What does being spiritual mean to you? Are you a spiritual being; or do you think you have too many of the “average person” traits to consider yourself that? Are you into the metaphysical or yoga but think that you’re “fake” because you have other sides to you that may seem superficial or petty? Maybe you feel the need to keep up a persona that isn’t fully you to attain a feeling of being spiritual. Maybe you don’t need to.
I feel like many people live in this mindset of wanting to be a spiritual person but also realize and understand that they have many other sides to themselves and think “Oh, well then that can’t be me and I can’t vibrate on a certain level because X drags me down.” Says who? Who says that you can’t love yoga, meditate with crystals, and also have a severe love of reality TV? Or that you like to balance your chakras as well as hit the casino on the weekends and have a social drink with your friends. Does one cancel out the other? No. It seems that many people think it does though.
I’ve noticed this floating around in the metaphysical community- this all or nothing sort of mindset that wants to guide your persona. I’m here to call bullshit (or wait, do spiritual people curse?). If you ask me, you cannot be truly spiritual unless you embrace all of those sides of you and are willing to be open and vulnerable about who you really are. You can’t claim to be “spiritual” but hide other sides of yourself. I think that your spiritual journey is about embracing all of those sides and showing them to others. Letting others see how absolutely real you are.
That’s what I am attempting to do, and if you follow my Instagram, maybe you’ve seen that. I love to show my crystals and my yoga practice but I am also ALL about opening up about my depression, or my other interests as well. I am completely open about how I just spent the weekend playing poker with my close friends and having a few beers. But, I also did my yoga practice this morning and plan to meditate in my yoga philosophy class this evening. Does that make me “fake”? I don’t think so- and if you do, then you may need to reflect on what being spiritual means to you. Because, if you ask me it’s all about being completely open, honest, real and vulnerable.
So go and pursue your yoga practice, and then show off your love for makeup and fashion. Go meditate with your crystals and be open about your love for sports or reality TV. You don’t need to hide any part of yourself to seem a certain way. If you do, you’re really just taking away from yourself and from others who may look up to you for inspiration. Be you.