Mind Over Matter: Overcoming Limitation

Our beliefs, thought processes, perspectives and mindsets can influence our physical reality. From the friends we hang around to the T.V. shows we watch, we are constantly manifesting the reality of which we subjectively experience. It is very important to be self-aware to be able to connect with your higher self, for then you can see past the illusion of limitation. Here are some ways of overcoming limitations- on a mental and physical scale.

 

#1) Follow up thoughts & ideas with action

Do you or have you ever had a cool idea for something, but feel that there is something stopping you from seeing that idea all the way through? It could be that you are setting a limitation on yourself. This is one of the biggest traps we all have fallen in at some point in time. As time goes on, that idea collects more and more dust, until it is either forgotten, or it’s pushed to the back of your mind.to prevent this, you must take action as soon as you have that idea pop into your head. The best way to do this is to invest some time  (a day or two at the very least) into researching  whatever it may be that your idea is. Research is excellent because once the time comes to bring that idea to life, you aren’t jumping in feeling lost, confused, and impatient.  If a challenge comes up, it can be seen as a growing experience and less so of a setback.

 

#2) Be able to change your mindset

If not the most useful skill to learn, being able to change your mindset is one of the best skills to learn. This skill follows you wherever you go, and it can be used in ANY situation, circumstance, or scenario! Being able to change your mindset is a skill that comes down to a few things. Having an open mind, patience, understanding, and empathy all come together to create an entirely new mindset-one that is completely adaptable. With your ability to change your mindset, success is understood completely, judgement is non-existent, and most of all you bring so much value to the lives of everyone you come in contact with. Your skill is absolutely life changing to say the very least.  Imagine what you are truly capable of! don’t limit yourself because of your core beliefs or perspectives. adapt them all for an unparalleled perception of reality!

 

#3) Don’t victimize yourself

I was stuck in this stage basically all of my life. For all of my problems or issues, I’d blame the circumstance, scenario, location, other person-I’d blame anything and everything but myself. I did not stop for a second and think, “Why do I whine and complain about everything”? “Why do I blame everyone for everything that goes wrong”? I continued to live my life peachy keen until I started a business with my best friend. There were lots of dead ends and challenges, and as I did in the past I shut down and blamed him, the business, and my circumstances for why nothing was going anywhere. It was then that I had a sudden realization. It all had come to me at once! I had realized that the reason everything seemed chaotic was because of ME. I didn’t take responsibility for myself. I had been blaming everyone but myself for my unhappiness and my frustration. I had two choices- I could either sit here and continue to bitch, whine and pout while not ever progressing  or growing, or I could bite the bullet, stop getting into my emotions, and step up to the plate and take full responsibility for my actions, thoughts, and reactions. The moral of the story is this: Don’t victimize yourself. You aren’t hurting anyone but yourself, and you make progression and growth ten times harder for yourself. Rather, look at life and the challenges that follow as opportunities of development and growth. Ya don’t need to put a cap on yo’ dome, you know what i’m sayin’?

 

#4) Flow…but know where to direct it

Life flows. Life is similar to a stream that leads down to a mountain’s basin. Life is also however, not meant to be sat on without making some risks, changes, nor putting in mad effort and hard work. The stream will always be flowing forward, dont’ you worry. Now whether you want to flow into rocks, debris, or off the waterfall is completely up to you. While you cannot flow in reverse, you can direct the direction in which you flow forwards. As you redirect your current, you will also come across resistance, obstacle, sharp ass rocks, and a big, mad mamma bear ready to murk your shit. Don’t let these things phase you, as you can drift around the bear, and you can power through the debris and rocks on the sediment. Remember the end goal. It does not matter what comes up or pops up, since they’re in that same flow as you. The flow is continuous, just be sure to steer left or right when needed!

 

#5) Perseverance

Perseverance will always prevail. No matter the task, challenge, obstacle, if you persevere, You will, oh hold up my bad. YOU WILL ACHIEVE WHATEVER IT IS YOU SET YOUR MIND TO! Now, to  persevere also means you must understand patience. You must have patience for that drive, for that passion. Nothing great happens overnight, But if you persevere through those cold, long nights, before you know it (sometimes even realize), you will look up, back, then forward again and say to yourself, “Damn. I remember planning and working towards all of this….worked so hard that I forgot that growth and challenge was going to be hard”! Nothing feels greater than seeing all those long days of research, hard work, determination, effort, passion, patience and perseverance right in front of you. Congratulations!!!

 

 

Now, there are obviously many, many more ways that you can lift the veils of limitations, but these are the five ways that I can directly relate to everyone. Trial and Error should be expected-greatness develops and is not instantly manifested. Don’t fret if others seem “ahead” of you. Remember, we all grow and develop at different paces. We all have our shot at life, and it’s solely up to each and every one of us to reach our fullest potential- and a great start is lifting barriers and limitations that society and ourselves set on…. well, ourselves! Keep going, you’ve got this.

 

 

 

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7 Tools You Need For Spiritual Growth

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.

 #7 Self-Awareness

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.

#5 Research

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.

#4 Meditation

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.

#2 Patience

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.

#1 Faith

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.

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3 things you experience on a spiritual journey

Yo! Do y’all ever think to yourself, and/or about your spiritual journey and wonder, “Am I really on the right track”? Well, this is a question that i’m sure most of us have asked ourselves at some point or another. By nature, us Humans are very curious creatures, and with that curiosity, comes the desire for a confirmation, or simply an answer. these next 3 “signs” are what you can look for, to be a bit more sure of things and yourself in the grand scheme of things.

 

Synchronicities

Ah, good ol’ synchronicities. Have you ever had a time where you were with a friend or two, and as you guys are discussing something spiritual, one of you goes and says, “Man, I bet that we are ALL connected in some sort of deep, intricate way”, and right after one of you say that, that street light next to you guys suddenly turns on? That was no coincidence, that was a synchronicity. Synchronicities, from our experience, are “meaningful coincidences” that occur very shortly or instantaneously after something is done, said, or acted out upon. These meaningful coincidences aresmall events that can be reassurance that you’re onto something!

 

 

Magic

No, not the bibbidi bobbidi shit you see in the Disney movies. I mean MAGIC. Things will happen to you or around you that will most likely have you thinking, “How in the actual fuck”?? These things can vary from seeing something that should very clearly and obviously not be in a particular place/setting/enviroment,etc. You could have been hella blazing and then ask, “Where’s the lighter?”, only for that shit to suddenly be in your jacket pocket you never, ever use, only for you to get up to ANOTHER damned lighter falling out of the wrinkles of your shirt UNDER your jacket.

 

 

Triggered Events

Say you JUST started your spiritual awakening, and all of a sudden, within the first week, you meet a witch, learn magick is real, sense your first spiritual entity, and learn that there is so much more to reality than you previously thought. These are all Triggered Events. events such as these are events that are thrown in your journey, to help change your perspective, or to give you a higher perspective. These ‘bigger than life’ events are the sole events that totally and can very well change your world view, your understanding, or even further your curiosity for…well, consciousness!!

 

 

Although these descriptions are brief, these are some of the most common things that individuals experience on their spiritual awakening/spiritual journey. These things vary from person to person, however, these 3 encounters are things that are most commonly shared experiences between individuals. Have you ever had one, two, or even all 3 of the things mentioned above happen to you? Do you have an expirience that is seperate or different from these all together? Let us know in the comments below, fam! On that note, take care, and I hope all of you have a very awesome rest of your week. Peace!