With a vegetarian meal
To you that’s righteous” Lyrics from Gone, Going by The Black Eyed Peas
I am not a big fan of the Black Eyed Peas music but I do see a message in the lyrics. Every time I hear these words I think of how easy it is to get caught up in doing all the right things in hopes of buying or earning our spirituality.
For most, our religious, familial, and cultural upbringing has taught us that something is wrong with us. We’re flawed, we’re inadequate, we are not enough, and we have to earn the right to be okay. We’ve bought the lie and the result of that purchase has been a life of always doing and trying to prove to Self and others that we’re okay.
For those on a spiritual path it can mean having and wearing crystals, doing more healing work, taking more classes, meditating longer, reading more books, and honing our psychic and intuitive skills. All of these serve a wonderful purpose and help us grow and connect with our higher Self. The problem is when we do these things for the purpose of feeling and looking more spiritual.
When we think we are flawed we can never get to the place of knowing who we are is enough. The hidden belief that I have to do more or know more to be better is a driving force. Many are waiting for that specific something to happen to catapult us into where we think we should be.
Perhaps if I become a vegan or a vegetarian, worship Buddha or a god, meditate every day, go on a retreat, build a yurt in the woods, eat seaweed, burn incense daily, attend one more seminar, walk on hot coals, do a monthly sweat lodge, or carry crystals in my pocket and wear them around my neck, I’ll finally attain perfection.
However, souls aren’t sold in a store so we can’t purchase or earn our spirituality. Our soul healing cannot be bought, and all the good works in the world will not make us more spiritual. We already are the best we can be at any given moment, even though we seem to think there is a better place or a higher plane.
As a civilization we’ve moved away from the earth and when we did that we traded our quiet center for busyness. The more disconnected we are from the physical earth the more we lose sight of our own earth—our human bodies which houses our soul.
In order to go home to who we are we must be in touch with our bodies and remember we are human beings. We are here to be and it is in being that we reclaim our true power, and then our doing becomes an offshoot of that power instead of a means to it.
It is easier to teach peace, light, love, compassion and kindness than it is to be it. Many of us are up for teaching the sacred, but don’t have time to live it because we’re too busy trying to prove we are worthy of teaching it.
What we’re all searching for is not going to be found outside of our Self. It will only be found when we are willing to re-connect with the physical earth and our earthly being. We all carry god/goddess energy and the total expression of life in our being. It is simply a matter of re-membering our soul.
I don’t want to gain the world; what I long for is to connect with my soul. I have such an ache to go home to myself and I believe abiding in my peaceful center will take me there. I know I can’t buy my soul in a store, nor can I find it in doing more or in the things of the world, so I’m taking the path set in front of me. I’m going within.The universe would not be the same without you.
You are important. Love and peace ∞ Brenda