“Seek not only one way” – from “The Light on the Path” by Yogi Ramacharaka – This aphorism jumped out at me today forcefully… When one embarks on a path of growth and evolution, when the practice begins to acquire a certain intensity and peak experiences start to manifest, it is easy to begin to […]
Spiritual bypass is a term used to describe the use of spiritual practices or beliefs to avoid dealing with emotional pain or trauma.
While spirituality can be a powerful tool for personal growth and healing, it can also be used as a way to avoid facing difficult emotions and experiences. This can lead to deeper issues and a lack of true personal growth even if there is a clear feeling of being “spiritual” and good.
The concept of spiritual bypass was first introduced by John Welwood, a psychotherapist and Buddhist teacher. He observed that many people use spiritual practices, such as meditation and self-help, as a way to avoid dealing with their emotional pain. Many believe that by focusing on their spiritual growth, they can bypass or avoid their emotional issues and become enlightened without having to deal with the “lower parts” of themself.
This approach however can actually prevent true spiritual growth and healing. Emotions are an important part of the human experience, and unconsciously avoiding them can lead to repressed feelings, unresolved trauma, and a lack of self-awareness.
Today my heart wants to talk about a delicate topic when it comes to spiritual schools: marketing!
In ancient times the masters of yoga, tantrics and mystics gained students by sitting on the banks of the Ganges waiting, after they had received a vision of the student who would arrive.
Today things are different!
If you feel you have a gift to offer the world or, like us, you have received thousand years old knowledge and feel that it is your duty to share it with others, you must utilize the language of the modern world in order to convey your message: marketing, advertising , the web and social media. Otherwise no one will see you, even if what you have to offer is really something important and evolutionary.
In the time of outer darkness, nearly every culture in the world has chosen to celebrate light.
Last week the Jewish people of the world lit the last Hanukah candles. Scandinavian girls adorned themselves with crowns of candles. Iranian families gathered to spend the solstice night eating, burning fires and reading poetry. Now we celebrate the birth of Christ, the light of Oneness Consciousness blossoming within a world of darkness.