Sábado, 23 de Maio de 2020

DIVIDIDOS MAS INTERCONECTADOS


DIVIDIDOS MAS INTERCONECTADOS

Por Selácia.

Tradução: Regina Drumond

a 23 de maio de 2020. 



 

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A história mostrou que grande incerteza decorre do medo e da necessidade humana de controlar as circunstâncias. Isso é tribal. É baseado emocionalmente. Pode fazer com que pessoas adultas se comportem como crianças. E isto pode dividir as pessoas - até as famílias - colocando em movimento ainda mais medo. Essa espiral destrutiva agora está na frente e no centro do mundo - catalisada geralmente pelo Covid e agora especificamente pelo uso de máscaras protetoras. Independentemente de como você se sinta em relação às máscaras, continue a ler para ter uma visão geral do que realmente está acontecendo.
 
Como escrevi nas Previsões 2020, estamos em um ano de perturbações e incertezas sem precedentes. Mesmo sem a pandemia global do Covid, 2020 estava destinado a ser um importante limiar de mudanças e convulsões sociais.
 
As energias deste ano estão preparando o cenário para o caos contínuo e um olhar mais profundo sobre o que nós, como sociedade, criamos. É como se o universo nos fornecesse um espelho quântico para ver a verdade de como vivemos, como nos tratamos e como tratamos a Terra. Esse espelho não estará desaparecendo - até que, individual e coletivamente, vejamos o que está refletindo, o que precisa mudar e depois nos unamos para fazer essas mudanças. "Juntos" é a chave.
 
Durante o processo que descrevi acima, certamente teremos inúmeras disputas sobre coisas que precisamos aprender. Como é a tendência humana durante a incerteza, podemos procurar razões pelas quais as coisas estão acontecendo e querer culpar alguém ou alguma coisa. Durante esse processo, as pessoas podem achar atraentes as teorias da conspiração.
 
Além disso, mesmo quando existem fatos de cientistas e especialistas em saúde, o medo pode fazer com que uma pessoa geralmente ancorada, descarte fatos e permita que emoções influenciem o pensamento e as ações. Exemplo: passar horas no Twitter para ler as últimas 'notícias'.
 
Você sabia que os pesquisadores da Universidade de Carnegie concluíram em 20 de maio que quase metade das contas que twittam sobre o Coronavírus são provavelmente robôs? Os pesquisadores disseram que havia 100  narrativas falsas sobre o Covid proliferando no Twitter 
 
Máscaras e distanciamento social são medidas temporárias para impedir a maior disseminação  desse vírus que ainda não entendemos completamente. Ele está aqui. É contagioso. Não é pessoal. Não se trata da nossa liberdade. Somos uma sociedade global interconectada - nenhuma fronteira pode conter uma doença infecciosa como essa. O que cada um de nós pode fazer é ajudar nosso mundo a passar por essa crise. Se isso significa usar temporariamente uma máscara para ajudar a conter o vírus, lembremos que isto é temporário. É o nosso ato de bondade nesses momentos.
 
O que você pode fazer
 
Sugiro estar atento às informações que você absorve. Eduque-se uma vez por dia com as notícias básicas do dia e depois desconecte-se para não ficar saturado demais. Não receba as notícias em uma hora de sono. Esforce-se para conhecer os fatos e a ciência. Use sua intuição para verificar informações e observar mais atentamente. A maioria das histórias será como bytes de som - manchetes com algumas informações que chamam a atenção. Muitas delas irão apelar para suas emoções, incluindo irritação e raiva que você possa sentir em relação a ficar em casa ou outras restrições relacionadas ao Covid.
 
Nosso papel como agentes de mudanças divinos é estar na vanguarda das mudanças positivas em nossa sociedade - estabelecendo um exemplo para os outros. Para fazer isso, devemos permanecer ancorados, desenvolver nossa sabedoria interior e aprender a discernir. É necessário ter habilidade para monitorar nossa própria mente e aprender a diferenciar a voz da mente egóica e da sabedoria interior.
 
A mente egóica
 
Parte de nossa natureza egóica é levar as coisas pelo lado pessoal, ficando chateados e ofendidos por coisas que de fato são neutras. Afinal, é a nossa mente egóica que coloca rótulos nas coisas. E é a rotulagem que nos tira da perspectiva quântica e nos leva a uma perspectiva linear que envolve o julgamento.
 
Quando seguimos esse caminho, nossa conversa da mente egóica pode circular, aumentando nossa perturbação por pensamentos repetitivos sobre por que "isto ou aquilo" é "ruim ou inaceitável". Dentro dessa conversa mental, é claro, nossa mente egóica adicionará sua tendência de condicionamento e exposição ao pensamento do grupo nas mídias sociais. Como isto parece para cada um de nós depende da mídia em que focamos e das crenças que compartilhamos com os outros ao nosso redor.
 
Por que devemos ir além do nosso ego
 
O que está acontecendo com a divisão social é um exemplo perfeito da dinâmica que descrevo. Quando um vírus anteriormente desconhecido chegou e se espalhou globalmente, isso por si só provocou uma grande incerteza na sociedade. A energia de não conhecer algo assim é intensa. Acrescente a isso a liderança ineficaz que experimentamos durante a crise do Covid - e teremos alarmes disparando no sistema nervoso das pessoas. Muito disso é inconsciente, mas está lá.
 
Nosso ego não vai nos tirar desse caos mais cedo. O ego, por sua própria natureza, agitará as coisas e criará ainda mais perguntas dentro de nós. As perguntas do nosso ego não têm respostas. Essas perguntas envolvem histórias, e podemos ficar tão envolvidos nessas histórias que nos perdemos, perdemos a nossa paz interior e nossa capacidade de perceber o que é verdadeiro e real.
 
Vamos nos esforçar para nos elevarmos acima das oitavas do medo para receber a visão superior que o espírito tem. Cada um de nós tem o potencial para fazer isso. É preciso mais esforço durante uma crise, mas podemos fazê-lo. Confie nisto. Saiba que você está codificado para desenvolver suas habilidades e talentos de maneiras muito propositais durante 2020. Um mundo totalmente novo está sendo construído e você ajudará a criá-lo.

 

Selácia.

 

 



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Domingo, 17 de Maio de 2020

DESENVOLVIMENTO ESPIRITUAL

DESENVOLVIMENTO ESPIRITUAL

Owen Waters

Boletim de Dinâmica Espiritual, Crescimento espiritual, vitalidade e bem-estar

Tradução: Regina Drumond.

a 17 de maio de 2020.






Quanto mais você presta atenção às suas percepções intuitivas e naturais, mais elas se desenvolvem. O insight intuitivo também se desenvolve quando você o estimula, passando um tempo em meditação regular.
O ato de direcionar sua atenção para o interior lhe dá uma vantagem distinta ao funcionar no mundo cotidiano e externo.
Recentemente, na década de 80, o desenvolvimento intuitivo ainda era chamado de desenvolvimento "psíquico", sendo considerado como "algo estranho e incomum". Hoje, o insight intuitivo está se tornando muito popular, muito normal, muito prático.
A crescente consciência de hoje do desenvolvimento intuitivo me lembra os primeiros dias do telefone. No início da década de 30, as pessoas costumavam levantar a parte do fone de ouvido, acionar uma alavanca  e depois falar com a operadora local, que provavelmente conheciam pelo nome.
Era algo como: “Mary? Traga-me o Bob, sim? Bob, nesse caso, teria sido o único Bob na cidade que, até então, tinha o seu próprio telefone. Fazer chamadas fora de sua área local exigia muita paciência, sem mencionar uma segunda hipoteca em sua casa para pagar a conta.
As ligações interurbanas eram tão especiais naqueles dias que, nos filmes de Hollywood, você via uma estrela glamourosa com um enorme fone no ouvido, inclinando-se para a parte do microfone que se projetava da caixa na parede, gritando animadamente: "Olá; chamando de longa distância! Olá; chamando de longa distância! ”
Então, graças talvez às estrelas entusiasmadas, todos na cidade queriam um telefone. De fato, o setor de telefonia se expandiu tão rápido que um economista importante declarou que não era possível continuar com este rápido ritmo de expansão porque havia um limite natural para este crescimento. Com grande confiança, ele declarou que o aumento do uso do telefone não poderia continuar simplesmente porque não havia operadoras de telefonia suficientes.
O crescimento do telefone continuou, no entanto, e assim se tornou possível que as pessoas discassem seus próprios números e ignorassem Mary, a operadora de telefonia local. Basicamente, todos se tornaram sua própria operadora de telefonia.
Hoje, enfrentamos um fenômeno de crescimento muito diferente. As pessoas estão se conectando interiormente. Estamos nos tornando nossos próprios "operadores telefônicos" psíquicos / intuitivos.
Uma das melhores coisas que você pode desenvolver hoje é a sua conexão com a fonte de sua própria sabedoria interior. Dentro de cada um de nós existe uma fonte de sabedoria universal e pessoal. Nossos seres internos - nossas almas ou eus superiores - têm toda a sabedoria que acumulamos desde que existimos.
O melhor serviço que podemos prestar a nós mesmos e ao mundo nestes dias críticos da Mudança é nos reconectarmos claramente com a fonte de nossa própria sabedoria interior.

Owen Waters.






 
 
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O EGO SILENCIOSO

Owen Waters

Boletim de Dinâmica Espiritual, Crescimento espiritual, vitalidade e bem-estar

 

Tradução: Regina Drumond.

 

a 3 de maio de 2020.






Na cultura de hoje, a palavra ego geralmente é aplicada a traços de personalidade disfuncionais. Se uma pessoa é controladora, detestável ou faz uma birra, diz-se que seu ego é o culpado.
 
Atributos disfuncionais do ego surgem da Velha Realidade da consciência de separação. A humanidade passou milhares de anos explorando os efeitos da separação de outras pessoas, a separação de outros estados de consciência e separação da fonte espiritual interior.
 
A consciência de separação causa medos profundos; receios de que não haverá amor, terra ou recursos suficientes. Destes medos, surgem a inveja, a ganância e a agressão. Não é de admirar que, após milhares de anos de conseqüências e pesadelos, a humanidade esteja pronta para avançar para a fase de cura da existência na Terra.
 
A nova realidade emergente traz a consciência centrada no coração. A palavra-chave da nova consciência é integração, e não separação. Nas próximas décadas e séculos, a humanidade encontrará maneiras de resolver diferenças e questões de separação de maneiras inspiradas pelo amor incondicional e pela compaixão. A violência pode gerar violência, mas é baseada na ilusão da falta. O amor gera amor e, sendo baseado em um componente muito real da Criação, ele tem o poder real.
 
Na Velha Realidade, os sacerdotes trabalhavam para controlar suas congregações, repreendendo-os com acusações de que eles são pecadores sem valor. Hoje em dia, alguns professores que afirmam ser espirituais repreendem o seu público com acusações de que eles têm problemas de ego ruim. De fato, eles afirmam que ter qualquer ego é ruim, ruim, ruim. As pessoas na platéia, mesmo as almas gentis com corações maravilhosos, deveriam começar a duvidar de si mesmas. Afinal, eles supõem, o professor supostamente esclarecido deve saber mais do que eles. E, assim, o verme do controle começa a penetrar em suas mentes.
 
A Nova Realidade não se trata de ter poder sobre alguém. Trata-se de auto-capacitação, trata-se de poder com todos, não contra eles. O ego de uma pessoa espiritualizada não é um problema. É uma parte essencial do sistema humano, criado expressamente pelo Criador de toda a vida, a fim de experienciar a autoconsciência, a partir de um número infinito de pontos de vista.
 
O Ser Infinito é a consciência abrangente, a partir da qual o universo foi criado. Tudo no universo é feito de consciência. Assim como cada floco de neve é ​​único, cada pessoa também é. Seu principal objetivo na vida é experienciar a vida de um ponto de vista único e individual.
 
Você não pode cortar uma parte de si mesmo. O ego não pode ser jogado fora e esquecido. É o seu senso essencial de identidade. Mesmo se alguém fosse bem-sucedido em rejeitar uma parte de si mesmo, chegaria um momento em que ele teria que recuperar essa parte perdida e integrá-la de volta a si mesma de maneira saudável e holística.
 
Você é uma expressão do Ser Infinito, à medida que ele se experiencia a partir de todos os pontos de vista possíveis. A melhor maneira de servir a si mesmo e ao Ser Infinito, a fonte dentro de todos nós, é viver a sua vida para o seu próprio potencial pessoal mais elevado.


Owen Waters.






 
 
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The Silent Ego

 

The Silent Ego

by Owen Waters

May 3rd, 2020

Spiritual Dynamics Newsletter

Spiritual Growth, Vitality and Wellness
 
 


 
In today's culture, the word ego is usually applied to dysfunctional personality traits. If a person is controlling, obnoxious or throws a temper tantrum, their ego is said to be to blame.

Dysfunctional attributes of the ego spring from the Old Reality of separation consciousness. Humankind has spent thousands of years exploring the effects of separation from other people, separation from other states of consciousness, and separation from the spiritual source within.

Separation consciousness causes deep-seated fears; fears that there will not be enough love, land, or resources. From these fears spring jealousy, greed and aggression. It is little wonder that, after thousands of years of nightmarish consequences, humankind is ready to move on to the healing phase of existence upon Earth.

The emerging New Reality brings heart-centered consciousness. The keyword of the new consciousness is integration, not separation. Over the coming decades and centuries, humankind will find ways to resolve differences and issues of separation in ways that are inspired by unconditional love and compassion. Violence may beget violence, but it is based upon the illusion of lack. Love begets love and, being based upon a very real component of Creation, it has the real power.

In the Old Reality, priests would work on being in control of their congregations by berating them with accusations that they are worthless sinners. These days, some teachers who claim to be spiritual berate their audiences with accusations that they have bad ego problems. In fact, they claim, having any ego at all is bad, bad, bad. People in the audience, even gentle souls with wonderful hearts, are then supposed to begin to doubt themselves. After all, they suppose, the allegedly enlightened teacher must know better than they. And, so, the worm of control begins to work its way into their minds.

The New Reality is not about power over anyone. It is about self-empowerment, and it's about power with everyone, not against them. The ego of a spiritual person is not a problem. It is an essential part of the human system, created expressly by the Creator of all life in order for it to experience self-consciousness from an infinite number of viewpoints.

Infinite Being is the all-encompassing consciousness from which the universe was created. Everything in the universe is made of consciousness. Just as each snowflake is unique, so is each person. Your primary purpose in life is to experience life from one individual, unique point of view.

You cannot cut off a part of yourself. The ego cannot be cast away and forgotten. It is your essential sense of identity. Even if someone were successful in casting away a part of themself, there would come a time when they would have to retrieve that lost part and integrate it back into themselves in a healthy, holistic manner.

You are an expression of Infinite Being as it experiences itself from all possible viewpoints. The best way you can serve yourself and Infinite Being, the source within us all, is to live your life to your own, personal, highest potential.

And be sure to celebrate who you are, because there is no one exactly like you in the entire universe.

 
Owen Waters

 
*To read the fascinating biography of Yoga Master George King, the original creator of this world-transforming technique, see The King Who Came to Earth.
 
 
 
 
 



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Domingo, 19 de Abril de 2020

5 Signs the Proud Person in Your Life Is Just Arrogant.

5 Signs the Proud Person in Your Life Is Just Arrogant.

Lauren Edwards-Fowle,

M.Sc. & B.Sc.

learning-mind.com

Posted March 19th, 2020.

 
 

 

Pride is the great quality of appreciating your successes and having confidence in your endeavors. However, when does pride become toxic and become a manifestation of arrogance? Could the proud person you know be just conceited? Do you sometimes feel that your significant other isn’t proud but has reached the tipping point of becoming arrogant?

What is the difference between pride and arrogance? Let’s take a look at how to work out whether a proud person is just conceited.

Defining pride:

The dictionary defines pride as:
“Feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride.”
Feelings of pride reflect your emotions arising from an accomplishment. Feeling proud of yourself is linked to an achievement or success that has rewarded your efforts with positivity.
Pride doesn’t just relate to yourself; you can be proud of others or proud of group achievements. It connects with other feelings, such as honor, dignity, and self-respect. Pride is justifiable and has an identifiable reason.
Confidence is not a bad trait, and being proud of your successes can lead to improvements in self-esteem. The problem, of course, comes with overwhelming pride, and when confidence eclipses those positive character traits and becomes arrogance.

Defining arrogance:

Arrogance is not the same thing as pride; a proud person is not necessarily conceited. Being arrogant is similar to other negative perspectives:
  • Vanity
  • Conceitedness
  • Selfishness
  • Disrespectfulness
An arrogant person believes himself or herself to be superior to others, whether or not they have a logical reason to think so. They consider themselves more valuable, their contributions more important, and have excessive expectations of their abilities.
This leads to dominance, an elevated impression of a person’s talent, and a lack of regard or respect for other people around them. Conceitedness is not justifiable, is not necessarily linked to any achievements or successes, and applies only to that person’s opinion of themselves.

Signs that a proud person is just arrogant

1. They demand to be the center of attention

People who have achieved great things have every right to be proud. However, talent speaks for itself, and sometimes the most successful people shy away from the limelight. A conceited person will insist on being the center of attention at all times.
This can manifest as:
  • Talking over people in conversation
  • Raising their voice to be heard, or drowning out others
  • Turning every subject around to talk about themselves
  • Having a dominant personality
  • Refusing to let anybody else make decisions

2. They feel threatened by other proud people

Somebody who has much to feel confident about will welcome interesting conversations, personal challenges, and meeting new people. If you are confident in yourself and have a healthy level of self-respect, it is unusual to feel intimidated by others.
An arrogant person will often feel ‘at risk’ when confronted with other people who, perhaps, would be able to spot the flaws in their persona and contradict their boasting of accomplishments.

3. They are often irritated or annoyed by people they perceive as weak

Selfish people don’t have much time for others, and will usually try to surround themselves with a social group they consider to be their peers. Conceited people also often attempt to ingratiate themselves with connections with greater achievements than their own, either to gain a higher social status or because they believe themselves to be on a par.
Likewise, an arrogant person will find quieter people or those they consider to be weak an annoyance. They do not have empathy, will not be willing to spend any time with people who don’t further their objectives, and will quickly become frustrated and annoyed.

4. They always believe themselves to be right

Vanity means believing your ideas, suggestions or thoughts to be far superior to those that anybody else could come up with. Arrogant people are uncompromising and extremely difficult to work and live with.
Have you ever seen somebody watching an expert on the news, or viewing a professional sports event, and insist that they know better, or could have done a better job? That is an example of excessive pride, whereby a person truly thinks his or her power of thought, and physical performance is better than anybody else’s – no matter how much evidence there might be to the contrary!

5. They have no respect for other people

If people have an extremely high opinion of themselves, they probably don’t have much room in their psyche for considering anybody else.
A person with excess pride will often show this in lots of small ways, which can conclusively point to their lack of respect for other people:
  • Always being late
  • Never doing a favor for anybody else
  • Having high expectations from the people in their lives
  • Being unwilling to show any generosity
  • Speaking over people
  • Putting the phone down without saying goodbye
  • Interrupting constantly

Conclusion

Being proud and confident are not bad qualities to have. Everybody should feel a sense of pride when they have achieved something difficult, or shown resilience and forbearing. However, arrogance is something quite different, and spending a lot of time around it can be draining.
If you think that the proud person in your life may be arrogant, perhaps now is the time to address the problem. They may not realize that their behaviors have gone too far, and being conscious of how they come across could be a wake-up call to reel in the temptation to dominate every relationship.
An innately conceited person might not be capable of change, in which case the best thing to do is to consider your capacity to manage and cope with their personality. If it is harming you, and you constantly feel exhausted by having to make up for their bad behavior, it may be time to start putting yourself first.

 

Lauren Edwards-Fowle
 
 
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Lauren Edwards-Fowle is a professional copywriter based in South East England. Lauren worked within Children's Services for five years before moving into the business sector. She holds an MSc in Applied Accountancy and BSc in Corporate Law. She now volunteers within the community sport sector, helping young people to live healthier, more productive lifestyles and overcome the barriers to inclusion that they face. With a keen interest in physical wellbeing, nutrition and sports, Lauren enjoys participating in a variety of team sports in her spare time, as well as spending time with her young family and their dog Scout.
 



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The Cult of Spiritual Materialism: Have You Become Its Victim?

The Cult of Spiritual Materialism:

 Have You Become Its Victim?

Becky Storey.

https://www.learning-mind.com/

February 10, 2020

 

 
 
Spiritualism is growing in popularity as we seek more answers and comfort in these trying times. Unfortunately, no everyone is following the spiritual path for the right reasons, or in a genuine way. There is no correct way to practice your spiritualism, but there are certainly incorrect ways. Spiritual materialism is being actively encouraged at every turn.
 
If you’re taking on a new, enlightened path, chances are that you’ve already come across a few traps. Spirituality teaches us self-forgiveness and a non-judgemental attitude, though. Apply these principles when considering whether you have become a victim of spiritual materialism. We can all be swayed easily at times.
 
What Is Spiritual Materialism?
 
A person becomes spiritually materialistic when they develop materialistic and shallow desires in the pursuit of spirituality. The ego tends to use spiritualism for its own gain, to fulfill the need to be special or interesting.
 
Our egos are the parts of our identities created by external influences, like comments from others, possessions, and achievements. This conceited part of us takes advantage of spirituality. We are in an era of “new-age spiritualism”, where the original traditions are being forgotten and replaced with modern ideas – and not always good ones.
 
Spiritually materialistic people are likely to be using the popularity of spiritualism to boost their own sense of self. Living a spiritual kind of lifestyle gives some people a feeling that they are above others, sometimes even God-like. Instagram “gurus” are popular but are, in fact, benefitting from spiritual materialism.
 
If your spiritualism requires the rest of the world seeing it, sponsorships and merchandise, then it’s likely not spiritualism at all. It’s pandering to a market the world seems to want right now.
 
We’re often sold “tools” to further our spiritual journey, but these things only add to the materialism. True spiritualism happens within and doesn’t require external resources. We convince ourselves that we need “things” to boost our connection with the spiritual realm, but these things only boost our ego and decay our self-awareness. We show off our possessions like trophies, to compete with others to prove who is the most spiritual.
Why Is Shallow Spirituality a Problem Today?
 
Spiritualism is a deep and personal experience. It is all about finding your inner strength, inner truth, and inner peace. When you add materialism into the mix, it becomes shallow and superficial.
 
Being spiritual has become fad-like these days and proving how spiritual we are is becoming a competition. You might notice more people are attending retreats or workshops and posting about it all over social media. Surely, this undermines the purpose? Spiritualism teaches us to be happy with ourselves and not compare our lives to others. A truly spiritual person does not need to use their experiences for attention, their experience is sacred and personal.
 
Aside from using spiritualism for materialistic gain, some people also use it to rid themselves of their troubles. True spiritual gurus encourage the use of spiritualism to become comfortable with suffering. Spiritual materialists assume that methods such as yoga and meditation will prevent ever having to experience hardship.
 
 
This is not realistic and not what the original spiritualists had intended. Spiritual practices are there to have you develop self-awareness and learn to be peaceful even in times of trouble. Spiritual materialism encourages the avoidance of suffering, which closes us off from the world – a total contrast to genuine spiritualism.
 
Arguably the most concerning problem with spiritual materialism is that it leads to cultural appropriation and fetishization of particular countries. Backpackers head off to countries like Thailand, India, and Vietnam to “embrace” the spiritual culture. Unfortunately, these people tend to pick and choose the traditions they like and ignore those they don’t.
 
This can be offensive to the traditional spiritualists who devote their lives to religions like Buddhism. Spiritually materialistic people travel to these countries to take photos posing in front of sacred monuments – instead of respecting the culture’s wishes.
Are You a Victim of Spiritual Materialism?
 
There are a few ways to tell if you’ve fallen victim to this superficial, materialistic spirituality. Approach the idea with an open mind and a judgment-free attitude. If you notice elements of yourself reflected in the signs, forgive heavily and correct gently. Spiritualism only ever teaches self-improvement for your own gain, not to compare yourself to others.
Shopping
 
There is no part of spiritualism that encourages money spending. You should be able to practice spiritualism no matter your financial status. Whether it’s expensive retreats or small trinkets, no genuine spiritualist would require any external “tools”.
 
Traditional spiritualists would shudder at the notion that you have to spend your money to be a “better” spiritualist. Some teachings, like apps and books, might require payment, and while they’re great additions, they aren’t essential. There are plenty of free resources out there provided by true believers who want spiritualism to be accessible to everyone.
Sharing
 
We love oversharing on social media, but we love to show off even more. For example, the Instagram hashtag #spiritualist is filled with odd quotes and unrelated selfies. It’s cool to be spiritual, and this leads to people sharing it more than they practice it.
 
 
You might have fallen victim to spiritual materialism if you spend time wondering how you can curate your posts to appear more spiritual. The spiritual journey is a personal experience and doesn’t require you to share it with others.
Forcing
 
It is possible to overdo it on the meditation. Spiritually materialistic people tend to force themselvesinto practicing spirituality even when their minds and bodies don’t really want it. This is because they want to be the most spiritual, and surely you can’t do that if you don’t put in the hours?
 
Spirituality should be a journey you take at your own pace, through thought and self-discovery. Some critics even mention hallucinogenic drugs as a part of spiritual materialism, as users tend to force and expect epiphanies. You should be able to reach enlightenment and understand your true purpose without any outside help, it is within you.
Spiritual materialism is easy to fall into in this modern world.
 
We’re told we need stuff in order to be the best, but no one tells us there is no best. Take your new spiritual journey in your own stride and always remember that everything you need is already with you. No amount of force, travel or excessive practice will bring it to you any faster. Focus on your own thoughts and your own progress.
References:
  1. https://pro.psychcentral.com
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org

 

Becky Storey
 

 




 

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Becky Storey is a professional writer who has been passionate about the way we think and the human mind since she developed chronic anxiety many years ago. Now she loves to write and educate people on mental health and wellbeing. When Becky is not writing, you’ll find her outside with her Labrador, sitting behind a jigsaw puzzle, or baking something with too much sugar.
 
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Immature Adults Will Display These 7 Traits and Behaviors

Lauren Edwards-Fowle.

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Posted January 20th, 2020.

 
 
 
Emotional maturity usually comes naturally, but for some people, this step of growth seems to have been missed. Dealing with immature adults can be difficult and stressful. A person who isn’t able to grasp the concept of negotiation is as difficult to deal with as a toddler – hence being an immature adult!
 
Here are some key examples of the behaviors and traits of immature adults to look out for.
 
It can also be interesting to analyze whether you are also guilty of some of these traits and need to apply maturity to those situations.
 
1. Lack of emotional control
 
Adults who lack maturity will have little control over their emotions and overreact in much the same way as a small child. Have you ever seen a child screaming and crying in a supermarket because they couldn’t choose a product from the shelf? That is a primary example of immaturity.
 
Children, of course, are not expected to be emotionally mature. They need time and guidance to learn how to process and express their feelings. Immature adults have never learned this, and so can lash out, act out of proportion with the situation or become overwhelmingly emotional.
 
This sign of an immature adult often stems from a cushioned childhood or having a condition that makes them unable to get in touch with their feelings.
 
2. Lack of independence
 
Immature people will not behave with the independence that we expect when reaching maturity. Traits may include a reliance on a parent or partner to cook their food or provide other general household tasks such as laundry.
 
It may be that immature adults simply haven’t ever been taught the necessary skills to take care of their own needs and have grown up learning complete reliance on others.
 
In this situation, continuing to support their dependence is never a good idea. Adults who have come to rely on others will never be able to support themselves if they do not have any reason to learn the essential life skills they are missing.
 
3. Irresponsibility
 
Immature adults often are most easily identified by their lack of respect for finances and possessions – whether their own or somebody else’s. This stems from the nature of children who don’t yet understand the value or worth of things since they are reliant on a parent or guardian to provide for them.
 
Most adults learn this value very quickly, and in particular when joining the workforce and learning to equate money and possessions with their income. However, an immature adult has never learned to respect their finances and can be very irresponsible and fickle with money.
 
4. Selfishness
 
One of the common behaviors of immature people is innate selfishness. They may find it difficult to relate to or empathize with others, and may, therefore, struggle to maintain healthy relationships of any kind.
 
This behavior echoes a small child who exists within their world and hasn’t yet learned to empathize. An adult who lacks maturity will be unable to consider anything from the perspective of another person. They will only have an interest in fulfilling their desires.
 
For this reason, immature adults are often untrustworthy and prone to lie, as with children. This is less likely to be malicious, and more likely to be a product of their selfish nature. It means that they simply cannot accept responsibility for their actions, or perceive the equal value of others.
 
5. Oversharing
 
An immature adult usually tends not to have a filter. This is a key trait that is identifiable within children who often need parents to explain cultural norms. For example, discussing other people loudly in a queue or asking potentially hurtful questions in innocence.
 
This trait can often be seen on social media and reflects the emotional immaturity of an adult who needs to feel validated by the opinions of others. Perhaps less obvious than some of the other behaviors of immature adults, oversharing and not being able to pursue their own goals without external validation is a key trait.
 
6. Being egocentric
 
Small children, and even teenagers, often crave attention and holding the spotlight. This behavior is seen in immature adults, who desire attention at all costs and will often upstage others to ensure they receive it.
 
A sign of this trait could be an adult who creates unnecessary drama at a celebratory event which is not being held for them. Or it could be a friend who discusses problems at every opportunity without giving thought to whether it is appropriate.
 
This can be a sign of an immature adult who has always felt themselves to be competing for attention. It can also be a sign of an adult who has always been the center of attention throughout their upbringing. Thus, he or she has not developed the maturity to share the spotlight from time to time.
 
7. Inability to sustain relationships
 
We all know that relationships of any nature need equal effort to sustain them. Immature adults areoften single or change romantic partners regularly. They are also likely to have few friends, as they cannot commit to other people, to show empathy or to understand the priorities and perspectives of people around them.
 
An immature adult may either have few people close to them or only be close to family members who likely continue to treat them as a child.
 
How to deal with immature adults?
 
There is no hard and fast way to manage immature people. But the best course of action is never to support their poor behavior. This will only reinforce their conditioned emotional responses and support this continuing.
 
 

Lauren Edwards-Fowle
 
 
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Excellent teachings of the masters have been contaminated by the dogmatic control of these religions.

Discernment yes; judgement does not.
If you use discernment you are free to research with an open mind. 

With discernment it is possible to reach the spirit of the letter of any writing and it is also much easier to listen to the voice of the soul that comes from the heart.
Individually you can be helped to find your Truth that is different of everyone. 


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