“Authenticity will become the replacement for enlightenment as the true goal of spiritual practice.” I want to share something raw with you.
For quite some time I have been unknowingly bypassing my deep, raw uncomfortable shit.
At first I blamed a few people in the spiritual community who either ignored or told me “you’re choosing a negative thought/emotion.” I wanted to blame them for being unsupportive and too ‘New Agey.’ This post isn’t about their choices (as that is not my business nor my path to judge), but it really started to mirror to me where I was doing that to myself.
I was afraid to feel mad, sad, annoyed, you name it. I would even turn to food, Netflix binging, nail biting, obsessing over social media, to cope with covering up those emotions.
I labeled them as ‘bad’ and would tell myself that if I didn’t shift NOW I would tell myself things like: I’ll never manifest rad shit, I will lose my friends, No one will work with me, I’m not being spiritual... you get the point.
What I quickly came to realize is that these are all LIES.
It is more than ok to grieve.
It is more than ok to be upset.
To feel betrayed.
To feel lost.
To feel abandoned.
To feel unloved.
To feel whatever the fuck you want.
In the pits of hell is where you will rise if you are willing to walk through it and acknowledge what is actually going on within you.
What are the stories?
What are the beliefs?
Where do they stem from?
That is the inner work.
That is what we are here to do as Divine beings, but you can’t find your Divinity if you only acknowledge the Light within you and bypass the dark.
With this new awareness, I am really digging deeper than I have before, and yes, it’s damn uncomfortable. And no, I don’t and will not hang out in it for weeks, months, or years. But I will honor the ebbs and flows of my emotions and learn to appreciate myself on a deeper level as a WHOLE being.
I wish the same for you. 🖤 - 1 hour ago