“We are not human beings in search of a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings immersed in a human experience.” ~ Wayne Dyer
If you have been on the spiritual path for a while, and feel like you are spinning your wheels in life, not clear on your direction, here is a suggestion for you (and I am speaking from experience!).
Perhaps you have become TOO spiritual! Yes, indeed! Maybe you have forgotten what it is like just to be a human being, just a dude or dudette, living on planet earth.
Maybe for a month try tucking your spiritual growth books away and replacing them with some juicy novels! Adventure, romance…hmmm!!
Or turn off your nightly guru talks, and instead tune into a hilarious comedy! After all, you are the guru first and foremost! You may not need to look to him or her as much as you think.
Instead of meditating and saying your nightly mantras, go volunteer for a worthy cause. Remember what it is like to be amongst the people, rather than separated by what can be a spiritual ego.
Instead of avoiding the news, as many spiritual people do, maybe watch it. Find out what is going on in our collective community. You are part of it after all.
Instead of going to yet another personal growth course, arrange a games night with your friends. The joy and camaraderie that you experience may be much more valuable than another five days of intensive inquiry.
Instead of waiting for the law of attraction to bring you what you want, do something practical. Create a business plan, hire a web designer, take regular courageous action steps towards your dream. It’s ok to take action, and it is vital that it is grounded in earthly practicality!
Instead of thinking money and corporations are bad, why not celebrate them! After all, you are wearing Nike sneakers, and without them you wouldn’t be able to get to your next yoga class as easily. And without money, you would not be able to buy all that fresh organic produce!
Speaking of food, maybe you have become too rigid in how you are eating. Try a very human 80/20 rule, and give yourself permission to have the odd glass of wine or down a scrumptious sundae. YUM!!
Remind yourself that attachments don’t serve us, including our attachments to our spiritual choices. As soon as we become rigid in any practice, we must look to the other side of the teeter-totter for balance.
So, bottom line, remember what it is like to be a human. It is only through the human experience that you will find your spiritual path. The body houses the spirit, and by anchoring in it and our human experience more, we will find that our spiritual paths light up for us more easily.
We may find that we don’t have to work as hard to make things happen if we just enjoy the simple pleasures of the human experience more.
Enjoy being the Dudes and Dudettes you are!
PS… Special thanks to my big sis Natalie for reminding me to come down to earth when I got a little too spiritual years ago! Thanks Sis!!
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