Updated: Apr 29
Anyone who's been on social media these days will tell you there is an influx of neo spiritualist and what I like to call tid bit healing, where they give you just enough information about what's wrong with you and the only way to reach your highest self is through their product. Every one is a guru or healer, myself included, but what sets us apart is my need to shoot it to you straight. And if we're being real, they seem to be intentionally leaving out a key piece of information when it comes to being on a spiritual journey...
IT'S NOT ALL LOVE & LIGHT
There's an unrealistic emphasis put on positivity and love & light. The reality is, a spiritual journey is all about growth, self development & actualization. Most of us have done things we'd deem "bad" on our own morality scale. So to instruct folks to focus on the positive, means to ignore the negative sides of your being. In the shadows lie the answers we seek, and we can only began to heal when we step into our darkness.
One major con (depending on who you ask) to a spiritual journey? The loneliness & isolation. Of course, if you're doing it correctly (I kid) then you'll find yourself becoming at peace with the silence. Suddenly, you're not so lonely. you don't have to go it alone
Bad things can still and will occur while on your journey. But while growing, your focus shifts and your priorities change. What you once viewed as an inconvenience may later be remembered as a necessary pitstop along the way.
HEALING IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART
You will want to stop doing the work. You will feel overwhelmed. You will feel confused. And I know it's a big ask, but hear me out? Don't give up on yourself. Be consistent in showing up for yourself because you deserve that kind of love. Growing pains are just that, painful. But if you can endure the pain, you will find the beauty. You will find yourself.
YOUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY IS NEVER ENDING
If no one has told you this, I'm sorry to break it you... You are never fully healed. You are always learning, growing, and evolving. And with the destination of your journey being to self, how can you ever reach your destination when it is ever evolving?
Funny story, I had been doing my shadow work and really proud of my progress with remembering my repressed memories & allowing myself to actually feel those emotions. I thought I had unlocked another level. A few days later I am triggered by someone close to me. It hurt. Not the trigger, but my ego. I thought I was completely past it. I thought I had worked through it and was good, so how am I still being triggered?
Let my experience be your reminder that healing is not linear. Your spiritual journey is your own. It is not to be rushed. It is not for others to understand. It is yours, and yours alone. So try to enjoy it, and don't forget to learn something along the way!
And if you need a guide, I'm around...