If you’re just starting out on a Spiritual Journey, we feel you. It’s extremely overwhelming as it is beautiful. You’ve either seen, heard, felt or experienced phenomena that contradict everything you stand for and believe in. You’ve been exposed to the metaphysical side of reality and you have questions, realizations, confusion, and you want some guidance. It’s okay to seek help from people that have been through it. Here are some of our greatest tools on adapting to this new transition. However, keep an open mind because everyone learns differently.
This is arguably the most important piece of spirituality as a whole. You’re reality is merely a reflection of your subconscious beliefs, opinions, fears, and desires. During your Journey you’ll come face to face with some of your deepest insecurities and past traumas. It’s not all psychedelics and euphoria. You’ll have to experience heaven and hell. As well as the fact that they both reside within you, constantly manifesting into different forms. One of the biggest roadblocks in any journey of enlightenment is one’s own ego. You have to be aware of your own faults and illusions to be able to grow and connect with your higher-self. Self-awareness leads to self-awareness, which leads to just overall greater awareness of life and your place in this universe. The hardest part is actually owning up to your own bullshit. Mistakes are learning lessons, and faults our just opportunities to grow your soul. Playing the victim and validating every move may feel good in the short-term, but at the end of the day you are just stunting your own potential.
#6 An Open Mind
Lets be frank, When shit starts happening that challenges your beliefs you have two options. You can curl up back into the comfort zones of ignorance, or you can lift the veil and embrace a new reality. We are part of a great awakening in humanity, and a new conscious awareness is starting to emerge. As a whole our species is about to shift and a crazy new direction, and you can resist it or flow with it. Things are getting pretty strange and alot of old institutions and ways of thinking are being challenged. Thats why its good to be open minded and able to accept new information as its presented. Adaptability is one of humanities greatest strengths. Without an open mind we wouldn’t have all of the amenities we enjoy today. Ancient paradigms had to be dismantled to make way for a new and improved world.
This is the most overlooked aspect of a lot of spiritual journeys. While experience is the ultimate teacher, research can provide you a road map and stability. Occult knowledge is extremely difficult if not impossible to understand for the uninitiated mind. Without doing research into alternative history, most concepts will seem too abstract or even invisible. Sometimes the answers to your problems are right in front of you but it just takes the proper awareness to see it. Research provides that awareness, as long as the seeker remains vigilante to disinformation. As a seeker of knowledge, it is important to take what you find with a grain of salt because you will not find the full answer from a single source.
This topic has been beaten to death by many Spiritual “Gurus” because its the cornerstone of all self-discovery. We could talk about all of the crazy thing like samadhi, astral projection, OBE’s and all the other stuff in a later article. For now you can check out our previous entry on meditation here. But for now we’ll just state a few basic fundamental practices for beginners. Firstly, you need proper expectations of the outcome. You wont be a levitating, fire shootin’, unfuckwithable yogi master in your first few weeks or even months sometimes. You will however notice a change in the way you handle stress and cope with emotions in the same day. Though you most likely wont actually reach a trance like state until you practice with some consistency, meditation brings wonderful benefits to your life and health. Even if you aren’t into spirituality, meditation gives you much more control over your mind & body.
#3 A Spiritual Network
Speaking of Spiritual Networks, we found this great site called Soulstradamus.com for this exact thing, you should check it out ;). Shameless self-promotion aside, Having other humans around that understand your “crazy” ideas and maybe have even seen strange happenings with you is invaluable for learning and coping. Especially when some “unbelievable” events occur, its good to have a witness so who can confirm your sanity (or psychic powers). One of the most difficult parts of the journey is when old friendships start to decay and you outgrow your old group of friends. This is normal and necessary to make way for your soul tribe. Don’t worry, the ones that are meant to be in your life will stay with you but parasitic connections will be destroyed in favor of more symbiotic relationships. You will find people that will open the doorway to all new experiences and perspectives. Besides, it’s always good to take a tip or two from someone who is experienced. They can guide you in the right direction and help you avoid the land mines on the way.
Probably the hardest tool to cultivate in modern society where everything is instant, but without this you’ll burn yourself out or even start to lose your mind. Everything happens in divine timing and only when you’re ready. If you’re not aware of this —or just don’t actually apply this mindset— you’ll be thrown around like an emotional rag doll. Remember this is just a part of the journey and its only until you learn the lessons that need to be learned. Progression in spirituality takes time and you’ll frustrate yourself trying to rush things. Patience was actually the hardest lesson for me so far on my journey. I would often get frustrated or upset over the smallest rocks and bumps along the way until DeAndre pointed out before my very eyes that I was only hindering myself with all that anger and irritation that followed with hardship, challenge, and change. I could not honestly say that I would not be where I am today if I hadn’t cultivated this skill.
The basis for divinity and the onset of synchronicity, faith is arguably the key to the ignition of any spiritual journey or experience. It’s the only thing that separates the Gnostic from the agnostic. And this is probably the most difficult concept for an atheist to grasp. These higher powers don’t exist on our realm of perception but we do have ways to “perceive” them. Our pineal gland is basically like a receptor for the spiritual world and it is then interpreted through our emotions. This is why sometimes when in the presence of greater entities you may cry, sneeze, or feel a certain way but be able to provide physical causes. Why certain events and synchronicity occur that may seem like coincidence from the outside but send you a powerful message on a personal level. Why meditation and other spiritual practice lead to incredible transformations within us. Faith moves us closer to divinity while doubt and skepticism keep us trapped in ego. After all faith requires surrender and not everyone is able to handle the idea of a power greater than themselves.