Spirituality is a practice
A few blogs ago, we recognized that spirituality is at the core of everything in existence including each one of us. We also established that there is no exclusivity to spirituality; everybody has the same spiritual potential irrespective of her particular religious devotion.
Yet, if this is all true, then why isn’t this planet healthy? Why isn’t there enough food to eat for everybody? Why isn’t there peace? Because manifesting oneself as a spiritual Being is a choice – spiritual potential does not imply spiritual reality.
How often do you feel frustrated with a person or situation? And in that moment, do you feel like being all Zen and peaceful-like? Do you even think about it? Probably not! In a moment of emotional stirring you somewhat feel entitled to your feelings, don’t you? But why? You are supposed to be this spiritual Being?!? So what’s the problem?
Truth be told, it is so much easier to be friendly and forthcoming, charming and interested when we are feeling good, positive or at ease.
But boy isn’t it so much harder to stay cool and collected, calm and under control when the heat is on! (And yes, you must always feel all emotions unconditionally but that’s a different blog ;0) )
Spirituality is a practice!!!
It is a conscious choice again and again and again, for the rest of your life – a journey of consciousness one might say. The practice of spirituality is all about an awareness of you, preferably on all levels of yourself. It is an awareness of choosing the right frame of mind, the frame of mind that will be supportive to you and others. It is an awareness of right and wrong in the context of what will lead you to being more spiritual rather than less.
You know when you are choosing something that will affect another Being or yourself in a negative way. You know when you are reacting. You know when you are being impatient. You know when you can’t say “No” even though you wanted to. You know when you are closing up… etc. And if you don’t know yourself that well yet or you don’t care about the effects of your choices, then this is opportunity for you to want to pay closer attention to yourself, because life has a way of pushing one into growth, like it or not. This is when one has to learn certain lessons the hard way. This is, by the way, also apart of the spiritual practice.
We must evolve. It is inevitable. Sooner or later everybody will, in this lifetime or another.
You don’t even have to call this practice “spiritual”. But why wait for the universe to hold the mirror up to your face when you are much better of practicing to be a better version of you by your choosing? Focusing on this awareness and monitoring your frame of mind can actually be really fun, exciting and super cool. It isn’t easy but it certainly is empowering and it will free you into heights you could have not imagined.
But who am I really kidding… hi hi hi … we all need spirituality in our lives, yes we do! Without it we are incomplete! Why? Because you ARE a spiritual Being. You are IT! The more you practice, the more of IT you ARE. That’s the practice in a nutshell. So lets practice being spiritual… LOL!!!
Imagine yourself as the true you, the real you, and how does the true and infinite all-wise, all-knowing you handle, welcome and accept lives challenges? You are off to a great start when you ask yourself, “ What would the fearless me, the courageous me, the unconditional me, the light me do in this moment?”
It is not easy and hence takes PRACTICE YAY ;0)… because we are so used to what we know and what we are comfortable with. It takes practice to NOT do the same old same old again and again… ;0)))
But practicing to be the “real you” will make you feel light and grounded at the same time. It will give you courage you never had before.
It will change your life for the better, it will change you for the better.
What do you have to loose, is what you are holding onto really worth it?
Take it easy, feel and observe!
By the way, this “practice” I am referring to may happen in the midst of real life situations. You may sit on the bus or subway, stand in line at the grocery store, drive your car or do the dishes. It is a general self reflection, unconditionally of course. Take yourself in and direct your self supportive thoughts toward the great and infinite possibility YOU!
NO stress, just you practicing to focus on being better; That in itself will stir up and begin shifting just like the “domino effect” all areas of your life for the better.
All the blessings to you and yours,
Love and Light, Britta