Sometimes the Universe guides you on a wild ride to India! (Like I mentioned in this post)
Although I thought I had a plan for what was next in my life, when a psychic channel told me that I'd be invited to India with a small spiritual group, and months later I received that exact invitation, I was willing to drop everything and take the adventure of a lifetime.
It was nothing short of deeply transformational and spiritually uplifting. Most of the time, I was so absorbed in the moment that I didn't film many of my inspiring Instagram videos or even get out my journal to document my process. I was just... in it. But I did take a few short videos and had some realizations to share with you.
Here are 3 things (among SO many) that I learned on my journey to Rishikesh, India:
1. Being human is as spiritual as it gets
I mean, sure, astral projection and levitation sound pretty spiritually impressive, but when I was in Rishikesh, I realized that being in a human body is the ultimate spiritual experience! We get to taste, smell, feel, dance, stretch, breathe, listen, see, and experience a rainbow of emotions. When we leave these bodies, we will ache to experience the human form again.
While dealing with jet lag, a little "runny belly," and a tad bit of culture shock, I realized that just being in touch with my human self is a wildly fascinating spiritual experience.
2. Asking "why" stops up the process
Another powerful thing I realized while journeying to Rishikesh is that we are in constant process on our spiritual journeys. We are always shifting, changing, and growing. Sometimes this looks like losing a job or getting sick. Sometimes this looks like having epiphanies and creating new things. But we can't help it; we are always changing, and it's ALWAYS for our soul growth.
The only thing that sometimes gets in the way of our spiritual shifts is when we ask the question "why." "Why me?" "Why did this happen?" "Why now?" We start blocking the energy that wants to flow through us and transform us. Needing to know why will actually slow down the uncomfortable phase of transformation. If we can let go and trust what is shifting inside us, we will quickly see the other side.
3. We can choose to be the stone or the water
Spending 2 weeks on the Ganges River in the holy Himalayas will give you lots of inspiration! One such notion came to me on my last day while I was sitting next to the water meditating; in life, we can either choose to be the stone or the water.
Life is a constant, flowing, evolving dance, just like the Ganges River (or Ma Ganga as she's known in Rishikesh). We can choose to flow with her and be the water, or we can choose to plop down and resist the flow, as does a stone in the river.
When being the stone, we want to be in control and resist change. We want things "our way." But life flows past us every moment, and we stay stuck wanting things to be different than they are. When being the water, we synchronize with the rhythm of life and find ease and harmony. We shift and evolve with the currents, and enjoy the constant dance of life. Which one sounds better to you?
Below is a video that I made with photos and video clips from my trip (with one of my latest healing chants as the background music!). I hope you'll enjoy watching my journey.
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