There's a standard in the spiritual community of what the 'right' way is ~ to live your life and to show up for your path.
It typically includes:
♥ A thorough morning routine, not to be missed, which includes meditation, yoga, green juice, and maybe some journaling, or chanting
♥ GOING FOR IT, going for your dreams, no matter what, acting every day to make them happen
♥ Manifesting abundance, and lots of it. Working on your relationship with money all the time
♥ Feeling sexy and practicing tantric techniques. If you're a woman, getting to know your womb + yoni
♥ Taking digital detoxes and getting away from the computer often
♥ Doing potent cleanses frequently, like juice cleanses, water fasts, coffee enemas, and the like.
If your news feed is anything like mine, you're inundated with information and 'inspiration' about how you should be doing all of these things, all the time, and then YOU, TOO, will be hitting the 'mark' as a spiritual being. You'll get your gold medal in the spiritual olympics, and will be able to be happy, rich, and healthy, basically all the time, if you follow the above steps.
Thats great and everything, but let's take a moment to be human...
Although having a spiritual practice, taking care of our bodies, and working on our mindset are all amazing things and DO have an impact on our wellbeing,
Here's the real shit...
✦ Sometimes it's all we can do to get out of bed in the morning. ✦
We have cycles as humans.
Sometimes we're on fire...
We can do all the things,
We have energy for them,
And we feel great.
Life hits us over the head with a cosmic hammer,
And we have no inspiration or motivation to do a damn thing.
✦ This is called integration,
And it currently gets very little space held for it, in the spiritual community. ✦
In my opinion, there really is only ONE thing we are being asked to do, to stay aligned with our Spirit. (And it's totally OK if we can't do it too, because that's a part of the learnings and our growth)
And that is... LOVING OURSELVES.
Loving the one who can't get out of bed cause you feel so damn depressed.
Loving the one who is trying her best.
Loving your heart, as is.
Loving your body, and respecting her process.
Loving the one who judges herself.
Loving you. Just as you are. No strings attached.
If you really want to grow spiritually, in my current understanding, that's pretty much the only thing you need to be focusing on.
So consider this a little love note from me to you, that honours whatever process you're in.
You actually don't need to run through a spiritual obstacle course everyday to be 'on purpose'.
You just need to love yourself, wherever you are. And you can start now by placing one hand on your heart and saying "I love you." It doesn't matter if you don't fully feel it, just keep saying it. Eventually, it will stick.
I love you. ♥