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Being Intuitive & Spiritual – a Blessing & a Curse

Spirituality involves the recognition of a feeling or sense or belief that there is something greater than myself, something more to being human than sensory experience, and that the greater whole of which we are part is cosmic or divine in nature

RC Psych – dr maya spencer

My recent assessment of my commitment to spirituality

In my recent hypnotherapy homework, I had to think about my true values. Narrow them down and then write down the pros and cons of the shortlist. It was a great exercise and made me realise a lot about who I am and what matters to me most. It was no surprise to me that intuitive & spiritual were top of the list!

I’ve always been spiritual. Since being a young teen, it was just an inbuilt feeling I have. I sense energies around me, completely run out the door in certain houses or buildings, and just generally never feel alone. Like a lost loved one is always in the room with me. Of course, they are not physically here, so I am technically alone. But to me, it doesn’t feel that way.

It’s difficult to explain and even harder to live life this way when many people around misunderstand you. Or disagree with your feelings because there is no scientific proof.

We are all entitled to our own beliefs

I’ve always believed in honoring an individuals’ beliefs. I don’t agree with them forcing theirs’ upon other people, and I would never do this. I rarely talk about this subject at all, except for with those closest to me. If you are reading this blog post today, you are getting a glimpse into an aspect of my life I usually keep very private.

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My history with beliefs

At 21 years old, I got Christened because I felt an ln absence of religion in my life. Although I don’t actively practice religion. I think at the time, I felt at home in a church and as part of a group that understood me. And there is a lot to be said for this. I can totally understand why people attend religious services because they bring communities together.

All I can tell you is when I walk into a church, or York Minster, for example, I feel at home. At peace and totally where I should be. Years ago we happened to be in York Minster when the choir sang and I cried. I couldn’t explain why this hit me emotionally. It was clearly a subconscious, higher-power reaction. Something I consciously had no control over. It felt like angels were singing to me. A treasured moment and one I will probably never recreate (the hubby and I did attempt to, but thought it was best left as a unique, one-off experience).

The recent past and how I honour my spirituality

In recent years, I attended spirit church and the leaders encouraged me to attend a weekly session for developing psychic skills. Every spiritual person I’ve ever met, says I have a gift and could develop it if I wanted to. It also strongly runs in our family.

I guess the closest I am to getting in the zone for higher power thinking, is during trance sessions for my hypnotherapy course. And this is benefiting me, both neurologically and spiritually. 

Spirituality offers a worldview that suggests there is more to life than just what people experience on a sensory and physical level.

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The blessings of being a spiritual person

In terms of blessings, I will say, it’s nice to have an inner sense of direction. A voice guiding you. I have strange intuitive thoughts I can’t explain to other people. After the event, my instinct turns out to be right 99% of the time.

Some other blessings include the feeling of connecting with a higher power. Experiencing a free mind and space to develop my thoughts. And being part of a bigger purpose in the universe.

In my current job role and my blog comments, I regularly receive feedback on demonstrating the following attributes, as explained by Very Well Mind.

Experiencing compassion and empathy for others

Wanting to make the world a better place

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These attributes are central to my existence. And now I am in a better place mentally, I can honor these and hopefully, make a difference in the world.

The curse of being a spiritual person

Like anything in the universe, you cannot have the good without the bad. It’s all about balance. Being spiritual can have its downsides. I question myself regularly as to whether this is all real or just in my head. Being so in touch with energies can be incredibly draining. Whilst I enjoy walking around spiritual buildings, I often exit looking like I need a nap. And it happens to me every time.

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It can be lonely

I think one of the most important factors to highlight, is it can be lonely. It’s one of the negative aspects which came up in many of the downsides of my core values. And, it’s how I feel. I’ve always felt misunderstood and alone in how I process the world around me.

In the past, I’ve lost friends. If I feel someone isn’t great for my energy, I have no choice but to adapt and change. Ultimately protecting myself.

And some family members don’t understand me, simply because this comes across as being quick to judge, when in fact it isn’t at all. But how do I put into words the internal feelings I have? Also, why do I know to act on my intuition?

That said, I do like to be alone. To take a nap and recharge my energy. The main factors which make me feel alone are arguments with those closest to me. Or when one of the very few people who “get me”, doesn’t agree with my viewpoint. I then feel alone, fighting this battle I cannot prove to anyone.

Summary

This post has turned out to be very cathartic in the process of understanding myself better, in order to reach my life goals.

I think it is also a call out to other spiritual beings who may read this. And may be able to understand me.

Regardless of your personality or beliefs, I would love to hear from you in the comments below. Everyone is welcome on this blog.

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33 Comments

  1. I’ve recently started focusing on the spiritual aspects of myself, and while I love the person I am becoming. I find myself feeling lonely too. However, the people who did stick around are the ones that I know I spiritually align with.
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    1. I love this way of thinking. I have come around to this idea – that anyone who leaves my life wasn’t meant for me.

  2. I’m starting to get back into my spirituality and reconnecting with that part of myself. But it’s hard! It’s never easy to come back to that side of yourself, as you’ve well shown us.

    I wish you all the best!

    1. It is difficult and it takes work. And a lot of practice. But I am managing to allocate some time each week to do it.

      Good luck on your spiritual journey!

  3. Hi Sam, great post. I could have written this myself. I’ve always felt misunderstood too. I see things that no one else sees – or I’m being accused of being quick to judge. I sense energies in a room and have done since I was little, this also runs in my family. Do you think you will develop your skills? Thanks for sharing. Jade MumLifeAndMe
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    1. It is so lovely to meet a fellow misunderstood, spiritual person.

      I think I probably will. It’s already happening, with the meditation sessions and I think there will be a natural progression from there.

  4. It was really interesting to read about your experience with spirituality. I don’t think I am a very spiritual in the religious sense, but I have wanted to learn about horoscopes, crystals and mindfulness. I am unsure if that comes under the umbrella of spirituality. It is great you have found more about yourself, that is really important. Thank you for sharing.

    Lauren x
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    1. I think that definitely does. I love crystals and alternative therapies.

  5. This is very interesting and enjoyed reading it. And I agree with you, we need to balance.
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    1. Balance is key!

  6. Since I started practicing yoga, I’ve been getting in touch with my spirituality. I appreciate seeing you out here! Thank you for sharing.
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    1. It’s great to know someone else is also on their spiritual journey 🙂

  7. This was so interesting to read! I always enjoy getting to know more about the beliefs of others. It’s very cool that you feel these connections and have that gift!
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    1. I am glad you enjoyed reading the post.

  8. Really interesting post. I’m not a particularly spiritual person, but try to appreciate a sense of spirituality where I can – especially when visiting holy sites. I find that meditation and yoga can also help put me in touch with a feeling of spirituality. Really great to hear your insights.

  9. Thanks for sharing your journey with your religious spirituality and how this has impacted your life; I think it is so important we share these experiences as it helps us broaden our understanding of each other.
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    1. I always love hearing about other people’s stories. As you say, it allows us to understand each other better.

  10. Thank you for opening up and sharing your wonderful story. It is beautiful to read about your experiences and how you discovered places of peace and calm for yourself, such as the church. I’m sure it can be quite lonely if the people close to you don’t understand what you are going through and that it can be difficult to explain. You did a wonderful job here and I hope this has helped you by writing about it.
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    1. Thank you for the lovely comments. I agree, it can be lonely when others don’t understand you.

  11. Vanessa says:

    Thank you for sharing your experience and story with spirituality. It’s definitely something not every sensitive feels comfortable talking about. I’ve found greater freedom by accepting my mediumship and paranormality.
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    1. It’s great to hear from someone who’s had a similar experience and I feel a lot better after publishing the post!

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  13. This was so interesting to read in terms of learning about your journey. I totally agree with you on feeling like the more you evolve it can feel isolating at times. Thanks for sharing all of this.

    1. It definitely can feel isolating, but I am now safe knowing that I am progressing and living my authentic life. That’s all that matters really.

  14. Bertha says:

    What a great read. Totally agree with all the points

  15. Thanks for sharing such an important article.

    1. Thanks for reading x

  16. I’ve done work around core values before and always find it really interesting to see what comes up. Over the years, my core values never seem to change much! This was a really interesting post and it’s interesting to read about someone else’s experience and journey with spirituality as they’re often so different from one person to another. I’ve had a very mixed relationship with it myself but I like to think that it’s a continued work in progress throughout our whole lives!

    1. It’s definetely a continued process. And I also think our values are embedded. Partly due to our personality and maybe early years of life. It’s all very interesting.

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