There are moments in everyone’s spiritual journey when we feel stuck. We awaken to universal truths about our existence and then, all of a sudden, it’s like we cannot rise higher.
We become depressed and even bitter as time goes on. We lose that feeling of wonder we walked with. A part of us thinks that we have reached our spiritual limits.
But, of course, that’s just an illusion.
The reason we feel stuck is because we become too attached to a particular ideology and forget fundamental truths.
The solution to becoming unstuck is reminding ourselves of these fundamental spiritual truths.
Instead of retreating back, we need to face these truths head on and break through the spiritual blockage.
7 Fundamental Spiritual Truths:
1. There is no right way to spirituality.
The world is a spiritual portal where you carve your own path, using the unique gifts given only to you, to get to the truth that unites us all.
Just because someone applied certain methods to walk their spiritual path, does not guarantee the same will work for you.
Because we are all different as individuals, so is our spiritual journey.
Other people only serve as role models and inspiration. A wide array of methods, ideologies, techniques and adventures are waiting to be explored.
Don’t be afraid to forge your own path using a method you will create for yourself.
There is no right or wrong way. This means that whenever you feel stuck you can always change your way.
There are countless adventures you can embark on and each one will teach you something different.
2. There are no limits to spirituality.
If you feel like you’ve reached the limits to spirituality, like you know all there is to know, you get the biggest concepts of this world and everything fits in those, you miss the point.
Everything and nothing, good and evil, right and wrong, small and big, higher and lower, less and more, future and past, beginning and end… all those things are perception lenses created by the human mind to better understand the reality it exists in.
But by creating those lenses it limits itself to exist only in a reality it can understand. The truth is, there are no limits to the real reality, there are limits only in our mind.
Spirituality means freeing yourself of those limits to get a glimpse beyond the reality your mind can understand because that’s how you grow.
So if you feel like you’ve reached the limits of spirituality you have actually reached the limits of your own perception. You need to open your mind, just like when you began your awakening.
3. There’s no need to destroy yourself just to find higher consciousness.
You don’t need to destroy yourself in exchange of higher consciousness. You don’t need to cut away parts of your personality or suppress other parts that you do not like.
In fact, you need to find a way how to unite all those parts through your essence. You need to find yourself in all those parts. You need to heal to wholeness.
You don’t need to take psychedelics or other substances. You don’t need to consume anything to reach higher consciousness.
We are all naturally able to raise our consciousness, without any external factor.
For some people looking in the eyes of their loved one for a prolonged period of time can create a psychedelic experience where they find divinity.
Meditation, healthy and natural lifestyle, play, exploration of your inner and outer world, following your passions… all those things can induce higher consciousness.
In fact, awakening in such manner is always more stable than being forced by some other factor.
4. Reality isn’t fixed.
One essential element of quantum physics is ‘Probability is all we ever know.’ It further states, reality changes when it is observed or measured.
Whatever your perception of reality is, it never defines you. So, let go of worries.
You might as well let go of your “spirituality” to be fully spiritual.
5. Spirituality does not guarantee an easy life.
A spiritual path isn’t a path bereft of turmoil or struggles. In fact, it is full of difficulties and hardships, and doubts, and confusions, you name them all.
Spirituality is all about transcendence. The more you’re able to successfully overcome these things, the more you are strengthened spiritually.
If you feel like you are stuck or you’ve reached the limits of your spirituality, try doing something that you are afraid of.
You have most likely created a comfort zone that you do not like to escape and you think what’s in there is all there is so you don’t have to face your fears.
To grow spiritually means you have to face your monsters regularly, and sometimes those monsters look like fences that keep you safe from the outer world.
6. Spirituality doesn’t mean that you need to please everyone.
Kindness, compassion and gentleness are things we associate with spiritually awakened people.
But they do not practice these things to awaken, they practice these things because when you grow enough spiritually to realize where you are, you naturally want to be kind, gentle and compassionate.
However, it does not mean that that’s all you are.
Everyone gets angry from time to time. Sometimes showing compassion is not helping anybody. And gentleness does not open all the doors all the time.
Even though you acquire a different perception through your spirituality you need to use its gifts intelligently or, otherwise, you are not helping anyone.
Either you are not true to yourself or you try to look good for others. In both cases you abuse those gifts.
This is one inner battle you need to overcome. Don’t ever think that you’re being unkind when you don’t please everyone.
As a spiritual person, you clearly see things as they are. When pleasing anyone isn’t good for them, don’t do it even if it makes them hate you.
Look at this situation as a place where you need to operate out of love and compassion. Sooner or later, they’ll come to see what you mean.
After all, spirituality is about being more true to yourself. And if sometimes that means being angry, than be angry.
7. It’s not about spirituality.
The spiritual journey is not about spirituality.
The meaning of life is not about becoming more spiritual.
The purpose of it all is to bring you closer to your truth so you can live your life the way you want to.
After all, spirituality is just one segment of your life. There are a lot more things that you can do and explore. There are books you can read, passions you can follow, movies you can watch, people you can meet, stories you can hear, music you can listen to…
Do not put priority only on spirituality just because it gives you an escape from the world around you.
Everything has meaning, and thinking that something is meaningless just because you are spiritually evolved is the same as discrediting anything spiritual just because you evolved eyes to see the material world.
The physical world is infinitely big. It’s neither less nor more important than the spiritual. Both of them are equally important. They are entangled and connected with each other. Discrediting one is discrediting the essence of the other.
So if you ever feel stuck in your spiritual journey try doing something you find meaningless. Try to understand why others might like that thing.
By exploring the material world you will find ways to grow spiritually that you could have never imagined.