Over Spiritualizing My Life Part 2: 3 Tips for Staying Balanced and Grounded — Late joining this series? Catch up on Part 1!
If you are between worlds like me, it can be hard to immerse yourself in the physical world.
In being so empathic, which we all have inside us, sometimes it’s easier for me to hide out in my spiritual bubble of practices and rituals because a. it feels so good, and b. can be a way to numb myself from the human experiences that can be a way to real sometimes.
The problem with this as I mentioned in my previous post, is that we have to come back. I mean, you have a choice, so do I, but bills must be paid, and our bodies fed and nourished. Plus, unless we are living in seclusion, it’s kind of hard to avoid people in general. For me, this was especially true because I have three children under the age of 18 a dog to take care of. I am also gifted to have my parents still living.
It took me time to figure out how to integrate my spiritual world with my physical world, which was also a must if I was going to fulfill my soul’s purpose to help others.
I actually found that those I was running from to hop on my spiritual cloud, were the same ones I needed to connect with so that I could best help them. But being on my own, off high in the other realms, no one could relate to me. I had detached too much from my humanness and no longer, able to serve my audience because they couldn’t find me.
Energetically, I was repelling them. We were not a vibrational match.
So, I stopped drowning out the world, thinking I couldn’t engage in a very human way, in activities such as the expression of frustrations when things were happening in my life. I thought I had to keep it all secret. What I was doing instead of truly expressing myself and using my voice, was thinking, if I just kept my thoughts positive and put loving energy on it, plus understanding the lesson and learning from it, then it would go away and all would be right in the world. But there was a missing piece to this component, and I realized that I still wasn’t fine. I was just doing what I did best, suppressing it all!
I finally began to allow myself to even drink again, in moderation, which was something I had given up over a year ago. I began to reach out to my friends who I hadn’t spoken to in over six months. As we spoke, I opened up about what was going on in my life, no longer feeling that as a spiritual leader, I needed to be constantly “on” and not allowed to share my story. I felt free to talk about what was happening that wasn’t all peaches and cream in my life. I began to journal for the first time, my thoughts and feelings.
The amazing thing is that as I connected with my physical side again, it became easier to talk to people.
I was able to relate to their pain as the empath that I am, and not as a spiritual leader looking to help a congregant. I entered a very real and vulnerable place with them and saw that there was strength in that for both of us. With all that I’ve experienced, I’d love to share a few tips to help you make the transition too. See what wonderful doors open up for you when you are able to do what I did, and learn how to bring your worlds to a place of balance.
3 Tips for Staying Balanced and Grounded:
Embrace life, don’t run from it.
Take the good with the bad. Find the lesson, feel the pain and then move forward.
Spend time grounding your celestial energy.
Meditate, there are plenty of free resources on SoundCloud and YouTube. Check them out. Take walks in nature, do yoga. Yoga is not all woo-woo either. It’s actually the breath work that is done during that is so beneficial to the mind, body, and spirit.
Don’t suppress; release immediately.
And when I say this, I do not mean go off on something. Take a step back and ask yourself what it is that you are feeling, why are you feeling it, and what lessons are in this situation for you to learn from? If you do not make this time, the lessons will keep repeating themselves. You deserve more from your life than being on a hamster wheel as to offer, as there is just no forward movement.
Stay tuned for Part 3 and the conclusion of this series next week where I will share about moving forward with my spiritual growth.
Are you interested in learning more about empowerment through storytelling? If so, I invite you to connect with me and check out my mini-series that is available on my website.