WARNING. Immabout to rant my arse off. I am blessed to be part of a beautiful spiritual community. I am spiritual myself and have mad respect for faith and religions worldwide.
However, there's a lot of pseudo spiritual/religious BS out there. Spiritual shaming is a thing and it needs to stop.
"You manifest your reality"
"You attract what you put out"
"Everything happens for a reason"
"You must forgive to heal"
There is a lot that's lost in translation here that can wreak havoc. So, let's break it down shall we?
First of all, no story, no person, no journey is better or worse than the next person. Sometimes life is just a damn struggle. And that's absolutely okay to be upset about it.
Listen, when you're miserable and complaining, you'll always find people to commiserate with. OR you can find a way to pull yourself into a more expansive state of thought and take some control of your bitching. But this is generalized and doesn't pertain to every situation.
NO we don't ATTRACT abuse. Or tragedy. Or horrific trauma. That's total bs, is dismissive of suffering and is victim shaming. Check yourself.
What you think and the pattern of your thoughts *usually* dictate your environment. This can be changed, managed, altered with (sometimes) significant personal development and therapy. It all depends on how deeply imbedded that thought pattern is and how aware you are to changing it, should you choose to do so.
No, not everything happens for a reason. Not always. Some shit is super random and awful. How you move through it can be your reason though. Finding your reason, any reason, can **sometimes** help us comprehend and rationalize some heavy shit so we can process. And sometimes believing in a reason is magical like Santa Claus. It's okay to believe in something bigger than yourself.
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