Spirituality and money are things that people think about frequently, however, I think most often in regards to the law of attraction and thus attracting money. The idea is that you attract what you focus on, so people think that if you think about money you’ll attract money. It doesn’t quite work that simply though. Many people hold negative underlying feelings towards money: e.g., “money is the root of all evil,” or, “people who have a lot of power and money are most often evil.” These two beliefs are simply not true. Money is just a physical manifestation of the energy that we give out and receive in order to get what we want in life (material goods and services). However, these core beliefs often block people from attracting money. Refocus your beliefs about money, and about why you deserve money. Either way, the law of attraction with regards to money is not the main focus of this post. Rather, I want to discuss how some people think that in order to be “spiritual” you need to spend lots of money on “spiritual things.”
I constantly meet many people who are new to their own spiritual awakening, which is really exciting and always makes me feel really happy inside! I was there once, and I felt that all the things that were happening to me were just some crazy manifestation of my imagination. (It wasn’t, and now I’m farther along on my journey and I’m reaching new levels of communicating with spirit, guides, and source, which is really fun!) I understand what it’s like to see colours differently for the first time, or to see energies flying around the room for the first time! It’s really exciting and feels surreal. It really is magic in the finest sense. There is so much magic and wonder in the world, and unfortunately it’s often overshadowed by politics and consumerism.
With that being said, spirituality isn’t about having the coolest deck of tarot cards, or the largest collection of tarot cards. It’s not about who has the most expensive, most colorful yoga pants. Spirituality isn’t about spending all of your money on psychic readings and becoming reliant on others telling you how to live your life. There are so many amazing intuitive coaches and teachers out there, and of course I encourage you to go have an experience with one that resonates with you, as it surely will be a mind-blowing experience. It’s important to connect with other like-minded people when you are beginning your spiritual journey, as often it can feel like a lonely road where you begin to wonder if there are others out there experiencing the same things as you. However, there comes a time in your spiritual journey where it’s important to become independent. It’s important to recognize if you are spending money frivolously on readings, books, objects, and the like rather than taking your spirituality into your own hands.
Recognizing your own spirituality is about empowering yourself. It’s not about relying on others to tell you whether you’re on the right path or not. You can know whether you’re on the right track just by merely going inward and feeling the sensations of your emotions. Your physical body is a guide for you to understand whether you are in alignment with your soul and your current path. You don’t need to spend lots of money to realize where you need to be and what you need to be doing at a specific time.
As I’ve come to understand the world around me in new ways, I’ve also come to realize that it’s okay to not know where you’re heading. Although, as I’ve developed certain intuitive abilities over the last few years, it is most often easier to see where I’m heading and what steps I need to take in order to get to where I want to be. The key elements in understanding your own path are going inward, becoming objective in the way you view your life (which is sometimes really hard), and most importantly, being PATIENT. Everything that you desire will come to you at some point if you take the steps necessary to attain your goals. However, knowing when and how to be patient is so important in unblocking your desires from coming to you. Also, recognizing that there are many different paths to getting to where you want to be is important too.
You don’t need to spend money on lots of external objects in order to become more psychic. We all have these abilities. Whether you were born with incredibly strong intuitive abilities, or you are new to developing them, you have the ability to do it yourself through meditation and intention. Simply ask your guides to connect with you. You will be able to discern for yourself what medium is best for you to connect with your guides and higher self. For example, since I am a writer, I find that writing and meditation are the best ways for me to connect with my guides. Whether I slip into a meditative state in the shower or while I brush my teeth, or I actually sit down and meditate for a little while, this is one of the best ways I have found to connect with my guides and higher self.
Another important note: since I, like many people, either turned off my intuitive abilities as a child or was not born with super strong senses (e.g., the ability to see spirit), it has taken me a few years to develop these abilities. So be patient with yourself, because if your intentions are clear and you do the inner work, you can definitely develop your intuition (and probably faster than you think!) Time is accelerating, and people are manifesting things in their lives at a faster rate than before! A veil is thinning, and people are waking up. So don’t think that you need to spend all of this money on spiritual things and knickknacks to be spiritual. Simply create a routine for yourself where you have a certain amount of time each day that you dedicate to connecting with your higher self.
It doesn’t matter how you connect, what matters is that you do so frequently!
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