When I first opened to learning about spirituality I threw myself into the study of it and dedicated time to do spiritual things. And as I did, I hoped and believed I might become more spiritual.
There were times when I thought I was “being spiritual”, and times I thought I was not. For example, when at the office I never would have thought I was being spiritual. However, while meditating or doing yoga I thought I was. I created labeled compartments and moved in and out of them throughout the day. Now it’s spiritual time. And then I’d cycle through what I thought were my spiritual practices such as meditating, journaling, doing yoga, reading inspirational newsletters.
However, my opinion and experience around this belief shifted. Being spiritual is all day, every moment, no matter how I’m behaving or what I’m doing or what habits and practices I’m choosing to enjoy. Whether I’m at my best or stumbling to a full-out face down ooopsi.
When we have a bad day, get frustrated driving in traffic, or annoyed by our boss, we are not any less spiritual than we are when we’re calmly and peacefully meditating.
We grow from all of our experiences and how we are being in them. This includes the frustrating moments when we are not at our best as well as the moments when we feel love, peace, and joy.
It’s all good because eventually, we start learning from our struggles, feelings, self-imposed roadblocks, and even our most beautiful experiences that many of us strive for. We grow. Consciously and unconsciously. Whether we notice our own growth or not.
Of course when the various parts of our lives are working well we are enjoying being our higher self. How we bring our higher self about in more and more of our experiences is up to us to discover.
I believe we’re here to uncover more of our light in order to effect the most profound change that will endure. To do the deep work and move our spirit and humanity forward.
There’s no on or off time. It’s both when I’m looking and when I’m resistant to looking, when simply feeling a lovely breeze, meditating, painting, conflicted, annoyed, waking up next to my husband, happy, scared, feeling down, feeling silly, or whatever.
I’d love to hear your thoughts. What do you feel? When are you being spiritual?