All I have to say is wow.
Once in a while I feel the urge to just write without worry, not about food or what I ate yesterday, not about the latest vegan beauty products, but about life.
High vibrations and pure energy have opened my eyes and I must share it with you. My spiritual journey has more than just begun, it has taken off. Not only have I been cultivating higher vibrations, I’ve learned so much about life and about myself, even in the past week. Listening to that inner voice has been life-changing… Many people in today’s world believe spirituality can be some hippie dippie sh*t, but I feel that it’s very much alive and real. A higher power exists in your mind and opening up to this energy feels SO good.
This feeling is new because I used to be one of those people who thought it was a joke. I used to not believe. We are taught to not believe, that the hippies in the movies are kinda cuckoo and smoke too much weed, but I feel a yearning to share that once you take that one scary step, everything starts to make sense. Things fall into place in the best possible way.
That one step is to believe. Not just to say you believe, but to actually FEEL it, listen to it and be willing… it took me a year to fully understand and realize the difference.. but wow, it truly feels peaceful, like a heavy weight has been lifted.
We all want to know what life is about and why we are here. We crave that feeling of being connected and just knowing. Life is about connecting. It’s about your passions. Passions are no coincidence, they are what you were born to do. They are your unique gift, your offering to the universe, your one chance to make a difference and bring a new perspective to the world. What you love to do doesn’t just come up out of nowhere, what you love to do is the one hint from your inner guidance, leading you to your passions, showing you to follow them and then helping you turn those passions into a reality/career. Coincidences are hints from our spirit guides – this gives me the chills because it’s so true. About a month ago, out of nowhere, I started thinking about a family I used to nanny for, wondering how they were doing and missing them. An hour later, the mailman dropped off a holiday card from them. Little signs like those allow me to believe that is no coincidence, that is a whisper from an angel or whomever is guiding you.
It’s okay to want more. It’s okay to be a little bit weird and move in new directions off the beaten path. It’s okay to want to find your life purpose and your passion. It’s okay to believe you deserve every ounce of happiness, love and high energy, because you do. The universe has your back, if you allow it.
My demeanor has always been shy, quiet and gentle. I’ve dreamed and wished that I could be one of those extroverted, outgoing girls… but that’s just not me. I always thought that my shyness was a negative aspect of my personality. I now believe that I’ve always been yearning for a higher connection in order to feel like myself. I think we all yearn for that. Not until recently have I been able to explore what I really love and am interested in – what an incredible feeling! I’ve had so many breakthroughs in the past few weeks. It’s very strange to share this personal milestone, mainly because it’s new and some people think it’s pretty cray cray! That doesn’t bother me though, because I am absolutely positive this connection is real, I can feel it in my bones and all around me. I’ve finally figured out how powerful the mind actually is and while I have so much to learn, I need to share that it’s okay to want to feel a higher connection.
What is holding you back from creating a life you dream about? Is it your negative thoughts? What your family thinks? What your friends think? What you were taught in school? Fear of being different will not help you in your spiritual journey. Fear is negative and will hold you back. Getting over fears and pushing them to the curb is essential to find yourself and flourish.
Everything does happen for a reason and while I’m still making sense of it all, I truly know that putting all of your fears aside and believing is the key to opening up your connection to your inner guidance. For me, this did not happen overnight. Oh heck no. I had to re-train my mind that my thoughts become my reality. When all is well in your world, do you often think that something bad is bound to happen? Just because things are going well for you? I had to realize that when you think something bad is bound to happen, you bet your booty that something bad WILL happen.
Switching a thought pattern from negative to positive is no easy task. Your thoughts and what you believe are your reality. Do you ever say “Oh I can’t afford that”? You are giving off the energy to the universe that you can’t afford this thing you desire, which means you will always be stuck in that negative space. I used to say “I can’t” every single day. I can’t afford that. I can’t go there, I have too much to do. I can’t get everything done. I can’t do it all. I can’t. I can’t. I can’t.
Changing my mindset from “I can’t” to something positive has been hard. Sometimes we just want to complain, right? Being negative is easy. That’s okay, sometimes we have a bad day but that constant energy of “I can’t”, “I won’t” and the thoughts that you are not good enough will keep you from that dream life. I’m honestly trying to remove “I can’t” from my vocabulary to step away from that negative space. Making a conscious effort to bring positive vibes into my life has been the greatest gift of all and the hardest to grasp at the same time. Fear and not believing are connected in so many ways.
So I am passing on this positive energy to you. I am telling you that you are good enough, you deserve everything and more. You can have it all, you can live your dream life. You can feel whole. All you have to do is open up the mind, put aside those fears, ask for guidance, listen, be willing and believe.
Recently, I’ve been trying to meditate too… it’s hard! My mind is always racing so this will be a good release for me, even though I think it will take a while for me to fully understand, I’m loving this challenge and have been incorporating meditation more in my yoga practice.
P.S. I’m officially a spirit junkie!! I want it all.
I can’t wait to hear about your spiritual journey! Are you a spiritual person? Do you meditate? Where do you stand? Here are a few videos that opened my eyes and introduced my spirit to high energy and high vibrations. I hope you enjoy.
P.S.S. Gabby Bernstein is my new fave spirit guru
How to Connect to Your Spirit Guides
How to Use Manifesting To Get Anything You Want
It’s not Magic, It’s Manifestation
I’ve been listening to this 4 hour music video in the background while I work/clean/cook/do anything.
Absolutely loved this post chica! I am sooo on the same page !! 🙂
Aw thank you Anita – that means a lot! I can’t wait to hang out SOON!!
This post is so beautiful! Thanks for sharing!
Thank you Louisa! Your words mean a lot 🙂 My goal was to pass along good vibes and energy so others can pass it along and inspire as well. Positive energy is powerful and contagious!!
Shannon I am soooo excited someone else in the vegan blogging world is jumping on board with all of this! I am also excited to see where your journey takes you, and to hear the amazing stories you will have years down the road! 6 years ago I could barely meditate and now what seems like ten minutes can end up being hours. It is crazy what the mind can accomplish and I think with the success of your blog so far you can see that you are capable of accomplishing anything you dream of! I wish you so much luck on this spiritual journey of yours!! Manifesting is a powerful thing! Enjoy it!
Hi Jenn – Yay! Thank you and I’m so happy we are on the same page and share this spiritual yearning. That’s amazing that you can meditate for that long – I can’t even imagine! I can’t wait to chat more with you about all of this, I want to learn and absorb it all 🙂
Kathy Sturr of the Violet Fern
Oh, I am so happy for you! I distinctly remember my sister asking my mother, at a family gathering in front of me, “Mom, where does Kathy come from?” Ha ha. I didn’t take it as an insult – in fact, I love hearing her voice when I pave my way through life “Where does Kathy come from?” And also, my husband mimicking me “I can’t, I can’t, I can’t.” Geez, did I just read that somewhere? This is a wonderful post and even though I am 48 years old I consider myself quite new age and spiritual. I also have been attempting to meditate. I found a phone app called Insight Timer that offers guided meditations to get me started – maybe you might this helpful. It’s free. You have encouraged me to broaden my vibrations so to speak and for that I thank you and hope it’s positive for you!
Aw thank you Kathy, that means a lot. Our words and our thoughts are equally powerful and I’m so happy you enjoyed this post. It’s never too late to connect and dive deeper into our inner guidance 🙂 I love that you feel inspired to broaden your vibrations, this positive energy is so contagious and can spread like crazy if we believe!!
I will have to try that app – meditation is still new to me, this will be so helpful. Thank you so much for sharing, I love hearing from you!