The Facets of Being Spiritual

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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.

5 thoughts on “The Facets of Being Spiritual

  1. Okay. This is great. I love this! I am 100% with you sister! I used to think being spiritual was a requirement and the only way to do so was by planting yourself in a church and conforming to their ways. PUKE. I tried, I really did. I knew I was craving something more from life and thought that was the only answer but I hated feeling like I was hiding parts of myself. I eventually said FUCK IT and just started doing what made me happy. I’ve recently connected the spiritual aspect through metaphysical practices, yoga and meditation. I can honestly say I am super happy with my life and feel more connected to the power of the Universe than ever. Staying true to myself and following my soul was so worth it. Thank you for this!

    1. Hell yes, sister! That is awesome & you should be so proud of yourself for being authentically you!

  2. This was an amazing read. I’ve been here before and have his myself from the world because my family are Christians and don’t believe in spiritual practices or anything that has to do with crystals. They believe its idolatry. Since I’ve been diving into meditation, yoga, herbalism, witchery I have found myself to be happier and in a better place than I used to be. My family doesn’t understand it because many of my beliefs and experiences they have not experienced themselves. It becomes quite difficult to not be an open boon and express what you’re going through. For example, my two younger daughters and myself they are 2 and 4 BTW. Are able to communicate and spirits, my youngest shows stronger signs seeing spirits but is also able to read what anyone is thinking and feeds off of emotions. When I have nightmares and cannot pull myself out of them, she feeds off of me even when we are both sound asleep and will wake to scream as loud as she can to wake me up and make sure I am OK. When she knows this she goes back to sleep with no fuss. I have had many dreams come true, I’ve had visions of outcomes for the future happen. My youngest is able to make things move around the house without touching them. But is this something I talk about to my family? No because they either would not believe it or it is blastfoumous to even speak of. My youngest gets her gifts from her father he dealt with the same thing she is going through and was accepting of it while only being around me but was never open of discussing this with anyone else. Her father is not around anymore and has never met her. But I sense him around our home when she makes it known he is there. She talks to him whilst he is in Astral travel and she will out of no where call out Dadda Dadda! While giggling. I’ve see the Greek God Pan around our house. So yes I’m open to accepting who I am and accepting my gifts and my children’s. But it doesn’t become difficult to talk to anyone who is open minded or believes in any of this. I would love to become more open to sharing my life with others as you have done. You’re a perfect example of accepting who you’re no matter what anyone else thinks.

  3. Yes to this! I was just having this exact conversation with my husband last night. I experience my spirituality in the light AND the shadows. I meditate, commune with nature, AND curse. When my shadows rise to the surface I embrace them with loving arms because in my version of spirituality ALL parts are welcome. I am going to share this if that is okay because it is so right on!

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