So, I have a bit of a problem with the term ‘spiritual’ as I feel it feeds into this show reel of elitist and enlightened people who do yoga when they wake and meditate or chant their way into the evening.
It’s a hierarchy that often just leaves you feeling inferior to others if you don’t juice your breakfast and you struggle with anxiety behind the scenes.
But the very fact you are reading this blog means that YOU ARE SPIRITUAL, and simply put, you just want a better year than the last. Which is great! And that’s where I can help.
‘Spirituality’ is on the up. I believe that we are a generation campaigning for change and who are really prepared to nurse our planet back to health, as we are the indigo kids, the empaths and the kindred folk. We believe in Gaia at the source of it all and we are ascending faster than we can often even understand. Heck, we are even searching for blogs on how to be more spiritual for goodness sake!
But what does spirituality even mean?
An easy experiment is if I post here the first 3 photos that appear when you type the word ‘spiritual’ into the search bar of a royalty free image tool I use. Here goes….
According to those photos spirituality means taking in the setting sun whilst sat on a rope swing, balancing pebbles strategically on the edge of the shore and worshipping specific gods and deities.
Now there is some truth in that as spirituality is about honouring nature, finding the balance and worship of sorts, but where it tends to go wrong is that everything is so polished, perfect and comes from an idealistic and subconscious rulebook of service…which isn’t true.
True spirituality isn’t affiliated with anything as it comes from within. You worship and serve yourself. Your own inner Goddess/God/Duke*.
These pics feed into the image of what a spiritual person should look like and act like, which only encourages us to go back to emotional suppression and show reels.
We buy into the illusion that a spiritual person is wiser than their years, slim and healthy, has no shadows/no addictions/no health issues and is a person who sits in reflective practice rather than larges it up in a Wetherspoons on a Friday night.
But what I’ve found is that spirituality is perhaps the biggest area of BS I have ever come across.
It’s a field full of charlatans, opportunists and wounded healers. It’s perhaps one of the most competitive, opinionated and compared fields around, which isn’t helped by everyone believing they can heal or guide after sitting in circle a handful of times or reading the works of OSHO in it’s entirety.
I agree that we all have the ability to intuitively heal, but we do not all learn how to hone that skill or indeed understand what it takes to be in service in this lifetime. And that’s because some of us aren’t prepared to walk this path full time or to give up all that it takes to do so, that’s not everyone’s purpose in life and that’s ok. But, the lack of understanding for this profession and the self-entitelment just makes my job harder, my blogs longer and my social media breaks and culls essential, as believe me, I am ‘doing the work’ full time!
But it’s not all doom and gloom as this is also an area filled with game changers, bearers of blinding light and alchemists who own their shadows, repair their wounds and THEN put it out into the world for others to emanate. The point is that a spiritual person does go to a Wetherspoons every now and then. They don’t wake up and feel like doing yoga necessarily, even though they know they ‘should’. They do eat their bodyweight in Doritos whilst watching Netflix and they do struggle with their mental or physical health; likely to even be on anti-depressants or have addictions they are trying to overcome. BECAUSE THEY ARE REAL PEOPLE.
Spirituality doesn’t come with a rulebook, as it’s a way of life that calls for the individual to write the god damn rulebook!
Type ‘spiritual’ into Google and you will be unindated with definitions, pictures, videos and websites of ‘healers’ who use this tag to find others. But which one is right?…
The one that makes your heart skip a beat, your mind trip, your synchronicities align or that ‘aha’ moment of de ja vu. Spirituality is ever evolving and should never keep you stagnant or with the same teacher, or indeed in the same mindset…you have the right to change what you think and feel at any stage, as do I.
Behind every great wave of change is a willingness to change ourselves.
Change can be a rather triggering word as it conjures up images of us needing to fix ourselves in some way, but I am not saying that. “You are a beautiful being of light, there is nothing to change or fix”, as my favourite oracle card deck would say. But change is a good word as it’s a catalytic word, which means we are thinking, we are hoping and we are doing. We are understanding as individuals that something isn’t working and in turn our vibration doesn’t meet our great mother earth and the infinite source.
As we are about to leave behind another year, and in the case of 2019 we are about to say goodbye to an entire decade, you may find yourself pensive and wondering what spirituality is all about. How do you become more enlightened? How do you strengthen your connection to source and self? And how do you motivate yourself to give up the carbs and take on the kale?
The secret is that you BECOME YOURSELF.
Whilst I personally believe in a healthy dose of qualification and intuition, one of the best modalities I ever learnt was channelling. And that’s because it stopped me from afiliating with any particular deity, opinion or way of life and it put me in touch with the greatest power known to man…myself! I really do believe that the route to spiritual enlightenment is to cut throught the BS, the show reels, the hierarchy of ‘masters’, and to follow the melodic path back to your own heart.
Like all of my qualifications and studied paths, I have taken the years that follow to really hone my craft before I have offered this as a service under Honeysuckle Healing. And I never stop. Because healing never stops. I continue to learn new ways to strengthen the connection between myself and my unique guides and helpers, as well as to unlock the songs, smells, textures and images of own centre.
In short, to have a more spiritual new year you need to become yourself.
Not the person your parents told you to be. Not the person your teachers said you could only become as a result of your grades. Not the person media restricted you to be through their love of universal labels. BUT THE PERSON YOU WERE BORN TO BE. The person who knows what they have been put on this earth to create, to say, to do, to help, to evolve or to become.
The downside of this is that it will be painful at times and you will want to stop. The other downside is that it will trigger others through their own ignorance or fear to change. The further downside is that it will raise opinion, mis-interpretation, others will think they’ve done what you’re brave enough to do and it is not a route for the faint-hearted or those seeking a quick fix.
I could write a book on the do’s and dont’s of spirtuality according to the great figures and those leading in this field, but what I have learnt is this…
Begin your new year with a new attitude.
Write a wish list for all that you want to come into your life over the next 4 seasons, but don’t forget to add thanks for all that you have already received. And be prepared to do it your way, and against all odds.
Follow those who tell it like it is, who have taken the long road to their profession and who are always willing to address their own s**t along the way.
Attend those events that are out of your area or comfort zone and stop comparing and self doubting.
To be more spiritual this year, “be the change you wish to see in the world” (Gandhi).
Yours in love and indigo light,
..try it for yourself in Google! Some of my favourites are typing spirituality, yoga or goddess – it gives you a bit of a reality check as to what we are being fed!
*Duke comes from my guidance of the word ‘divine duke’ which has been presented to me as a gender fluid energy where masculine meets feminine and we are spiritually free to do our greatest work. More about this exciting work coming in 2020! 😉
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