Life Is a Spiritual Journey, and We All Must Do Better.
Let’s face it, we all have shit — baggage to heal, pain to sort, anxiety and fear. But we also have pure joy, love and kindness to share.
Each lifetime we must do our part. Heal. Heal all that distorts love. And unearth the best version of ourselves. For life is really a spiritual journey, and we all must do better.
Now, what exactly does this mean?
First, to do better, we take responsibility. We dig deep and find the willingness to look in the mirror. From here, we let go. Let go of all the wounds and dive deep inside to heal them. The ways to do this are many — 12 steps, therapy, reiki, to name just a few.
And just what is the point? To heal. Do better. Be better. To hold a higher vibration of ourselves.
To be clear, not everyone is willing to do their work. Most people, in fact, are not. We can hardly blame them. Spiritual excavation is not for the faint of heart. However, neither is denial.
So, let’s examine our part as spiritual beings and look at those we allow in our spheres. Let’s examine compassion and how we can do better.
As spiritual folks, many of us are conditioned by compassion. Now, it is an amazing tool. It teaches us not to judge. It shows us we cannot truly know what our brothers and sisters may trudge. It softens our heart.
But out of balance, compassion is an excuse.
Spiritual does not mean passive. It does not mean that everyone gets a hall pass to treat us unfairly. We cannot hide behind compassion while others rage or manipulate. While compassion may offer perspective, it does not make unkind actions right. And it does not get our needs met.
Instead of hiding behind compassion, we must hold folks accountable. We must ask our people to do better.
If a person wants space in our lives, they have to earn it. They must do their personal work too. Heal, and grow. Go inside. Dig deep and find peace. Learn respect, and how to treat others in kind. For personal healing not only salves our personal hearts, but the heart of humanity.
For those of us woke, we hold light. Our vibration flashes like flames across the asleep. Be brave. Know your strength. Stand tall.
Compassion goes far, but if a person treats you unjustly, hold conversations that are hard. Speak your truth and shine. Some folks walk their whole lives coddled by misgivings. Have the courage to say what you see.
After that, surrender the outcome. For each individual has self-will. It is their choice to wake up after a glimpse of their soul is mirrored. For those who choose sleep, hold compassion. But also hold a boundary. You deserve more. People must do better.
To be a mirror is not easy. It takes courage and bravery to shine. But remember, to speak freely, free of fear and self-criticism, is spiritual evolution too.
So, step outside of the shadows. Go head-on. Hold balanced compassion and love. Be the way-sharer you were born to be. And don’t hide behind spiritual axioms. Ask others to be higher versions of themselves and hold your own high standard too. Because we all deserve to be our best. We all deserve to do better.
Megan Mulligan is a student of life, Source, creativity, and light. A Kundalini yogi, Osho meditator, video producer, writer, and creator, her intention is to bring peace into the world with words, energy, and goodness, and to raise the vibrations with the frequency of pure love. Find more on her website.