Spirituality is all the rage now. If you are spiritual, you are in Vogue. Yet, many don’t have a clue what Spirituality is. Spirituality seduces many with the promise of achieving a state of permanent bliss or enlightenment. Many believe that reading a few books, by some of today’s Spiritual Gurus, is the ticket to Nirvana. Others, who’ve been on a Spiritual journey for years, feel discouraged by their jobs, dysfunctional relationships, or financial instability. For others, Spirituality is seen as propaganda that undermines the teachings of their religion of choice. Spirituality isn’t seen for what it really is – an invitation to remember that we are free and we always have been.
Let me take a few minutes to simplify and demystify spirituality. The result of a spiritual journey is freedom. Freedom from the illusion that we are powerless, insignificant or unworthy; freedom from our small-minded and dis-empowering thoughts; and freedom from limitations (self-imposed or imposed by those who are not free themselves.) This freedom releases us to be our true and authentic self. When we become aware of this freedom there is no option but to let go of the excuses that bind us to unhealthy relationships, un-rewarding careers, or unfulfilled lives, and move us beyond what we believe about ourselves.
True Spirituality is about deliberately undergoing the transformation that takes us from being a caterpillar, living in a cozy cocoon, to becoming the butterfly that knows no boundaries, as it gazes into the infinite sky on its virgin flight.
Spirituality is an invitation to reclaim our magnificence. Our joy. Our peace. Our truth - that we are ALL created equal and ALL born free. When we forget this truth we conform to what others think about us and we unknowingly shrink ourselves into smallness; we settle for the comfort of fitting in, being liked, or feeling safe, instead of risking the uncertainty of taking flight.
I promise you, all you need to do is reclaim your power if you desire freedom. This desire begins your transformation from a caterpillar into a butterfly, and you’ll discover that all along you’ve had wings. You simply forgot you were born free while you remained in your cocoon. So go ahead, flap those wings. Fly high and be free!
Everyone wants freedom. How do you achieve this? Stay tuned for my next post.