As you may or may not know, I am a very spiritual person. I grew up in a Christian household and as I got older, it began to resonate with me less and less. No, it wasn’t because religion was forced onto Black people or because it didn’t make any sense. I left that religion because I could no longer feel it.
When I turned 20, I decided to research different religions to see where I would fit in but still, nothing was quite right. One day, my mom and I enrolled into a bellydance class and that’s when my spiritual awakening began. I absolutely love my teacher and she has taught me so many wonderful things. She taught me about spirit and how to harness my inner light. She taught me about melanin, how to love myself, and be a part of a sisterhood. Most importantly, she taught me how to live and be free.
Enough about me. What is spirituality? It is whatever you want it to be. To me it’s something that we’re all born with. You may have heard the saying, “We’re all spiritual beings having a physical experience.” I believe that. It’s something you can practice on your own without any limitations or rules. Spirituality allows you to connect with the universe and your higher self. A very soul stretching experience and so freeing.
There are numerous things that spiritual people do such as meditation, yoga, kundalini healing, reiki healing, stone healing, smudging, and many other things. Spirituality isn’t a religion and you don’t have to forgo your current beliefs to become more spiritual. I know that some people think it’s voodoo or witchery. Again, it’s whatever you want it to be.
They have spiritualist churches where the practices are similar to other churches. They sing hymns/songs. You can send healing to those in need, talks, etc. But my favorite part is the open circle. I’d rather you experience it for yourself because it is something that cannot be fully described. I can’t even tell you how it is for me.
You getbenefits from being more spiritual. Some of the things it can bring into your life are:
The BS and craziness of the world will breeze right by you
I can attest to all of these. Even just meditating will bring most of these wonderful traits into your life. If you’re faithful to your religion and still feel like something’s missing or if you feel as though things aren’t working out that well and praying just isn’t enough, try to add some more spiritual practices to your life.
You don’t even have to do yoga you can just stretch. There are wonderful stretching routines available on YouTube. Once you begin stretching you can just feel all of the stress and baggage fade away. Stop trying to be the victim and crying about how the world is screwing you over. We are vibrational beings and it’s time for you to vibrate. Vibrate higher (any 3k fans?).