Tamara Maat – March 26, 2019
True spirituality has no specific definition or path to follow, no guru to blindly say yes to, no certain steps to take. It is a blend of following the heart and paving a whole unique path, maybe similar to what others have trodden, and very possibly different than anyone around has. As fun as that ride is, it is challenging and full of temptation to stop, for our old human mechanism to survive have taught us that the familiar is better than the unknown, even if it is worse. We are controlled by our ancestral genetic imprint to keep living their stories, patterns, issues and trauma as long as we live… For one to become truly spiritual, they need to overcome all of that.
Because spirituality cannot be defined or limited in certain steps or rituals, there is rather a set of virtues to try and live up to. As we allow these virtues to lead our lives, regardless of when we succeed or fail to implement them, we find ourselves going through our spiritual path with flying colors anyway. Since spiritual virtues could be deemed countless and confusing, I have summed them up to only two qualities, that, if mastered, promote continuous healing and help reach a constant state of Bliss—even in the middle of hell: Trust and Courage.
Trust and courage are probably the first two qualities that develop for an infant, even though it is technically only the root chakra that is built within the first two years of life. I contend they grow simultaneously as a newborn immediately perceives the universe it was born in (depending on the soul karmic plan) through its interaction and experience with the Mother. The way that the baby’s needs of nutrition, shelter, love and overall nurture, and the lack of them (all root issues) determines the level of trust (crown issue) the child will have. This picture of the universe is what that soul grows up with, and if imbalanced, it is the constant training and practice to develop them through spirituality is what is going to balance them back.
Leading a spiritual lifestyle means we are living in alignment with the universe. This is not created overnight once we decide to embark on such a kind of life. It takes the qualities of trust and courage at all the time to lead our lives. If we look at it, we will find everything else is in between. If we have faith and are brave, we believe we are safe enough to be our authentic selves and walk the Earth with integrity. We become free to express who we are and demonstrate our creativity. We live truthfully and remain just and kind, as we do not engage in practices out of vengeance, jealousy, arrogance or hatred.
When we are brave enough, nothing will be difficult; dreams will simply become goals to confidently step towards. When we trust, we understand there is wisdom in our being in the here and now. This belief makes it easy for us to believe in and tap into our hearts to understand our unique life purpose and fulfill it. We don’t pretend to be someone else; we don’t dim our shine for anyone to approve of us or be comfortable around us. We believe that our mission cannot be accomplished except by us, and with that, we lose all need to compete and fight with others over the crumbs destined to those who believe in lack and mediocrity.
I write this tonight, hours after I have gone to another extreme, but very cool, measure to heal myself from deep ancestral/soul karma and ascend spiritually. I was inspired the idea for a twin tattoos around 3:00 pm, and I had had them one by 7:30 pm. It was basically my spontaneously acting on a pure Aries impulse, which reminds me of the Fool card that very much sums up the gist of this humble article. The Fool has the innocence and purity of the child that allows it not to doubt where it is going; it just closes its eyes, draws a smile on his face and steps with Trust and Courage as it moves forward.