How Did I Get Here?

Seeing as this is my very first blog post (YAY!), I felt that it was only fitting to give you a brief introduction as to how I, a 25 year Graduate Lawyer from Melbourne, Australia, found myself in the world of spirituality and blogging.

 

In April of this year I was introduced to a magnetic spiritual teacher, Gabrielle Bernstein by Jess Ainscough to whom I will be eternally grateful to. This was the beginning of a brand new, life-changing, exhilarating path for me. I have seen a massive shift within myself since I began studying Gabby’s work. In actual fact it was the shift I needed to gain the courage to start my own blog. Whilst the year prior to finding Gabby’s work I had flirted with the ideas of spirituality, the universe, angels and intuition, something held me back from fully embracing the spirit junkie world.

 

To give you some background, I was brought up as a Catholic throughout my childhood. I went to a Catholic primary school and there was a period where I went the church weekly with my great grandparents. I did traditional catholic rites of passage like being Baptised, Confirmation and First Holy Communion. However, when I reached high school I found that I could not relate to the teachings, archaic rules and rigidity and uniformity of ‘organised religion’. I rebelled against it all and so I lost my faith completely. From high school until relatively recently I classified myself as an Atheist who really didn’t believe in anything at all.

 

Last year I started to open myself up to spirituality with each month gaining more and more faith, but still the idea of believing in ‘God’ still bugged me. I started using angel cards, meditating and learning about different concepts of faith and a higher power from different teachers such as Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra and Eckhart Tolle. I later realised that my issue was that the word ‘God’ to me was attributed to ‘organised religion’ and this just didn’t sit right with me. However, when I released my old attachment to the word “God’, I began to realise that it doesn’t matter what label you attached; God, Angels, Universe, Inner Guide, they all meant to same thing, believing in a higher power, a power greater than yourself.

 

What I have come to realise is that I do not have to follow an ‘organised religion’ in order to have faith in a higher power; I can mould my spiritual beliefs and practices to reflect what I truly believe in. So my advice to you is take what pieces that you feel genuinely feel connected to from different outlets; organised religions, spiritual teachers and metaphysicians (just to name a few) and use your inner guide to make it your own! Find a belief system that truly ignites your spirit and makes you feel more connected, happy and at peace. Making peace with the fact that I don’t have to follow an ‘organised religion’ and becoming a spirit junkie has transformed my life and I can’t wait to share the journey with you all!

 

Choose peace. Choose love. Choose light.

6 Replies to “How Did I Get Here?”

  1. I found Gabrielle Bernstein’s books early this year and I will never ever be able to go back to the life I lived before becoming a Spirit Junkie! I too had dabbled in bits and pieces of spirituality before finding her, but her books really just got the ball rolling for me too. I’m also 25 and have recently turned my life (almost fully) around, thanks to her teachings and the other wonderful teachers I have found through her. It’s so amazing when we learn that we have full control over the creation of our lives, becoming aware and conscious of ourselves, and the peace that this brings.
    I found your Facebook a little while ago, maybe through a common page, and always enjoy the positivity you leave in my newsfeed.
    I’m excited to hear that you have decided to begin blogging and look forward to seeing what comes next 🙂

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  2. Wow what a fantastic way to start off …thankyou for your honesty your storey has captivated me and I am sure othets agree ! Excited to read on ……..
    Shae x

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