Truth is, even spirituality has some myths. Or probably we should actually say - the people who preach it.
Yes, that is right, dear, even those popular spiritual believers can have some unhealthy preaching habits. And I certainly have heard a share of those within my own spiritual journey.
Need to be real with you; some of these beliefs deeply shocked me, some made me quite angry (making me more angry that I get angry) and some made me really disappointed.
Because spiritual people are bringing the light to the world, and that's why they have a great responsibility in what they deliver to us, what they deliver to you.
Why is this topic essential to touch? Because if spirituality is the enlightenment, the listening and discussion of your soul, then this process is a freakishly big job of this lifetime that needs to be looked at more seriously. We need to be aware what we put into its growth as seeds.
This is why spiritual myths are the most torturing ones. Cause they go deep to the soul. They infiltrate it.
If you start to follow unhealthy beliefs and put them in the soul, your soul either get confused or even worse - you poison it, in turn hurting its healing powers.
No, we certainly should not listen to these myths and nod our heads. We should be aware of them and not let them influence our precious lives and the lives of other spiritual beings.
So let's take a look at 3 major spiritual myths that can be found on well... ridiculous amount of channels. I believe you have experienced some of them too:
1. SELF LOVE IS NOT SPIRITUAL
"We are here on earth to give, hence, we need to push self-love away". Ever heard that one before? It is almost like a motto of the spiritual collective.
Though, isn't it quite ridiculous considering that meditation and yoga is all about self-love, because self-awareness, self-presence and self-evaluation is the biggest core of self-love.
That's that deep type of self-love that most of us lack. In truth, many of us lack even the simplest form of self-love, which is self-care activities. We forget to pamper ourselves or we say "it is not a big deal" or we find it selfish, because that is what society has been telling us from the young age.
We are not even able to buy flowers for ourselves, thinking that it is something that other people need to give us. But we can and actually we should do it ourselves. Without any specific occasion.
I clearly remember the moment when I posted a message in one of the biggest spiritual community's on Facebook group asking what self-love means for everyone. That message got blocked by administrators indicating that is not related to self-growth.
For real? Why do we reject self-love so much? After all,
" the giving part" means also giving to ourselves.
If we do not know how to do that, we do not really know how to give fully to others too. Because we cannot give something of what we are not truly aware of. And we are aware of things only when we experience them ourselves.
2. SPIRITUAL AWAKENING HAPPENS ONLY ONCE
We constantly hear those famous spiritual stories, where people have received the enlightenment and became the ultimate gurus.
Yes, that certainly can happen. We can experience a big shift of universal energy inside us due to some certain events or situations in which we involve ourselves.
Yet, that is rare. Most of us have accumulating enlightenment moments.
And here is a truth bomb ( which we like so much in this blog): you are already enlightened. You just need to accept it.
In truth, it is not enlightenment: it is re-awakening of who you already are. Yes, deary, you are already enlightened. You just need to see it.
And you know, that seeing process does not happen once. Even with those big famous awakenings. It is a journey on which you walk daily.
These moments happen in both big and small things, every time we involve ourselves in an activity, and well that means - all the time. Because we are in constant activity.
Downloads come once we allow them to come. Because it is about finding spirituality in ordinary things, the ones that we constantly overlook. The ones that most of us take for granted.
But in truth, there is lost of magic in them and when we see it ( over and over again), we keep awakening ourselves, which will continue throughout all our lives.
It is all about learning and feeling the consciousness, being conscious of consciousness, every single moment.
3. MONEY IS BAD
I am sure that when most of us think about most spiritual people, we imagine them living with minimal expenses, dressing with minimal clothes, having no furniture, no cars and no computers.
In this scenario, we often imagine monks sitting on high Tibetan mountains meditating 12h per day and eating porridge once per day. And honestly, I have big respect for these people and on what they are doing it, they are helping our earth vibrate on a significant level.
However, you can be just as spiritual living in London or New York.
Yes, we should be aware of our materalistic world and how we spend our money. We should not attach ourselves to things.
But why do we constantly say that we need to chose between spirituality and money?
Money is neutral. It is neither positive or negative.
Money just provides value, we pay to get something out of it.
Money does not create any kind of vibes and energy, people do it.
You see, you can be rich and you can be spiritual too.
You can have respect for a beautiful computer you have; a beautiful lamp that someone made with love, which makes your apartment look more vivid.
And at the same time, you can re-attach yourself from it not getting emotional breakdowns when it gets broken. You can have technology free weeks without ultimate panic, and yet you can still appreciate the power of its connectivity.
Money is just the flow of energy and we are the ones that navigate that flow. If we believe we have a right to be rich and that we can provide even more value to others through it, isn't that beautiful too? And that beauty is a part of spirituality.
Enough of these views where we constantly need to choose " this or that". You can have both. You can be both.
These are just 3 spiritual myths, and yes, there are definitely more of those lurking around. Maybe you know some of them yourself? Shoot a comment below, if you do. Would love hearing your view on it!
I hope this blog post made you question some certain beliefs we have around spirituality. There is definitely lots of arguing about that and you might not agree with it all either. It is totally fine.
Yet, I hope you question the things you hear - even in the spiritual realm.
Most importantly, do not listen with your ears, listen with your soul.
It will always show you what is real and what is not. Remember, it speaks in two feelings: comfort and discomfort. Because it knows.