Busting Spiritual Myths that Hold You Back:
Ditch Metaphysical Misinformation
by Lola Jones
Storks deliver babies, right? That's what we were told by credible authority figures like our parents and teachers. And here's a picture of it happening, so it's real. Hmmmm....
After recording the session "Cutting Through The Spiritual Crap" where lots of information came through me that busted common spiritual myths and dis-information, more came later. There was such a positive response to that newsletter and audio about cutting through the spiritual nonsense, I wrote more about it.
1. Myth: Your will vs. God's will?
Try on this truth: When you are living as your Large Self, there is no difference in your will and God's will. Your will IS God's will. This also relates to...
2. Myth: God is some authority figure who tells you what to do. I hear a lot of people saying, "I'm supposed to do this or that mission on Earth" or "If it's meant to be, then I'll get to" or "I want to do God's will."
Try on this truth: You co-create with the Universe! You're not a pawn who is moved around the chessboard. God is not your "boss" or the big parent in the sky who says you can have the car keys, or not. You have free will, so use it. Decide what you want. God, your Large Self, the entire Universe, lines it up for you. Even if what you want is your small self's idea, you still can have it -- God isn't judgmental like humans. But when you're living as your Large Self you have more power, things come faster and easier, and the things you want will work out better for you and everyone else. Want! Ask! Create! Enjoy!
3. Myth: If someone said it in a spiritual book, it's true.
Truth to try on: To see how effective a path is, look at the students. Popularity is not necessarily a good gauge. For some strange reason, many flock to paths and follow them for decades without achieving any degree of liberation, either emotionally, spiritually, mentally, or materially.
Esther Hicks, who has channeled Abraham for over 20 years now, has said, "There's never a crowd on the leading edge." Her work is just now breaking into the big time. People are ready for it and things like Divine Openings. For many years she spoke to small rooms of people, like I do now. Just about the time you see a very big crowd gather, it can be a pretty good indicator it's no longer leading edge.
Effectiveness is the measure of truth in a path.
No worries if you get off track for a bit, just get back in alignment. Part of the waking up game here on Earth is the hide and seek from yourself, including the red herrings and the dead ends.
5. Myth: Being good. This is one of the biggest myths, that you get some kind of points for being "good" or "spiritual".
6. Myth: Unworthiness is your true nature. You were born with original sin and will always be unworthy and must strive to earn God's favor.
Thank you again for your vibration, I always ask to be held under yours until I can hold my own. My girlfriend who actually gave me your book prays the same thing for herself and both of our lives are changing greatly! I have to say that I love the truth you tell. It's funny cause things that were taught to me by others, that didn't settle right or make sense to me are all things that you expose as spiritual myths, like past life karma that needs to be paid, of your soul coming here to learn lessons! Everytime I read what you say about those myths, I scream with joy and exclaim I KNEW IT! those 2 myths never seemed correct to me, they felt heavy and oppressive to me. But growing up where my dad was a pastor and EVERYONE around me told me I was wrong and my thoughts were witch craft, its very easy to set my thoughts aside and conform to everyones beliefs. I can't express in words how freeing it is to me to read your book. My life has already changed soo much and I just started on this path in January! I can't even imagine where I will go from here! Along with how fun it will be getting there! Thank you again so very much!
Lots and lots of love to you! Andrea Knaak
8. Myth: You shouldn't be selfish.
Truth: Every creature created by the Creator has built-in self interest, and this is a good thing. Some humans make that wrong, and label it ego. Most of the great art, music, innovations, institutions, charities, and inventions sprung from those with healthy egos. Those with no drive to express their genius were often relegated to obscurity, and so their genius was never recognized, nor benefited from.
Truth: I asked within about this. The translations lost the meaning here. What I got was, "The non-resistant shall inherit the Earth," those who are minding their own business and not fighting or pushing against what others are doing. They will find Heaven on Earth. I promise you the less resistant you get (higher on the Instrument Panel), the more you'll feel like you do own the Earth, and really will be able to do what you've been hearing about: create your own reality.
11. Myth: Misunderstanding what materialism is.
Truth: Believing that money is scarce is buying into material limits even more than the rich person who believes money is just a tool and is no big deal. Being obsessed with money, even the lack of it, is materialism. The person who works too hard for too little, and has no time to be the magnificent being they are, makes money their God. Believing in your physical/material limitations is materialistic.
12. Myth: Be in the world but not of it? There's some truth here. Live here on Earth to the fullest, but don't buy into the material illusions of limitations. Know that you are a magnificent creator. Even in the face of challenges, know who you are. You know for sure that there is no true danger in all the Universe when you get this, deep down.
13. Myth: Spiritual or good people cannot also be rich.
Truth: To cut to the chase, first of all you know that everything is spiritual, so how can the material not be spiritual? There is nothing that is not spiritual. Money is spiritual. Dirt is spiritual. So stop throwing it all into two convenient boxes: spiritual and not spiritual. God doesn't care.
Related: "Easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle." It can be tempting to put all of one's faith in the material when one has a lot of material stuff. One can become it's slave rather than it's master. Remember that your Large Self created all of it. Assign the power to your Large Self (God) rather than to the "stuff". The stuff is only stuff, and tools. Value the Giver, who is permanent, more than the gifts, which are not.
Worship the Giver, not the gifts.
14. Myth: Humility is the mark of a true spiritual person.
Truth: Not necessarily. You are a magnificent being. Express it, be it, know it, radiate it. Why hide your light? Where did that idea come from? Now, when the small self thinks it's God, it can cause you some trouble. But jettison this false humility thing. Forget what others think. That's an old-paradigm myth. Very often it's unworthiness in saint's clothing.
15. Spiritual teachers cannot be passionate about worldly things and worldly endeavors.
There is this weird stereotype that spiritual teachers, if they're the real thing, do nothing else. They wear robes and meditate all day. Not so. I know one who has traveled the world and taught for decades who is soon retiring to raise bees. I LOVE living a regular mundane life, and teaching quietly from the ranch.
My first spiritual teacher in 1985 was amazing on every level. He still travels the world speaking, piloting his own jet, having earned his commercial license at age 13. (He said, "No one asked how old I was.") He sat with hippies and laughed as they did acid in the 60's, then showed them how to get high without it. Once he took apart an old Mercedes down to the last nut and bolt, cleaned the parts by hand, and put it back together again. He did computer animations for fun back when that was new, in the mid-eighties. He has a giant fire hose he uses for the Hindu Holi celebration. A raging fire swept his Malibu coast neighborhood, and he personally got out there and saved all the neighbors homes by soaking them with the fire hose. He writes, plays with his kids, adores his wife (a former flight attendant he met at age 16 back when he flew on airlines) and expresses his genius in many, many ways.
He was born enlightened; I wasn't, but he was my first inspiration, and I've followed his lead, and have always been multi-creative. Since The Presence woke up in me, it wants to express in so many more ways than spiritual teaching... from business, to inventing, to art, graphics, music, internet marketing genius, decorating, writing... the list is long and getting longer. And my gift is teaching how to have all this work in the physical world. There will soon be business courses on the site. My creativity and productivity is out of control. This website is a virtual world I've created, and it never stops.
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