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3 Myths of the Spiritually Awakened

Common spiritual "wisdom" that is actually harmful.


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It's truly amazing when you have an epiphany that thrusts you into a spiritual awakening and you discover a whole new reality to explore.


It's inevitable that as you go on this journey, you'll be seeking new information from many sources, and will come across many new ideas - some contradicting each other, some that seem to get repeated over and over.


You might be able to sense whether each new idea feels aligned to you or not, but clear discernment can be difficult when everything is so new and there is so MUCH to take in.


You might somewhat assume that if a particular concept gets repeated over and over by many, that it's more likely to be correct. But, that's not necessarily the case at all.


Some people simply repeat what they hear without questioning or testing it, and others actually want new seekers stalled and confused, believe it or no. So, myths and twisted or half-truths can persist quite stubbornly.


When it comes to esoteric knowledge and concepts, there are a lot of commonly accepted ideas out there that I hear repeated quite often.


Some are enlightening, inspiring, and empowering. 💖


Others, however, are what I see as trojan horses. They look okay from the outside, but once you take them on and put them into practice, you may find they can become rather destructive.

 
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In the spirit of my quest to unshackle spiritual seekers from these dangerous traps, often repeated over and over again and never questioned, I'm going to bust the three most common myths many of you encounter on your Soul journey. 🌀


Remember, beautiful Soul, always, always question EVERYTHING.​ Including the things you hear from me. I share my perspective, insights, channeled messages, and experiences, but I do not claim to speak the ultimate Truth for all.


Ask questions, experiment, be open to new ideas and perspectives, seek new experiences, and look to your own intuition to align to your Truth.



Myth #1️⃣ "We are all One"


Oof. This is a big one. I hear it repeated SO often, both by spiritual "newbies" and the "gurus". 


The concept is based in the notion that at the highest levels of existence, we are all one, of the same Source. At those highest levels of density, we are pure love and integration, and there is no separation - everything and everyone are One, from the same Source, manifested through consciousness.


In a certain way, this is true. All Souls are Source (or God, or Spirit, or whatever you want to call it), manifesting itself as different aspects of itself, having different experiences in different points of consciousness.


However, what this idea of being all One fails to address is that there are many Souls who have chosen to express themselves in such negative ways and exist in lower frequencies for so long they have disconnected themselves from Source.


They're essentially demonic souls, negative souls, or dark souls that feed off the energy and power of those who are still connected to Source. Much like fallen angels, they did originate from the same place and were once One with all else, but have chosen differently.


Every Soul has the free will to choose its path, including separating itself from its Source. And each has its own reasons for making this choice. Each can also choose to once again return to the Light. They are not trapped in that state, as they still have free will, and nothing is absolute.


This idea "all are One" being touted as an absolute is harmful, because it can be used to manipulate the unsuspecting into opening themselves up to be taken advantage of by those self-serving beings who want to stay under the radar.


It's also often used to keep Souls from seeking to experience their reality from the perspective of the individual, unique being they have chosen to express themselves as - attempting to push them into the hive-mind so they are easier to control.

 
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There is much more to say about this topic, but I'm trying to keep this message as short and sweet as possible, so I'll elaborate another time.


Though, keep in mind - "all One" at the Source point or not, we have chosen to incarnate as individual, unique, separate beings for good reasons, so don't let anyone discourage you from enjoying your experience in your own, beautiful way.


You can, and will, return to the love and integration that is Source when you're ready.



​​Myth #2️⃣ It's very spiritual to be "in service" to others


This is another sneaky one - the idea that being spiritual means you must be in service to others. It sounds noble, of course, and yet the way it's pushed leads the innocent who attempt to fulfill it straight into self-sabotage, often falling into people-pleasing patterns and lacking healthy boundaries.


Being in service to others without strict, healthy boundaries in this world quickly becomes draining. Those who fall into this trap often end up lacking in their own self care to the point of being miserable and unhealthy.


This is another trick of the self-serving beings who want those of the Light to give and give, insisting they cannot be truly spiritual if they maintain boundaries and require an exchange for what they give.


Aligned service is when you are serving in a way that serves you in return. When you are creating from a place of alignment and love, what you put out into the world serves others in a way that effortlessly serves you, quite naturally.


This kind of service is not draining at all, but fulfilling. Having healthy boundaries is necessary, as well as serving yourself first and filling your own cup before attempting to serve others.



​​Myth #3️⃣ Your Ego must "die" in order to experience a spiritual rebirth


The Ego tends to get villainized quite a bit, and though it can be responsible for a lot of the fear and stuckness we experience when trying to reach our goals, it's by no means the enemy. Nor is it a part of ourselves we should be trying to "kill".


This concept also doesn't work very well. Have you ever noticed how egotistical someone sounds when they want to make sure you know how spiritually advanced they are because they've experienced "Ego death"? 😉


Our Ego wants to keep us safe, and has a very important job in doing so. The problem is when we have no awareness of the role it's playing and let it run the show.


It's important to be aware of your Ego and work with it. Know that the Ego doesn't like change, because as long as the status quo is "safe" (even if we're unhappy), it doesn't want to risk the unknown.


An overactive Ego, however, can keep us from anything new - new experiences, new ideas and concepts, new friends, new failures, and also new successes. It simply wants to protect, protect, protect, even to the point of being detrimental.


It may prevent you from taking healthy risks or cause you to lash out at imagined offenses or to keep pushing down negative emotions instead of facing and processing them.


When you work on your own self-improvement, you tend to become more and more aware of the role your Ego is playing, and master it, bit by bit.


Let your Ego know that you know it's only trying to protect you, but it's okay. New experiences are a good thing. New perspectives are a good thing. This is how you expand as a Soul.


Trying to destroy a part of yourself only causes Soul fragmentation.


Self-improvement through practices such as shadow work help you become more self-aware, more integrated, and more expanded.

 
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You'll be able to use your own discernment for when your Ego truly is protecting you from unmitigated and unnecessary risk, and when it's simply sabotaging you from experiencing something new that could be good for you.


A healthy functioning Ego will not only keep you safe in a balanced way, but it also motivates you. Inspiration comes from your Higher Self, but the motivation to act on it comes from the Ego.


Do not try to kill your Ego. Befriend your Ego. Integrate your Ego. Master your Ego. 

It's an essential part of your human experience.


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