So You Think You’re Spiritually Evolved, But You’re Negative

In an age where spiritual enlightenment and personal evolution are becoming attainable goals, it’s beyond fascinating, if not concerning, to observe a paradox among some individuals. They profess to have ascended to higher states of consciousness or spiritual being, yet their actions and behaviors seem incongruent with such claims. A peculiar dichotomy emerges as they immerse themselves in negativity, condemning others and perpetuating cycles of hatred and division. How can one reconcile these seemingly conflicting narratives?

Many of those who claim to have reached elevated states of consciousness paradoxically indulge in consuming and propagating negative news, fostering resentment towards authority figures, and even expressing desires for harm to befall them. This behavior begs the question: How can individuals genuinely claim to have transcended to higher levels of consciousness while simultaneously engaging in actions that perpetuate lower vibrational states?

The root of this contradiction may stem from a misunderstanding of what it truly means to evolve spiritually or reach a higher state of consciousness. It’s essential to recognize that spiritual growth isn’t merely an intellectual pursuit or a matter of proclaiming oneself as enlightened. True evolution involves a profound transformation of one’s perspective, attitudes, and behaviors, leading to a more profound sense of compassion, understanding, and interconnectedness with all beings.

The allure of negativity and the tendency to vilify others can be attributed to various factors. In some cases, individuals may feel disempowered by the complexities of the world and seek solace in assigning blame to external forces. Others may succumb to the seductive nature of sensationalized news and gossip, feeding into a cycle of fear and outrage. Social and cultural conditioning also significantly shapes individuals’ perceptions and influences their responses to adversity.

Individuals must embark on a journey of self-reflection and inner transformation to bridge the chasm between claiming a higher state of consciousness and engaging in lower vibrational activities. Here are some steps they can take to realign their consciousness with their proclaimed ideals:

  1. Practice empathy and compassion: True spiritual evolution involves cultivating kindness and compassion towards all beings, including those with whom we may disagree or hold grievances against. By seeking first to understand the perspectives and experiences of others, individuals can transcend the limitations of the ego and foster a sense of unity and interconnectedness.
  2. Choose positivity and constructive action: Instead of dwelling on negativity or engaging in divisive rhetoric, individuals can choose to focus their energy on positive endeavors and constructive action. Whether through acts of kindness, community service, or advocacy for social justice, they can contribute to creating a more harmonious and compassionate world.
  3. Cultivate mindfulness: Mindfulness practices such as meditation can help individuals develop greater self-awareness and clarity of thought. This heightened awareness enables them to observe their thoughts and emotions without being consumed by them, fostering a sense of inner peace and inclusiveness.
  4. Let go of judgment and attachment: To truly evolve spiritually, individuals must learn to let go of judgment and release attachments to fixed beliefs or ideologies. By embracing a mindset of openness and acceptance, they can foster greater flexibility and resilience in the face of life’s challenges.
  5. Seek wisdom and guidance: Embarking on a journey of spiritual evolution can be daunting, but individuals need help to navigate it. Seeking advice from spiritual teachers, mentors, or wise elders can provide valuable insights and support.

Claiming to have attained a higher state of consciousness is not merely a matter of rhetoric or proclamation but requires a genuine commitment to inner growth and transformation. By transcending the allure of negativity and embracing love, compassion, and understanding, individuals can bridge the chasm between their professed ideals and their actual behaviors. In doing so, they can cultivate a more congruent and authentic shift in consciousness, leading to a life of greater harmony, meaning, and purpose.

Your Worst Enemy is Your Best Friend

What if your worst enemy was your best friend? Yes, adversity leads to growth, change, even evolutionary expansion, but what if that person who brings you the most grief and trauma really was, above all else, truly your best friend in the universe?

I know, the idea wreaks havoc with your brain, at first, as it does not compute, but bear with me.

A quick review of your life ‘til now will affirm that all those rough spots in your life led you to become the person you are today. And the person you are, while still in the process of growth and expansion, is sacredly magnificent in so many ways. Yet, you would not be so incredible if it weren’t for the hardship and trauma you suffered at the hands of your worst enemy.

Your worst enemy, that person you despise and love to hate more than anyone else played a key role in making you who you are today.

While you have grown, evolved as a human being, and expanded in consciousness, loving your enemy is the key to the doorway which leads to the next level awaiting you on the other side.

This could be too much to consider at this moment in time but just think about putting the idea on the shelf for review later.

While suspending disbelief for a moment while you ponder the idea of your worst enemy being your best friend, contemplate the idea of there being much more to this life than meets the eye.

What if there was a cosmic speakeasy where you hung out with your friends on the other side before you came to this earth?

What if this was the place where you and your friends plotted out the lives and experiences you would have on your next journey?

What if you had decided to add a little more excitement to this life and wanted to face demons and dragons of unimaginable proportions where you knew you would arrive victorious on the other side?

What if, your best friend on the other side, the personage who loves and cares for you more than anyone else, saw the potential for harm and offered to play the part of the “evil one” in this incarnation, to make sure your limits were pushed, but willing to protect that delicate balance, so that you could go through the experience and emerge the victor?

What if there were those from the other side who have entered into sacred contracts to be the focus of all your angst and hatred, all the while honoring your sacredness and loving you all the way?

Now, in this midst of this life, this person may not even understand why they are causing you so much trouble or hating on you as they do. They just cannot help themselves. And there is no way they could conceive of or understand if they were playing out their role in your story under sacred contract prior to their arrival on this planet.

But when you hook up again on the other side you will have a blast recalling the adventures and laughing about the drama as it played out.

Just something to think about.

It’s not an idea you need to adopt for any reason (this whole plotting of your journey before you arrived here) but the part about loving your enemy? That’s for real.

This is the key that unlocks the door, where everything you love and desire waits for you on the other side.

Think about that.

When you can love your worst enemy with all your heart, you discover your enemy really is your best friend.