New Age Shaming
There’s a tendency of some people in the Personal Growth/New Age movement who say that if you get sick or need any sort of medication, medical intervention like surgery, or if you’re not feeling fabulous after following a certain protocol, something’s wrong with you. As if you’re not spiritual or evolved enough.
What an utter total and complete lie.
It’s not about perfection, it’s about growth.
Sometimes body’s need support through medication or surgery. And sometimes the most “natural” supplements or diets, are actually harmful to your particular system.
Seek your answers and your truth, not how others are doing it. If you try a product or a program and it just doesn’t jive with you, maybe it’s not your thing. You don’t need to feel bad and wrong even if it works for everyone else around you. Comparison is an ego lure, trying to knock you off center; don’t buy into it. You are unique.
And on the topic of Personal Growth shaming, I know some of you fall into the idea that you’re not enough because you’re not doing yoga, journaling, tapping, juicing, meditating, etc. etc. These things can be great tools AND you need to find the core things that work for YOU and stick with them, without distraction. Without the “not enoughness” underlying the push to do more, more, more.
Personal Growth is about you being your best you. Spirituality is your personal connection with the Divine. Period. It’s not about what you do. No one is more “spiritual” than others.
Listen, I tell you to ground because getting into your body and connected to the earth not only has a list of benefits for your emotional and mental state, but earth energy is phenomenally healing to the body. However, some of you have beautiful routines that get you present in other ways, separate of what I encourage, and that’s awesome! You’re not bad and wrong if you don’t ground. I’m going to keep talking about it because I know it’s power for me. But if it’s not your thing, find what is. The goal is to feel embodied and present.
And sometimes what works best for you will change, and that’s okay too. There’s not a one size fits all.
The greater lesson in all this is in owning your inner authority more and more and implementing what you most need to feel healthy and at peace. Then if someone tries to shame you, you can reject that energy while standing empowered in your truth.
There is no right or wrong, there’s only what works and what doesn’t. Be kind to yourself as you discover your answers. Your personal growth and your connection to the Divine is uniquely and beautifully yours and while ever expanding, simultaneously, it is enough.
6/1/2022 09:49:02 am
You’re right, when you said I’d need today’s blog, I totally did! I fall into this trap so often, especially with “western medicine.” Like I’m bad that I need it or if I don’t heal immediately. What bs.
6/1/2022 12:03:49 pm
Good for you Tina..valuable for those of us brainwashed by the yoga /mediation etc etc gurus out there..
6/1/2022 01:31:18 pm
Damn this was just perfect! THANK YOU and soooo many thanks for framing it so perfectly.
6/1/2022 05:42:59 pm
yesssssssssss love this! Love you!
6/1/2022 07:16:13 pm
6/2/2022 04:55:35 pm
Love you Tina!
6/4/2022 10:01:13 pm
Oh my god, this is SOOOOOOO powerful! You are busting the impossible standards/chauvinism/twisted masculine energy that is our current consensus reality paradigm -- yes, yes, yes!!
6/7/2022 02:52:40 pm
I meant to write earlier- the timing of this was just perfect!! Scary perfect!
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