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.