“… Beware of being so heavenly minded you are no earthly good.
“We evolve by being involved… Periods of heightened spiritual experience are not excuses to dismiss the realities of within our human lives.
“I work with the balance of one foot in the ethereal and one in the earthly form.
“… Bring divinity and sacred connection into the routine of human endeavors…”
– Rev. Dr. David Ault
“Science of Mind Magazine,” June 12, 2022
I certainly have had times when I just wanted to stay purely focused on Spirit and do nothing else in life. But for numerous reasons, especially my being the sole supporter of moi and not independently wealthy, I’ve had to step into the reality of human life and deal with it. Finding the balance means remembering Spirit as much as possible as I go about my daily life, and incorporating the Divine in my attitude and interactions towards people and situations.
The above reading reminded me of the concept of spiritual bypassing, which a past live-in partner of mine employed, impacting my own life greatly and causing the relationship to eventually disintegrate.
Spiritual bypassing was coined by the psychotherapist John Wellwood, and it means using “spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep personal, emotional ‘unfinished business,’ to shore up a shaky sense of self, or to belittle basic needs, feelings, and developmental tasks.” One doesn’t deal with the issues in their life, instead invoking Spirit and ofttimes presenting a holier than thou persona as well. It’s not healthy for the individual or those in their circle.
So, while I may not always want to have to act like an adult with responsibilities, as I am on this planet in human form, I need to take care of myself: body, mind, and spirit. It can be a challenging juggling act but I can ask Spirit for help, as with all other situations.