Overcoming Spiritual ADD
Why do all the so-called “spiritual people” that I follow make living this way of life look so damn easy? If it was that easy, wouldn’t everyone be doing it? If you’re anything like me, the all or nothing type, you tend to make things much more complicated than they need to be. It wasn’t until a few years into my sobriety that I started to lean towards a spiritual path. I was being pulled and directed towards many new healthy interests. I can’t even tell you where all of these ideas were flowing from. I began setting intentions using healing crystals and affirmations, I even placed a rose quartz crystal in my bra everyday to attract true love and happiness into my then loveless life.
I began researching the spiritual healing benefits of using therapeutic essential oils and even started praying to a higher power every night before going to bed.
As years went by and I dove deeper into many different areas of interest I started to become overwhelmed. Instead of taking on and mastering one thing at a time I began many all at once. I enrolled in an eight month program with a spiritual coach who also became my reiki teacher, I joined a crystal healing school, aromatherapy certification program and a Life Coaching program for my Young Living business as well. I now had unfinished projects and difficulty retaining information. What was I thinking? I had too many ideas going through my “monkey mind” at once creating an information overload. I became stuck and frustrated causing me to stop what I was working on. After taking a much needed break, I would come back and start the exact same process all over again. I had a case of what I like to call spiritual ADD. I continued trying to reach some sort of finish line but was really only running around in circles on a hamster wheel and getting nowhere fast. My work life balance was also out of whack.
My partner had recently brought this to my attention and I instantly became frustrated. I felt that he was judging me on something I had been working very hard on. It hurt because I strongly believed in something for the very first time in my life. I took his advice as judgement and thought he was putting down my grand ideas. Once I had calmed down, took myself out of the equation and looked at the scenario through his eyes, I quickly realized that I was going about this all wrong! Now the old me would’ve never admitted that I could possibly be doing something wrong, but the new improved sober me was able to do some self-reflection and took a look from a different perspective. So Sean, I thank you for that!
This is where the a-ha moment came into play. Why don’t I create a website and blog that won’t just be helping me get through my own spiritual struggles but also for anyone else that’s drawn to follow along with me while developing a spiritual journey of their own. What a cool concept, right? Most people create pages and tell you step by step how to do things. I just want to share what I’m doing and how I’m doing it. What works for me might not work for you but I can at least share my experiences with you as I’m going through them. We can help each other learn how to be a better person than we were yesterday and how to live a more positive life together! Are you ready? Lets do this!