Last weekend I viewed a $10 million dollar home, sat in the driver’s seat of a brand spanking new Lamborghini, realised I’d been quoted in the same article 17 times as the founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg, posted a video of me sitting poolside in my beautiful Las Vegas home and I had brunch at a local casino called Red Rock with my hot man and my three babies. It was a teeny tiny snapshot into the abundance and creativity I try to surround myself with on a daily basis. I feel grateful and super blessed for everything.
However, I got slammed by a few people on Facebook saying that I wasn’t very ‘spiritual’ for surrounding myself in materialism – I was even accused of crossing over the Dark Side just for living in Vegas. And as Tay Tay reminds us: ‘Haters gonna hate, hate, hate.’
I’m just going to shake it off…
…because this was a brilliant opportunity to write a post about the way I really feel when it comes to limiting beliefs, ESPECIALLY around the theme of spirituality.
First up, we are ALL spiritual. Unless you sold your soul to the devil, are a robot, got bitten by a zombie, work at a cigarette manufacturer (I’m kidding) or you’ve woken up from being Cryogenically frozen…then more than likely you have a soul. Thus…
So here are the Top 10 Bullshit Rules of Spirituality that prevent people from seeing the big picture.
It’s our beliefs that either allow us to be in pure flow and love OR they can restrict our flow of consciousness and cause severe energetic constipation.
So here goes…
1. You can’t be spiritual AND rich
Bullshit. Yes you can. Please refer to the work of Oprah Winfrey as a reference point. She’s the boiling point for where consciousness and cash make sweet love and inspire the world.
People that are ‘spiritual’ and have a message to share with the world (and are of deep service) are allowed to be wealthy because it also means that they can help the world to wake up and thrive. It's all about people, planet and profits.
2. You have to meditate in a certain way or posture
Bullshit. No you don’t. You’re allowed to meditate in any way you want that allows you to connect to the Divine and get you from zero to blissful surrender in the best and fastest way possible. If you meditate when you’re in bed, or when you’re listening to Metallica (if you can) then only you get to define the shape and form that worship and prayer manifest for you in your life.
3. All bad people are going to hell
Bullshit. Bad people are already in hell – especially the pedophiles, people that eat grapes in the supermarket and the criminally insane. Also note: the definition of ‘bad’ is a moveable feast.
The other fabulous thing about ‘being spiritual' is the concept of forgiveness. People that do ‘bad’ things are suffering and even the tiniest grain of compassion for them as human beings will make the world shine a little brighter.
4. Only specific religions and believers can get into heaven
Bullshit. Not a single person on the planet can say with 100% accuracy what happens after we die. Even the people that have crossed over the furthest can’t know for sure. My best guess is that our clump of atoms merges into Oneness and into the frequency that we appeared from. As Belinda Carlisle reminded us in the 80's: ‘We'll make heaven a place on earth‘.
5. You have to be vegetarian or vegan
Bullshit. Although I do believe that the vibration of our food is really important to pay close attention to. Even a vegan could eat a bowl of energetically bankrupt guacamole. It’s all about the consciousness that you bring to the food that you fuel your body with. And sending love and deep appreciation to the animal that gave its life to you. Eating and food consumption can become a prayer of gratitude no matter what it is.
6. Sex is bad
Bullshit. Sex is good. Deep, soulful love making with a person you trust with your life is also pretty darn sweet. However exploitation (whether consuming or participating), non-consensual situations or violent acts are where the lines get blurred and people turn something beautiful (like love making) into something shameful. Make sure you know the line between the two and walk the conscious path.
7. Negative energy is to be avoided
Bullshit. If you find yourself identifying that something, someone or somewhere has weird vibes then use it as an opportunity to zip yourself up and ask for protection. These situations offer the best opportunity to grow and expand as a spiritual being because your ability to tolerate is being encouraged to flourish.
8. Getting angry is a big no no
Bullshit. Anger is natural as long as you’re not hurting anyone. Just like farts, anger is much better out than in or else you’re going to get sick.
9. Marketing your message is wrong
Bullshit. Yes, I am a self-help writer and I’m on a mission to connect with as many hearts and minds as I possibly can in my lifetime. Should I not use Facebook ads to get my message out there? Should I not use certain sales techniques to make it easier for you to decide to buy my products? Nope.
I am a teacher of spirituality and I need a veichle for my message and that just happens to be marketing and sales.
10. Becoming enlightened is the end goal
Bullshit. What the hell would be left to enjoy, learn and grow from if you were enlightened? The goal here people is to always cultivate a connection and an open dialogue between yourself and the Universe. The goal is not to achieve Nirvana and create separation between yourself and everyone else, because that’s super bullshit – ONENESS and the unity of being human is the closest thing to being enlightened.
One last thing to always remember when you ask yourself if something is ‘spiritual’ or ‘the right vibration’….
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