My spirituality is very much a part of my daily life. And i feel like i’m growing more each day on my journey and really beginng to get to know myself better and my purpose here. Not everyone in my life would necessarily agree. I’m a little too “out there” with my thinking and need to be like everyone else.
This is very hard for me when I feel so strongly from deep within about my beliefs (a lot stemming from a spiritual awakening type experience)
Someimes i get strong urges or feelings about certain things, i just have to know more. Sometimes it’s a belief or even an object. It’s like an inner voice says ” you should ask about that.” Or “you need more information about that”
For example.. For some reason I’m really drawn to crystals, almost like a deep magnetic pull within me has to know all about crystals and i feel like there is a reason but I can’t explain why or what. I haven’t acted on this feeling yet but really want to.
Whenever I start following a path that I feel I’m beng called to that would be considered to some to be out of the ordinary, the people closest to me are not only unsupportive but they are discouraging.
I feel so isolated and torn between the material driven world and the one I’ve been experiencing..
@stardust, listen to that “inner voice”, and act on it. Thinking clearly and watching your thoughts is very important towards self-improvement. It’s your life so you shouldn’t be dictated by what others think of you. Don’t shun people, but instead accept that their opinions are their own and they will understand in time.
You’re doing well! I think you know what you have to do already.
I agree with Phil! The only thing that should be expected out of you should come from what you expect, not others. if you expect crystals to be important or relevant in some big picture spiritual type of way, then go along with it. This is your life, isn’t it?
I feel very similar to you on this matter. I try to remember that what others think of me shouldn’t affect what I do and get in between me and my passions, but I admit that I do sometimes cave in to the common mindset of “reality” or being considered “normal” by others. Often times when I let the opinions of people influence my dreams and desires like this I get depressed and sometimes even lose sight of my passions. Re-discovering passions is harder than just being yourself and not caring what they think of you in the first place, or if you have to care, keeping it to a safe minimum. :)
@stardust, yep, you’re crazy as a shithouse rat – JUST kidding – seriously – seems you are doing just fine – keep on keeping on – and, it takes guts, ’cause i’ve been through similar regarding what others may or may not think – but, i’m out there now – what comes, comes – i even had a dream of me walking naked pushing a shopping cart – i figure my clothes, costumes, masks and sleight-of-hand tricks were in the cart – next thing, i’ve ditched the cart and am walking fully exposed, though feeling a bit anxious about it – part of me still is to a degree – going forward anyway, just being genuine (whatever that is) peace, love & light