If you are a Spiritual person on the path of awakening, growth and transformation, it’s likely that you have run into some of these precarious misunderstandings, misconceptions and pitfalls.
I’ll start by saying the Spiritual path is such a beautiful one… I absolutely love this journey, and it’s my desire that you do too.
After years of being on the Spiritual Path, facilitating lots of workshops, and living in Spiritual hotspots, I’ve noticed there are a lot of misunderstandings lingering around out there, and that many people adopt them as truth. This is my attempt to clarify those. I ask you here to listen to your own heart and truly determine for yourself, your truth.
1.) Accepting that All Spiritual Information Is True
I believe the Spiritual information out there and those propagating it is an invitation to go deeper into your own introspection and heartfelt space, to determine what is your truth.
Ideally, we want Spirituality to be the place where we don’t have to sift through the bullshit for the gold, or want to rely on the wisdom of elders and ancient cultures as being more true than our modern context, but all in all we are still humans and are still evolving these concepts in our own lives and have to determine what’s right for us!
2.) Waiting for Divine Timing
However, I meet people all the time that are waiting to take action in their lives. They generally seem to be waiting for the right moment when everything is clear, effortless and simple and it seems like Source paved the golden path for them to step into.
While some stuff works out that way, I tend to notice for many the waiting game is simply resistance keeping you stuck. Resistance is the opposite of growth, and that means you are staying stagnant. Spirit loves when energy moves, so when things are stuck in one way, think about how you can pivot another way or take a look at what is keeping you waiting in the first place, and consider to take action! Do your best to make things happen as a Creator of your own life and path.
Don’t force things, while honoring the natural cycles of things, and embrace yourself as extremely powerful and your empowered actions mean the right time is always Now.
3.) Thinking Living in the Moment Doesn’t Mean Planning for the Future or Considering the Past
I love the moment and it’s where I choose to live. And when I mean the moment, I mean the full moment, where every past and future experience are merged into a singular experience. I believe this is what true presence means, to consciously create your reality forward and backwards, because they are all converge here.
4.) Bypassing to “It’s All Perfect”
That said, we are also here to grow and evolve, it’s in our DNA, and in order to do so we have to learn and recognize where we have room to improve.
5.) Not Fully Letting Go
That said, Letting Go of things can, but not always, take a solid amount of time, experience and consideration. Also, often these perceived weaknesses are our greatest strengths, we just have to let go of the triggers around them and step into our power to see how these experiences can serve us in a greater way.
6.) Confusing Surrender on Your Journey To Mean Not Making Choices for Yourself
I learned the hard way I need to work with Spirit in order to determine the choices I would like to make for myself; what I would like to create with my energy and where and how I want to function in the World. Surrender means allowing it all to unfold and accepting what is… but it doesn’t mean not making empowered choices for yourself.
7.) Assuming the Law of Attraction Means All You Have To Do Is Think About What You Want
By all means, focus carefully and do so in a way that makes you magnetic for your desires, but make sure to take action so your desires are grounded so they can come alive in the World. You could wait for your dream job to miraculously find you or you could take steps to create it right now.
8.) Forgiving Internally without Reaching Out
As Spiritual people, our internal Worlds are very active, just make sure the good work you do in there is reflected in the actions you take in your outer-reality.
9.) Chasing Spiritual Highs
These experiences are wonderful and highly influential for those who do have them, which is why they are so heavily discussed and marketed. However, it’s important these highs are a natural process of practice, and that we aren’t rushing or hurried to chase Spirit.
Spirit has a way of distancing itself from us the more we attach ourselves to it, and chasing Spiritual Highs can be an experience of attachment, often associated with disassociating from the Physical World. Don’t chase highs, just practice and let them come to you!
10.) Overly Categorizing People by Their Level of Consciousness or Evolution
However, it’s not the most conscious thing to passive aggressively judge or practice cynicism by virtue of this distinction. Those “unawake” people are actually constantly guiding, teaching and showing you through their own actions how you can live more consciously. In this way they are an immense gift, and should not be judged for what they simply aren’t aware of or aren’t ready for yet.
We are all One, anywho!
11.) Thinking the Times When You feel Disconnected Will Last Forever
That said, those feelings are never fully true, as underneath it all we are connected to everything all the time. Often these experiences are driven to show us unique qualities about ourselves and things we need to visit in our lives. Don’t think it’ll last forever, you’ll get through it!
12.) Thinking Being Spiritual or Becoming Enlightened Means Being Happy All the Time
Being Enlightened and Spiritual, to me, means being open to experiencing the full range of emotions without attachment to them and the embracing of the dynamic cycles of life. Music shows us best the vast emotions we can experience during a single song. It’s important we enjoy all those experiences and not get stuck on just one single peak.
13.) Thinking There is a Perfect Place You’ll Reach
However, I believe it’s vital to be aware there is no perfect place to be reached and no final destination to be found. It’s all right here, in one continually happening, exciting and unfolding moment – and embracing and accepting that in its fullness is one of the best ways to find your own Truth and not get caught up on the misconceptions and pitfalls of this precious path.
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– Originally posted at Spirit Science: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/13-common-misconceptions-and-pitfalls-on-the-path-spirituality-awakening