The Shadow Side of Gratitude

Many times when we start a spiritual practice, we do so with the very best of intentions.

We want to align with our highest good, health, wealth, and well-being.

We want to invite peace.

We want to create a sense of connection.

But sometimes these spiritual practices can unwittingly turn into something that do the opposite – they rob us of our joy, create a mountain of “shoulds,” and end up making us feel disconnected.

A gratitude practice has many benefits, including feeling more peace and well-being, but how do you know if it’s getting out of control?


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Fear and Your Calling

Someone asked me how I’m so fearless, and truth be told, it’s not the first time I’ve gotten this question.

I have a naturally reserved way of being that lends itself to appearing like confidence.

Even when I’m internally freaking out, I come off as composed, measured, steady and “together.”

My heart can be racing and I’ll sound calm – that’s just a natural part of my own way of being.

But guess what?

I have a diagnosed anxiety disorder and PTSD.

I don’t talk about them publicly much because they really aren’t the most interesting thing about me, and I don’t take the emotions personally.


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Spiritual Responsibility

In this episode of Psychic Sunday, I talk about your ownership over your own body-mind and your ability to allow your spirit to make decisions, rather than circumstances or your internal states.

There is a wonderful discussion to be had on spiritual ethics, and I hope to soon cover that, but that’s not the purpose of this particular episode.

In this episode, I define Spiritual Responsibility as well as how to stay in that state as best as possible.

Be kind to yourself! We are all human, but don’t let that keep you from asking deeper questions and seeing where you have the ability to consciously and deliberately choose your response.


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