Ok, to start, what is spiritual bypass? We can’t know if we’re doing or not doing something if we don’t know what it is!
Before I put my spin on it, here’s what Wiki told me..
“A spiritual bypass or spiritual bypassing is a “tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks”. The term was introduced in the early 1980s by John Welwood, a Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist”
Thank you, Wiki. Amd John Welwood.
How does spiritual bypass present itself in my world as an Intuitive Coach? Mostly through the ego.
Do you know someone who thinks they have it all handled and that they’re “above” this stuff?
That emotions are for wimps?
That you just need to snap out of it and suck it up?
I had a client work with me once to essentially prove to herself that I was wrong and her way of seeing the world was right; i.e. that the rational mind trumps the intuition. It sure can – if you are choosing to live that way. I tried it myself, for about 35 years. I didn’t like it personally. It always left me wanting more.
The irony being that intuitive coaching is all about YOU finding the right answers within yourself. Why would you want to do that? Because the only way you are going to feel fulfilled and that you are making the right decisions for yourself is by referring to YOURSELF, not to someone outside of you. You can’t do that so well if you have all your unresolved issues, drama and wounding in the way! Does that seem like a Catch-22? Maybe. The good news your intuition is there to help you heal.
Your life is 100% your creation. Say what? Here’s where we usually hear the never-ending list of excuses about what happened in the past or how life has been cruel to you. Believe me, I was once so good at this it was staggering. My own inner victim would have gotten an A++ for drama, darling!
You can’t control what happens to you but you can control how you respond to it. We all know this but are you leveraging it to get what you want? When you accept 100% accountability for your life you move into the driver’s seat. The question is are you going to drive an old crapper or a Lamborghini? i.e. HOW are you going to travel? With ease and grace or struggling to change gears?
I’ve been to hundreds of seminars, personal development workshops. I’ve enjoyed them all. Why? Because the people who run them are, fundamentally, wanting to help people. However, in my experience, over and over and over again it always comes back to self. Ultimately we don’t want a fish, we want to learn how to catch millions of fish over the course of our lifetime. We want to know how to catch the fish OURSELVES. That’s where the joy, the bliss and the pleasure lie.
This is why intuition is so valuable and so important. It’s within you. It’s just a matter of learning how to access it and that can be so much easier than you think!
Intuition is grounded in practicality. It has to be, to be useful in your life. The beauty is your intuition is always prompting you to grow, to move out of your comfort zone, to give away the spiritual bypass and do the actual work.
What does the work actually look like?
Connecting to high frequencies of energy
Tuning into yourself
Getting answers and learning how to interpret them
Taking actions on those answers
Practising and be consistent
In theory, it’s not that hard.
What is often perceived as hard is clearing the path to be able to do it. Facing the magnitude of your own power is not something we do easily or lightly. It’s serious but it can also be a lot of fun.
Once you know what it is to face your fears you then know you can do it again. You strengthen your resolve and your faith and trust in yourself. Exercise that muscle often enough and you will know miracles.
A few short sentences for a big journey, I know. All my clients will attest to that. What makes your awakening so spectacular is it’s often just a seed of courage that can command you into greatness and there’s nothing greater than knowing your own Divinity.
So simply the question becomes, what will you choose?
To stay in the rational mind and be wondering what it is you are missing? Or to move beyond spiritual bypass into your intuitive gifts to experience the wonder of true fulfilment?
I’ll always be in your corner prompting you to choose MORE.