Spiritual awakening is a deeply personal experience that can be transformative and life-changing.
However, with the increasing popularity of spirituality, there has also been an influx of misconceptions and myths surrounding the concept.
Many people may approach spiritual awakening with preconceived notions or unrealistic expectations, leading to disappointment or confusion.
In this blog, we will explore the difference between spiritual awakening and spiritual myths and uncover the truth behind the hype. By understanding the reality of spiritual awakening, we can embrace its true potential for personal growth and fulfilment.
Using spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks.
Those engaged in it often do so unaware, using spiritual practices to numb themselves or to avoid what's real,
We need to understand we are here to feel, to learn, to heal & not to run away from them. We have to use pain as a tool to grow.
Trap of Superiority:
This manifests as the tendency to "look down" upon others who are not as "consciously advanced" or "awakened." The trap of superiority can be seen as a subtle feeling of "being better" than others who aren't "spiritual." In more extreme cases, this trap can appear as the tendency to lash out at people who are still "asleep," "blind" or "sheep" of society.
We need to remember that everyone is doing the best they can at their level of
When the time comes, they will awaken too.
Relying on External Answers:
As we progress through our spiritual paths it is normal, and beneficial, for us to seek out external support. Reading books, attending workshops and seminars, going to retreats, practicing holistic techniques, and getting a personal guru all help us experience spiritual growth. However, after a while, it is common for us to become too dependent on external answers for our freedom and happiness.
Don't forget to look within you. Your higher self will always be your best guru.
Avoiding Everyday Responsibilities:
Some people get so infatuated with the spiritual path that they avoid dealing with ordinary affairs. This form of escapism can lead to leeching off others, not paying bills, evading taxes, obsessing with "living off the grid," etc. When avoiding everyday responsibilities is worn as a badge of being consciously elevated or "more spiritual."
This is a form of egotism.
We need to be humble and recognise that ordinary daily life is the perfect place to spiritually grow and mature.
Once we have awoken out of the "matrix" it is common for us to desperately want our loved ones and fellow peers to awaken.
We can see how much pain and delusion other people are in, and that riles up in us the intense desire to "show them the truth."
Trying to force others to wake up ends up harming both ourselves and others & this trap generates a lot of anger and misunderstanding which results in further ego ensnarement, sabotaging our spiritual growth.Let people wake up when they are ready.
The Messiah Complex is adopted by people who feel a sense of superiority to the rest of humanity. Their sense of being "spiritually elevated" can make them feel as though they are destined to fix the world. This perception also leads to an inflated ego's sense of
"specialness" and "self-importance."
This will soon evolve into a Martyr Complex.
Martyrs believe they must "bear the burdens" of others. By "carrying" other people's pain, Martyrs bypass taking responsibility for their own happiness and enable other people's immature behaviour.
It is important to separate reality from myth in order to approach spiritual awakening with a clear and grounded perspective. By debunking common misconceptions and embracing the truth behind the hype, we can cultivate a deeper understanding of spiritual awakening and its potential benefits.
Whether you are just beginning your spiritual journey or have been practicing for years, remember to stay open-minded, curious and non-judgmental in order to fully experience the wonder and beauty of spiritual awakening.
With love & gratitude,