posted on Jul, 11 2016 @ 09:37 PM
So you've had something of an existential crisis? Or simply had a bash a meditating (whatever THAT means). What next? Well, dive into the murky
depths of new age BS, seems like the only viable option right? They're the only ones who will talk about anything openly. THEN what, what is what,
why are the practices so different? Which one is for you? Take your pick? Mix it up, little bit of everything? Dedicate to what your mate is into,
because they're vegan or something? ... ?!?!?!
Some people say things like 'it doesn't matter which path you choose, so long as you stick to it'. For me, nothing could be further from the
truth. For me, reserch and deep introspection on my family history and geneology has been the single most fruitful spiritual practice ever. That,
and the ability to shift your conciousness to your heart. Without these two cornerstones, you are likely to flounder around in a world of
ego-spiritualism which is, essentially, the dark side. You may experience ego-death, and think the monster stays dead. It doesn't, and when you
think it is dead, that is when it has taken control.
For the record, I'm cringing at my preachy tone here and I'm well aware that clinging to ANY conclusion in this field is futile at best. Just some
recent realisations on time I have wasted, when my brothers and sisters have been right there, under my nose, all along.
If I were to write a 3 step guide, spirituality for dummies shall we say... (no offence, I'm writing this mostly for catharsis and clarity of
1 - Contact your higher self, learn to navigate the distinctions in your internal monologue. Most legit paths have this as lesson one, if your
teacher demands loyalty over personal soveriegnty then the are a charlaton, ego. They can S**t off.
2 - Know your family history, there may be some suprises! I know some who's path is pure, others have many paths converging in themselves. Try to
engage in dialogue with your higher self about who you really are. BREAK THE RULES, use any tool that works to find a mental state where this
dialogue is possible.
3 - HEART. Shifting your awareness to locations other than your brain is paramount. The brain is full of your own and other peoples thoughts. Avoid
confusion by 'thinking' from the heart. The first tingles of this will feel like a subtle intuition, train this and you will be able to listen to a
clear signal from your true self, through your heart. It can guide you through the ANYTHING. Oh and btw, that all consuming rage you feel, that's
good, that is your fuel, let it guide you through the darkness with flames of passionate creativity.
I suppose some knowledge of chakras and astral travel may come in handy, but without these 3 steps, you will be part of the problem rather than the
Yikes, hit me!