April Danann

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Spiritual Insecurity - It's a Big Club

 

A fairly interesting phenomenon occurs whenever a group of similar minded people are gathered together – a form of spiritual one-upmanship. I’m doing, thinking, being, walking, talking – far more spiritual 'talk' then you.  

This ‘I’m more spiritual than you are’ thinking (as if living this way is a competitive sport) has become so commonplace – it is the accepted norm in the industry. If you can talk it, you don’t necessarily have to walk it. 

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Then there’s my personal favourite, ‘I’m the GURU’ (so bow down) spiritual person who needs a following, an audience and show – as if what they are doing is part of some great - Universal Production. 

For the life of me I don’t know, how you can look your best when your life is falling apart? Because that is exactly what’s meant to happen (YES!) once you decide to give your life a spiritual makeover and move on to higher ground. (Try it and watch the ground shift beneath your feet)

Truth be told…walking a spiritual path is not always pretty, it’s often not that much fun and it’s damn hard work. If you are following your heart (body, mind and soul) the roads you may find yourself on are treacherous, steep and exhausting.

Of course, the milestones, goals and goodness to be gained – may well balance this out in the end (this is the plan LOL). However, the most important thing to remember here, is that this is your journey (and an education). Don’t let anyone take that away from you. 

You know everything. You are everything and you always have been a powerful, amazing human being. If someone even hints that perhaps you don’t know where you are going or how to get there….I beg to differ.

This ‘we don’t know anything (we are sheep)’ sort of thinking doesn’t sit well with me. We are not lost, we are not unaware and things will reveal themselves as we move along. Our spiritual map is a living, driving force deep inside our human DNA.

Besides, this is not an exclusive spiritual club! Anyone can join, all it requires of you is a clear intention with an open heart….and then listen, watch, pay attention, take care of your body, work on your mind – and your spirit will guide you home. 

April

Originally published on The Pagan Diet blog.