Spiritual Thursdays: Embrace the yang with the yin

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Peace Soulstars,

What is spirituality anyway?  Do we even know or do we just adopt a definition that has been passed down from generation to generation? Do we ever take into consideration how we perceive spirituality as individuals?  As I began diving deep in the beginning of my spiritual journey I put far too much pressure on myself to “be positive” all of the time.  I eventually learned that this isn’t possible.   It’s actually not healthy to try to be positive all of the time.  I used to think that spirituality has a specific meaning but in actuality it doesn’t.  It’s subjective and really has more to do with the individual, their intention, and perception.  One aspect of spirituality that is universal is that it involves consciousness.

To me, spirituality has to do with expanding my consciousness of self,  with my higher self, God, nature, the world, other people in a way that connects us all.  Ultimately, we are all one but we’ve been bombarded with a bunch of b.s. that has programmed us to believe that we are separate.  Granted, I do appreciate those aspects of us as individuals which make us unique but we’ve become a society which has placed so much emphasis on differences that we’ve created division, hierarchy, control, hate, conflict, war and many other social constructs that do not serve us.

I support the concept of being the change you want to see no matter who you are, or what race, religion, socioeconomic status, political affiliation etc.  We are ALL capable of doing just that.  That is what furthered my interest into diving deeper in my spirituality.  I have learned that I have some unresolved issues which have slowed my progress of evolving as a spiritual being.  I placed so much focus on this physical world that I lost myself along the way.  At the same time I’ve realized that those dark moments were a part of my journey.

Life is very complex and it serves me best based on my experience to embrace those dark moments for what they are.  Just go with the flow and sit in those feelings because when you ignore them and get distracted you’re going to have to face them at some point because there is always a yang to the yin.  Positive and negative forces can be interchangeable, one in the same, both sides of the same coin.  However you look at it,  you cannot have one without the other. That’s what makes this life beautiful.  Blessings to you all always during the holidays and after! Positive and high vibes to you all!

Love and Light,

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Author: Angelica

My name is Angelica and I am a licensed certified social worker who has a passion for helping people understand the importance of living a healthy lifestyle. Most importantly, I am a devoted wife and mother whose other interests include music, art, reading, exercise, meditation, and cooking. Amanisoul is a synthesis of the name "Amani" which means harmony and peace in swahili and the word "soul" which means essence or spiritual self. Discovering one's inner peace involves being healthy mentally and physically. Mental and physical health coexist inevitably. I make it my mission to promote healthy living and the impact of positive lifestyle changes on mental health.

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