HOW TO LIVE A MYSTICAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD

Making my mystical practices, spiritual principles and tools part of my daily life used to be a struggle.

Being someone who had a tonne of healing and self love work to do. Alongside by demanding career and often toxic work environment, I often felt torn between the mystical and material world.

As a result I found myself riding the roller coaster of life with resistance. Making progress and feeling aligned one minute. Only to feel drained and misaligned the next. For me, this looked like:

  • Meditation and yoga when I needed space, restoration or to de-stress.
  • Energy healing sessions when I felt overwhelmed or blocked on my path.
  • Protection rituals and tools when the Vampires disguised as clients, followers, colleagues or friends had drained and depleted my energy.
  • Mystical practices and rituals when I needed help manifesting, letting go or aligning.

Looking back I could see that I was actually only turning to spirituality when I needed it. And, as a Spiritual healer, advisor and mentor I see the very same thing with clients too.

What I learned, albeit the harder way, is that spirituality, mystical practices and metaphysical tools are not something you do when you are: Depleted, stressed, overwhelmed, stuck, blocked………

It’s an everyday thing.

It’s a lifestyle.

As one of my mentors recently said:

Alignment isnt something that only happens at your altar……

I’d also add, that alignment and spirituality are also not something you only turn to when things are not going your way.

In fact, what I’ve found and what I’ve seen is that when you only turn to spirituality when you need it, you create increased resistance on your path. Speaking for myself, I’m pretty damn sure that strengthening self love and healing from my past wounding would have been more graceful if spirituality was a lifestyle.

Thankfully, my lessons can also be my gift because it’s meant that I’ve learned, as well as acquired knowledge, tools and wisdom that I can share with others. With that in mind I’ve prepared some suggestions for ways to bring your spiritual practices, principles and tools into your daily life.

MEDITATION

Sometimes my meditation practice looks like this too. It’s ok. Keep going.

The benefits to meditation are abundant. Something you can read about on Google and in books or experience by making it part of your daily life.

However, the trick was meditation was to make it fit into my schedule. With a demanding career in education alongside the rest of my life, meditating for an hour a day every single day isnt an option. So, I sourced meditations that I could easily slip into my daily life and I get up earlier to ensure I fit in my meditation session.

It is that simple. And yes I have days where I wake up late and I kid you not I’ve been known to meditate on the train, tube, bus or as I’m walking.

Why? Because I know that meditation relaxes me, calms my thoughts, grounds me and quiets my mind. I also feel that little more connected to my spiritual team.

Question: What adjustments can you make to your daily routine to make room for meditation? Tell me here.

SURRENDER

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A lot of the time we live on autopilot. Wanting things our way and now. Getting stressed when things are not manifesting in the way we want and on our timeline. By default, we then push, hustle, and complain. Creating more resistance and attracting more of the same.

Surrender dissolves resistance. Breaking the pattern of hustle and autopilot.

One of my most memorable examples of surrender is when I was on a supply teaching job, in yet another challenging school. Tired and fed up I just decided to surrender. Whilst out on my lunch break I said a surrender prayer in my mind that I had learned from one of my spiritual mentors. I let go and returned to my booking. Surprisingly the afternoon was plain sailing and, at the end of the day I received a booking to teach at my fave school for the day. That one day booking turned into a permanent job opportunity. 

This wasnt the first time that surrender had positively changed my trajectory. I’m sure it wont be the last time either because surrender allows you to create space for miracles, support, healing and guidance. It allows Spirit to help you.

FORGIVENESS

The number forgiveness tool that every spiritual teacher talks about. With it being healing, empowering and free. Yet, it can be and tends to be the most challenging spiritual principle and practice of them all.

Forgiveness of yourself and others who have hurt you releases you from the past, the pain and situation. Holding onto the pain or lower vibrational emotions can often leave you feeling weighed down, stuck or blocked. 

On an energetic level it keeps the energy of that situation in your energy field. Which often leads to you attracting the same, thinking in the same way in similar situation or repeating the same lessons. I know this because it happened to me.

So, begin that journey towards freedom with giving yourself permission to forgive. Setting the intention to forgive yourself and others. Then let Spirit light your path.

WHAT’S GOOD, SIS?

It’s so easy to focus on the negative when challenges or hard times strike. Particularly when you are working or living in an environment where people are just chronic complainers.

However, when you are so hyper focused on the negative it becomes a habit. It brings down your energy and closes your mind off to possible solutions or new ideas.

Whilst you can’t bury your head in the sand or turn into Pollyanna you can shift your thinking by:

  • Reflecting on the positives often
  • Asking better questions when negativity creeps in, eg: What can I learn from this?

These subtle changes help to develop more of a growth mindset. It also gets you into that habit of simply being aware of the good people, positivity that already exists around you. Whilst also helping you to see how amazing you are which will strengthen self love and self esteem.

These subtle changes help to develop more of a growth mindset. It also gets you into that habit of simply being aware of the good people, positivity that already exists around you. Whilst also helping you to see how amazing you are which will strengthen self love and self esteem.

As you can see none of these suggestions require additional tools. That’s because you dont have to use crystals, sage and singing bowls in order to cultivate a spiritual lifestyle.

Don’t get me wrong, the aforementioned tools are powerful and help to amplify the energy. However, I do not believe that you need all of the spiritual glamour to live a spiritual life or have spiritual experiences.

When I started on this journey I couldn’t afford to keep buying these tools. So, I worked with what I had and brought these spiritual principles and practices into my life. Which opened me up to healing, connection, opportunities and support.
And guess what?

When my life got busier and my career was in full swing it was these principles and practices that I returned to first. By then I could afford to add in the frills and everything else. Yet, it was these principles I headed to first.

So, what can you do today to lay or strengthen the foundations of your mystical lifestyle? Comment below.

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