From Thousand Thoughts, October 12, 2015
Myth #1: All of us are gifted with only one passion.
While it’s true that there are people on the planet who are born with one passion that lasts an entire lifetime, this doesn’t hold true for everyone. In fact, there are many who start out with one passion, only to discover that they are passionate about something else later on in life.
Myth #2: You Cannot Get Your Passion Wrong.
When we think that there is only one purpose for our lives, this can cause anxiety from fear of “getting it wrong.” But, life can be a thrilling rollercoaster ride full of twists, turns, and loop-di-loops. Some people will indeed find that one passion that takes all of their focus but, there are others that will find that they have a passion for several different things. Simply trust in what you love and you will be divinely guided to your passion. But take note; sometimes the way that your passion manifests may be different from what you have envisioned. In other words, the road that we think is easiest isn’t always the one that we end up taking.
Myth #3: Saying Negative Things Will Attract Negativity into Your Life.
While positive psychology does have its benefits; however, the above concept is misleading. We are on this planet to experience our humanity, and all of the emotions that come with it, fully and honestly. If we tell ourselves that it’s wrong to feel negative emotion, we are preventing ourselves from reveling in the present moment. In fact, when we resist the truth of our emotions, they tend to stick around longer and get buried in the miasma of our other hidden emotions.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be positive and attracting good things into our lives. But there’s no need to censor our true emotions. When we allow the truth of our emotions to manifest, it allows the emotion to be released fully and gives us the freedom to move forward in life.
Myth #4: You Must Detach From the Material World In Order to Be Spiritual.
There are benefits in letting go; after all, surrender is a sacred journey. However, detachment can also be seen as a form of “Spiritual Bypassing;” in other words, we hiding our honest emotions in order to maintain a false sense of spiritual serenity. In our desire to be loving and pure, we are actually creating a barrier that prevents us from accepting the present moment.
When we bypass the truth of our emotions and bury them under the banner of spiritually, it doesn’t make reality any less true. Instead, the emotions that we are attempting to suppress begin to fester until they manifest in unbecoming ways. Needless to say, this isn’t a healthy coping strategy.When we accept the truth of the moment and make peace with every aspect of our humanity, it is then that we are living in spiritual authenticity.
Myth #5: Spiritual people don’t eat meat, cuss, or drink.
It is time that we release our judgments concerning what is “spiritual” or “righteous.” You are spirit; you are just wearing a human body. The word spiritual simply means that you want to create a connection between these two halves. Just because you eat steak, drink wine, or cuss, doesn’t mean that you have lost your connection to spirit.