Did you know that you could be addicted to spirituality? This question may send self-proclaimed light workers into a tizzy. If you constantly focus on developing your spirituality and become a recluse to do it, chances are you’ve become addicted to spirituality. If you’ve turned your life over to ‘spiritual gurus’ who seem to know what’s best for you and others, you’ve become addicted to spirituality.
Signs that you’re addicted to spirituality
You only hang around with other spiritual people. There’s a saying, “Birds of a feather flock together.” If your flock is entirely made up of spiritual folks, you’ve become addicted to spirituality. Broaden your horizons and get to know other people. Have you ever heard the saying “Practice what you preach?” Take all of your ‘spiritual’ lessons and see if you can walk your talk. If not, you haven’t learned anything from all of those books, workshops, classes, CDs, DVDs, and meditations you’ve purchased.
You’ve read every book published by popular ‘spiritual’ gurus. Let’s face it, most authors write about the same topic over and over again. In fact, most of the information written today has already been written 100 years or more ago. The only difference is the use of modern words and terms. Authors put their ‘spin’ on spiritual topics, publish their work with different publishers or self-publish, have different cover designs, and different names. That’s it.
You continue to read books about spirituality but stay stuck. If you have a growing library of books on spirituality, you may want to evaluate why. What haven’t you learned? What else is there to learn? Are the books helping you to progress on your spiritual path or do they keep you stuck? If you haven’t moved to the next level, you’ve become addicted to spirituality on a ‘basic’ level and are stuck. Consider other peoples’ idea, especially your own! Who says the ‘spiritual gurus’ are right? Take what you want from their books and leave the rest. Get on with your life!
You dropped family and friends because they’re not spiritual enough. Do you believe your family and friends aren’t spiritual enough? What would Buddha or Jesus think about this? Would they approve? Your family and friends may not be at the same level as you but that’s no reason to toss them aside. True, you may want to limit your time with ‘negative’ people but they make the best teachers. And, if you really studied your ‘spiritual’ books, you would be prepared to handle them.
There’s nothing wrong with wanting to become spiritual but when you use it as a crutch or as a form of escapism, it doesn’t become natural or healthy. The world if filled with beauty and wonder. Get out and explore it. What are you waiting for? Do you need permission from one of the ‘spiritual’ gurus? You have the power to do anything you want — you only need your permission. Break free from the ‘spiritual’ fort you’ve built around yourself. You may be surprised at what you discover.