Great blog post from Mastin Kipp’s The Daily Love blog. See full post at: Do you need spiritual bypass surgery? by Mastin Kipp, October 28, 2013.
The following are particularly good quotes from his post:
We need a spiritual bypass surgery when our fear blocks us from feeling our feelings.
You see – your Soul doesn’t need any personal growth work. Your Soul doesn’t need therapy. Your Soul doesn’t need yoga, green juice or an alkaline, gluten free diet – your body does.
Fear is not the opposite of Love….
We tend to carry so much shame with us when it comes to feeling our feelings because we believe that feeling our fear or negativity are “unspiritual.”
The only thing unspiritual is the judgment of our feelings, which is actually keeping us blocked from happiness….
We can’t make our dark side conscious if we are too self-judgmental to allow it to come forward – this is a spiritual bypass and it’s as deadly as a blocked artery.
Busy little bunnies running around everywhere. Where are they all going in such a hurry?
Slow down and enjoy life. No, run faster not to miss anything!
Life is so disjointed. Must work on balance. Balance is something I lack. Either a speed freak or a stoned hippie, but nothing in between. Just metaphors by the way!
Life lacks luster. Shouldn’t it be the opposite? Cancer and all, shouldn’t it change your perceptions and make you more aware instead of having a desire to become more numb?
Not sure how to get out of this hole. I guess it’s true, things must be torn down before they can be built up again. That’s where I think I’m at, the tear-down stage. I must first conquer the storm before the sun will come out, right? And just maybe there’s even a rainbow in my future. I’d like to believe that.