Shawntal's Inner Eye
I've been thinking about spirituality, and what it means to me. Over the past few years of my exploration of it, I've gone all over different states of being, in regards to what it means to be spiritual. I used to see it as looking a certain way, having certain things, saying certain things without having a heart understanding of what I say, and so on. My friends who were successful in showcasing their abilities were so cool. On the other end, I riddled myself with doubts and fears about my own abilities, because I couldn't access them the way that my friends were.
It took a lot of alone time, a lot of being called out, and being held accountable for what I was projecting, and a lot of patience and self love, forgiveness, and encouragment to get me to where I currently am, in my journey.
There are many different ways in which we can access spiritual connection. For me, I know now that I am most successful in my attempts to connect with spirit when I go through physical means first. This is why things like yoga, dance, singing, and other creative endeavours are so important to me. I can really 'feel it' when I haven't t engaged in any of these activities for a while. I often bask in the after effects of my time with these activities. My whole being feels a potent, yet subtle buzz from the connection I establish through one of these means. My ego takes a back seat, as I create the space for full freedom to be, to experience, and to allow spirit to flow through me, as it wishes. I am still in command of my Being, but I also bring in the finer, lighter energies of joy, of gratitude, and flow.
Everyone has their own way of connecting to Source. What works for me, may be ineffective for you. I find it super important to bring inward the experiences we have; to integrate them, and to take honest stock of where you are, on your journey.
We are already equipt with everything we require to live great lives, and to do great things. What our work is, is to discover and decipher how we best operate. We all know when something is genuinely good for us, and when we are being most authentic in our thoughts, words, and actions. Continued in comments...