Day 5- Struggle

I am so grateful to Effy for creating this Blog Along. We're on Day 5 and it's getting a bit easier, and a bit harder at the same time.

TODAY'S NUDGE: What is something you struggle with? What battles are you fighting that most people know nothing about? What's something about you or your life that makes you feel weird, or different, or isolated?

I really struggle with attachment to outcome. I get an idea in my head of how something is supposed to be and then I really struggle if things don't go quite as expected. I like to make plans, have lists, stick to a schedule. While this helps me in my day job ( I work from home and really need to be organized), I feel it prevents me from really enjoying the spontaneous moments of life. 

I regularly practice being in the moment and going with the flow. I meditate, work with crystals, use Reiki and shamanic journeying, and practice yoga. Even with all of these tools, my ego likes to attach to that outcome. When I get very still, have faith, and get clear on what I want, without worrying about *how* it will arrive or look, miracles happen. I have witnessed this.

Here's to allowing more miracles! *clinks cup with you

Do you struggle with attaching to outcome? Why or why not? What tools do you use? I would love to hear from you.

Day 3

Today's prompt on the Effy Blog Along Train:

 Write about something you used to believe that you no longer believe and how that shift in belief has changed things for you. 

I used to believe that spirituality was exclusively tied to an organized religion. It was the only framework I knew. I was raised Catholic, Spanish Catholic to be precise. There's not a lot of wiggle room in that framework for all of the beautiful things I now believe.

Many of my daily practices now, and my life's work, would be labeled witchcraft, satanic, or any other number of of "negative" labels. (This is based solely on my family of origin, not saying all Catholics are like this).

While I struggle with the flood of information available on the web, I am also grateful that is has given me the opportunity to meet so many great people, with views that were different from mine. It has allowed me to become a crystal healer, a reiki and shamanic practitioner, and to truly understand that it is perfectly acceptable to be a "spiritual mutt". 

The beauty of being a spiritual mutt is that I now take all of the information and practices that resonate with me and for me, and I leave the rest. It doesn't mean I never challenge myself to have discussions around topics I don't believe or agree with, just being open to those discussions, take the information in, and leave it if it doesn't make sense for me. 

As an INFJ, these types of deep discussions make me swoon. I despise small talk and will usually be found tucked in to a corner with one or two others discussing deeper, more taboo subjects when in larger gatherings. I love learning from others and hearing about their experiences, beliefs, struggles, and accomplishments.

I would love to hear about any beliefs that have changed for you over time.