Being a Spiritual person is not as intense and complicated as we are led to believe. How many people have brought the latest self help book and then 4 weeks later it ends up leaning against the exercise bike you brought last fall to get rid of the christmas pounds. Both covered with good intentions and a few hundred cobwebs.
But did you know you do not have to go to a monastry to learn how to meditate? You can read a good book, paint a master piece, ride a bike in nature or go for a walk along the beach. It is not about torturing yourself by placing your legs in positions which cut of all blood circulation or going to another dimension and meeting Elvis. The movie Happy Gilmour summed it up best it is about going to your happy place. It is about being at peace no matter what chaos is around you. Some of us find it when we garden, some when we paint others can simply close their eyes to the world and take themselves to the place of their most happiest memories. You do not have to meditate for hours on end if all it takes is 5 minutes of closing your eyes to bring you back into balance then maybe this is all you need.
The second misconception is the pathway someone else took will bring you the same results maybe but maybe not. A lot of people go into things with high expectations and then when it doesn’t pan how the book or person said it would they are left feeling inadequate. If you are a religious person you might ponder the fact God didn’t give the same tools to all the people who helped shape the story of the bible. If you are not a religious person you might contemplate some people can use a drill while others end up in the emergency ward. It is simply about finding the right tools that you can work with and here is a little secret you can pick and choose and even swap them. If you think a zen meditation will help you but you really like the pagan concepts of Mother Earth then combine the two go out in the Forrest and sit against a tree to meditate. I am sure the New Age police will not arrest you for being creative.
Then there is manifestation another ‘Oh I tried to visualise a porche but all I got was a headache’. Remember the saying ‘A journey begins with a single step’ it doesn’t have to be any more complicated than taking a single step towards your goal everyday. When you go on a trip you start by finding the best airfare, getting passports, book accomodation and so on. So would it not make sense if you wanted a porche you would get a job which paid more you would budget maybe go back to school to increase your qualifications. If you wanted to shift towns you would find out what rents were like in the new place what your living expenses would be what the jobs were like then you would implement a plan step by step. Maybe go visit and line up a job maybe think about a different job look at units. And here is another little secret to ponder if you do not know who you are at the core of your being all you will manifest is an illusion. If you haven’t done the work the healing the acknowledgment of your realities you are going to create a superficial dream world. And here is another thing to contemplate in all my years as a Medium I have yet to see anyone slip a Mercedes Benz through the pearly gates.
The greatest gift you will ever be given is your next breathe. It is that simple. And if you can wrap your head around the fact there are no guarentees there might be another one then you will know what being a spiritual person means. It is a walk of gratitude one where each moment becomes important because there may not be another one. We push our mortality aside in this society it is the forbidden topic as we rush to plastic surgeons and gyms to keep the illusion of youth alive. As a Medium I know how many words never get spoken because we always take for granted that next breath. It amazes me people do not get it….it being this: If it needs to be said say it now if you want to do it do it now if you need to fix it fix it now.
So take a breathe slow down find your happy place tell your loved ones how much they mean to you, pack the family up and spend the day at the zoo. Oh and phone your mother! If you do all of these things you are living a spiritual life see not that complicated after all!