Meaningful Work, Spirituality

Owning my spiritual truth

I haven’t been entirely honest with you.

Or rather, there are some things I just don’t mention all that much.

You see, I’m a hippie. And I don’t just mean in a let’s-love-each-other-and-save-the-planet kind of way, although I definitely am that kind of hippie too.

No, I mean in the incense-burning, crystal-holding, oracle-card-pulling, dream-manifesting, inner-Divine-connecting, meditating, chakra-balancing, energy-clearing, past-life-regressing, kind of way. The ‘woo-woo’ kind of way.

I have sort of alluded to these things before. I’ve talked about my belief that we can connect to the Divine within us through journaling. I’ve mentioned manifesting and using oracle cards. But…

I’ve always kind of watered this side of myself down. I’m very aware that everyone has their own belief system, their own understanding of the truth. I don’t want to be someone who says that what I believe is the one truth, that my beliefs are the only right thing. Because I think it’s important that each and every one of us finds our own understanding of what rings true for us.

But in trying to please everyone, I’ve let myself down. I write a lot about the importance of vulnerability and being authentic, but I’ve not been fully walking my talk.

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A few of my favourite things

So here goes: I’m coming out of the spiritual closet, so to speak. I’m claiming what I know to be true for myself, I’m owning my own power. I’m no longer watering my message down in an attempt to please everyone, because I know that in doing that I am doing a disservice to those who really need to hear my message.

I don’t want to get lost in the noise of the internet because I’m only offering a luke-warm version of who I am. I want to set the world on fire with my message, with being 100% me – my weirdest and most wonderful self.

Because I believe there is so much more to this world than meets the eye. I believe we each have inner access to the Divine – we are not separate from it but part of it. We can access this inner Divine if we choose to tune into the whispers of our soul and tune out the ranting of our ego.

You might call the Divine something else, for example God, source, spirit, the universe – the language doesn’t matter. I believe we are not separate from it. In fact, most of the great spiritual teachers tell us that the Divine is within.

I believe that we each have a soul – the inner part of us connected to the Divine wisdom, above and beyond what we can logically comprehend. I believe this soul has been through many lifetimes before and will go through more after our body is gone.

And I believe that in connecting to our soul, we can find out our own unique purpose in this world, in this lifetime. That’s certainly what I’ve done, and I’ve seen others do it too. Unsurprisingly, I believe that journaling is one of the best ways to connect with our soul, but there are others – meditation, prayer, guided visualisation (another powerful tool I’ve been using a lot lately), to name a few.

I also believe that we can consciously manifest and create a life that brings us pure joy – if we know how. I always thought manifesting was little more than vision boards and affirmations, but I’ve since learned there’s a lot more to it. I’ve created a lot of wonderful things in my life in the past and with my new-found knowledge I’m excited to create more.

Because lately, I’ve been really diving deep. It’s funny how the universe sends us exactly what we need right when we need it. I’ve somehow stumbled across books, teachers, concepts, situations – you name it – designed to guide me further down my path. I’m letting go of what no longer serves me and committing wholeheartedly to the person I am meant to be and the purpose I am meant to serve in this world.

I believe I am Divinely guided in bringing this message forward (we all are, if we choose to allow ourselves to be).

And I’ve really clarified what the ‘wild’ in Journal Wild stands for: it’s our soul. It’s the wild within us, the part of us that is connected to the greater energy, to the Divine, to the power of the universe. When we tap into our inner wild – our soul – we realise our true power, our true purpose.

I hope I haven’t lost you in this post – it has simply poured out of my heart onto the page. From now on, I’m wearing my heart (or rather, my soul) on my sleeve. I’m being my most authentic self, sharing what I learn and what I know to be true. If my message doesn’t resonate with you, that’s fine. I wish you love and light nonetheless. And if it does resonate with you, I look forward to sharing more wild soul connections with you as I head further down this path.

Thank you for joining me.

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12 thoughts on “Owning my spiritual truth”

  1. I admire your authenticity. It’s very brave to put yourself out there & open up about your beliefs,especially when it comes to matters like spirituality or religion.

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. It’s a little scary, but at the end of the day I figure if I’m just speaking my truth then I’m doing the best I can for myself and the world.

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  2. Love your soul, beautiful lady! Thank you! I journal and I meditate and I too believe that we can find that peace within… And I just love it when the universe sends me what I need at just the right time.

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    1. Thanks you so much for your kind words Kathryn. And I couldn’t agree more – the Universe has wisdom to guide us if we just open up to it!

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  3. The word ‘Welcome’ is foremost in my mind, quickly followed by admiration. I feel admiration toward you for your bravery and courage in allowing your true essence to step forward. You have so much to offer others. Your creative journaling inspires and heals in many ways, but it is your authenticity that sets you apart from others. It is your authenticity that reasonates on a much deeper level than words alone could ever hope to do. I look forward to more authentic wisdom from Journaling Wild.

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  4. Thank you for sharing this! I’m working on being more true to my authentic self and really believe that when we do, we unleash an ability to take control of what we want with purpose and without hesitation.

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    1. Yes! I love that Sarah – connection to our authentic self certainly helps us to move towards what we really want without hesitation!

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  5. Wow, I can’t believe I just read this.. As if I was guided here tonight to read all this. I know there is something bigger out in the world. I have searched for it for many years. It is so true that when you are depressed that you are disconnected from our soul, missing something indeed. You are a wonderful person for opening up and telling it like it is and how you feel. I am so glad I have found my way here to find you and others who support all this. I thought I was crazy for feeling this. Thanks for the share.

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    1. Wow thanks so much for your words Elanda. It can be hard to say these things openly when I know some people will take offence or disagree. When someone leaves such a heartfelt comment like you have, it makes me realise how important it is for me to share these things regardless. Thanks for taking the time to comment so openly. And yes, perhaps you were guided to read it! And no, you’re not crazy in the least x

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  6. Have just found your site and love it.
    Thank you for those words, it’s so so difficult to open up or even understand ones true inner feelings, often easier with a group of like minded friends.
    I have registered with your four day journaling course that starts tomorrow and really looking forward to the challenge. Jean x

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Jean 🙂 Yes I often find it is easier to be your true self around like-minded people. Great, I hope you enjoy the challenge!

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