In this blog post I will share with you the 3 biggest bullshits I have found throughout my spiritual journey.
I had my first conscious awakening experience in late 2014. Since then, I have embarked in an incredible journey. I say incredible, because I believe that in the end the positive outweigh the negative aspects of spiritual growth. This doesn’t mean, however, that the human spiritual journey is always pleasurable.
Despite what the mainstream portrays, a spiritual journey is, more often than not, accompanied by painful experiences. That’s why we say we grow spiritually… we learn from the negative aspects and we transform ourselves accordingly.
While on a spiritual journey, it is only natural to seek guidance and look outside for the “truth”. I find that beautiful and I believe it is part of our own personal quest. There are, however, some bullshits in mainstream spirituality which can block our spiritual development. Here are three of what I think to be the three biggest bullshits I have found along my way:
Bullshit Number #3: Lovey Dovey Mindset
I believe we need to tame our negative thoughts in order to live a better life. Nonetheless, this does not mean that we are supposed to suppress or ignore our negative thoughts and emotions. If we can feel a lot of different emotions from the most positive to the most negative, it is because our emotions serve as signs and teachers. If we pay attention to what we feel and think, we will understand what needs to be healed and what lessons we need to master.
Bullshit Number #2: Find Your Guru
Some people act as if they were more advanced than others and they can make entire groups of people gravitate around them as if their spiritual enlightenment depended on that. Some state they don’t want to be spiritual leaders or gurus but the truth is that they keep that image going on, even if at an unconscious level. Learning from others who are in different stages of their spiritual development is very important. However, following gurus or any other type of spiritual leader in a blind way can’t do any good for you because they become the medium between you and God or any other energy system you believe in. One of the goals of our human spiritual development is to realise that we can have direct access to that energy and that each individual only reflects one aspect or side of Reality.
Bullshit Number #1: The Enlightened Ones
There is a lot of controversy around the topic of enlightenment. Some people consider their very first conscious experience of awakening to be the pure “enlightenment” experience and that once enlightened there is no turn around. Based on what I read and on my own experience, I believe that enlightenment is a process and a cumulative result of several awakening moments. I recommend to always doubt of people who claim to be “enlightened” or to have received “enlightenment” because more often than not you can still find a lot of ego issues within them. Pay attention no only to their words, but also to their attitudes and intentions. Energy never lies.
If you liked this post, consider watching the YouTube video with the same title – you will find in there some other bits that haven’t been mentioned in this blog post. And last but not least: what other bullshits do you find in mainstream spirituality?