The level of crap we are fed in the spiritual world is truly bonkers. No wonder very few people ever make it to enlightenment! The ancient teachings that are supposed to bring us to greater peace end up sending us on a wild goose chase instead. You can easily spin for years and years innocently following a teaching because “all the masters said it”, but we didn’t enter spirituality to be religious about our beliefs. We entered it to learn to be free and peaceful within and to have a more expanded, connected relationship to spirit. Don’t get stuck in these myths. Cut through the crap.
At Urban Awakening we have created a bridge between the old paradigm of spiritual teachings and the new paradigm by dismantling the many myths and misunderstandings on the spiritual path. This new teaching is intuitive and practical, making it easier for you to cut through the spiritual bullshit and come closer to your true nature faster.
At this special Urban Awakening event we will be exploring 5 major myths, or "spiritual bullshit" that lead seekers towards confusion, stagnation and unnecessary suffering on the path.
Spiritual Bullshit Culprit #1 = A spiritually awake or enlightened person got there by having a consistent sit down meditation practice. Old paradigm teaching: Sit down meditation is the way to enlightenment. If you don’t meditate, then you will not become awakened or enlightened.
Spiritual Truth = A sit down meditation practice can be indispensable on the path, but it is not the ONLY way to a full awakening. Another contemplative practice works, but it is not a sit down practice - it is a moment to moment practice of observing your mind, your emotional experience and the world around you.
Spiritual Bullshit Culprit #2 = A spiritually awake or enlightened person has transcended their body. Old paradigm spiritual teaching: You are not your body. The body is an illusion.
Spiritual Truth = You can not become enlightened without entering back into the body fully.
Spiritual Bullshit Culprit #3 = A spiritually awake or enlightened person has transcended their emotions. Old paradigm spiritual teaching: You are not your emotions.
Spiritual Truth = A spiritually awake or enlightened person is very intimate with their emotions and can pick up on which emotions are their intuitive truth and which emotions and reactions arise from their egoic mind.
Spiritual Bullshit Culprit #4 = A spiritually awakened or enlightened person is unconditionally loving. Old paradigm spiritual teaching: You must be loving no matter what.
Spiritual Truth = A spiritually awake or enlightened person does not live by any hard a fast rules, including being unconditionally loving. Instead they learn how to spontaneously feel into what is true and of highest service in a given situation.
Spiritual Bullshit Culprit #5 = A spiritually awakened person arrives at enlightenment through deep meditation and “perfecting” or "purifying" themselves.
Spiritual Truth = Awakened consciousness recognizes that the state of enlightenment is a loving embrace of all that arises within, including our human vulnerability and emotions - even fear, doubt, confusion, sadness and shame are all held in loving awareness. A spiritually awake or enlightened person realizes that past psychological wounding and trauma creates energetic blocks, mental distortions and limiting beliefs that impede their connection to Spirit. These blocks and trauma can be healed through self-love, self-compassion, psychotherapy and other healing modalities.
This evening will include:
- A talk from Gigi and Craig about these 5 spiritual myths that lead to confusion, self-doubt and suffering
- A 30 minute Guided Meditation
- Lots of sweet community time including group inquiry and discussion
- Music and tea and much more!
Join us at The Center SF for another special Urban Awakening!