANT EVERYONE TO BE HAPPY ALL OF THE TIME.
... and you force yourself to be happy all of the time! Whenever we reject any of our emotions, we are effectively judging our natural way of being. Emotions are our guides and neglecting or judging any of them is faulting our perfectly divine design. Being happy all of the time is not living a truly authentic life but rather, a way of being that is dictated by society's standards.
Ego Trap: 'I categorise my emotions into 'good' and 'bad' and judge myself because of what I have been taught'
6. YOU SEE PAIN AS A BAD THING.
Pain is the best tool for growth - it is our greatest teacher. Not seeing it as such does us a huge disservice and slows down our growth. When we see others in pain, our role is not to take their pain away but to assist, so that they may find the deeper lessons that their pain is trying to teach them. Honouring pain by paying attention to it is the best way to practice self love, to move through pain, to learn our lessons, to grow and to align with our path. Pretending pain doesn't exist in our lives and avoiding it at all cost is not only unrealistic but massively limiting.
Ego trap: 'I must not experience pain because that is the goal of living a spiritual life'
7. YOU SEE SEXUALITY AS A BAD THING.
This is the ultimate act of denial of Spirit. Sexual energy is the most powerful creative force on the planet and it bleeds into ALL creative acts. Anything creative (including you) has its roots based in sexual energy. Whether it be procreation, the creation of a new art form or the birthing of a new idea, sexual energy is the catalyst. The more we suppress this energy, the more we limit flow and ourselves. When we do not allow ourselves to feel sexual energy, we stop ourselves from feeling all together. It's important to become aware of our beliefs around sexuality and our tendency to use it to escape pain. When the negative association between you and your sexual energy is transmuted, it is a powerful force for your expansion and growth. As with anything, sexual energy can be misused if our beliefs about it are not made conscious or if we use it as a substitute for inner fulfilment, but by rejecting this sacred aspect of our lives outright based on how society depicts it, we reject a divine aspect of nature which we are an integral aspect of.
Ego trap: 'I must reject my sexual nature instead of understanding it, in order to be spiritual'
Don't fall for these traps. Be a Master of Self.
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