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6 Life-Changing Ways To Purify Negative Karma

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Does it often feel like something goes wrong in your life? Do you face lots of obstacles on your path to your dream life? Do you have health problems? Is there a lack of inspiration in your life? Do you feel like troubles and misfortune follow you everywhere you go? Well then perhaps it’s time for you to find out what karma is and how to purify it.

In this article, I’ll share with you the most effective life-changing ways to purify negative karma and build the life you dreamed of!

What Is Karma?

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Karma represents the cycle of cause and effect. According to the theory of Karma, everything that happens to us happens because we caused it with our own actions. Good intent and good deeds contribute to good karma, happier future, and happier rebirths, while bad intent and bad deeds contribute to negative karma, an unhappy future, and unhappy rebirths.

Our actions can be both conscious and unconscious. Any of our actions in one way or another have an impact on the environment. Any outward manifestations encourage the space to react accordingly to our actions.

Good And Bad Karma

In cases where our actions create a positive effect on our environment and do not harm what surrounds us, the universe, as a rule, does not send us karmic lessons wrapped in the negative circumstances but gives us positive experiences instead.

If our actions cause destruction or irritate the environment, the Universe gives us its negative response. However, it may not happen immediately, but with some delay. Usually, the speed of the Universes’s response depends on the accumulation of a critical mass of negativity. It is the excess of the critical mass of negativity that triggers the mechanism of karma.

However, even if as a result of your negative actions, no reaction followed, it does not mean that you will not be not responsible for what you did. The fatal consequences are sure to overtake you in the future. Unfortunately, these negative “savings” can even spread to your children and grandchildren.

Even if you create negative karma unconsciously and do not realize that you’re doing something wrong in your life this does not relieve you of responsibility for what you have done. Karma is ruthless and fair, and all are equal before its Law.

Ancient Indian sages knew this concept. All actions they divided into “positive” or “negative”. Positive actions create good karma and negative – bad karma.

“Positive” action is performed according to the order of the Dharma – a set of laws, following which a person is insured from erroneous negative actions that weigh down his karma. In fact, the “positive” action is always “unconditional”.

“Negative” actions are usually manifested as the result of selfish aspirations.

So as you can see, “positive” or “negative” karma arises as a result of a particular action and becomes its consequence.

Speaking of karma in simple terms, we can say: do good and it will come back to you. If you do evil it will come back to you sooner or later.

How to Diagnose Karma?

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Take a piece of paper and draw 3 columns.

In the first column, write down all spheres of life: health, love, money, property, education, career, success and recognition, social status.

In the second column, write down the points of your satisfaction with this sphere of life from 1 to 10.

And in the third column, describe in detail your dissatisfaction, problems or the excitement of each sphere.

Once you have made a list by filling in all the columns, analyze it. The spheres that have fewer points are the ones that bring you the most karmic lessons. The spheres that have the most points are the ones that show your good karma.

Problem Flow

If you’re facing problems, difficulties, troubles, misfortunes in some area of life, then you’re experiencing karmic lessons that you need to learn.

Why does it happen? This happens because in your past or even in your past life you intentionally or unintentionally committed bad acts – for example, took someone else’s money, destroyed a family by seducing someone else’s husband or wife, slandered a person, etc. Now, according to the Universal Laws, this action has returned to you and you are reaping the fruits of your bad karma.

It’s very easy to see the fruits of good Karma – rich people have done something very significant and deserve this wealth. If a child was born in a rich family it means this soul came into this life with good money karma from the past life. Perhaps this soul was doing lots of charity in its past life and now it’s experiencing the results of these good actions. Of course, if these people are now dishonest in doing business, they can later experience poverty (maybe in the next life). But now they are deservedly doing well. The same goes for health, love, success, etc.

What Is Karma Purification?

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The accumulated karma for all incarnations of the Soul includes all crimes, mistakes, sins, dishonest actions, negative thoughts, debts, not fulfilled obligations, every broken promise, negative action, etc. In General, absolutely all violations of the Universal Laws leave a mark on the soul and fate of a person, in the form of certain prohibitions, wounds, diseases, suffering, insanity, failures, etc.

People will continue to suffer, to feel pain, to be hurt, to be sick, to be poor and unhappy until they learn karmic lessons.

But if you don’t want to spend your entire life paying for your past mistakes there is a way to stop this suffering – to purify your karma NOW.

Karma purification means that a person on the way of his/her spiritual development, step by step, hones all the best facets of his/her soul, reveals divine qualities and power, gets rid of vices, weaknesses and bad habits, realizing and eliminating all the negative actions that he/she did in the past (in all past lives + this life).

6 Ways to Purify Your Karma

#1: Good Deeds

To bring good into the world is the best way to purify your karma. The more good deeds you do, the more positive changes you will attract into your life.

How to determine what positive actions need to be done?

To do this, pay attention to the reason for your biggest suffering in life.

Do you suffer from any disease? Or you easily get sick and your immune system is weak? So, you need to take the time to help sick people. For example, you can donate money for the hospitals, come to the nursing homes and care for the elderly helpless people, help homeless animals, become a healer and help people to be healthier.

Do you experience a money problem? Do some charity work! For example, buy toys for orphans. Feed the homeless dogs. Important note: do not give money to adults who are able to provide for themselves – this kind of actions only worsen karma since you’re taking their bad karma on yourself! You can help these people differently – help them to find a job, for example. Or ask them to do some work for you for money or food exchange.

By using an analogy, choose other good deeds. And remember – you need to do them from the heart, do not wait for gratitude or any other rewards.

#2: Stop Behaving In a Destructive Way

It also happens that a person does good deeds in one area, but at the same time harms people, animals, and the environment. Therefore, to purify your karma you should stop doing any harm to others!

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Some Helpful Tips On How To Stop Doing Harm:

  • Stop polluting the environment! Have you ever thrown garbage past the trash can? Or maybe left a mess after camping with friends? Do you practice an environmentally friendly lifestyle? Treat nature with love and gratitude! This is a big impact on your good karma!
  • Put in order the relations with your family. Do you treat your parents with respect and honor? Do you fight with your partner or kids? In order to purify your karma, you have to stop quarrels, conflicts, grudges, mutual reproaches, and claims. And it’s very important to treat each member of your family with love, respect, and compassion.
  • Do you use profanity in your speech? Even if you’re doing it in a joking way it worsens your karma. Replace profanity words with positive and loving words.
  • Don’t participate in sponsoring cruelty and harm! Stop buying products that were tested on animals. Rethink your diet – is your satisfaction worth animals’ lives that were taken for your dinner? Choosing a vegan lifestyle you invest in your good karma!

#3 Mantras

The Universe always hears us and fulfills our requests. Spiritual practices make it possible to establish maximum contact with the Universe and increase the chances of being heard. Therefore, it is very beneficial from the Karmic perspective to refer to God, to the Universe and Higher Powers through prayers, mantras, and meditation.

The power of words and sounds is really great!

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Mantra is the energy concentrated in the vibration of sound. It is the carrier of the special spiritual power and the code, which is encrypted with the Supreme knowledge. All the sounds of the mantras have great potency and power.

By chanting mantras a person finds inner peace, harmony, fearlessness, satisfaction, and health.

Many describe mantra as a prayer, a formula of worship, the mystic syllables and so on, but such definitions show only the superficiality of knowledge of those who say that.

Ordinary prayer can be just a sound, but the mantra is a powerful driving force and therefore it contributes not just to the realization of all wishes but also the elimination of duality of perception and liberation.

A mantra is a syllable, word, or verse that has the ability to influence a person’s consciousness and helps in spiritual development if they are chanted properly.

To learn more about rewriting your fate with mantra practice read my article “How To Rewrite Fate With The Mul Mantra Practice”.

#4 Purification Through Austerity

If your life situation is critical, if it threatens your life and you feel like you can’t take all these life challenges anymore then you should consider the most intense, toughest but also a most effective way to purify your karma which is austerity.

Different ways to practice austerity:

  1. The austerity of food: give up meat, eggs, and dairy. If you’re already a vegan then give up bread, sugar, and salt. Or you can give up any food you like the most. You can do this for a year or for life.
  2. Celibacy – which is sexual abstinence. It is especially effective for those who have problems in controlling sexual desires, does not have a permanent partner or have multiple partners.
  3. The austerity of speech: be truthful, don’t spread rumors, don’t gossip, don’t criticize, refuse to use abusive, or profanity words in your speech.
  4. The austerity of mind: take your thoughts under control! Choose your thoughts wisely: focus on those ones that are positive, inspirational and kind and get rid of negative ones! Don’t criticize others even in your mind, don’t judge anybody and don’t think badly of people.
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All of the above is better to do at the same time. The ascetic way of life for even a short period of time gives tremendous enlightenment, karmic purification, harmonization of the inner state.

#5 Reading the Sutra Texts

In Buddhism, sutras are canonical scriptures, many of which are regarded as records of the oral teachings of Gautama Buddha. When we are reading the Sutras we actually affect our karma in a very positive way. For this purpose, you can read, for example, the Diamond Cutter or the Perfection of Wisdom.

#6 Meditating On Emptiness

Meditation on emptiness is considered one of the most difficult. The difficulty lies in the fact that ideally, this meditation involves complete thoughtlessness.

Conclusion

It takes a lot of time, patience and effort in order to achieve a complete restructuring of negative destructive thoughts into positive constructive ones. To banish anger, pettiness, irritability, and resentment from the heart and transform them to love, generosity and compassion is not easy, but possible.

At the same time, don’t forget to do good unselfish deeds. But when doing these deeds don’t forget that you should be doing them not just for the sake of improving your own karma, but for the sake of increasing the amount of good in the world. Only with this attitude is it possible to achieve the desired effect!

Katya Ki is the Founder of SOLANCHA Magazine, a Metaphysical Expert, a Reiki Master, and Human Rights Attorney. She has been studying Eastern metaphysics, cosmology, and esotericism for almost 20 years now. And she's still discovering new knowledge, which is hidden in ancient teachings. During her pilgrimage to the monastery of Saint Catherine in Egypt, she discovered the SOLANCHA System. This is how the SOLANCHA journey started!

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Divine Union: Achieving the Ultimate Freedom From Enmeshed Reality

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If I had to choose one neurosis that we all hold as a collective, it would be the understanding of ourselves as separate from source. Throughout history and until the current moment humanity is known for enduring strife and challenges that have led to profound cognitive distortions. The idea that we are separate from the ever-unfolding creative energy that exists in all the universe has become an embodied reality.

How Did This Neurosis Unfold?

Whether it is due to an orchestrated amnesia or the seeds of ignorance, we have all been vulnerable to a false power that is the influence of the mind; the very thing that breeds separation, illusion, and fear.

Throughout history – religious, scientific, industrial, and social movements have all moved beyond the natural and organic. This has been coined as evolution, however, without the heart leading the way it has undoubtedly altered our ability to perceive ourselves as part of the whole.

What we understand instead is a system that keeps our minds in shackles and tension under the illusion of security and control. The neurosis that something is unquestionably wrong with us, society, our world as we know it plagues us in a way that we seldom recognize. The need to fix, improve, calculate, and just push towards a better something has kept us in perpetual unease. Our need to avoid discomfort and suffering has irrevocably separated us from the grace of divine order.

“The fear of experiencing that which we judge wrong keeps us from experiencing the love that truly does protect us from all things.”

We do not feel safe, held, or supported, and as the Samsara wheel churns, many fall further and further away from the tree of life. Instead of experiencing the self as part of a vast and organic whole, the tendency is to reside in a deep unconscious state where the appeal for a false sense of control has become prominent. The fear of experiencing that which we judge wrong keeps us from experiencing the love that truly does protect us from all things.

There is fixed enmeshment with this man-made reality that profoundly disconnects all from the truth and from the vibration that is unconditional love, which indeed emanates from in every sparkle of an eye, every speck of sand, every Tsunami and every other materialized construct within the infinite universes that exist.

What Happened to Faith?

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Faith is a word that has lost its true context – it is now loosely understood as believing in or trusting that an outside force may or may not meet one’s intended desire. This notion of faith is a diluted interpretation of the vitality in which the word truly resides.

Faith, as it has revealed itself to me, is the actual embodiment of union and it is not limited to the concepts of the mind nor is it something to be manipulated by demand. Faith speaks of an enlightened expression of the union with the source of all that is.

“There is truly an emancipation held for all by the mathematical perfection that are the universes. Suffering breeds from not feeling worthy of this and being attached to that which we believe is our identity and yet is not our true nature.”

The term, enlightenment in this prose refers to a conscious awareness of the small self as well as the Self that is attuned to the love that is the whole. The paradox itself is hard to grasp- it defies all things defined in the polarity in which we believe ourselves to exist, and it challenges the fixed status quo. However, this conundrum is the very place where we can find peace from the endless chatter that speaks of unrest in the mind, in the body, and most importantly in the self.

There is truly an emancipation held for all by the mathematical perfection that are the universes. Suffering breeds from not feeling worthy of this and being attached to that which we believe is our identity and yet is not our true nature. We were born beyond the endless constraints of logic and calculated manipulation and still we walk in those very shackles forgetting ourselves as boundless and infinite creative expression- this of course superseding even death.

We stopped trusting our intuitive nature and instead allowed our minds to become masters. Still, the field beyond right and wrong as our beloved lover and poet, Rumi would say; truly does exist.

Divine Union Is Not In the External

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Divine union is not a choice but an absolute truth that can only be experienced through the liberation of the small self. It is not about attracting the ideal quantum partner nor is it in the glory of a manifested desire. It means transcending the alleged separation and surrendering to the simplicity of being.

Freedom comes from allowing ourselves to embody our union with the divine as paint on a canvas would trust the strokes of its artist. There is a masterpiece that we are all part of and yet because of universal free will, we continue to lose sight of it.

Divine union is within every breath we take, we need only provide the space for it to bloom the way a flower unfolds in the Spring; petal by petal, not worried about the contours of its shape. She simply becomes its full radiance with focused intention allotted to her by her very existence, and the most subtle of expressions that derive from her simply being. Its vibrancy trusts; it does not fear decay, nor does it try to manipulate the direction or the speed at which it will flourish. Without knowing she embraces the pure fluid state that by default is all of existence; mankind included.

“Freedom comes from allowing ourselves to embody our union with the divine as paint on a canvas would trust the strokes of its artist.”

Re-union Is Definite

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The labyrinth that our egos journey through paves the way for remembrance. All paths lead home as the slogan goes. There is no bypassing the organic process from our forgetting to the collective unraveling of our true essence. The enigma brings forth a rise in consciousness where we can feel into that which lies beyond the veils of our manifested reality. With the shift of the ages, we now have additional support through the more expansive access to higher dimensional frequencies that supersede the matrix consciousness.

There is a light pouring in from the cosmos that is summoning us from our sleep state. It is bringing great awareness to the depths of the collective complex of perceived abandonment. The gates of heaven are now truly accessible to all – the journey there is within. In the stillness of the mind and emptiness of the small self, the subtle whispers of conscious awareness ripple through and beloved to ourselves we become.

“The gates of heaven are now truly accessible to all – the journey there is within.”

The Bottom Line

I like to remind my clients of how fortunate they are to have incarnated at this time. Although they may perceive me with questioning eyes at such a statement while they are still deeply enmeshed with their severance; there is something that stirs in them. It is then that the invitation to remembrance becomes alive.

If they choose to answer they are ignited to explore the alchemy that is life from a higher perspective; one that doesn’t undermine the organic process that is life but instead highlights the beauty in the complexity of its nature and the absolute safety of its colorful landscape.

The heart is the gateway – we need only seek in that direction and recall that it is not a pragmatic excursion. Remembrance transcends the confines of the logical mind and calls forth the frequency that has and will always permeate above all – love.

About Ishtar

Ishtar is a psychotherapist (LCSW) who earned her masters’ degree from New York University in 2006. She is also a KRI certified Kundalini Yoga instructor; licensed in 2013 at Goldenbridge, New York City. Prior to this training, in 2008 she experienced what she coins as divine remembrance and has spent the last 13 years in service to others as a wayshower in the ascension process. As a Christed pillar of light embodying the solar crystalline frequencies; she carries the codes of gnosis and sacred transformation. Ishtar is a Rose priestess of cosmic lineage and holds a multidimensional awareness that guides clients from all walks of life into divine union. Currently, she resides with her daughter Ixchel Inanna in the city New York and remains committed to activating divine remembrance through a myriad of sacred tools.  ​

About Luminous Magik

Luminous Magik practice focuses on traditional integrative psychotherapy infused with an array of healing modalities intuitively tailored to your specific needs. The sessions can include Kundalini yoga and Meditation, Energetic Alignments, Light Language, Shadow Work, Ancestral Clearing, Womb Activations & Cosmic Coding. For more information, visit Ishtar’s website luminousmagik.com.

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Dark Night of the Soul: The Signs and Counter Measures

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Picture this: You have the dream job that you always wanted. Your mortgage payments on your dream home are up to date. And, you just proposed to the partner of your dreams. It is such a time that you should feel content, if not excited for your accomplishments, right? But, why are you losing interest in pursuing more goals? Why the unexplained sadness, confusion, or a sudden loss of focus? Chances are you going through the Dark Night of the Soul.

What Is It?

The Dark Night of the Soul refers to a transitional stage when we undergo a ‘spiritual depression’ before getting an intense perception of life. It involves letting go of our past perceptions of our careers, relationships, and belief systems and replacing them with a life appreciation that leads to spiritual growth. This letting-go process can be painful, therefore, triggering sadness or feelings of getting lost. Hence, despite doing well in your career or social circles, a state of despair or suffering in humanity can leave you feeling sad when you should be happy.

The Origin

The term “Dark Night of the Soul” was first used in the poem of St. John of the Cross, depicting trials or purgation that the Roman Catholic followers go through before attaining a Divine union or illumination. In this poem, only one light lights the soul as it goes through the night. This light is what leads the soul towards Divine union.

The Symptoms of the Dark Night of the Soul

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Everyone on a spiritual journey undergoes the Dark Night of the Soul before achieving spiritual enlightenment. However, we all experience it differently. And, unless you know what is happening, this transitional period can be confusing and scary. Here are 5 key signs that you could be going through the Dark Night of the Soul:

#1: Bouts of Sadness

The Dark Night of the Soul is a crisis in faith that can trigger a spiritual depression characterized by sadness. Think of persons with immense Christian faith like Elijah, Jeremiah, and David. History documents show how these spiritual leaders struggled with anxiety, depression, and failure (Psalm 51, 1 Kings 19, Jeremiah 20). Likewise, Mother Teresa is said to have dark night experiences that lasted for close to 50 years. 

#2: Feeling Powerless or Hopeless About Your Current Situation

Anyone undergoing the dark night experiences becomes overly aware of their incompleteness and imperfection to God.  You feel an overwhelming confusion. It is a discomfort that comes with a lot of hopelessness.

For example, the death of a loved one may remind you of how fragile life is, triggering a sense of powerlessness and sadness. Yet, unlike depression that brings about suicidal thoughts, or resentment towards God, the pain in dark night experiences is for a purpose. Hence, the loss of pleasure towards things of God is only temporary.

#3: You Desire to Connect with People

Are you active on social media, or lead a public life where you enjoy impressing the masses? A dark night experience may evoke a desire to connect with your followers or audience. For, this spiritual transformation process causes you to question everything that you once thought was true. Hence, your mind tries to derive meaning in all your interactions with others, letting go of interest that is no longer serving your audience.

#4: Lack of Interest in Your Passion

Often, a spiritual crisis leaves us listless and with no motivation to do the things we once enjoyed. In turn, we isolate ourselves with our friends and loved ones, sinking deeper into depression.

#5: Longing for “Home”

If you feel frustrated and conflict to the extent of getting homesickness for an imaginary place you want to call home, it is a clear sign of a dark night experience. See, the spiritual trials make us long for normalcy that we associate with our loved ones of the home environment. It is a natural response to any life transition that comes with a feeling of loss and a need to adjust to the new norm.

Overcoming the Dark Night of the Soul

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If you are going through spiritual depression, here are some tips to make this experience bearable: –

  • Maintain a journal of your dark night experiences.  This approach helps you see what triggers the sadness, emptiness, and anxiety. More so, it will give you the insight necessary to assist another person going through a similar experience.
  • Understand how your subconscious mind works. Knowing your thought process helps you anticipate and avoid an emotional breakdown. Plus, it will give you a chance to identify any areas in your life that bring about cognitive dissonance.
  • Let go of your fears, feelings, and old beliefs. Instead, be open to the present moment.
  • Embrace the dark night experiences with a positive attitude. The experience is only temporary, and the result is a profound perception of self.
  • Enrich your soul. Here, taking part in yoga sessions, forest baths, reading motivational books, or listening to sleep meditation provides an outlet for the anguish you feel inside.
  • Practice living in the present. Remember, sadness, hopelessness, or anxiety comes about when we have regrets or conflicts about our past thoughts.
  • Stay active. A regular brisk walk can help wade off thoughts of depression and loss of interest in our passion. Likewise, if you know you enjoy camping or traveling, start by making a campfire in your backyard.
  • Find support. Spending time with friends and family can uplift your mood.

Conclusion

Meister Eckhart the great philosopher, once said, “We rarely find people who achieve great things without first going astray.” Indeed, this is the essence of the Dark Night of the Soul. It is a spiritual disconnection that leads us to a deeper understanding of our soul and who we are. Only, these dark night experiences may trigger an overwhelming sadness, insatiable cravings, or lack of interest in what you once enjoyed. Learn to identify the symptoms of dark night experiences to embrace them positively. More so, differentiate them from symptoms of clinical depression or chemical imbalances so that you may seek appropriate help.

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10 Types of Spiritual Bypassing That Slow Down Your Growth

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How do you react to misfortunes or sad phases in your life? Do you deal with the pain or remain with unresolved wounds for fear of becoming vulnerable? Well, chances are, you are spiritually bypassing.

The Origin

Spiritual bypassing is an old term coined by John Welwood, a Buddhist teacher, author, and psychotherapist, in 1984. It refers to the tendency for persons to avoid, sidestep, or escape uncomfortable issues facing them. Welwood noted that persons resorted to this behavior to rise above their shaky emotional or personal foundation, hence, obtaining enlightenment.

What of Today?

Spiritual bypassing is quite common in the 21st century. Here, we see people covering up their low self-esteem, loneliness, or anger with spiritual practice. The only difference is it is a short-term cover-up. Spiritual bypassing facilitates a buildup of negative emotions into full-blown unrest and uncertainty.

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Is Spiritual Bypassing Negative?

Often, we associate spirituality with positive aspects of our lives. You know, feelings of inner peace, contentment, or fulfillment. But, spiritual bypassing confirms that there are dark and painful areas in spirituality.  Yes, it creates a false feeling of security and satisfaction, blocking any efforts for emotional healing.

Types of Spiritual Bypassing

Do you often resort to spirituality to bypass the unpleasant phases of your life? Here are the ten possible ways: –

#1: Optimistic Bypass

An optimistic bypass will insist on seeing life as a glass half full. This person is always focusing on the sunny side of life, ignoring the other half that is not so pleasant. In turn, these persons never engage their anger, inner conflict, or aggression. For, they fail to see that life isn’t always a happy fairytale.

#2: Aggrandizement Bypass

Do you know of a spiritual leader or seeker who seems overly enlightened and superior? Chances are these individuals struggle with personal insecurities and deficiencies. For, aggrandizement bypass is a self-delusion that convinces the self-proclaimed spiritual gurus that they have achieved a level of enlightenment or higher being.

#3: Victim Bypass

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Are you a victim of your gifts? If these gifts hinder you from living a healthy or happy life, you could be a victim bypass. For example, a victim bypass may identify as an empath and use their gift of compassion to others to the extent of neglecting their happiness. Likewise, a victim bypass may disguise as an indigo child, a gifted healer, or a Starseed.

#4: Psychonaut Bypass

A psychonaut bypass exploits psychedelic drugs to escape their painful reality. In turn, they get into a psycho-spiritual crisis that hinders them from pursuing personal development.

#5: Horoscope Bypass

Do you love astrology, or are you dependent on it? Well, if you struggle with fear or self-doubt to the point of living an indecisive life, you could be relying on others to predict the outcome of your life. For this, a horoscope bypass trusts the predictions of a psychic or an astrologer. It becomes destructive when this trust supersedes their inner feelings to make significant decisions in their lives. In turn, their obsession with astrology makes them incapable of coping with traumas.

#6: Saint Bypass

When growing up, kids learn that spiritual leaders are saintly, kind, and compassionate. Only, these leaders have weaknesses and dark sides like any ordinary human being. However, a saint bypass holds on to this holier-than-thou notion from their childhood, even when they are now adults. In turn, a saint bypass will sacrifice themselves to appear sweet, approachable, heavenly persons.

#7: Spirit Guide Bypass

A spirit guide, whether an angelic or godly being, serves to protect humanity, right? Well, this belief is quite soothing to the mind but constricts the soul. That is, we forgo the need to be resilient, courageous, or take charge of our safety. We become like children under the protection of the parent. Living this way deprives us of the ability to grow our spiritual character. Instead, we should look to the spirit guide to learn more about our spirituality, not babysit us.

#8: Guru Bypass

A guru bypass is overly attached to a spiritual teacher or guru, to the extent of worshipping them. They accept all the teachings from their spiritual guru as absolute truths. Eventually, the guru bypass never grows spiritually. Further, they fall prey to manipulation or any ill-intentions of their spiritual leaders.

#9: Finger-Pointing Bypass

When on a spiritual journey, we develop clarity of mind. Here, we intuitively determine when someone is lying, honest, or trying to manipulate us. More so, we can tell reality from delusions and make rational decisions. A finger-pointing bypass uses this ability to declare them as self-righteous. In turn, they are quick to finger-point anyone who has a contrary opinion or acts differently from them. In essence, a finger-pointing bypass is procrastinating. They find fault in others instead of working to correct and improve themselves.

#10: Prayer Bypass

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Finally, a prayer bypass ignores their responsibility. Instead, this person entrusts a higher being to deal with their problems. For example, this person will pray about a sickness they have without taking any steps to seek medical attention.

What Next?

Does any of the above types of spiritual bypassing resonate with you? Here are some tips you can use to stop this negative tendency: –

#1: Be Open Minded

Know that all spiritual seekers are human beings, hence, bound to make mistakes at some point. Then, be willing to learn and receive correction from others.

#2: Deal with Any Cognitive Dissonance

Cognitive dissonance arises when our beliefs are challenged or misaligned with reality. You will experience cognitive dissonance as your change your attitudes and beliefs from spiritual bypassing. That is, you may feel guilty, anxious, or ashamed for letting go of your thoughts that do not align with what you now know to be true.

When this happens, you should examine your life for areas that do not add up. For example, you should question a narcissistic leader who preaches compassion but uses physical abuse against you.

#3: Seek Honest Feedback from Others

Discuss spiritual bypassing with your friends and loved ones. Let them tell you what they see in you that suggests that you could be a spiritual bypass. View the feedback as positive criticism, and use it to grow spiritually.

The Bottom Line

Spiritual bypassing is not easy to detect. It disguises itself as a caring, compassionate person. Take time to evaluate yourself. Acknowledge the tendency and start your healing process.

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Every child deserves to feel safe, protected, and secure. However, not every child does. Most parents see safety as physical...

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60 Powerful Healing Affirmations For Befriending Your Body

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Exploring Saucha: The Purity Of Mind, Speech, and Body

Saucha is the first Niyama of yoga, mentioned in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. It can be translated as ‘purity’, ‘cleanliness’, and...

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Boost Your Intuition, Mental Power, And Creativity With Hakini Mudra

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Satya Yama: The Power Of Truthfulness

Satya, or truthfulness, is the second of the five yamas and one of the highest callings of yoga. In this...

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Prana Mudra: Powerful Tool For Rejuvenating Your Life Force

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Spiritual Emergency: 10 Tell-Tale Signs You’re Going Through It

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Pema Chodron Quotes: 60 Enlightening Sayings to Support Your Journey

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The Collective Shadow: Overcoming Our Biggest Blindspot

Everywhere you go people maintain strong beliefs that shape their cultural and social interactions. General opinions about a certain culture,...

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Feng Shui Astrology For March 2021: The Month of the Metal Rabbit

Feng Shui astrology is based on the Chinese calendar. The dates of the beginning and the end of the months are...

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The Most Accurate Horoscope for March 2021

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Divine Union: Achieving the Ultimate Freedom From Enmeshed Reality

If I had to choose one neurosis that we all hold as a collective, it would be the understanding of...

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Abundance Haircuts In March 2021: Good And Bad Days To Cut Your Hair

Abundance Haircuts is a little-known sutra that reveals the negative consequences of cutting your hair on the bad days and the incredible benefits of cutting it...

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The Full Snow Moon 2021 Is Coming: Here’s How It Will Affect You

The Full Snow Moon rises on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The upcoming full moon is the second full moon in 2021. It’s...

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Soul Friend Quotes: 20 Deep Sayings About Spiritual Bonds

Do you feel inexplicably led or connected to some souls in your life? Do you believe that soulmates are not...

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Existential Depression: 10 Symptoms You May Have It + Self-Help Tips

Are you or your loved one talented or gifted in a special way? If so, do you often find yourself...

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