Who do you have to talk with that understands what you’re talking about and what feedback you need to get? You may have to go searching for such a person.
Who knows what you are talking about?
The deeper I delve into my spiritual realms, the fewer people I know that I can talk to about it. Yes, it’s a personal experience but there are people on similar journeys and it would enrich my own experience to talk with them. But finding those similarly aligned people can be tricky.
I have a few people in my life right now I share with on a regular basis, and with each person I talk about different aspects of my journey. That adds both dimension and clarity to my work.
Who do you learn from?
Learning is a process. It’s about consciously selecting what you need and want to know and bringing it into your life in a way that supports your own journey. The spark make come in a few words you hear or read. It could come from a new way of seeing and arranging what you already do. Teachers are everywhere, in every form, and in every situation. Be receptive and selective. Choose to learn what resonates with you.
Do you have a support community?
According to a book I was reading on shamanic practices, indigenous people usually brought a support community with them to a healing ceremony. Anglos did not bring community and the difference was noticeable. The sentence was “by having a client bring a support person to the session, the effect of the healing is long-lasting, for the client then has someone who was present during the healing ritual who they can continue to talk to about the experience.” – Sandra Ingerman and Hank Wesselman, Awakening to the Spirit World: The Shamanic Path of Direct Revelation.
We need close-up and similar-thinking people in our lives
We need a support community. It’s important to find, connect with and cultivate like-minded friends so you can continue to talk about your experiences. My support community is mostly online
Who are your support people for your subtle inner journey?
Who can hear you?
I am a metaphysician living in the Midwest. I’m also vegan. My expansive and eclectic personal spiritual beliefs were cultivated in the liberal, explorational, intellectually inquisitive atmosphere of both coasts. My interests and spiritual pursuits deepen and enrich me but they also isolate me as they’re are a bit uncommon in this part of the country.
There’s absolutely no one in my senior community who believes spiritually the way I do. This is cow country, so a vegan is really out of place. My online connections and activities are vital to my personal expansion.
I’m doing some healing work on myself and I’m seeing results. The only people I can share that with are my Skype friends. Not only do they understand what I’m doing but they often have both support and suggestions to offer.
But most of all they understand what I’m saying and doing.
You may have to look far afield for your support community.
What support do you need?
Look for the people with shared experiences. I can only share my current spiritual journey with people who believe in some of the inner work I’m doing, who perhaps have had similar experiences, or at the very least have room for the idea of them in their own spiritual acceptance.
If I get an insightful message from meditating with a rock I can only share that with someone who also talks to rocks and to nature and holds room in their thoughts for my experiences. I want a safe, supportive understanding, empathetic and insightful listener who can be a valuable reflection for my experience.
The more individualized your journey, the fewer people can hear you. Who can hear you without judgment? Who can hear you with acceptance, support, and love? Who will you listen to? Who do you need in your life right now?
Find them and begin a dialogue.
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