Right now, there is an ever-growing awareness in the population that something is happening. Something big. Something earth-shifting. I’m not talking just about pandemics, or civil unrest, or the vast divide between factions in society. These are only symptoms of a global, underlying, and emerging reality.
It’s your responsibility to actively engage your critical thinking when you are evaluating information. Any time really, but especially if you plan on participating in adventures like exploring your spirituality, consciousness, or alternative topics. These two skills are absolutely...well, critical.
This is Part One of my free blog-book, Guidebook to Spiritual Journeys. A roadmap to cultivating your own spirituality amid current events. Learn how developing and exercising your critical thinking can help you maintain your inner Zen.
It’s not just about lighting a candle and sitting in a salt bath. It’s not about a day at the spa. Don’t get me wrong. I love those things. Spa day is definitely in my top ten for Best Day Ever category. However, when the term “spiritual self-care” gets thrown around in spiritual/metaphysical circles it usually boils down to these common recommendations.
There is a concept in the spirituality-metaphysical-paranormal-supernatural communities known as Ascension, or sometimes the Event. It’s described as the expanding and elevation in consciousness of humanity. In short, it’s an evolutionary leap. I know. It’s a big concept. I am not going to even attempt to explain it here. I can’t. The subject is too big. Let's just say there's enough information out there that makes it look like this Ascension might be for real.
I won’t be the medium to rush up and tell you where Aunt Tilly buried the gold or give you “messages from beyond.” I am the medium who will encourage you to talk to Aunt Tilly and get the message yourself. What’s that? You don’t know how? You’re scared to talk to dead people? You’re not sure you believe it? Actually yes, you can. Want to learn more?
It’s not a matter of when shit got weird. It was always weird for me. As long as I can remember. There have just been varying degrees of acceptance and ability. Believe me, there have been times where I have doubted my senses, shut down what I seeing and feeling. Been in denial about my own abilities. Have had times where I wished I didn’t have them. There have also, most assuredly been those times that are deeply, soul-enriching. These are directly attributable to regular practice and exercise of my psychic senses as part of my daily life and spiritual practice. Also to facing, and overcoming my fears about my innate psychic senses.
We know what logic, data, and analyses tell us. We know what we are told in academic institutions and news releases. Which are all necessary parts of being an informed, awake, and aware human in society today. However—does academia know everything? Does science? Do the talking heads on TV who distill this information, and dole it out in corporate-approved packets tell us the whole story? Do we get the full Truth from them?
I’m not going to run up to you in the street and tell you Aunt Tilly says she buried the gold under the old oak tree in the backyard. I’m not going to jump and shriek in reaction. Typically what I do is pretty boring, and not visible to bystanders. I’m a medium and a psychopomp. Defined by Dictionary.com as: “a person who conducts spirits or souls to the other world, as Hermes or Charon.” It’s a beautiful practice. It did not come easy, that’s for sure. For lots of reasons, including me going through periods of “Nope, nope, nope, that’s not what I’m seeing.” Eventually though, I had to come to terms with it, and that was fun. No, really. It wasn’t always smooth sailing. It got downright rocky, a lot. But they were ultimately all worth it. Including the “Oh shit!” moments of sheer terror. Yeah. Had those. Lots.
It’s a popular new buzz word: Woke. Also Awake, or Awakening. You’ll see them all over social media: I had my awakening in … I am woke af. You need to wake up. It’s used in a variety of contexts, but in popular usage it means someone who has their eyes opened to the true facts of a situation.