The world I live in now is very, very different from the world I used to live in. This new world is filled with beautiful, open souls who are saying yes to life and sharing their loving messages with the world. This new world leaves me with such a deep sense of connection – a deep sense of coming home, which isn’t something that I had felt at this level before in my entire life.
The world that I used to live in was much more closed off and never, ever felt like home to me. I constantly felt like I was visiting and would eventually be asked to leave. (Thankfully I had a new world to go to when that happened.)
And now that I have both feet in this new spiritual world, I can honestly say that there is no place that I would rather be. I feel full and alive and completely plugged in.
There is just one part from my old world that was filled with logic and skepticism that I would like to bring forward into this new spiritual world. And that is competence.
In many spiritual circles it seems to be almost favored and quickly excused when someone doesn’t follow through with what they say they will do. Because they are spiritual or a healer or someone in a helping profession and they are working from a heartspace rather than a headspace, we tend to excuse the fact that they are late and aren’t keeping their word or following through. For example:
- If they say that they are going to be somewhere at 3:00 pm and they show up at 3:30, we let it slide.
- If they offer to help with a project and then forget about it, we don’t call them on it.
- If they are living with their head in the clouds and are rarely seen down here grounded in the earth, we just let them be.
They’re spiritual beings. They’re messengers. They’re dreaming and praying and healing. Let them be, we say.
Now, before I go any further, let me just say that I am certainly not perfect. I have definitely gotten caught up in the moment and left my head in the clouds and forgotten to follow through on things. I am not immune to this flakiness. Although, I will also say this: I am pretty darn grounded and pretty darn competent, too. And also pretty darn spiritual.
I’m spiritually competent.
What this means is that I live a life where I’m completely plugged into the universe. I feel the energy from beyond all of the time. I am tapped into it – I live and breathe it. I pray. I listen to my soul. I hear the angels. All of that.
But…I also am a human being who loves living here on Earth. I love being in a physical body and doing earthly things – like typing and working and making appointments and showing up for those appointments on time. I love incorporating both of these worlds and living an open, loving, on-time, efficient, completely non-flaky life.
In my old world, if you didn’t show up when you said you would, you were not excused (unless you had a really great excuse). In my old world, if you didn’t follow through with something that you said you were going to do, you were called on it. In my old world, if you lived with your head in the clouds, you were passed by and seen as flaky.
I think this notion that it was okay (and even admired) to not be spiritually competent began because so many of us left a much more rigid – sometimes corporate – world to follow our hearts and live a life where everything just flowed freely. And so we sometimes reject anything that has to do with structure and the “old world.” But… we still live here on Earth, and the loving messages that we want to share aren’t going to be heard if we aren’t able to keep our word and get our act together.
I know that this may seem harsh. And maybe it is. But here’s why I’m writing so strongly about this: because I care so much about you and your message. Because I know, really know, that you are here for a reason. And I know that you have so much to share with the world. And if you aren’t competent, no one is going to take you seriously. No one is going to listen.
I know this for a fact. Potential dear hearts who were waiting for your message are going to walk away if you don’t pull it together and follow through and show them that you can be trusted.
And that hurts my heart. So much.
So please, for the sake of the world, let’s pull it together here. Let’s embrace our spiritual competence. Let’s see this as a positive thing. Let’s show up when we say we’re going to. Let’s send the emails that we are meant to send. Let’s complete the projects that we have committed to. And let’s prove to the world that we, spiritual teachers, can be trusted and counted on and listened to.
Are you in?
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