You may wonder sometimes what is spiritual and what isn’t. According to New Age and religious standards, ”spiritual” has to do partly with worship, meditation, compassion, and grace. We agree that regular prayers, meditation, and other devout and paranormal activities are spiritual. But many things that seem non-spiritual aren’t.
Below we list five things that seem ungodly but are really spiritual.
1. Constructively venting your frustrations is healthy, and mystical. That means you won’t incur any negative karma if you occasionally yell expletives while pounding your fist against your bed, for example.
Go ahead and scream at the top of your lungs in private if you’re having a bad day. Suppressing negative energy and painting a perma-smile on your face to display to the New Age community and everyone else is phony and unholy, along with being physically unhealthy. We’ve found that having a conversation with your guides or God, expressing your frustration or sadness, can be very fruitful, especially if you ask for help and solutions.
It’s perfectly normal to be frustrated, despondent, and even angry, at times. As long as you deal with it constructively, and take responsibility for your actions, you are still acting saintly.
2. Vulgar humor isn’t sacrilegious, despite what you may have been told. Go ahead and joke with your adult friends all you want. On the other side you’ll find out that you aren’t docked points for swearing or crude humor.
3. Sex before marriage, or having multiple sexual partners can enhance your awareness considering each intimate relationship offers opportunities for personal growth. As long as you avoid lying, deceiving, and emotionally and physically hurting yourself or anyone else, there’s nothing wrong with responsible, mutually agreed upon non-monogamy between consenting adults. Just be honest, make sure to avoid making promises you don’t intend to keep, and play safe.
Are you the type who prefers a long-term monogamous relationship, perhaps even life-long monogamy? That, too, can offer tremendous chance for growth, as long as you don’t resist relationship transitions and endings, or expect strict monogamy of someone whose nature is the opposite. Each person has different intimacy needs, and one type of relationship style doesn’t suit everyone.
4. The abundance of money and material possessions can be mystical, as long as it’s acquired legitimately and the focus isn’t entirely on insatiable acquisitiveness. The greater resources you possess, the greater good you can do, for yourself and others.
Piousness throughout history has been equated with vows of poverty and austere living. We can understand the notion, as it denotes you generally try to put others first, and living simply is a key to happiness. But living like an ascetic can be physically unhealthy, and the undercurrent of treating yourself badly doesn’t score good karma points. It’s acceptable to indulge yourself, even live opulently.
5. Loosening up and having a few drinks once in a while won’t negate your supernatural endeavors. We frequently go long stretches of time without any alcohol because it helps us maintain the endurance and discipline our work demands.
Also, we are more sensitive to disincarnate and negative entities than the average person, and even one drink can make us a target. But as the old saying goes--if the strings are too tight, you can’t play. Then again, if they are too loose, such as through overindulgence, you can’t play at all. Ultimately, there’s one test that makes behavior spiritual or not; does it hurt you or others? Does it significantly hurt the progression of your spiritual growth?
If not, go for it. So much in life is spiritual beneath the mundane exterior.