Over the last few months I've been thinking a lot about what spirituality is for me, what I want to do 'spiritually', what I want to offer as a service, what resonates with me and what doesn't.
I've also been looking at what other 'spiritual' people I know were offering and realised that I didn't resonate with a lot of things.
We are often told that to be spiritual you have to:
meditate every day with your legs crossed like a yogi,
become vegetarian or even vegan,
stop drinking, stop smoking,
only think positive,
train in energy healing,
burn incense every day,
know everything about crystals etc....
One thing I've also noticed is that there are more and more women's circles and women-only events that totally reject men and go so far as to judge and criticise them.
So first of all, to be spiritual, there is absolutely no need to do all the things I'm talking about above. Spirituality is primarily a state of mind.
You don't have to try to change who you are and become perfect to be spiritual. So don't feel bad if you don't do all these things. What will probably happen is that the more you open yourself up to spirituality, the more you will be open to changes that are beneficial to your well-being and health, and that will happen naturally without being forced by anyone.
Regarding women's circles, I totally agree that women should support each other given the way women have been treated for hundreds of years. But I do not agree that men should be totally excluded and criticised as I have seen recently.
It is true that it is more women who open up to spirituality probably because they are more in tune with their emotions than men. But things are changing and evolving. Society is changing and spirituality must be open to all and we must be there for everyone.
And for that it is important not to put men aside and to give them a chance to evolve like women. And above all, it is important to stop criticising and judging them. A short while ago I saw a post on Instagram by Jake Woodard that helps to repair femininity and masculinity in relationships. He asked a very interesting question to the man only. And women felt compelled to respond and criticise men. This has to stop.
That's what I want to do. To help everyone.
We need to support each other, share our experiences, understand each other and above all stop judging and criticising each other.
I will continue to think about the best way to help as many people as possible, whether they are men or women. The world is changing, evolving and we are here to help in its evolution and change. If you are a man and you are reading this, don't hesitate to tell me what could help you to open yourself more to spirituality.
So there you have it, I want to stand out from the crowd, to do things in my own way and above all in a way that won't make you feel obliged to do something that doesn't speak to you at all.